432 hz, 528, 440 and more

Hertz and our hearts

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At AM Drums, we pride ourselves on offering you total choice and control over your instrument. 440 hz, 432 hz, 444 hz or 528 hz? The sounds that resonate from your steel tongue drum will be absorbed by your body, and this can have a profound effect on your wellbeing.

For anyone who is confused, we can tune any scale of your choice to A = 432 hz, 440 hz or 444 hz (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 528 hz (scroll down for more of an explanation).

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

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Listen for yourself

Listen to the same scale (Oriental C) in 432 hz, 440 hz and 444 hz [528hz]:

432 hz: http://youtu.be/WSs_ljI4ZCQ

440 hz: http://youtu.be/77NP3A45e2Q

528 hz (444 hz) : https://youtu.be/Xpt4mkC9aYg

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Quick summary (scroll down for more details)
  • 440 hz – This is the standard, concert frequency. Good for musicians or if you want to jam with other people or other instruments. Listen.
  • 432 hz – This frequency is in harmony with natural patterns and planetary orbits. Good for grounding yourself, meditation and relaxation. Listen.
  • 528 hz – Many believe this to be the ”universal love frequency”. Listen.

Our personal preference is 432 hz, as we find it to have a subtly warmer, more loving and relaxing vibration.

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440 hz – normal standard tuning

While we normally tune to A = 440 hz, it is only because this is currently the standard concert pitch. Some of you might want to play along with other instruments or jam with friends, so sometimes it is necessary and convenient.

Most of us are used to hearing 440hz in mainstream music, so this might sound ‘normal’ or ‘in tune’ to you. However some say this frequency has a negative effect on emotions, health and wellbeing.

432 hz – the universal, natural grounding frequency

We would like to encourage everyone to consider having their steel tongue drum tuned to 432 hz (the “universal frequency”). As it’s in tune with nature and the universe, it is good for grounding yourself and meditation.  432 hz has 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.”

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

528 hz (or 444 hz) – 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 528 hz. For our purposes, A = 444 hz is the same as C = 528 hz.

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

Solfeggio tuning

Steel tongue drums - AM Drums - hank tank handpan hang - solfeggio tuningWhile 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.