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Music is just a theory

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Sep. 30, 2015


Modified: 05/24/19

A lot of music listeners might think there is a right or a wrong way to create music, however, their opinions are most likely biased toward the countries in which they live. In western countries, people are mostly familiar with the 440 Hz (hertz) A4 scale, also known as the equal tempered scale. Keyboard instruments like pianos are tuned to 440 Hz. In mainstream pop culture music, major and minor scales formed from 440 Hz frequently dominate the sound spectrum for most music listeners, however, other regions of the earth appreciate music types of different scales and frequencies that might sound totally different and unpleasing to an unfamiliar set of ears. There is no right or wrong way to create music because it is just simply a theory, which is why it is commonly referred to as music theory.

There are various frequency ranges of musical scales, such as the previously mentioned 440 Hz A4 scale that is most popular in modern culture. On the other hand, several other frequencies of music have become quite popular in recent years after being rediscovered from ancient music history. For instance, the 528 Hz scale is known as “the love frequency” and is often used for meditation, body healing and pleasant listening purposes. Perform a simple search for “528 Hz love frequency” and you will quickly discover that this has been an ongoing trend for quite some time now for meditation practices.

The ancient term for 528 Hz is the Solfeggio scale and there are six main note frequencies in the scale which have been lost in history until being rediscovered by mainstream pop culture in recent years. The third Solfeggio frequency, 528 Hz or Mi, is said to derive from the Latin word miragestorum, which can be translated to “miracle.”

The Six Solfeggio Scale Frequencies Include:

  1. UT – C – 396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
  2. RE – D- 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
  3. MI – E – 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
  4. FA – F – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
  5. SOL – G – 741 Hz – Awakening Intuition
  6. LA – A – 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

The Twelve Equal-Tempered Scale Frequencies Include:

  1. C – 277.18 Hz – Doh
  2. C# / DB – 277.18 Hz
  3. D – 293.66 Hz – Re
  4. D# / Eb – 311.13 Hz
  5. E – 329.63 Hz – Mi
  6. F – 349.23 Hz – Fa
  7. F# / Gb – 369.99 Hz
  8. G – 392.00 Hz – Sol
  9. G# / Ab – 415.30 Hz
  10. A – 440.00 Hz – La
  11. A# / Bb – 466.16 Hz
  12. B – 493.88 Hz – Si

With this newfound information about musical frequencies, you now have a deeper understanding that various types of music can be created and enjoyed for different purposes and styles of entertainment. I encourage you to search for music from countries other than yours and observe how they have a different sound.

Did you know that a human ear can only hear sounds that range from about 20 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz? This is quite the trivia piece, considering that everything in our perceivable world has its own vibrational frequency. Scientific experiments have proven to us time and time again that different sound frequencies create different results on objects that the sound bounces to and from. Studies with water molecules have proven that passionate or hateful words can create different patterns on the molecules of water. We know that our bodies are mostly water, so imagine the impact we have on ourselves with the words and thoughts we speak.

As musicians, we should take high consideration in the messages we send through our music. I tend to feel like music is another form of communication that we can use to convey a specific type of message through the feeling of the song or melody. I’ve personally used music and meditation to heal myself and provide myself free therapy, so I know these vibrational frequencies have great impact on our bodies and mind.