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Originally posted by Sunspots
First of all, if you don't know what the solfeggio frequencies are, I will briefly sum up what I have learned. Then I will briefly sum up my own research into them. Finally, I will touch upon the strange confusion surrounding them and the incredible lack of information. This is a topic we MUST figure out. This impacts every human being, especially musicians, but anyone who listens to music.
1. What they are
The solfeggio frequencies are specific pitches which are in line with your body, nature and the universe. Music tuned to them is exponentially more pleasing on a vibrational level, and many, including myself, say they are beneficial in many ways, even capable of repairing DNA (528 hz). It's not as much how it sounds as how it feels, though the sound can be quite different too.
2. The apparent problem
According to what I've read, most music today tunes A to 440 hz vs. what would be in line with the solfeggio frequencies at 444 hz for A. Conspiracies abound about this, first the pope, then the nazis employing 440 hz music instead of what agrees with our bodies, minds, and spirits.
3. The results of my own research (hours of pitch comparisons) shows...
a. Animal Collective uses the solfeggio (444 hz) tuning for all songs.
b. "Like a G6" by the Far East Movement uses the tuning... even on a downloaded mp3 (keep reading for why that's significant)... a strangely hypnotic song that is indeed.
c. The Beatles used it on "Strawberry Fields Forever," though seemingly not on any other songs that I can discern. I haven't listened to enough yet.
d. A version of "Sleeping Lessons" by the Shins that I downloaded, presumably ripped off of a CD, was tuned to exactly 440 hz (like nearly every other downloaded mp3 that isn't Animal Collective or Panda Bear), because a pitch shift of +4 hz made it perfectly in tune with my solfeggio-tuned guitar. HOWEVER, the same song on Grooveshark is perfectly tuned to 444 hz. Why the discrepancy? Do they give you the good one when you can't take it with you? Then when you buy it you just mess up your energy with it and want to buy something else? Do lots of bands know of this, and record companies remaster to 440 hz? Sublime mp3s on my computer aren't solfeggio... Sublime on Grooveshark is. What does this mean? Not all bands on Grooveshark are tuned this way. In fact, lesser known bands (see King Charles) are definitely not tuned that way on Grooveshark.
How is the music industry using this?
e. The Doves, The Decemberists, and Stellamaris were all solfeggio-tuned on Grooveshark. Haven't tested their CDs.
f. NICKELBACK IS SOLFEGGIO TUNED, at least on Grooveshark. Is that how they get people to listen to the worst band ever and actually like it?
g. Lady Gaga is solfeggio-tuned on Grooveshark.
h. The White Stripes started tuning to solfeggio around the time of Seven Nation Army I believe. I actually like their later songs better.
*Finally, one of several points of confusion is 432 hz vs 444 hz. Both, from what I read are beneficial, especially when compared to 440 hz, but 444 hz is the actual solfeggio A, while I believe 432 is the A that Bach and Mozart used, often just called "Bach Tuning". My personal theory is that 444 hz (solfeggio-tuned) is spiritually uplifting while 432 hz is mentally/intellectually stimulating. Who knows?
What I really want to know, is everything you know! Who do you know that tunes to it? Why is Grooveshark different from what's on a CD?
As a side note, there is a "solfeggio arpeggio" on YouTube that does not match 444 hz at all. Maybe it's tuned to 432 hz? I'm too tired to find out now.edit on 25-2-2011 by Sunspots because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Maya432
I`m a bit too fried/tired for explainaitons right now so I`m just going to supply a few links for you to read over.
for now I`ll stick with mostly the 440 verses 432
and i`ll leave out the plato stuff and the deeper stuff for now.
hope some of this info helps.