Here’s Why You Should Consider Converting Your Music To A=432 Hz

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“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

“What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” – Albert Einstein

Tesla said it. Einstein Agreed. Science proved it. It is a known fact that everything—including our own bodies—is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. That being said, can sound frequencies affect us? They sure can. Frequencies affect frequencies; much like mixing ingredients with other ingredients affects the overall flavor of a meal. The way frequencies affect the physical world has been demonstrated through various experiments such as the science of Cymatics and water memory.

The science of Cymatics illustrates that when sound frequencies move through a particular medium such as water, air or sand, it directly alters the vibration of matter. Below are pictures demonstrating how particles adjust to different frequencies. (Click here to watch a video demonstrating the patterns of sound frequencies)


Water memory also illustrates how our own intentions may even alter the material world. This has been demonstrated by Dr. Masaru Emoto, who has performed studies showing how simple intentions through sound, emotions and thoughts can dramatically shape the way water crystallizes. 

Water Memory

We all hold a certain vibrational frequency, not to mention our bodies are estimated to be about 70% water… so we can probably expect that musical frequencies can alter our own vibrational state. Every expression through sound, emotion or thought holds a specific frequency which influences everything around it—much like a single drop of water can create a larger ripple effect in a large body of water.

Music Frequency

With this concept in mind, let us bring our attention to the frequency of the music we listen to. Most music worldwide has been tuned to A=440 Hz since the International Standards Organization (ISO) promoted it in 1953. However, when looking at the vibratory nature of the universe, it’s possible that this pitch is disharmonious with the natural resonance of nature and may generate negative effects on human behaviour and consciousness.

Some theories, although just theories, even suggest that the nazi regime has been in favor of adopting this pitch as standard after conducting scientific researches to determine which range of frequencies best induce fear and aggression. Whether or not the conspiracy is factual, interesting studies and observations have pointed towards the benefits of tuning music to A=432 Hz instead.

Mathematics of The Universe

432 Hz is said to be mathematically consistent with the patterns of the universe. It is said that 432 Hz vibrates with the universe’s golden mean PHI and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness. When our atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the spiraling pattern of nature, our sense of connection to nature is said to be magnified. The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the Sun, Earth, and the moon as well as the precession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, the Sri Yantra among many other sacred sites.

“From my own observations, some of the harmonic overtone partials of A=432hz 12T5 appear to line up to natural patterns and also the resonance of solitons. Solitons need a specific range to form into the realm of density and span from the micro to the macro cosmos. Solitons are not only found in water mechanics, but also in the ion-acoustic breath between electrons and protons.” – Brian T. Collins

432 Hz vs. 440 Hz

color sound chartColor Spectrum Resonance

Another interesting factor to consider is that the A=432 Hz tuning correlates with the color spectrum and chakra system while the A=440 Hz isn’t aligned.

The Solar Spectrum & The Cosmic Keyboard:
All of the frequencies in the spectrum are related in octaves, from gamma rays to subharmonics. These colors and notes are also related to our Chakras and other important energy centers. If we are to understand that (…) Chakras are connected to the Seven Rays of the Solar Spectrum, then the notes and frequencies we use for the same should be the same. A432 Hz is the tuning of the Cosmic Keyboard or Cosmic Pitchfork, as opposed to the A440 Hz modern ‘standard.’ It places C# at 136.10 Hz ‘Om,’ which is the main note of the Sitar in classical Indian music and the pitch of the chants of the Tibetan monks, who tell us ‘It comes from nature.'” – Dameon Keller

Exploring The Difference

Let’s explore the experiential difference between A=440 Hz and A=432 Hz. The noticeable difference music lovers and musicians have noticed with music tuned in A=432 Hz is that it is not only more beautiful and harmonious to the ears, but it also induces a more inward experience that is felt inside the body at the spine and heart. Music tuned in A=440 Hz was felt as a more outward and mental experience, and was felt at the side of the head which projected outwards. Audiophiles have also stated that A=432hz music seems to be non-local and can fill an entire room, whereas A=440hz can be perceived as directional or linear in sound propagation.

“The ancients tuned their instruments at an A of 432 Hz instead of 440 Hz – and for a good reason. There are plenty of music examples on the internet that you can listen to, in order to establish the difference for yourself. Attuning the instrument to 432 Hz results in a more relaxing sound, while 440 Hz slightly tenses up to body. This is because 440 Hz is out of tune with both macrocosmos and microcosmos. 432 Hz on the contrary is in tune. To give an example of how this is manifested microcosmically: our breath (0,3 Hz) and our puls (1,2 Hz) relate to the frequency of the lower octave of an A of 432 Hz (108 Hz) as 1:360 and 1:90.” –

“The overall sound difference was noticeable, the 432 version sounding warmer, clearer and instantly sounded more listenable but the 440 version felt tighter, with more aggressive energy.” – Anonymous guitarist

The video below was created by someone with no preference or opinion on whether A=432 Hz or A=440 Hz is better. Therefore, the way both versions of the melody is played is unbiased. It is up to us to tune in and feel which one feels more harmonious to us!

