Tenuto Practice

Tenuto Practice

Primer Level

The goal score for these exercises at this level is 15 out of 15 in less than one minute. To gain speed, use the clefs and middle C and memorize the space note names for each clef. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, read the Tiny Book titled, How to Get Faster at Naming the Notes on the G & F Clefs.

Once you’re satisfied with your results, send your verification code to sandy@crescendomusicloft.com.

Level 1

Practice Identifying the Notes C, D, & E by Listening

Goal score is 100%. The purpose of the game is to correctly identify the “question” note by its relationship to the “reference” note. In this case, the reference note will always be C, and the question notes will only either be C, D, or E.

Heads-up! It will take a few tries to figure out how to play this game! Be patient with yourself. The tricky thing about this exercise is that the moment you press your answer to the first question, the new pitch will be given. If you miss it, you can always click “question note” again.

Start the test over as many times as you need to get a perfect score.

Tenuto Note Identification Screenshot

Practice Constructing Notes on the G & F Clefs

The goal score is 15 out of 15 in under two minutes. 

You will need to know Scientific Pitch Notation before taking these tests. If you don’t know it, read the Tiny Book titled What Scientific Pitch Notation Is & Why It Is Useful.

It might take you a couple of tries to get used to the SPN. Remember, SPN changes octaves at the C’s and NOT the A’s.

Be patient with yourself, and just start over as many times as you need to get a perfect score.

Keyboard Reverse Identification

The goal score is 20 out of 20 in under two minutes.

Rhythm Trainer

Visit Rhythm Trainer and do the following:

  • Set it up to look like this:
  • Rhythm Trainer
  • Do ten exercises.
  • Email your results to sandy@crescendomusicloft.com. 

 

Level 2

Identify & Construct Half Steps (m2) & Whole Steps (M2) on the G & F Clefs

The goal score is 10 out of 10 in under two minutes.

You will need to have read the Tiny Book titled How to Spell Musical Whole Steps & Half Steps.

It will also be important to know that musicians also refer to these steps as m2 and M2. You will learn more about why in Level Four, but for now, you just need to know the following:

  • m2 = half step
  • M2 = whole step

Construct Skips (M3)  on the G & F Clefs

The goal score is 10 out of 10 in under two minutes.

You will need to have read and done all exercises in the Tiny Book titled Spell Do, Re, Mi in Every Key, and you will find it helpful to have your keyboard labeled with all the notes and sharps and flats handy.

It will also be important to know that musicians also refer to the skip from Do to Mi as an M3. You will learn more about why in Level Four.

Identify All 15 Major Key Signatures on G, F, & C Clefs

Goal score is 20 out of 20 in under two minutes.

Level 3

Practice Identifying All 15 the Major Key Signatures

Goal score is 20 out of 20 in under two minutes.

Practice Constructing All 15 Major Key Signatures

Goal score is 15 out of 15 in under two minutes.