Here’s Why You Should Consider Converting Your Music To A=432 Hz

Tesla said it. Einstein Agreed. Science proved it. It is a known fact that everything—including our own bodies—is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. That being said, can sound frequencies affect us? They sure can. Frequencies affect frequencies; much like mixing ingredients with other ingredients affects the overall flavor of a meal. The way frequencies affect the physical world has been demonstrated through various experiments such as the science of Cymatics and water memory.

The science of Cymatics illustrates that when sound frequencies move through a particular medium such as water, air or sand, it directly alters the vibration of matter. Below are pictures demonstrating how particles adjust to different frequencies. (Click here to watch a video demonstrating the patterns of sound frequencies)


Water memory also illustrates how our own intentions may even alter the material world. This has been demonstrated by Dr. Masaru Emoto, who has performed studies showing how simple intentions through sound, emotions and thoughts can dramatically shape the way water crystallizes. 

Water Memory

We all hold a certain vibrational frequency, not to mention our bodies are estimated to be about 70% water… so we can probably expect that musical frequencies can alter our own vibrational state. Every expression through sound, emotion or thought holds a specific frequency which influences everything around it—much like a single drop of water can create a larger ripple effect in a large body of water.

Music Frequency

With this concept in mind, let us bring our attention to the frequency of the music we listen to. Most music worldwide has been tuned to A=440 Hz since the International Standards Organization (ISO) promoted it in 1953. However, when looking at the vibratory nature of the universe, it’s possible that this pitch is disharmonious with the natural resonance of nature and may generate negative effects on human behaviour and consciousness.

Some theories, although just theories, even suggest that the nazi regime has been in favor of adopting this pitch as standard after conducting scientific researches to determine which range of frequencies best induce fear and aggression. Whether or not the conspiracy is factual, interesting studies and observations have pointed towards the benefits of tuning music to A=432 Hz instead.

Mathematics of The Universe

432 Hz is said to be mathematically consistent with the patterns of the universe. It is said that 432 Hz vibrates with the universe’s golden mean PHI and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness. When our atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the spiraling pattern of nature, our sense of connection to nature is said to be magnified. The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the Sun, Earth, and the moon as well as the precession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, the Sri Yantra among many other sacred sites.

“From my own observations, some of the harmonic overtone partials of A=432hz 12T5 appear to line up to natural patterns and also the resonance of solitons. Solitons need a specific range to form into the realm of density and span from the micro to the macro cosmos. Solitons are not only found in water mechanics, but also in the ion-acoustic breath between electrons and protons.” – Brian T. Collins

432 Hz vs. 440 Hz

color sound chartColor Spectrum Resonance

Another interesting factor to consider is that the A=432 Hz tuning correlates with the color spectrum and chakra system while the A=440 Hz isn’t aligned.

The Solar Spectrum & The Cosmic Keyboard:
All of the frequencies in the spectrum are related in octaves, from gamma rays to subharmonics. These colors and notes are also related to our Chakras and other important energy centers. If we are to understand that (…) Chakras are connected to the Seven Rays of the Solar Spectrum, then the notes and frequencies we use for the same should be the same. A432 Hz is the tuning of the Cosmic Keyboard or Cosmic Pitchfork, as opposed to the A440 Hz modern ‘standard.’ It places C# at 136.10 Hz ‘Om,’ which is the main note of the Sitar in classical Indian music and the pitch of the chants of the Tibetan monks, who tell us ‘It comes from nature.’” – Dameon Keller

Exploring The Difference

Let’s explore the experiential difference between A=440 Hz and A=432 Hz. The noticeable difference music lovers and musicians have noticed with music tuned in A=432 Hz is that it is not only more beautiful and harmonious to the ears, but it also induces a more inward experience that is felt inside the body at the spine and heart. Music tuned in A=440 Hz was felt as a more outward and mental experience, and was felt at the side of the head which projected outwards. Audiophiles have also stated that A=432hz music seems to be non-local and can fill an entire room, whereas A=440hz can be perceived as directional or linear in sound propagation.

