There are a lot of people that are claiming that listening to music at 432 Hz as opposed to 440 Hz is more in tune with the human body and our relationship with nature itself.
Lets investigate this further and see what science and math tell us, then we can accurately determine its true effects on the human body as a whole as well as individual organs and plexi.
Lets start with the conspiracy theorie and wide spread rumor that the classical musicians tuned their instruments to 432Hz and that this is the frequency that is natural to us and the one we should be using.
Well first that is just so wrong in so many ways that even the premise that the classical musicians did this is a lie. Some may have, but as a standard it was not.
Back in the day there was no radio or other form of broadcast, except for church bells (more on that in another blog post) furthermore transportation was at a minimal so people did less traveling, and remember phones did not even exist, so being isolated was common and when it came time to playing your instrument the only thing that really mattered was that it was in tune with itself or the others you were playing with around you and this was easily achieved by just deciding any sound they wanted to tune A4 to would do (why A4, we will get to that in another post).
Those that took their playing seriously would often purchase a single tuning fork so they could always keep their instrument consistent, and remember the limitations of the spectrum of tuning are limited as if you tune up to high your strings will break and if you tune to low your strings will not have enought tension to reverberate, so the variance in tuning was always limited from the very beginning just based on the science and math of the instrument based on construction materials and tension.
Mozart, who is often credited for composing in 432Hz never really did, at least there is no real factual evidense for it, however their is evidense that in 1780 he owned a tuning fork tuned to A at 421.6 Hz so more than likely this is what he used to tune his instruments to as well as his students when they came to study as that was one of the responsibilities of the instructor as back then most did not have tuning forks and would just tune by ear.
In 1860 France would set a standard of 435, and 20 years later the Italian parliament passed a bill that standardised their instruments at the now highly regarded 432Hz.
However during all of this in 1834 Johann Heinrich Scheibler a self taught "MUSICOLOGIST" contributed to the science of acoustics with the invention of his "Tonometer" consising of 56 tuning forks. He used the best of modern science to calibrate scientifically based on the pitch and its beats. He was the first to count out these pitch frequency beats made by the tuning forks with a metronome.
His discovery was used to correctly tune countless pipe organs and other old world instruments that would not sound so good and made them sing like angels in heaven.
That same year it was addopted by Germany based on the recomendation of the Society of Natural Scientist and Physicians at a meeting in Stuttgart.
It was Johanns discovery to begin with as to why we are even having this discussion now as he invented it, so it amazes me when people disregard the innocent truth in front of them and replace it with a wild consiracy.
Later in 1926 the Ameican Music industry reached a collective informal standard, primarily based on the fact that the strings perform their best and more chords and notes can be played correctly at the 440Hz it was so well known it became known as Concert Pitch.
Ten years later in 1936 the American Standards Association recomended officially that A4 become 440Hz,and in 1955 the Internation Organization for Standardization recomended it as R16, and in 1975 it became official as ISO16
O.k., now that we have the history out of the way lets see how it relates back to our physiology and health . . . .
Oh, ya, I see, so all these decisions were based on the practicality of the instrument, its strings, and the over all functionality of that instrument to perform at its very best not just for the instrument itself by for the player and more importantly those listening.
And this brings us full circle back to the fact that it is music itself that has the healing or destructive powers contained within, the pitch, or frequency may matter when directly contacting chakras, but when it comes to music it doesnt as all the frequencies are contained within the whole at all times and again that is a topic for another post.
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