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)

Cymatics

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.” – innergarden.org

“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: http://youtu.be/PewsS9Y9pVo
David Helpling – Sticks and Stones in 432 hz: http://youtu.be/w8KEVikJMck

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. marshama roon

    Music is made not of notes but of intervals, the ratios of pitch to pitch — for instance, an
    Octave (doh to doh) is 2:1, so the A below 440 would be 220, the one above, 880. If
    A=432, then 216 is an Octave below, 864 an Octave above…Edwin Evans measured the pitches of church organs across Europe, (19th Century), found A pitched as low as 385Hz, and as high as 505Hz. Singers don’t like it at 440 because that puts the high E, end of Beethoven’s 9th, too high for them to hold long enough… Life On Earth is also made of intervals a.k.a. ratios. They determine how things feel, wherever things touch. The wheels of a car contact the road with an interval of traction – that ratio is blown when you hit black ice. It seems that we have stupidly blown a whole lot of ratios, imagining we were smarter than we are.

  2. The video of the guitarist isn’t helpful. I would rather hear JUST the 432 only and then perhaps an hour later hear the 440 only. By toggling back and forth, the 440 will naturally sound more tense because it is sharper. You would get the same result if you were to show to clips back and forth between 424 and 432– and so the 424 would sound better.

    There is no ‘absolute’ pitch by which to judge– music is really made of intervals, not notes– which is why a piece of music can be transposed into any key. The focus of dissonant vibrations comes from intervals, not a series of notes which are all relative to one another regardless.

    I would find studies on different forms of just intonation to be more worthwhile. No matter what A is tuned to, the modern equal temperament system artificially alters the INTERVALS between the notes. For example, a major third in equal temperament (like a C and and E on a piano) is clearly ‘out of tune’– the interval is too ‘wide,’ so to speak, creating quite audible ‘beats’– whereas in just intonation, the beats disappear. In this regard, BOTH clips in the guitar video sound out of tune, because it is tuned (as best a possible for a guitar) to equal temperament.

    Intonation would seem to me a more fruitful area to explore, where vibrations of intervals can be measured– as opposed to an arbitrary tuning of A, while not even addressing the system of intonation.

  3. viper78912

    type 528 Hz in your youtube browser for DNA healing

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  5. Zach

    with the experimental video in the first clearly showed the more defined pattern/notes with 432mhz as to where 440mhz was there…. but not defined.

    the second video compairing the diferences between 432mhz and 440mhz i decied to close my eyes and listen after reading the statement of music being listened through the mind and not the body. As i closed my eyes and listened to them both, I enjoyed 440mhz more at first, but then focused on how my whole reaction was and I decided i felt more calm and relaxed at 432mhz after it went back and forth. I felt i became more clinched up and muscle tight at 440mhz. 440mhz is what we are used to 432mhz sounded out of tune almost at first but became much more real as i focused on how my body felt on each portions of the demo song.

    Thanks for posting much appreciated.

  6. I would be curious to see the outcome of a controlled study.. One where you suggested the opposite, one where you didnt suggest anything, and this one.. comparing what people felt they thought sounded better on each one.. Then we would have something to talk about

  7. I definitely feel 432hz as something much more intense. Theres a dissonance and chaos to the chords that makes you feel more of it. Though the dissonance gets to me a bit and up on the 8th fret or so the sound is not too pretty, this is very cool.Im tuning to 432hz from now on

  8. So how do i do this?

  9. Rick

    Interesting ideas in this article. – some flaws IMO, but I like the fact that people are tuned into this kind of discussion. I can’t confirm or deny the virtue of adopting 432hz over 440 for playing music. There may be some amazing yet subtle contrasts between the two. I do take issue with the premise that 432hz is somehow a more “Devine” frequency based on the math tho.

    Hertz is defined as “cycles per second”. A guitar string moves back and forth 440 times in one second if tuned to A 440. However, there is a totally arbitrary factor thrown into in this seemingly simple and basic definition… – the duration of how long one second lasts is something that is defined by humans, not nature. It is completely arbitrary, and civilizations on other planets (if they exist) would likely have developed a completely different unit of time. Applying a different “standard unit of time” into this discussion renders the 432 number insignificant, as such a civilization would define our pitch of A-432 as a totally different number. (Same frequency, two different names, one having nothing to do with said Devine virtues of the number 432)

    Every object in the universe has a “natural frequency” (the rate at which a wine glass vibrates when pinged by a finger is one example) Your acoustic guitar has a natural frequency. When you thump it, it will vibrate like a drum at a specific rate. If you tune the strings to coincide with this frequency, it will resonate more, but will likely sound out of tune when you’re playing with other instruments. Again… The guitar maker introduced an “arbitrary” factor into the mix. The demo in this article with the guitar tuned two ways is flawed, because they didn’t consider the natural frequency of the instrument.

    • Edward III

      Hi Rick, I see where you’re coming from with the “flaws” you point out, but IMHO the “arbitrariness” of the unit of time known as “one second,” from which we derive the measurement known as “Hertz” is not really a flaw.

      The experiments done by Dr. Emoto using sound and water crystals turn out the way they do because of the unique properties of the physical structure of water, and these results would not change if our baseline unit of time was changed. The only difference would be the corresponding result in the nomenclature of our new unit of time. In other words, the physical constants and relative resonances of things in our universe do not change.

      I haven’t watched the guitar tuning example, but based on what you point out in your third paragraph, the solution to the problem is for the builders of guitars and other instruments to design them so that the dominant resonant frequencies of the physical instrument are in tune with the A 432 system.

