Tenuto is a collection of 24 highly-customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you. Tenuto also includes six musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, scales, chords, analysis symbols, and twelve-tone matrices.

A short description of the exercises and calculators follows. For a full list of all available customizations, visit the "Developer Website" link on this page or open in your web browser.


• Note Identification
• Key Signature Identification
• Interval Identification
• Scale Identification
• Chord Identification
Tap the button corresponding to the written staff line. For example: if shown a C, E, and G with a sharp; tap the "Augmented Triad" button.


• Note Construction
• Key Signature Construction
• Interval Construction
• Scale Construction
• Chord Construction
Construct the specified label by moving notes and/or adding accidentals. For example: if shown a C and an "Augmented 4th" label, move the second note to F and add a sharp.


• Keyboard Reverse Identification
Tap the piano key corresponding to the written note on the staff. While similar to Note Identification, this exercise uses a piano keyboard rather than note name buttons.

• Keyboard Note Identification
• Keyboard Interval Identification
• Keyboard Scale Identification
• Keyboard Chord Identification
Tap the button corresponding to the highlighted piano key(s). If the C and G keys are highlighted, tap the "P5" (Perfect 5th) button.


• Fretboard Note Identification
• Fretboard Interval Identification
• Fretboard Scale Identification
• Fretboard Chord Identification
Tap the button corresponding to the marked fretboard position(s). If the 2nd fret of the D string is marked, tap the "E" button.


• Keyboard Ear Training
• Note Ear Training
Listen to the played reference and question notes. Select the piano key or note button corresponding to the question note.

• Interval Ear Training
• Scale Ear Training
• Chord Ear Training
Tap the button corresponding to the played notes. If E and F are played, tap the "Minor 2nd" button.


• Accidental Calculator
Display the accidental for a note and key.

• Interval Calculator
Display the interval for a note, type, and key.

• Chord Calculator
Display the scale for a tonic and scale type.

• Chord Calculator
Display the chord for a note, type, and key.

• Analysis Calculator
Display the chord for a symbol and key.

• Matrix Calculator
Display the twelve-tone matrix for a specified tone row.

What's New

Version 4.1

• Adds "Note Filter" customization to Note Identification, Note Construction, Reverse Keyboard Identification, and Fretboard Note Identification.
• Removes ‹Allow Basic› option from "Accidentals" customization (this functionality is superseded by the new Note Filter).
• Changes the behavior of answer button visibility in Note Identification. Visibility is now tied to the "Note Filter" customization. Previously, the top and bottom rows would be hidden when "Accidentals" was ‹Off› and "Key Signatures" was set to ‹No Accidentals›.
• Adds "Display Mode" to Interval Identification and Interval Construction, allowing the selection of melodic intervals.
• Adds ‹Letters (Fifths)› options to "Note Names" customization in Key Signature Identification.
• Replaces "Difficulty" in Fretboard Interval Identification with "Placement" and "Distance Limit". This allows finer-grain control over generated fretboard positions.
• Fixes an issue where "Labels" wouldn't appear in the Progress Report of fretboard exercises.
• Fixes an issue where Reveal Answer would unhide and highlight inactive buttons.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
99 Ratings
99 Ratings

A musician’s best friend:


By far, the single most helpful music training app I’ve ever used. Not only does the app itself run smoothly, but it provides an important variety of exercises to work on. As someone working on ear training predominantly, I would love to see more options in the fields of absolute pitch. More specifically, I would love to have access to other exercises beyond just identifying a single note; specifically chords and scales by note name. (“What chord/scale is this?” In terms of both quality and note name, perhaps more than just identifying the root by ear too.) Regardless, this app has been very helpful for me as a musician, and I hope to continue using it for years to come.

Excellent - so easy to customize for any skill goal


Wonderful! So many possible ways to use this and to customize it, for any level of skill, and it's so easy and intuitive to navigate the app. I love being able to practice skills when I'm not near my instrument. So well designed - and fun!
Only regret is that the app doesn't offer an easy way to keep track of your progress, though you can export individual reports so that's a workaround of sorts. I hope the app offers additional options for logging progress in the future.

Excellent! The best!


This app is highly sophisticated, allowing you to customize each exercise for difficulty and many other parameters. It performs flawlessly ( the developer worked for Apple ), and the graphics are stunning. Each exercise is realistic and as demanding as you wish... you can go to advanced levels if you wish. Everything that is important and relevant to music theory is here. I grade this app A++, and I am very happy that I found it, I’m using it every day.


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13.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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