For Teachers

For Parents


  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 18+

About Tenuto

Tenuto app contains a collection of 15 customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality on your iPhone and iPad, in addition to five different calculators that you can use to determine intervals, chords, accidentals, and loads more.

Teacher Review

Theory Lessons is one of our favourite and most recommended music theory apps for the iPhone to my students.

Tenuto offers more than a dozen different exercises that you can use on a daily basis to practice and sharpen up the various aspects of your musicality, largely centered on sight reading and being able to correctly identify tones by ear.

Based on the format you choose, you’ll be tasked with identifying notes, chords, intervals, and key signatures, enabling you to build up a solid foundational knowledge and understanding of music notation.

Tenuto is a true asset to the Music category of the App Store, and to any musician who should be wise enough to check it out, which of course I would strongly recommend!

As I mentioned above, this really is for those of you who are serious about getting real good at reading music and identifying notes by ear, so if this sounds like you then you’ll definitely want this app on your iPhone and iPad.

It’s a firm favourite of teachers and students and for only £3.99 it’s awesome value for money to help you become more musical and improve your music theory knowledge.

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App Details


iPad, iPhone



Creative Development


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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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.

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