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The Healing Energy of 432Hz, The Tone of Nature

Flickr-love music-Daniele ZeddaKarol Jankowiak, Guest
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What is 432 Hz tuning?

A=432 Hz, known as Verdi’s ‘A’ is an alternative tuning that is mathematically consistent with the universe. Music based on 432Hz transmits beneficial healing energy, because it is a pure tone of math fundamental to nature.

According to Brain T. Collins, a musician and researcher, the standard pitch (A=440 Hz) does not harmonize on any level that corresponds to cosmic movement, rhythm, or natural vibration. The greatest musicians, such as Mozart and Verdi, based their music on the natural vibration of A=432. It’s true that it is only 8 vibrations per second different from the standard tuning, but this small difference seems to be remarkable to our human consciousness.

There’s a growing musical and metaphysical movement for recovering optimal integrity in the music industry and spirituality through the 432Hz tuning. In April 2008 Dutch journalist Richard Huisken founded the ‘back to 432 Hz’ committee, claiming that this original tuning was used in ancient cultures and is found on antique instruments like the Stradivarius violin.

The healing benefits

According to Richard Huisken, music tuned to 432 Hz is softer and brighter, giving greater clarity and is easier on the ears. Many people experience more meditative and relaxing states of body and mind when listening to such music. The natural musical pitch of the universe gives a more harmonic and pleasant sound than 440 Hz.


432 Hz seems to work at the heart chakra, “the feeling”, and therefore could have a good influence on the spiritual development of the listener. Some people who are not able to distinguish the 8hz difference claim they can feel the music warmer due to the longer wavelength.

Because 432 Hz gives a greater clarity than 440 Hz, there’s less need to play it as loud as 440 Hz. This means less hearing damage, as long as you put the volume not too high. Furthermore there’s also less noise pressure. Researchers and musicians, such as Coreen Morsink (pianist and music teacher), report that they feel calmer, happier and more relaxed when playing music at 432Hz.

Music based on this natural tone is more transparent, more marked, gives an obvious musical picture and the overtones and undertones moves more freely. Music based on 440 Hz represents stuffed emotions and blocked energy. By lowering the pitch by just 8 Hz, you became more flexible and spontaneous. The 432 Hz tuning releases your energy and takes you into a beautiful state, where relaxation is natural.

Where does it come from?

According to Ananda Bosman, international researcher and musician, archaic Egyptian instruments that have been unearthed are largely tuned to A=432Hz. Ancient Greeks tuned their instruments predominantly to 432Hz. Within the archaic Greek Eleusenian Mysteries, Orpheus is the god of music, death and rebirth, and was the keeper of the Ambrosia and the music of transformation. His instruments were tuned at 432Hz.

Guiseppe Verdi, an Italian composer, placed A exactly at 432 Hz. He did this because this tuning is ideal for opera voices. Jamie Buturff, sound researcher, found out that some Tibetan monks used this tuning in their hand-made instruments. He put a CD with Tibetan singing bowls into his player and used a Korg tuner to discover that the bowls were all harmonic to the 432 music scale.

This musical tuning can be found throughout various religions and cultures of the ancient world. It seems that implementing it into the musical instruments was a good choice. Even today, many musicians report positive effects from retuning to 432 Hz, such as better audience response and a more laid-back feel to their performances.

Why the modern world forgot about this tuning

This is because in 1885 it already had been decided that A at 440 Hz had to be the standard tuning. A year earlier, Guiseppe Verdi wrote a letter addressed to the Music Commission of the Italian Government. In the letter he writes:

“Since France has adopted a standard pitch, I advised that the example should also be followed by us; and I formally requested that the orchestras of various cities of Italy, among them that of the Scala [Milan], to lower the tuning fork to conform to the standard French one. If the musical commis­sion instituted by our government believes, for mathematical exigencies, that we should reduce the 435 vibrations of French tuning fork to 432, the difference is so small, almost imper­ceptible to the ear, that I associate myself most willingly with this.” Guiseppe Verdi

Unfortunately, the great composer was unsuccessful in his attempt. The American Federation of Musicians accepted the A440 as the standard pitch in 1917. Around 1940 the United States introduced 440 Hz worldwide, and finally in 1953 it became the ISO 16-standard.

There is a theory that the change from 432Hz to 440Hz was dictated by Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels. He used it to make people think and feel a certain manner, and to make them a prisoner of a certain consciousness. The Joseph Goebbels theory is certainly interesting, but the true reason of the shift to 440Hz is still not clearly explained.

Before 440Hz became the standard, a variety of tunings were used. The controversy over tuning still rages, with proponents of 432Hz claiming it as being more natural than the current standard. Because of that, the “back to 432Hz” committee wants to get people acquainted with its qualities, and thereforehopes that the industry will change the musician standard.

However, changing the current standard won’t be a simple task, and it’s not because of the influence of any nefarious organization. In my opinion, the reason is more trivial. Most musical instruments can be adjusted in principle, but it’s not so easy for every instrument. For example, most woodwind instruments cannot play in 432Hz because changing the pitch will also change the internal harmonic structure of the whole instrument. The change would require building new instruments.