“The ancients tuned their instruments at an A of 432 Hz instead of 440 Hz – and for a good reason. There are plenty of music examples on the internet that you can listen to, in order to establish the difference for yourself. Attuning the instrument to 432 Hz results in a more relaxing sound, while 440 Hz slightly tenses up to body. This is because 440 Hz is out of tune with both macrocosmos and microcosmos. 432 Hz on the contrary is in tune. To give an example of how this is manifested microcosmically: our breath (0,3 Hz) and our puls (1,2 Hz) relate to the frequency of the lower octave of an A of 432 Hz (108 Hz) as 1:360 and 1:90.” –

“The overall sound difference was noticeable, the 432 version sounding warmer, clearer and instantly sounded more listenable but the 440 version felt tighter, with more aggressive energy.” – Anonymous guitarist

The video below was created by someone with no preference or opinion on whether A=432 Hz or A=440 Hz is better. Therefore, the way both versions of the melody is played is unbiased. It is up to us to tune in and feel which one feels more harmonious to us!

Here’s another example:
David Helpling – Sticks and Stones in 440 hz:
David Helpling – Sticks and Stones in 432 hz:

Personal Thoughts

I personally have enjoyed many bands, artists and styles of music even though they were tuning in A=440 hz, however by comparing a few songs in both A=432 hz and A=440 hz, I can feel and hear the difference. I wouldn’t say that my experience of 440hz music has turned me into an aggressive person, but I can understand how an entire population being exposed to music that is more mind directed as opposed to heart directed—not to mention all of the materialistic and ego-driven lyrics in most popular music—is a perfect combination to maintain a more discordant frequency and state of consciousness within humanity.

“Music based on C=128hz (C note in concert A=432hz) will support humanity on its way towards spiritual freedom. The inner ear of the human being is built on C=128 hz” – Rudolph Steiner

I cannot state with complete certainty that every idea suggested in this article is 100% accurate, nor am I an expert on the subject. I simply gathered interesting information from others having researched this issue more deeply. For this reason, I suggest that we each do our own research on the matter with an open yet discerning mind if we are looking for scientific validation. Perhaps more scientific validation could be done in the near future to explore this topic.

I believe we all possess intuition and the ability to observe without judgment, which can be more useful than resorting to ridicule when exposed to information that has not yet been accepted by the scientific community. It is therefore up to us to tone down the urge to jump to conclusions and instead EXPERIENCE the difference between A=440 Hz and A=432 Hz. To do so, we need to listen with our entire body and a neutral awareness as opposed to with our mental ideas, judgments and preconceptions. Let me know which frequency resonates more with you!

If you are interested in changing your music’s pitch to A=432 hz, click HERE to learn how to do it.

Solfeggio Frequencies Set Body Into Full Harmony

What are the Solfeggio frequencies?Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient 6-tone scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones 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.WIKI_Solfeggio_9frecuenciasThe main six Solfeggio frequencies are:396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships

741 Hz – Expression/Solutions

852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order


According to Professor Willi Apel, the origin of the ancient Solfeggio scale can be traced back to a Medieval hymn to John the Baptist. The hymn has this peculiarity that the first six lines of the music commenced respectively on the first six successive notes of the scale, and thus the first syllable of each line was sung to a note one degree higher that the first syllable of the line that preceded it. Because the music held mathematic resonance, the original frequencies were capable of spiritually inspiring mankind to be more “god-kind”.

The original Solfeggio scale was developed by a Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo (c. 991 AD – c. 1050 AD). It was used by singers to learn chants and songs more easily. Today we know the Solfeggio scale as seven ascending notes assigned to the syllables Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti. The original scale was six ascending notes assigned to Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La. The syllables for the scale were taken from a hymn to St. John the Baptist, Ut Queant Laxis, written by Paulus Diaconus.

In the mid-1970’s Dr. Joseph Puleo, a physician and America’s leading herbalist, found six electro-magnetic sound frequencies that corresponded to the syllables from the hymn to St. John the Baptist.


According to the documentation provided in “Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse“, Dr. Joseph Puleo was introduced, through an open vision, to the Pythagorean method of numeral reduction. Using this method, he discovered the pattern of six repeating codes in the Book of Numbers, Chapter 7, verses 12 through 83.

