The Mystery And Controversy of the 432 Hz Frequency

432 Hz

Some days ago I wrote a post about 528 Hz frequency. Today you will learn about the one, stirring controversies and debates, the 432 Hz.

Music based on 432hz will support humanity on its way towards spiritual freedom.
Rudolph Steiner.

What In fact is the 432 Hz Frequency

A=432 Hz, known as Verdi’s ‘A’ is an alternative tuning that is mathematically consistent with the universe. According to Brian 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, yet it seems to be remarkable to our human consciousness.

According to Richard Huisken, music tuned to 432 Hz is softer and brighter, giving greater clarity and is easier on the ears. 432 Hz works at the heart chakra and also has an excellent influence on the spiritual development of the listeners.  For more inner peace, listen to 432 Hz. Researchers claim that they feel calmer, happier and more relaxed when playing and listening at 432 Hz. 

The 432 Hz music would fill the mind with a sense of peace and well being.  Music that has been tuned to the scientific 432 Hz releases emotional blockages and would benefit everyone on the planet.

Controversies and Debates

On the Ask Audio’s website, there is an article which questions the importance of the 432 Hz tuning. I have read it and in some way have to disagree. Here is the first fact:

Hertz is a modern term coined in 1930. Before that it was referred as “Cycles Per Second”. The first time “Cycles Per Second” could be accurately measured was in 1834, when two instruments were invented: the (remodeled) Savart Wheel by Félix Savart, and the Tonometer by Johann Scheibler.
Further than that—the measurement of Seconds has only begun during the late 16th century.

However, we never know what kind of measurements were available before 1834 or the 16th century. Ancient civilisations, the Egyptians or Chinese, had their own unique ways of measuring time. Many traces could be lost during centuries because of wars and rummage of the ancient tribes’ territories. We cannot assume that today’s science and th eway of measurements is the only correct one.

Ancient Tibetans, Pythagoras and anyone before 1834 could not have intentionally tuned their instrument to measure 432 Hz as this frequency scale simply did not exist at the time. 

The truth is that we do not fully know what tools they have possessed because historical evidence is very vague or questioned by the standard science. The frequency existed, but might not be measured.

Mozart’s A

FThe only evidence for Mozart’s A comes from an ancient tuning fork from 1780 with the tone of A=421.6 Hz. This tuning fork belonged to the Viennese piano builder Johann Andreas Stein, the leading piano maker in Vienna at the time, who was responsible for Mozart’s pianos as well as Haydn’s and Beethoven’s. It is likely that they have all used A=421.6Hz. Handel’s personal pitch fork was found 30 years earlier in England and was tuned to A=422.5Hz – pretty close to Mozart! and pretty far from 432 Hz.

We do not know if there was only one tuning fork belonging to Mozart and if the measurements quoted are correct. We also do not know if Handel was the only person responsible for Mozart’s pianos. The same argument applies to Verdi. If at least one piece of his music was played on the instrument using the 432 Hz tuning, then we need to recognise that Verdi or Mozart used this frequency, even if not all the time.

The Usage of 432 Hz In the Past

It is said that 432 Hz was used to tune in the past by everybody, but now we have forgotten the ancient wisdom of our ancestors. This truth is questioned by this way:

Musicologist Alexander John Ellis has searched, measured and documented ancient pipe organs and tuning forks. Here is a graph representing his most important findings—as you can see the only mention of 432 Hz was proposed in Italy in 1880 (by Verdi), and we already know that this was done for practical reasons rather than spiritual ones. The fact is that before standardization, the pitch of A fluctuated heavily between 400 Hz and 460 Hz. 

This conclusion is based only on the opinion of one musicologist. Moreover, the documented ancient pipe organs and tuning forks are only a top of an iceberg of what was used in the ancient times. We need to wait for more similar objects to be found and examined.

432 Hz And the Frequency of the Earth And Human Organs

Ask Audio questions 432 Hz as the frequency of the heart / brain / earth / sun / water. Literaly he is right because separately, each of them have different frequencies. The frequency of the heart fluctuates between approximately 1 Hz to 2.5Hz. In case of the brain it is between approximately 1 Hz and 70 Hz. In the case of Earth and water we find the following information:

The Schumann resonance is a set of electromagnetic oscillations that originate from earth. One of them currently resonates at an average of 7.83Hz and not 8 Hz. which if multiplied by 55 gives us an A=430.65 Hz. Close, but no cigar. Water molecules can vibrate in a wide band of extremely high frequencies close to the infrared spectrum (90–110 Tera Hz). The band is wide enough to not favor any specific frequency, let alone 432 Hz. 

The point is that we have to combine these frequencies and the summation does not need to be 432. WE use our hearts and brain at thes ame time as we are affected by the Earth’s and the Sun’s gravitation. Moreover, the water accumulated in our bodies has also an impact on the total effect of combined frequencies.

Saying that the importance of the 432 Hz is overstated is like the attempt to measure love, faithfulness or generosity, intangible values in the Universe. Music has become another field of science, where everything has to be tuned to perfection while its intangible effect is questioned.

Credits to Ask Audio, Meditative Mind and Attuned Vibrations

In a Nutshell

The conclusion is as follows: from the scientific point of view this frequency has no meaning, from the spiritual one – it has. No one said that only Hertz or a second is the appropriate unit for measuring frequency. Numbers also vibrate and 432 has good vibration. Vibrations in the spiritual world cannot be measured but their impact is non-questionable.

I do not force you to agree with my viewpoint, you have the right to have your own. This article only shows that there are as many truths as the people all over the world.