Let the music of the spheres play inside you

This musical pitch is connected to the numbers used in the construction of a variety of ancient works and sacred places, such as the Great Pyramid of Egypt. It’s also more friendly for your ears. For many people, it is nicer for hearing – softer, brighter and more beautiful than music in 440 Hz.

432Hz is based in nature and therefore it generates healthy effects among the listeners. It brings natural harmony and balance of the 3rd dimension and connects you with a higher consciousness.The pure and clean energy of 432Hz removes mental block and opens a way to a more fulfilling life.

Many ancient instruments are adjusted at 432Hz. It is because the ancients knew that this tone is closely related to the universe around us. Don’t throw away their knowledge. The universal and natural tuning of 432Hz is waiting to be discovered by you.

**This article was originally featured on AttunedVibrations.com.**

About the Author

Karol Jankowiak is an artist, technologist, independent sound researcher, and educated philosopher. He is the founder of Attuned Vibrations where, along with his wife, he promotes healing sound frequencies and alternative musical tunings. Karol left his successful corporate career to dedicate his life to helping others in transforming their own lives and rediscover their true potential as vibrational beings. Visit his site http://attunedvibrations.com or connect with him on Facebook.

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  • Hey Guys, We have just released the new 432hz Music Player for Android.
    and also the new updated version of the iOS version

    Here is the link:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/432-player/id633600716?mt=8

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Appum+Studios

  • How can you add any credibility to fringe theories like those of the ancients tuning to 432 Hz and the nazi conspiracy?

    The first time any frequency was measured was in 1636 (84 Hz, Marin Mersenne) and 432 Hz had been in use long before anyone had to be concerned about the nazi movement.

    http://detspringendepunkt.blogspot.dk/2013/11/432-red-herrings-per-second.html

    http://www.miltonline.com/2014/01/07/hertz-so-good/

  • the Dude

    A432hz is out of tune & a joke. Don’t believe everything you watch on Youtube.

  • John M. Matson

    Would 432 tuning equate with the half step down tunings used by Hendrix, SRV, EdVan Halen and
    Many other guitar greats?

  • Wyatt Steven

    Early human wisdom was not clouded with distractions that exist today. Given the harmony with the universe at A432, if musicians around the world believe in their hearts this to be true, I urge those of you willing to take the lead to organize and collect signatures to send to your countries musical authorities to designate A432 as your national standard.

  • Thank you so much for the honourable mention in your article. I would like to add a little further to what makes A=432Hz a more resonant tuning than current concert pitch A440Hz ET is the use of the intonation of using open fifths that is tuned to 12 True Fifths in A=432Hz. (12T5)
    This allows breathing room for using C prime at C=256Hz within the tuning whilst solving the pythagorean comma issue. It opens the awareness in the sensation of tone whereas Current Concert pitch at 440Hz Equal Temperament is a closed circle of fifths which slightly dulls the awareness. There was much study done on this subject By Maria Renold who got the idea to create the more resonant tuning 12T5 after the Rudolph Steiner lectures on the Sun Tone and C=128Hz in 1924 Torquay England.
    More on the website omega432.com (solution from equal temperament)
    Special thanks to all the other promoters of 432Hz who have worked so hard all these years to promote 432Hz in your countries -Brian T Collins

    • Hi Brain, i just wanted to thank you for helping push the 432hz music forward,i too over the last few years have studied 432hz music and thats why i created a website for the cause,www.432hzmusic.org online radio station (jukebox)in conjunction with http://www.juicefm.net playing only music i have personally tuned via audacity’s speed setting then -1.818181 into precentage box then music checked again with an electronic 432hz tuner tuned to A=432Hz ,even the jingles have been 432hz tuned.The website also contains supressed health information on cancer / viral preventon and cures everyone should know about.I trust you will visit this website and see for yourself the amount of work and information ive put into it,my little contribution to a better worldwide consciousness.Best wishes for now.Namaste.

  • Megan

    As a board certified Music Therapist, I thank you!

  • PavlovsBitch

    I’ll look into this. Remember the big push on 528? Well there’s plenty of disclaimers on that but it’s still going strong. The difficulty we have is that we don’t ‘know’ the science of it as fact and have to learn through experience.

    As with subliminals and other attunement frequencies, we have to largely rely on the intergrity of strangers promoting certain products some of which do as they say and no more, others which carry another agenda.

    Interesting that it’s mentioned in relation to the construction of pyramids in Egypt and should compliment BioGeometry works of Dr Abrihim Karim on sacred geometry taken from records of pyramid construction.

  • joachim

    Sonic Geometry

    The Language of Frequency and Form

    http://www.rinf.tv/video/sonic-geometry

    Enjoy & In Lak’ech……jo

    • kim wilkes

      where would I find music played at 432hz.. please make suggestions on this matter, thanks

  • J

    beautiful

  • AnieO

    528Hz DNA Frequency
    the NATURAL HEARTBEAT
    youtube. com/watch?v=fc4_xaWsQC4

  • dimitri

    It’s no surprise that A=440 Hz with its dull gloominess was pushed through as the standard during the Industrial Revolution.

  • [ Smiles ] I enjoyed your article and I am inspired to do some research pertaining to the 432hz.

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