posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 11:42 PM
I find the music interesting and the links others have provided about different tuning systems and solffegio frequencies.
However as a Music Major, I have been kind of brainwashed to be skeptical of such things. I do believe though there are certain frequencies that can
alter things spiritually or physically. That's why you find Tempo markings only from about 40 to 280 because it is about the range of a heart beat.
Music rarely reaches 280 and if it did it would likely be considered half time.
Anyway about the A432 vs A440 debate. I don't really think there is a conspiracy here unless someone can come up with hard evidence that A432 is more
pleasing to a human than A440. Standard tuning isn't really something that came around until the late Baroque era. For example previous to the
Baroque Era your "A" could be 440 in Paris while in Vienna it's 442.
Even further when you tune a piano you must use a tuning system called "Equal Temperament" because tuning actually varies from key to key. So when
you play a chord on the piano the third of the chord (middle note) is actually a little out of tune. Which is probably why A440 was chose instead of
Equal Temperamant: en.wikipedia.org...
EDIT: Also I wanted to add that what makes one type of music superior to another is a matter of taste. For example my composition teacher likes more
atonal type music while I don't (or at least I don't like making entire music compositions of such). Music can be found pleasing whatever frequency
it is at. A group saying they have unlocked a spiritual musical code is quite arrogant. Beethoven's 9th Symphony doesn't use those notesin that
order for it's melody and it's considered one of the best pieces ever written (especially by the Japanese which is why we have 74 minutes of space on
edit on 4-12-2010 by asmall89 because: Wanted to add something
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