Here’s another example:
David Helpling – Sticks and Stones in 440 hz:
David Helpling – Sticks and Stones in 432 hz:

Personal Thoughts

I personally have enjoyed many bands, artists and styles of music even though they were tuning in A=440 hz, however by comparing a few songs in both A=432 hz and A=440 hz, I can feel and hear the difference. I wouldn’t say that my experience of 440hz music has turned me into an aggressive person, but I can understand how an entire population being exposed to music that is more mind directed as opposed to heart directed—not to mention all of the materialistic and ego-driven lyrics in most popular music—is a perfect combination to maintain a more discordant frequency and state of consciousness within humanity.

“Music based on C=128hz (C note in concert A=432hz) will support humanity on its way towards spiritual freedom. The inner ear of the human being is built on C=128 hz” – Rudolph Steiner

I cannot state with complete certainty that every idea suggested in this article is 100% accurate, nor am I an expert on the subject. I simply gathered interesting information from others having researched this issue more deeply. For this reason, I suggest that we each do our own research on the matter with an open yet discerning mind if we are looking for scientific validation. Perhaps more scientific validation could be done in the near future to explore this topic.

I believe we all possess intuition and the ability to observe without judgment, which can be more useful than resorting to ridicule when exposed to information that has not yet been accepted by the scientific community. It is therefore up to us to tone down the urge to jump to conclusions and instead EXPERIENCE the difference between A=440 Hz and A=432 Hz. To do so, we need to listen with our entire body and a neutral awareness as opposed to with our mental ideas, judgments and preconceptions. Let me know which frequency resonates more with you!

If you are interested in changing your music’s pitch to A=432 hz, click HERE to learn how to do it.






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  1. John Schmalstieg

    Interesting idea. I listen to and sing Indian Hindu chants a lot. They are sung in Sanskrit and create a peaceful, comfortable feeling for me. Are these chants done in 432hz tuning even though they are sung and recorded by modern western artist?

    • That’s a great question. I’ve heard before that ancient cultures naturally sang in the A=432 tuning. If modern western artists are doing the chants, then they may be already doing it in A=440 hz. This can be checked with a tuner, however.

  2. Chris

    How would this work for guitar? Would you alter the pitch of your E string and tune in accordance with that? It is cool to do it post production, but if you are playing live with other musicians, would you be off key? Or, more accurately, would they be off key?

    • David

      Hey Chris, set your guitar tuner to 432HZ (most good tuners allow you to do it)… that’ll be your “A” string. Then tune the rest of the strings accordingly. The rest of the musicians will need to tune to the same pitch or you’ll all be out to each other and a completely different phenomenon will occur (aka punk rock ha ha). If you wanted to try recording with this tuning… tune all instruments to the the same 432Hz reference.
      To properly prove this phenomena i’d recommend actually playing and recording in this pitch… rather than electronically pitch shifting in post production.

    • Me

      Tune the A string to 432 and tune the rest of the guitar off of that. If you are playing in a group, everyone must be in the same tuning to be in harmony. The results is magical!

    • Don Carpenter

      Guitar. You will need a tuner that has pitch
      calibration. I have a Snark chromatic. The cal buttons are on back only $20.00. I believe symphony tuning in europe is 442.

    • Mandari

      you have to tune each string. in fact its bullshit if you do that post production cause this will result in a pitch shifted tune, which ignores the relationship of notes in used intervals, thus changes degree of consonance/dissonance.

      anyways, the author erased my reply according that issue cause it does not fit her opinion. some simple music theory and basic math alongside simple thought is enough to get that CONVERSION is nothing else than a pitch shift with no result. all those cymatic pics are TONES, not tracks or intervals 😉


    • Change your tuner pitch to 432. Its should be set to 440 but some. Digital tuners will allow you to. If not use a 432 tuning fork to tune the A string string then tune the rest by ear

    • Thatguy

      Buy a tuner, read instructions to learn the ins and outs. Change tuning pitch to 432. It’s not as hard as it would seam. Have fun! 😀

    • James

      I am a guitarist too and I believe you can set some tuners to 432Hz and then tune as normal. If it works for you then you would have to retrain your ear to be able to tune without a tuner again.

  3. Mark

    thanks for the excellent info. i am definitely going to re-tune my mp3s.

  4. Can’t enter a freq on the first freq # in audacity…

  5. Rob

    I can’t see how 8 cycles per second could make a profound difference.