    • Yeah, I would imagine that, at best, the idea is to “tune” the cycles per unit of time to coincide with the arbitrary unit of time given. But while the chords on the guitar sounded “softer,” the individual transition/passing notes sounded terrible and squealed in a dissonant fashion. It almost felt like the player was cringing while playing a few of them in A432 than anything else. And I feel like starting a composition with equipment meant to be tuned accordingly would lend itself to whatever the softer or “relaxed, meditation” goal may be with the selection played and topic, but I’m just not sure that playing *anything* retuned accordingly would be instantly “better.”

    • Miriam

      If the human ear is indeed tuned to C132, that explains why my expression of perfect pitch is just a hair flat from A440. For years, I’ve been blaming my childhood piano as an excuse, but knew that wasn’t quite it. It seems I am tuning to my own internal resonance, which falls in precisely with A432. Glad to have found an explanation that makes sense!

    • Curtis

      The length of a second is not determined by humans. It is determined by the nature of this planet and this planet alone. There are measurements larger than seconds and smaller than seconds, but they are still based on the same time scale.

    • G2 sound

      There is nothing arbitrary about measurement of frequency. “Frequency” (in relation to sonic waves) is the measure of how frequently the most dense areas of atmosphere reach a receiver (i.e. eardrum or mic diaphragm). Regardless of the unit of time used to measure the “frequency”, the wavelength would be the same. If a Glatt were the time unit used and it translated to 1.5 earth seconds, 648 cycles per Glatt would sound the same as 432 cycles per second and have the same effect upon the receiver. It is a physical fact that sonic waves have a physical effect on matter, a great example is the classic shattering of a crystal glass at a specific frequency and amplitude. At one frequency the quartz crystals oscillate harmoniously and just a slight deviation causes them to burst apart. I am not an expert in the field, but it would stand to reason that specific frequencies would have specific effects upon the human brain. 432 is not an arbitrary number in relation to its effect on humans in this world. That number may be different in another world (where there may be different time standards, atmospheric density, etc.) but whatever the number may be in that world the fact is that it would exist.

  10. Judith VanDeven

    I felt the 432hz was warmer in tone and easier to listen to. I also felt more “in tune” with the 432hz version. This concept is very interesting

  11. Yvette Henry

    440 is definately a higher pitch which gave me an energized uplifted feeling, while 432 felt much more grounded in the earth and a more relaxed tone. I think we are use to the 440 as I was drawn to that one but if wanting to relax and get centered I would want to use 432.

  12. I think it depends on what the purpose of the musical experience is – 432 WAS more soothing – But if I want to Rock – that requires a different intensity and 440 is better there!

  13. I listened to them with my eyes closed, and I have to say, there is a definate difference between the two in terms of feeling, in my chest area. While 442 is indeed more crisp, it doesn’t impact my body sensations the way 432 does. The 432 feels soooooffffter. It’s easier on the body. Very interesting; thank you.

  14. Andre

    well, saying 440 sounds sharper than 432 is, well, obvious… since sharper mean higher frequency… historicaly raising tuning frequency was used to enhance projection of sound, specially in stringed instruments since tighter strings sound more consitent e project the sound better, wich was very important before eletric amplification (guitarrists try using .09 strings and then .13 strings to see what i’m talking about) the whole resonance with the universe and all really doesn’t appeal to me but i understand that music is a very intimate and personal experience and if you set your mind to feel that resonance you’ll defently will. I like my music bright and crispy so i’m 440 all the way, my wife is a flutist and tunes to 442 when studying solo for her own reasons. If your happy with 432, by all means, don’t let me get in the way but this whole “range of frequencies best induce fear and aggression” and “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”

  15. Andrew B

    Hi I am a musician and 432hz defenitely is more comfortable to listen.
    Thanks

  16. 440 is much more crystal clear!

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  18. gareth

    Free demos and wonderful meditation music on http://www.432hz.de

  19. Doug Dederich

    I’ve read other articles saying many musicians are playing A tuned at 444 hz.

    • Yes, this has been a preference to some. They call it the “Love Frequency”, which is also known as the 528 Hz frequency. I personally do not suggest it because its effect has been similar to me to the 440 Hz and there is a deeper story to it and how it connects to more dissociation like 440 Hz does.

      However, feel free to experiment and see how you feel. Play a track in 440 Hz, 444 Hz, and in 432 Hz, and see what you feel. That is the best way to tell a difference, in my opinion. To do this, take one track that is in the 440 Hz tuning, for example, then use an audio converting software such as Audacity or Adobe Audition to convert the track into 432 Hz and then into 444 Hz. Let me know if you’re interested in doing this and I’ll provide you with more detailed instructions on what to do.

  20. mynametoo

    bull shit.
    you can play any song with any tone (A B C D E F or G and all the flats and #) and any frequency of reference for your A. it will be the same feeling. Try it with electonic instrument, you can, and you will see.

    • namehere

      Well we can see somebody has had their fare share of 440 hz tuned music. There is definitely a difference and it has been scientifically documented. Be open and it will come in.

      • Raymond

        432 sounded a lot softer than 440 which sounded a lot sharper, much prefer 432

        • Wander

          Raymond is pretty spot on. 432 sounds software while 440 was sharper.

          I find this pretty good for ambient/relaxation music, where this is apparently being favoured the most. For electronic music and this is coming from someone who listens to a lot of electronic, maybe not so much. It sounded pretty good on Avicii and Above & Beyond’s tracks, however I didn’t like it on Krewella’s tracks.

    • What’s a electonic instrument?

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