432hz, 528hz and more

440, 432, 444 or 528hz?

At AM Drums, we pride ourselves on offering you total choice and control over your instrument and the sounds that resonate from it – as this can have a profound effect on your wellbeing.

For anyone who is confused, we can tune any scale of your choice to A = 432Hz, 440hz or 444hz (C = 528hz). The frequency and the scale are two different things, so just ask, and your wish is our command 🙂

For our purposes,444 hz means the same as 528hz (scroll down for more details).

Keep reading to learn more about all of these frequencies and their effects.


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Listen to these clips to compare the same scale in 432Hz, 440Hz and 444hz [528hz]:

Oriental C, 432Hz: http://youtu.be/WSs_ljI4ZCQ

Oriental C, 440Hz: http://youtu.be/77NP3A45e2Q

Oriental C, 444Hz (528hz) : https://youtu.be/Xpt4mkC9aYg

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440hz – normal standard tuning

While we normally tune to A = 440Hz, it is only because this is currently the standard concert pitch. Some of our customers are musicians and might want to play alongside other instruments, so sometimes it is necessary and convenient.

Even those of you who aren’t musicians are probably used to hearing 440hz in mainstream music, however some say this frequency has a negative effect on health and wellbeing.

432Hz – the universal, natural frequency

We would like to encourage everyone to consider having their steel tongue drum tuned to 432Hz (the “universal frequency”) for a warm sound which many people believe can help to raise consciousness, empower the heart and aid the healing process.

“432hz vibrates/oscillates on the principles of natural harmonic wave propagation and unifies with the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and electromagnetism. The sun, Saturn, earth and moon, all exhibit ratios of the number 432. Concert pitch A=432hz pitch can have profound positive effects on consciousness and also on the cellular level of our bodies. By retuning musical instruments and using concert pitch at A=432hz instead of A=440Hz, you can feel the difference of connecting awareness to natural resonance.”

432hz waves vibrate according to the golden mean (PHI), which is said to help unify everything around us, as well as our own DNA and consciousness, so that everything is resonating in harmony with the PHI spiral of nature and growth.

On hearing a scale tuned to 432Hz, you may not immediately notice the difference – unless you were to compare it directly to a scale in 440Hz -but you will feel in your heart and your soul that 432hz vibrations are in tune with your body and nature.

528hz (or 444hz) – the ‘love frequency’

“528 Hertz is … central to the “musical mathematical matrix of creation’ … The “LOVE frequency’ resonates at the heart of everything. It connects your heart, your spiritual essence, to the spiraling reality of heaven and earth. Let the Love 528 music play inside you… The Love frequency is the “Miracle” note of the original Solfeggio musical scale… [T]hese core creative frequencies were used by ancient priests and healers in advanced civilizations to manifest miracles and produce blessings.” – https://attunedvibrations.com/528hz/

Using equal temperament tuning, the frequencies of the other notes are calculated by setting the A4 note at 444hz, which then means that the ‘C5′ note is 528hz. For our purposes, A = 444hz is the same as C = 528hz.

In the meantime, here is a very useful site which explains about 528hz tuning – https://attunedvibrations.com/528hz-tuning/

Solfeggio tuning

While 528hz tuning is derived from the Solfeggio scale, the true Solfeggio scale is something different.

Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including Gregorian Chants, which were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.

We find that our hearing has been conditioned in such a way that the Solfeggio scale does not sound completely harmonious or melodic when played in sequence (if your aim is to create music). Perhaps it is an acquired taste or a learned experience.

However, for therapeutic and healing purposes, we have adapted the Solfeggio scale to our handpan instrument (AM Drum). In our adaption, all of the frequencies are aligned with the original frequencies of the true Solfeggio scale, but some of the notes have been put in a different order.

A recording of AM Drums’ adapted Solfeggio scale will be coming soon.

Please contact us for more details.