Is it possible that the current standard for tuning musical instruments causes music to actually be dissonant and out of sync with natural vibrations of the universe? If we made an adjustment, could our music be more healing and uplifting as a result? According to the work of Dr. Leonard Horowitz this is the case.
Get in Tune
What is tuning? To tune an instrument means to set the pitch of the strings of a guitar or violin (etc.) to a particular frequency, and also to set them in a relationship to each other so that the instrument can make pleasing tones and melodies.
The current standard for tuning instruments is referred to as ‘A=440’. This means that the ‘A’ note, above middle C, vibrates at a rate of 440 Hertz; or, 440 cycles per second.
As the standard, this means that almost all music we hear, rock, classical, pop, etc, is tuned to A=440.
Love = 528Hz
Most of us have probably never thought of this, but did you ever wonder what the frequency of love is? Compared to hate, anger, or any other emotion, love is a particular frequency. Can an instrument be tuned so that there is a note vibrating at the same frequency as love?
Dr Horowitz asserts in his work that the frequency of love is 528Hz, which he draws from his knowledge of the ancient Solfeggio frequencies. These frequencies are known to be pitches of a scale that included 528Hz, and other frequencies (see image 1), derived from the scale that were the tones often sung in ancient Gregorian chants. They were known to be uplifting and healing tones.
It seems that our current standard for tuning instruments does not use Solfeggio frequencies. This results in our instruments being out of sync with these healing tones.
If a simple tuning adjustment can connect us to a Divine frequency of love that supports healing and health, then retuning our instruments becomes an act that spreads increased healing and love to musicians and listeners.
How Can Musicians Retune to 528Hz?
In my opinion, the best way to tell other musicians how to retune is to tell them to tune to A=444 and that this will automatically put their middle C at 528 Hz. Many digital tuners allow for this easy adjustment.
It should be noted that the difference in the A=440 standard and the A=444 standard is very subtle. The adjustment is very tiny and you will probably need a digital tuner until your ear can hear the difference. Personally, I’ve changed over to A=444 to see what it was like, and I think it feels great. Now, when I hear standard tuning it sounds a little out of tune and sometimes even dissonant.
Here, Dr Horowitz explains the importance of making even this minor adjustment:
If you go one or two Hertz away, like your radio dial tunes beyond a signal, you stop hearing the clear broadcast. It is still there, but silenced by your ignorance to find the right frequency (channel, signal, station) to hear the uplifting music again.
528Hz Occurs in Nature
If we recognize that all sound, color, and light is frequency vibration then we can more easily understand how music can be in, or out of, sync with nature. Here Dr. Horowitz explains where 528Hz occurs in nature:
528, being the heart (the center or midpoint) of the electromagnetic color spectrum, the sound spectrum as well, is the reason chlorophyll and most of the botanical world is greenish-yellow; the reason organic chemistry is based on C-6 (carbon six) hexagonal rings, and the fundamental force (i.e., creative resonance) why water is molecularly structured in tetrahedron-shaped pyramids, alternatively why all snowflakes are hexagonal.
(note: The study of the effects of sound on matter is called cymatics. To understand more about cymatics, and particularly, the effects of love vibrations on water molecules, we can look at the work of Dr. Emoto at www.hado.net. Cymatics reveals a natural geometric beauty within all cells and molecules similar to the beauty of a snowflake. Dr. Horowitz’s reference above to geometric shapes can be understood in this light. See image.)
Classical music seems more soothing than rock or other types of music, but it has also been generally tuned to A=440. However, it seems to be the case that in past eras the A=440 standard was not so automatically followed and classical musicians sometimes used A<400 or A>440; it was up to the musician’s ear. (This Wikipedia article talks about it: A=440)
The nature of orchestral instruments is such that they produce soothing sounds, but if they are tuned to A=440, the frequency at which the noises are vibrating are still out of sync with the natural vibrations of the universe, as Dr. Horowitz’s work suggests. They may sound soothing but they can still be out of sync.
The implications of knowing a love frequency are enormous. If a slight adjustment to the tuning of musical instruments places music within a more harmonious frequency then the real effects of playing or listening to music can be more physically and spiritually uplifting. This can be a simple, yet huge contribution to the raising of consciousness and an easy way for musicians to spread the love even more.