“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
There’s been a debate floating around about whether instruments sound better tuned to 440 Hz or 432 Hz. While 440 is the standard tuning (and what the vast majority of songs today are tuned to) there are arguments that 432 is a better, fuller, more natural tuning. There are even extreme theories that 432 has healing properties and today’s mainstream 440 usage came about from the Nazis, Illuminati, etc. because it agitates people and causes them to be aggressive.
Um, ok, that last bit’s a little hard to swallow, but there’s some truth to the way we react to different frequencies. It is a known fact that everything—including our own bodies—is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. That being said, it seems logical to wonder, can sound frequencies affect us? It would appear that this is the case. Frequencies affect frequencies, much like mixing ingredients with other ingredients affects the overall flavour 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.
With this in mind, let’s 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.
Here are two videos demonstrating a)how different frequencies affect us, more than meets the eye, and b) user BetterWorldGuitar on YouTube posts a video playing a song at both 440Hz and 432Hz
a) Cymatics experiment – (keep your audio low)
Can you hear the difference? Did any of that resonate with you? ;)
I’m able to discern the difference in the frequencies easily, but I’m not really sold on it really /mattering/ if one frequency or the other is used. I do, however, find it interesting how much of a difference in the sound produced a simple 8hz makes.
What do you think, does one pitch sound better than the other?