The Pythagorean method is a simple reduction method, used to turn big numbers into single digits. The values of all digits in the number are added up. When after the first addition the number still contains more than one digit, the process is repeated.

Here’s an example:

456 can be reduced to 4+5+6 = 15, and subsequently reduced to 1+5=6. So the number 456 reduces eventually to the single digit 6.

Dr. Joseph Puleo found repetitions of a single issue or subject in the Book of Numbers. In Chapter 7, verse 12 he found a reference to the first day, the second day was mentioned in verse 18, the third day in verse 24, and so forth until the final reference in verse 78 which is speaking of the twelfth day.

The Pythagorean reduction of these verse numbers is:

Verse 12 = 1 + 2 = 3

Verse 18 = 1 + 8 = 9

Verse 24 = 2 + 4 = 6

Verse 30 = 3 + 0 = 3

Verse 36 = 3 + 6 = 9

Verse 42 = 4 + 2 = 6

…until verse 78

Do you see the repetition of 396? This is the first frequency.

He found the next frequency by looking at verse 13, which is speaking of an offering. Six verses down, which is verse 19, the same offering or idea is repeated, six verses down at verse 25 there is another repeat, etc. Thus, by using the Pythagorean method of reduction, again he discovered a pattern. This pattern is 417. It is the second frequency. The rest of the frequencies were found using the same method.


As you already know, the syllables used to denote the tones are: Ut, Re, Mi Fa, Sol, La. They were taken from the first stanza of the hymn to St. John the Baptist:

Ut queant laxis Resonare fibris

Mira gestorum Famuli tuorum

Solve polluti Labii reatum

Sancte Iohannes

Literal translation from Latin:

“In order that the slaves might resonate (resound) the miracles (wonders) of your creations with loosened (expanded) vocal chords. Wash the guilt from (our) polluted lip. Saint John.”

In other words, so people could live together in peace and communicate in harmony about the miracle in their lives, and how God blessed them to produce this “magic”, people’s true unpolluted spiritual natures required revelation. The above text seems to suggest that Solfeggio notes open up a channel of communication with the Divine.

Each syllable was thoroughly studied by Dr. Puleo and other professional researchers. David Hulse, a sound therapy pioneer with over 40 years of experience, described the tones as the following:

UT – 396 Hz – turning grief into joy, liberating guilt & fear

RE – 417 Hz – undoing situations & facilitating change

MI – 528 Hz – transformation & miracles, repairing DNA

FA – 639 Hz – relationship, connecting with spiritual family

SOL – 741 Hz – expression/solutions, cleaning & solving

LA – 852 Hz – returning to spiritual order

Click here for detailed description of each tone.


The Solfeggio frequencies were lost because throughout history different tuning applications have been used. Ancient tuning practices used a system of tuning known as “Just Intonation.” The method of Just Intonation featured pure intervals between every note that were mathematically related by ratios of small whole numbers leading to a much purer sound.

The tuning practice adopted for western cultures from about the 16th century and used today is known as “Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament”. According to Joachim Ernst-Berendt, the 12-Tone Equal Temperament mistunes all consonant intervals except the octave. Our modern scale can create situations such ‘boxed-in’ thinking, stuffed and suppressed emotions, fear-based or lack consciousness, all of which then tend to manifest into physical symptoms called ‘dis-ease’ or disease.

Our modern day musical scale is out of sync when compared with the original Solfeggio scale. If we want to bring harmony in our lives, we need to replace the dissonant western scale with a web of subtle and clear intervallic relationships of the Solfeggio music. Let the music become once again a tool to raise human nature and a method to connect you with the Source.


Nikola Tesla, the great genius and father of electromagnetic engineering, had once said, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would hold a key to the universe”. The 3, 6, and 9 are the fundamental root vibrations of the Solfeggio frequencies.

Albert Einstein stated: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” All matter beings vibrate at specific rates and everything has its own melody. The musical nature of nuclear matter from atoms to galaxies is now finally being recognized by science.

That is why these frequencies are so powerful. They can literally bring you back to the original tones of the heavenly spheres and put your body into a balanced resonance. Solfeggio music is the key to the Universe. You can either throw it away or you can use it to find healing and harmony, health and well-being. Just play the music!

Article Credits: Used with permission.


