432 HZ

by Sterling Witt on August 28th, 2015

​​"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla 
 Ever wondered why an opera singer can shatter a glass simply by singing the right note?  How is this possible? The glass shatters because the opera singer sings a note that is close to the natural frequency of the glass, amplifying its natural frequency. That's all it takes. Crash bang the glass is history.  

Think about this: Everything has a natural frequency. Even you & I have natural frequencies. These days, many of the frequencies around us are anything but natural (Wi-Fi, cell phones, televisions, appliances, etc.). Every day we are swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation. Ever wonder about the frequency of your cell phone or laptop computer? Are those frequencies good or bad for you? One thing is for sure, it wasn't long ago that these devices didn't even exist. Now they are a part of our daily lives.

 What about your music? All musical instruments are tuned to a frequency.  Is it possible that the frequency could be harmful? Yes, it is possible. It is also possible for the frequency to be healthy and good for you. How do you know? You don't, that's the problem. 

 In 1926 there was a big change in music. That year the international standard tuning was changed to 440 HZ. Before that it was a free for all. Different cultures tuned to different frequencies. However most of the ancient cultures tuned to 432 HZ.  How did they change it to 440 HZ? They made all tuners calibrated to 440 HZ. Go get a tuner and have a look for yourself. When your guitar is in tune, it is in tune at 440 HZ. That is true for almost every instrument. What difference does it make?  What if 440 HZ is harmful to the human body?  

"If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer. -Confucius  

What is that supposed to mean? I suggest Confucius was referring to the frequency of the music. For example: For thousands of years during the Chinese Dynasties the emperors would send out teams of musical experts all over the kingdom to make sure the people were playing music in the right frequency. They had very strict guidelines. The frequency they tuned to was 432 HZ. 

 432 HZ was considered the natural frequency by ancients and was used for thousands of years. So why did we stop? That is a good question. 

One thing you ought to know is that the new album, Satyagraha, is tuned to 432 HZ. 

Sterling Witt


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