TENUTO: iOS Music Games and Educational Apps

TENUTO

$3.99 (iPad & iPhone)tenuto logo

Tenuto by musictheory.net is 100% awesome.  I use it with students of all ages on a regular basis and it is quickly becoming my #1 resource for teaching key signatures to my violin students.  There are loads of features but I use it mostly for note, key signature, and interval identification.  I set the exercise parameters for each individual student and teach them to use the app on their own device in our lessons.  Once they know how to navigate easily through the app, I can send them home with specific assignments.

My favorite success story: After working with a 13-year old student on key signatures for one lesson, I sent him home with his iPad set up with the exercise set to sharps only.  I assigned 50 questions before the next lesson and he knew to bring it in a week later to show me the progress report (another amazing feature).  Later that day, I received a text message sent by the student through the app.  Tenuto has a feature that allowed him to text his progress report to me and he was really excited to let me know he had answered 68/70 key signature questions correctly in 8 minutes.  The progress report includes the exercise title, score, time, and specific settings.  What more could a teacher ask for?


 


 THIS IS #3 OF A SERIES OF POSTS ABOUT MY FAVORITE IOS APPS FOR VIOLINISTS.  TWEET @_RACHELVIOLIN IF YOU HAVE AN APP YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ON RACHELVIOLIN.COM.


 

Description from App Store

The musictheory.net exercises and calculators used by thousands are now available in your pocket.

Complete module list:

Staff-based Exercises
• Note Identification
Identify the displayed note.
• Key Signature Identification
Identify the displayed key signature.
• Interval Identification
Identify the displayed interval.
• Chord Identification
Identify the displayed chord.

Keyboard-based Exercises
• Keyboard Identification
Identify the note name of the piano key.
• Keyboard Reverse Identification
Identify the note by pressing a piano key.
• Keyboard Interval Identification
Identify the interval of the highlighted piano keys.
• Keyboard Chord Identification
Identify the chord of the highlighted piano keys.

Fretboard-based Exercises
• Fretboard Identification
Identify the note of the highlighted fret.
• Fretboard Interval Identification
Identify the interval of the highlighted frets.
• Fretboard Chord Identification
Identify the chord of the highlighted frets.

Ear Training Exercises
• Note Ear Training
Listen and identify the played note.
• Interval Ear Training
Listen and identify the played interval.
• Scale Ear Training
Listen and identify the played scale.
• Chord Ear Training
Listen and identify the played chord.

Calculators
• 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 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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