Karol Jankowiak is an artist, technologist, independent sound researcher, and educated philosopher. He is the founder of Attuned Vibrations where, along with his wife, he promotes healing sound frequencies and alternative musical tunings. Karol left his successful corporate career to dedicate his life to helping others in transforming their own lives and rediscover their true potential as vibrational beings. Visit his site or connect with him on Facebook.


D.D. Hulse, 2009, A Fork In the Road: An Inspiring Journey of how ancient Solfeggio Frequencies are Empowering Personal and Planetary Transformation!, AuthorHouse

Here is a video of a Sacred Chant that was recorded inside of the great pyramid forming sacred geometrical patterns on a plate.

Cymatics is the study of the effects of sound vibrations on physical matter. This provides the visual evidence that proves the physical power of sound and music. Now, with ‘sound made visible,’ it is possible to demonstrate astonishing effects on solids, liquids and gases.

Nikola Tesla — ‘If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.’

528 Hz – The Love Frequency

According to Dr. Leonard Horowitz, 528 Hertz is a frequency that is central to the “musical mathematical matrix of creation.” More than any sound previously discovered, 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. Independently confirmed by researchers, these core creative frequencies were used by ancient priests and healers in advanced civilizations to manifest miracles and produce blessings.

Math scientist Victor Showell describes 528 as fundamental to the ancient Pi, Phi, and the Golden Mean evident throughout natural design. Vic Showell and John Stuart Reid (a pioneer in acoustic research and cymatic measurements) have proven that 528 is essential to the sacred geometry of circles and spirals consistent with DNA structuring and hydrosonic restructuring.

528 resolves to a 6, the icon for physical manifestation. That is, 5+2+8=15; and 1+5=6 (using Pythagorean math). The symbol “6” reflects the “spiraling down from heaven into the wholeness of earth.” In fact, the Love frequency can be fundamental to broadcasting all matter and energy into reality according to the laws of physics.

Definition of the Love Frequency

528 is known as the ‘Miracle’ tone which brings remarkable and extraordinary changes. Dr. Joseph Puleo analyzed the meaning of the tone using Latin dictionaries and hidden entries from Webster’s Dictionary. The “Mi” tone is characterized as:

1. an extraordinary occurrence that surpasses all known human powers or natural forces and is ascribed to a divine or supernatural cause, esp. to God.

2. a superb or surpassing example of something; wonder, marvel [1125-75]; ME <L Miraculum=Mira(Ri) to wonder at. fr(French): sighting, aiming to hold against the light. (gestorum: gesture; movements to express thought, emotion; any action, communication, etc. intended for effect.)

The 528Hz tone alone is associated with ‘DNA Repair

How it cleaned polluted water in the Gulf of Mexico

Infuse water with nature’s most celebrated energy

In 2010, John Hutchinson, an electromagnetic energy expert from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, helped purify poisoned water off the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill. He and his research partner, Nancy Hutchinson (formerly Nancy Lazaryan), used the 528 Hz frequency and other Solfeggio tones to reduce the oil and grease in polluted waters.

The polluted area was treated with the frequencies for four hours the first day, and by the next morning, the waters were cleared. They also did four more hours of RF frequency to complete the test. The frequency device was situated about 25 feet up the beach from the water.They restored the water’s vitality as manifested by the return of fish, dolphins and even barnacles. Nancy said that ‘the water that had been murky brown was a clear green. Two dolphins came into 5 feet of water to visit. Lots of schools of fish and crabs [were] very active’.
John at work

Their results were certified by Dr. Robert Naman, President of Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory, Inc. of Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Naman, an analytical chemist with almost 30 years in the field, tested the samples and confirmed the complete removal of oil and grease from the after treatment sample source tested.

528Hz analysis

As you can see, the amount of oil and grease “before” the frequency treatment was 7 ppm (parts per million, or milligrams per liter); while the samples that had undergone the frequency exposuremeasured less than 1 ppm.

John’s method of using sound and radio frequencies nearly eliminates the oil and toxins completely, and has no known dangerous side effects. John and Nancy can clear a radius of about a mile in one 24-hour session.

Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory, Inc. (ACT) stated, “While the technology is not completely understood by the undersigned, it is clear that the process may have extreme value, and it should be given a chance to be presented and tested on a large scale basis.”

Who uses the 528Hz frequency?

Let’s resonate together in harmony with our planet

Llewelyn S. Lloyd, in the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts (16 Dec., 1949), described his innate drive to “tune-up” to a “brighter,” more soothing and inspiring frequency than A=440Hz. The British author and composer expressed his preference for precisely A=444Hz tuning, that manifests the C-5-pitch at 528 Hz. He wrote that this 4 Hz higher pitch is more generally pleasing for musicians worldwide.

Recent research by veteran piano tuner and custom piano designer Daniel Koehler demonstrated the beneficial acoustic and spiritual impact of prototype pianos that include granite bridges to best accommodate the higher tension of strings tuned to A=444Hz. Koehler reported most enthusiastically that the 528 Hz frequency resonates most powerfully and enduringly.

In 2011, multiple Grammy Award nominee Amerie produced her new album – Cymatika, Vol 1 – in 528Hz frequency to broadcast genetic healing. Another artist, Scott Huckabay, performs exclusively using the C=528/A=444 Hz tuning. Every day more and more people tune themselves to the harmonic vibrations of 528 music.
In 2009, thousands of people gathered together to participate in the Live H2O Concert for the Living Water. This movie was taken by one of the attendee of that wonderful event. People were playing and chanting in 528Hz, praying for all polluted water to be blessed worldwide.
The Concert for the Living Water was produced by Dr Leonard Horowitz and thousands of volunteers worldwide – there were no large commercial sponsors.

A Recipe for the Planet

528Hz is the bioenergy of health and longevity. It is the harmonic vibration that lifts your heart and divine voice in harmony with heaven.

Can you imagine how beautiful the world would be with the Love vibration permeating the air? More and more people are awakening spiritually, mentally and emotionally and choose to be in tune with 528Hz.  This healing frequency helps you flow in perfect rhythm and harmony.

Nearly our entire global economy is built upon a foundation of illness, sickness, and death. The powerful Sound of Love can end the problems on Earth today. I encourage you to use the 528 Hz frequency to restore human consciousness to its full power and potential.

Sound Symbolism


Music is an integral part of human life.  Throughout time we have used music to praise our gods, celebrate life and death, prepare for war and hunts, teach, and entertain.  From the voices speaking incantations and spells, names of gods and goddesses, singing and chanting, to two sticks beaten together, drums beating to the rhythm of our hearts in soul inspiring rhythms to the electronic instrumental sounds of today, sound and music has been a tool of magic and healing in the lives of people throughout the world.

Different rhythms, tones, tonal qualities, and tempos of music have a significant effect on our physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Different musical qualities have different meanings and effects, so a song can be composed to fit very special situations.  For example, music composed to promote relaxation or a meditative state would have calm, soothing rhythms; a tempo of 72 beats per minute or slower(approximate adult heart rate) and use woodwind instruments, flutes, and stringed instruments.  Music was not always composed for entertainment, it originally was composed by the spiritual leaders of different cultures as a tool for healing and meditation, and as an aid on the path to enlightenment.

For over 250 years composers of spiritual music have used a system of letter-pitch equivalents to analyze a persons name and to compose music for specific people:

 Letter – Note  Letter – Note  Letter – Note  Letter – Note
 A – a  B – b  C – c  D – d
 E – e  F – f  G – g  H – b
 I – c sharp  J – d  K – e  L – f
 M – g  N – a  O – c sharp  P – d sharp
 Q – e  R – f sharp  S – g sharp  T – a
 U – b  V – d sharp  W – e sharp  X – f sharp
 Y – g sharp  Z – a sharp

Besides the letter-pich equivalents, the intervals between the pitches in a name can also be helpful in analyzing a persons name.  By analyzing the intervals the amount of harmony and dissonance can be determined.  An octave is symbolic of transformation, the passing from one phase of  life to the next higher one; the perfect 5th represents materialization on the physical plane; the perfect 4th symbolizes the process of going beyond the material world to the mental plane; the major 3rd is symbolic of the beauty of the material world and fulfillment; the minor 3rd represents the intuitive, a person’s inner world; the major and minor 6th intervals are much the same as the 3rds, except they encompass a much larger area of a person’s life; the major 2nd symbolizes the stepping stones one walks on towards a goal, patiently persevering and consistently moving upwards toward the fulfillment of the octave; the minor 2nd has the same basic meanings and the major 2nd but on a more psychological level; the major 7th is a somewhat inharmonious interval which requires resolution, it symbolizes the material relationships a person has with others; and the minor 7th represents the emotional relationships a person has with others.

