The Scientific Tuning of 432 Hz

In today’s modern world, the majority of musical instruments are tuned to A=440 Hz, a standard pitch that was accepted by The American Federation of Musicians in 1917. Around 1940, the United States began to introduce the 440 Hz to the musical community throughout the world, and by 1953, it became the ISO 16 Standard tuning frequency or Standard musical pitch. This standard specifies that the frequency for the note A in the treble stave should be 440 Hz and that the tuning and retuning of instruments producing it should be within an accuracy of 0.5 Hz. However, up until the last 50-100 years of musical history, A=432 Hz was the most widely used tuning pitch, and for good reason. The ancients understood and used the power of the 432 Hz pitch, as it naturally and harmonically relates mathematically to everything in our universe. 

The Vibration of or World

To more accurately understand the power of the 432 Hz, you must first be aware of the 8 Hz. 8 Hz is the fundamental vibration of the earth, as proven by physicist Winfried Otto Schumann, who documented it mathematically in 1952.  The 8 Hz frequency is also important to functions within our body. In our brain, if the left and right hemispheres are synchronized with each other at 8 Hz, they work together more effectively and harmoniously. The 8 Hz frequency seems to activate our brain and unlock its fullest potential. DNA replication is also induced by an 8 Hz signal caused by the hormones melatonin and pinoline. 

What does 8 Hz have to do with 432 Hz?

If you start at 8 Hz and work up the musical scale by five octaves (go up the seven notes in the scale five times) you reach a frequency of 256 Hz. On this scale, the note A=432 Hz. Mathematically, everything is all nice and even. According to the harmonic principle, any sound automatically resonates all of the other multiples of that frequency. So when we play C at 256 Hz, the C of all other octaves also sound, including the 8 Hz frequency. This is why tuning to A=432 Hz is known as “scientific tuning.” It was unanimously approved at the Congress of Italian musicians in 1881, recommended by scientists such as Bartolomeo Grassi Landi, Joseph Sauveur and Felix Savart, and recognized as a natural and harmonic tuning. 

Music of Discord

In today’s music, where A is tuned to 440 Hz, the note C is at about 261.656. This is not mathematically nice. It has no scientific or mathematical relationship to the vibration of our universe or the physical laws that govern it. Everything that resonates from this music is in discord with the natural world.  This type of music defies natural order, and therefore promotes chaos. This is reflected in every aspect of our world and our lives. Look around, the lack of balance is evident in everything you see in today’s world. To return to harmony and natural order, a return to the natural, harmonic scientific tuning of 432 Hz is required.