  6. Madonna Nero

    Interesting note. I downloaded Audacity, and to my amazement, went to convert Led Zeppelin songs, and found out that they were all ready 432hz.

    • Roop

      I went to a Rudolf Steiner school. One of my class mates was Jacinda Baldwin the middle daughter of John Paul Jones. Just to tie your finding in with the above article mentioning Rudolph Steiner.

    • Whoa!!! You’re right! I just looked at their old concert videos on YouTube from the 70’s and they’re tuned to 432hz! That is something. I’m learning here! Thank you for sharing, Madonna!

  7. Cotcot Codec.

    What is set to 430 or 432 Hz? you are talking about things you don’t even understand ^^

    • Most music I’ve heard so far (about 95%+) is in the A=440 hz scale. That is called standard tuning. The article talks about converting back to the A=432 hz scale.

  8. M Gee

    Check out AKANAME a band from Australia they tune their music to 432hz

    Max Richters – On the nature of daylight track is tuned to 440hz upon dropping it to 432hz it attains a more older richer slower sound that resonates. I feel i intended the track to be 440hz for the purpose of making the listener feel on edge.

  9. Mandari

    sorry, but thats deep mountain of hippi bs, that beeing said by some really irrational pseudohippi like me! educate yourself and stop confusing pls!

    detuning some track/comp written in 440hz will result in nothing else like a detuned track/comp! everything you feel or hear there is YOUR BELIEF and a detuned pitch!

    you have to detune your instrument(s) and write the track with that key from the start. i found no serious work to compare so i did it myself!
    that way you mention with audacity would destroy any intervals written. some basic music theory and simple math might solve that issue here.


    do whatever sounds good, but pls stop confusing, this stuff
    pops up everywhere and is just plain wrong! i mean its pretty easy, one cant change the chambertone after a concert´s been recorded, nor?

    though might work if the track is written in just one note….. wow what a stunning work!

  10. Jesse

    I just retuned my music. There doesn’t seem to be a deference. Maybe I did it wrong.

  11. Daan

    It doesn’t matter which language i choose, it always installs in german!?

  12. The writer here obviously doesn’t understand the fact that the 440 hz tuning refers to the agreed pitch of the ‘A’ key immediately below middle ‘C’ on a piano. Music played solely at 432 hz would use only one tone/pitch and so wouldn’t sound agreeable for very long. It would soon become monotonous – in fact.

  13. Several thoughts to this nonsense.

    1) What a boon for instrument manufacturers. To comply we would have to discard all of our old instruments, winds and mallets in particular.

    2) The implication that you are a Nazi sympathizer if you don’t comply.

    3) You need to start in Europe. The tuning of musical organizations there has climbed to 442.

  14. D

    Here’s a little song I recorded with instruments tuned at A= 432 Hz:

    Chris you can buy guitar tuners that tune at 432. It’s not quite a semitone but you will sound off key unless the other instruments are also tuned to the same pitch!

  15. ala

    i ve convert 3 songs to 432 and compared them to 440 , i didnt notice any difference

  16. Mike

    Interesting, but what I found on wikipedia and checked their sources – totally different story. There is no word about 432hz being used anytime in history. And nothing about Nazi Germany and their influence on changing the pitch.
    This theory is not very trustfull, sorry…

    • Geoff

      One shouldn’t fact check using Wikipedia. Wikipedia being open-source and all.

      • And this article is more reliable because…?

      • Jeff Roberts
        - Collective Evolution

        I understand where you are coming from however there are many cases where Wikipedia sources are proper, i.e. sourcing information from books or journals.

  17. The Incredible Kluh

    The problem starts when I wish to convert a wav into a 320 mp3. At present I have not found an mp3 converter that can do this at the moment.

  18. E_Dog

    Will “Heavy Metal” not be heavy at

    • Notice that they had an artist or work title for the music they chose. It was just “Heavy Metal”. So they used the most negative example to bias the data?
      Had they used something like a positive piece from Alter Bridge/Creed/Queensryche? Or Obituary/Slayer/Coroner/Deicide?
      So its bias reveals the other data could be loaded to. So it make the whole thing horse shit.
      And the frequency/pitch that is centered on A is cultural and could be effected also by latitude/longitude/sea level, as well as barometer and humidity all effect the perception and effectiveness of a given frequency.
      I have done sound long enough to know that.

  19. K.Simon Hansen

    I loved the piece, but I didn’t like the download. It was hard to get completely rid of.

  20. Jason Crane

    use .91818181818181818 pitch change in audacity!

    • To convert from A=440 hz tuning to A=432 hz tuning in Audacity, go to Effect -> Change Pitch… and type in -1.774 in percent change. That will equal to -0.31 semitones.

      Check out this tutorial if you have any questions:

    • bob

      432/440 = .98181818181818181818181818

      You left out the first 8


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