Pythagoras and his Musical Theories

“the Pythagoreans saw that the … ratios of musical scales were expressible in numbers … all things seemed to be modeled on numbers, and numbers seemed to be the first things in the whole of nature, and they supposed the elements of number to be the elements of all things, and the whole heaven to be a musical scale and a number.”


Pythagoras was the first Greek philosopher to say that the universe is based on the laws of music.  He specified three types of music in his philosophy: musica instrumentalis, everyday instrumental music; musica humana, the constant but unheard music made by every living being; and musica mundana, the music made in the universe, the music of the spheres.

The contribution to music Pythagoras is most well known for is his discovery of the mathematical associations between the harmonic intervals.  He proved his theory with the use of a monochord.  The monochord is constructed by stretching a single chord over a sound box, the string is then stretched tight by pegs or weights on either or both ends. A moveable bridge is used to change the pitch as the sting is plucked or strummed.

In his theory on the music of the spheres Pythagoras’ calculations of the intervals between the planets were as follows:

 Earth to the Moon is 1 tone(1 whole step)
 Moon to Mercury is 1 semi-tone(1 half step)
 Mercury to Venus is 1 semi-tone
 Venus to the Sun is 1 minor third (3 half steps)
 Sun to Mars is 1 tone
 Mars to Jupiter is 1 semi-tone
 Jupiter to Saturn is 1 semi-tone
 Saturn to the fixed stars is 1 minor third

The Pythagorean scale is C, D, E-flat, G, A, B-flat, B, D.

Initiates into the teachings of Pythagoras were taught that the basic intervals (octave,1:2: major fifth, 2:3; perfect fourth, 3:4) were of major importance because they were all contained in the sacred figure of the tetractys.  Since then other occultists, philosophers, and musicians have expanded on his theories and created their own.  Other ancient philosophical systems also has similar theories on music and its powers.

Pythagoras knew the healing qualities of music and composed songs to heal the soul and rid it of negative emotions. He would play this music for his disciples in the evening to help them relax and leave behind the days negativities.  The next morning he would play music that would wake them and energize them.

       Chinese Music Philosophy…

Music was a cornerstone of ancient Chinese society.  The ancient Chinese believed that music was the creative basis of all things and that a man could and would be defined according to the music that played inside him.  The primal sound,Kung or Huang Chung, is everywhere.  If the Kung is out of tune, the celestial order was said to also be out of balance, and chaos and disorder would soon follow to the people on earth.

In Chinese music theory is it said there are eight different musical sounds in nature:

  • The sound of skin(there are many types of this sound…different kinds of drums)
  • The sound of stone.
  • The sound of metal.
  • The sound of clay.
  • The sound of silk.
  • The sound of wood.
  • The sound of bamboo.
  • The sound of gourd.

The early Chinese philosophers composed music that was attuned with the universe and cared little about its entertainment value. Chinese musical philosophy is based on a five tone scale, five being the number of heaven and earth united (2=earth and yin, 3=heaven and yang). The Chinese five-tone scale is given the following attributions:

 Name  Kung  Shang  Chio  Chih  Yu
 Pitch  D  E  F#  A  E
 Element  earth  metal  wood  fire  water
 Season  center*  autumn  spring  summer  winter
 Direction  center  west  east  south north

(* Center, as the fifth season, is the nine days before and nine days after Winter Solstice.)

The five principal modes of the Chinese five-tone scale are:

 Kung  D  E  F#  A B
 Shang  E  F#  A B D
 Chio  F#  A B D E
 Chih  A B D E F#
 Yu  B D E F# A

Music of the Spheres…Planetary Scales

Music of the Spheres is an ancient philosophical belief that regarded the proportions of the movements of  the Sun, Moon , and planets as a form of music.  It is generally believed that this system was first developed by Pythagoras.   Some scales, like the one of Pythagoras, are based on the distances between the planets, others are based on the orbital movements of the planets, and some are a combination of the two preceding types.

