Unlocking the Secrets of the Solfeggio Scale

If you are just beginning your journey into the world of healing music and healing frequencies, it is not uncommon to become easily bogged down by all of the uncommon musical and scientific terms. In fact, most of the available literature on the subject of healing frequencies seems to be written by people who either think that everyone already understands the subject in full, or by people who want to create such mysticism around the subject, that they never fully explain the subject in a way that layman can understand it. In this article, I hope to unlock the secrets of the Solfeggio Scale—to explain this simple subject, on which the whole of the healing frequencies world is built, and to do so in a way that you can easily grasp, so that you can get the most benefit from using healing frequencies in your life. The first thing that I would like to do is to define many of the terms that you will come across when researching or reading about healing frequencies. Some of the most common terms you will come across and their simple definitions are: Tone – A tone can be defined as a pitch, which is the sound we hear when a musical note (such as E, F, G, A, B, C, etc.) is played. Scale – A scale is a sequence of musical notes, played in either ascending (going up) or descending (going down) order. Sound – Sound is a mechanical wave that is caused by movement or vibration and is composed of frequency. (You probably already knew this one, but it does illustrate where frequency comes in.) Frequency – Frequency is the speed of vibration of a sound wave. It is measured in hertz (Hz). Hertz – Hertz, abbreviated Hz, is defined as the number of cycles per second of a sound wave. If you have ever seen a polygraph machine, you can relate it to that. Each time a sound wave goes from its lowest point to its highest point and back is one cycle. So when we say 528 Hz frequencies, we mean that the sound wave goes up and down 528 times a second. So how does this all relate to the Solfeggio Scale? The Solfeggio Scale is an ancient scale of music invented by Guido d’Arezzo. It was used by the Gregorian Monks to help them more easily learn to sing their chants. The original scale was composed of six notes arranged in ascending order: Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La. This scale was the forerunner to our modern scale: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do.  What is significant about the scale, is that all of the notes’ hertz (396, 417, 528, 639, 741, & 852) are reducible by the Pythagorean theorem (a method in which numbers are added together until they are reduced to the lowest single digit number, like in numerology) to the numbers 3, 6, and 9. For example:  Take the number 369. Add 3+6+9, which equals 18. Since the answer is a two digit number, reduce it again, 1+8=9. The numbers 3, 6, and 9 are significant, because they are prevalent in the Holy Bible and are used in Sacred Geometry.  In fact, the tones (Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La) were taken from the first two letters of the first words in each line of the “Hymn of St. John” in its Latin form: Ut queant laxis Resonare fibris Mira gestorum Famuli tuorum Solve pollute Labii reatum Sancte lohannes Its translation is: “In order that the slaves might resonate (resound) the miracles of your creations with loosened (expanded) vocal chords. Wash the guilt from (our) polluted lip. Saint John.” This translation suggests that the vibrations of the Solfeggio notes, when sung with lips washed of guilt, can open up communication with the Divine spirit of God, and allow them to live in peace and harmony. Not coincidentally, this hymn summarizes the secrets of  the healing frequencies of the Solfeggio Scale: creating positive change in one’s life by cleansing past hurts and traumas, allowing an expansion of consciousness, allowing for communion with the Divine spirit, and living in peace and harmony with health and a never-ending source of energy.