RWillis87 - 2020-01-18 03:22:27
Students and Teachers MUST have this app
I’ve always had a passion for music and over the last year I‘ve been trying to learn Piano, Guitar and Bass guitar. I struggled with reading Grand Staff, fretboard identification and chord/scale identification on frets and piano. But this app’s customizable exercises let me practice all these things at ANY time. Waiting for lunch? Practice time. Long Uber ride? Practice time. Hiding from my boss in the bathroom? Practice time. After a few months I could read music and I could identify notes on the fretboard. Now I’m working on chord and scale identifications on the fretboard and my music theory has progressed substantially. I told my teacher about the app and he was excited that you even had the option to learn in Solfege. His only request from the Tenuto team is to update the Solfege to use di, ra, ri etc instead of Do#, Re#, Reb etc. My teacher has sold this app to 4 of his students so far and they have reported substantial improvement in sight reading. Must have app. Worth every penny.
Guy fantaine - 2020-01-22 00:28:46
So helpful!!! (If you’re a self learner)
I’ve been a professional musician most of my life. Lots of work in the theatre world and as an MD. I have never learned to read or much beyond the Nashville number system of chord charts. This tool has really started to affect how I think of chord construction and given me a big headstart on reading and understanding music. Some possible improvements would be a rhythm tutorial section and some written explanations of theory here and there like “what’s a double-sharp and what are the modes and why are they useful?” Even links would be useful. I love the fretboard id section! As an avid guitarist it’s cool to actually learn which notes I’m playing!! Overall this app has paid for itself ten times over. Thank you.
sorry4ever - 2019-11-04 12:00:02
Not for beginners. (See the end of this review). Good for practice but only if you are quite proficient in knowing quite a bit of music theory. Probably good if you have been studying either in school or with a private teacher. I also feel that there is insufficient explanations of how to use the more difficult portions of the app. This is my opinion of the app after using it time and time again over the years. However, the developer has another app which might be helpful in learning music theory for beginners. Also, the developer has many videos on YouTube which are quite good and helpful.
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 http://tenuto.link/features/ 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.