     According to Ptolemy(Claudius Ptolemaeus (83 – 161 CE)), known in English as Ptolemy, was a Greek mathematiciangeographerastronomer, and astrologer) the planetary associations were:

Note* Greek Name of Note Planet
e Hypate meson Moon
a Mese Venus and/or Mercury
b Paramese Sun
d’ Nete synemmenon Mars
e’ Nete diezeugmenon Jupiter
a’ Nete Hyperbolaion Saturn

The planetary scale according to the Pliny the Elder(Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus), (AD 23 – August 24, AD 79) was a Roman author, naturalist or natural philosopher, and naval and military commander) was:

 D  E  F  F#  A  B  C  C#  E
 Earth  Moon  Mercury  Venus  Sun  Mars  Jupiter  Saturn  fixed stars


     The planetary scale according to Aristides Quintilianus, a Greek philosopher and musician who lived in the third century AD, was:

Note Greek Name Planet
A Proslambanomenos Moon
B Hypate hypaton Mercury
c Parhypate hypaton Venus
d  Lichanos hypaton Sun
e Hypate meson Mars
f  Parhypate meson Jupiter
g  Lichanos meson Saturn


Robert Fludd(1574-1637), an English Hermeticist, devised several different planetary scales, here are two:


G A  B  C  D E F# G A B Middle C D E, F#, G
earth water air fire Moon Mercury Venus  Sun  Mars Jupiter Saturn fixed stars angels

(starting in the bass clef working upwards)


Middle c B A G F E D C B A G F E, D, C
earth water air fire Moon Mercury Venus Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn fixed stars angels

(starting in bass clef working downward)


H.P.Blavatsky changed the order of the planets in her planetary scale.  She switched the positions of Mars and Jupiter because the planetary color of Mars comes before the color of Jupiter in the color spectrum of the rainbow:

 C  Mars  red
 D  Sun  orange
 E  Mercury  yellow
 F  Saturn  green
 G  Jupiter  blue
 A  Venus  indigo
 B  Moon  violet

* The a’  etc. is an octave above a, two above A. The notes in modern transcription to avoid accidentals were A B c d e f g a b c’ d’ e’ f’ g’ a’.

        Misc. Sound and Music Symbolism


Planetary Tempos

Planet Beats Per Minute
Sun 118.3
Moon 98.6
Mercury 66.2
Venus 103.7
Mars 67.8
Saturn 69.3
Jupiter 86.1
Neptune 99.1
Pluto 65.7
Uranus 97.2


  Music, Sound, and The Chakras

Chakra Music Note Lower Plane Sound Higher Plane Sound
Root C – 65.41 Hz rumbling thunder soft whistling
Sacral D – 73.42 Hz roar of the ocean gentle wind blowing through trees
Solar Plexus E – 82.41 Hz bell or gong sound waterfall or rushing water
Heart F – 87.31 Hz buzzing…light swarming of bees flute
Throat G – 98.00 Hz wind ohm or humming
Brow A -110.00 Hz distant violins carried by the wind deep woodwinds
Crown B – 123.47 Hz soft “huu…” all sound and no sound, and sound felt as opposed to heard


Hebrew Alphabet and Music

Letter Musical Note
Aleph E
Beth E#
Gimel G#
Daleth F#
Heh C
Vav C#
Zayin D
Cheth D#
Teth E
Yod F
Kaph A#
Lamed F#
Mem G#
Nun G
Samekh G#
Ayin A
Peh C
Tzaddi A#
Qoph B
Resh D
Shin C
Tav A

Elements and Music

Element Musical Note
Fire C
Air E
Water G#
Earth A


Tarot Trumps & Musical Notes

  Tarot Trump Music Note
0 Fool E
1 Magician E
2 High Priestess G#
3 Empress F#
4 Emperor C
5 Hierophant C#
6 Lovers D
7 Chariot D#
8 Strength E#
9 Hermit F
10 Wheel of Fortune A#
11 Justice F#
12 Hanged Man G#
13 Death G
14 Temperance G#
15 Devil A
16 Tower C
17 Star A#
18 Moon B
19 Sun D
20 Judgment C
21 Universe A


