Appreciate you taking the time to list what you feel the inaccuracies are. I do agree with you about the issues with tuning instruments up or down and contemporary instruments being designed for optimal resonance at a 440Hz reference pitch. There is a missing synth element in the two 440 and 444 mixes that is present in the 432. Nothing holy or spiritual about it. Of course, in any case the experiment needs to be carried out double-blind to eliminate the experimenter's bias conscious or unconscious.
That is 20 cents higher than the norm of 440. What I am saying is: This site published this article that is repeating many inaccuracies repeated from elsewhere on the internet , and that is a shame. Read the Maria Renold books that are in this zip. In my opinion, I like the sound of 432, but it lacks the intensity than can be found within 440, and does not sound as structured as 436. Polarbreeze - as with most New Age claptrap, the arguments in favour of 432Hz are entirely devoid of good science, and entirely built from 'emotion and personal belief'.
Interestingly, I don't believe he has spoken about the frequency. Even the antique Stradivarius violin was tuned to that frequency. The base 60 count is a comparison between these astrological cycles, as well as their masses. In 17th Century Germany, Bonus says, there were two dispositions for concert A, each referring to its own relative pitch: the chorton referred to the high-pitch A that floated around 460 Hz and the kammerton, or chamber pitch, was around 416 Hz on average. The Tonometer consisted of 54 tuning forks with a range of 220 Hz to 440 Hz spaced at 4 Hz intervals.
It is impossible to build an instrument that vibrates at that precise frequency due to the margins of error in calculation and construction and variations in temperature and humidity, etc. I'm not going to drudge up numbers to support my opinion, because that's all it is. This thread discusses what we listeners want, if we consider not being seperate but unified with our tools the harmony will develop and take place on its own. And he did sound lovely. Only after she had known how to make 432 and everything worked perfectly.
In other words, the frequency of 8Hz seems to be the key to the full and sovereign activation potential of our brain. Modern science has begun to recognize what the ancient mystics and wise men have told us for centuries; that everything is in a constant state of vibration. Over time though, you will naturally feel more pleasant listening to 432 Hz music instead of 440 Hz — because your brain will become attuned to the frequency of the Earth. I'll bet anyone twelve dollars that if you tuned it to 431Hz or 433Hz you would be having the exact same experience. This cavity resonates with electromagnetic waves in the extremely low frequencies of approximately 7.
Yes, I agree, the 432 sounds the most mellow and soothing. It's quite evident that before the 18th century nobody cared about a standard pitch: they just adapted the instruments to the performance context: climate, room size, singers' health, etc. Since then, 440 Hz has since stood the test of time, despite geniuses like Verdi and many great producers and composers agreeing that this frequency is disharmonic because it has no scientific relationship to the physical laws that govern our universe. Cognitive bias is very very powerful. Even the antique Stradivarius violin was tuned to that frequency.
One thing is for sure. I have at one single occasion a long time ago sang all his songs live detuned a half note by tuning the guitars and basses to e-flat, which we are in the mist of doing at the moment. The main one is that because it is played with a bow its timbre ie harmonic content is poorly controlled and will vary from one bowing to the next with a significant effect of the subjective experience of the listener. In the contemporary world it's the lowering, softening, more relaxing that is the intuitive desire in spite of what is predominant in pop culture. This means less hearing damage, as long as you put the volume not too high.
If I had the link at hand I'd post it. Mic drop Pyramid and ancient times are mentioned here as if the knowledge base at the time was not up to todays standards. In this way solving the problem that Pythagoras called Comma. As far I remember, she just played single notes--on a violin, I think-- perhaps half a dozen slightly different pitches of A, and recorded reactions with a show of hands. However these images are produced by resonant bodies water or metal plates which can be tuned to resonate at different frequencies. Thanks for the great varied info presented, particularly you following up with solid references, not shying away from factual transparency and scientific evidence where relevant.
Why don't we ask the piano, the harp, the guitar, our mp3 players, our machines what they like to play? Duffin's Why Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony And Why You Should Care. Every organ and every cell in our precious body absorbs and emits sound with particular optimum resonate frequency. Continuously listening music based on 440 Hz blocks the energy whereas by lowering the pitch by just 8 Hz. Yes, 432Hz might have a certain psychic effect, but if the argument insists on using scientific measurements to support itself, then it is obligated to use those measurements correctly, instead of just tossing them around because they sound meaningful. Everything has an optimum range of vibration frequency , and that rate is called resonance. That's what it's all about.