Ancient Greek Musical Associations and Uses

When considering  the notes of the major scale…do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do… the ancient Greeks saw the scale as a descending not ascending scale comprised of two tetrachords.  The most important note in the scale was called the mesç, or middle note, which was the highest note of the lower tetrachord.  Many times this was the most played note of a scale.  To the Pythagoreans this note corresponded to the Sun with the other notes representing the various planets. The ancient Greeks created seven different scales, or modes (named after cities that reflected the mood of the modes)…the Dorian, Hyperdorian, Phrygian, Hypophrygian, Lydian, Hypolydian and Mixolydian…known today as the Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian modes.


The ancient Greeks were aware of the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of music and believed music composed in their musical modes could effect a person in a positive or negative manner.  These musicians may have also been the first to understand the relationship between mathematics and music theory, which lead to what we know today as the major and minor scales.

The Seven Ancient Modes and the Four Humors
Mode Humor – Qualities Element Body Trait Emotional Qualities and Effects Guardian
Dorian Phlegm—sleepiness, lethargy, laziness, slowness, mental dullness, and forgetfulness, but also to calm and even-tempered detachment water, cold & moist connected to the etheric body and its well being happy, taming the passionsawake  Demeter (Virgo)Aphrodite (Taurus)
Hypodorian serious and tearfulasleep  Hestia (Capricorn)
Phrygian Yellow Bile or Choleric— boldness, exuberance, and passion…can lead to courage, a quick wit, and leadership, but in excess it produces pride, rashness, irritability, and a hot-tempered, violent personality fire, warm & dry associated with the ego and will inciting anger Hephaistos (Libra)Athena (Aries)
Hypophrygian inciting delights, tempering fiercenessflattery Hermes (Cancer, the Gate of the Moon)
Lydian Sanguine— imparts good cheer, optimism, friendliness, and a tendency to laughter, love, and song air, moist & warm associated with an active astral body happy Ares (Scorpi0)Poseidon (Pisces)
Hypolydian tearful and pioussad  Zeus (Leo)Apollo (Gemini)
Mixolydian Black Bile or Melancholic—  imparts solidity, firmness, and steadfastness, but also therefore a certain indolence and tenacity earth, cool and dry associated with the physical body uniting pleasure and sadnessmelancholy Artemis (Sagittarius)Hera (Aquarius)
Hypomixolydian*this mode is suitable for every use…the mode of celestial bliss beauty has no specific associated signs or guardians, it corresponds to all the Fixed Stars and to the Thirteen Olympians

Each mode is associated with a Muse: Clio, Calliope, Terpsichore, Melpomene, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Urania (according to the Chaldean order)…Thalia, the ninth muse, is assigned the Terrestrial Sphere and governs silence. One to remember the correspondences is to use the verses of Agrippa from Three Books Occult Philosophy, II.xxvi, 1651):

Silent Thalia we to th’ Earth compare,
For She by music never doth ensnare;
After the Hypodorian Clio sings,
Persephone likewise doth strike the bass strings;
Calliope also doth chord second touch,
Using the Phrygian; Mercury as much:
Terpsichore strikes the third, and that rare,
The Lydian music makes so Venus fair.
Melpomene, and Titan do with a grace
The Dorian music use in the fourth place.
The fifth ascribed is to Mars the God
Of war, and Erato after the rare mode
Of th’ Phrygians, Euterpe doth also love
The Lydian, and sixth string; and so doth Jove.
Saturn the seventh doth use with Polymny,
And causeth the Mixed Lydian melody.
Urania also doth the eighth create,
And music Hypo-Lydian elevate.

Mode Intervals in the “Modern” Seven Greek Modes
prime second third fourth fifth sixth seventh
Ionian perfect major major perfect perfect major major
Dorian perfect major minor perfect perfect major minor
Phrygian perfect minor minor perfect perfect minor minor
Lydian perfect major major augmented perfect major major
Mixolydian perfect major major perfect perfect major minor
Aeolian perfect major minor perfect perfect minor minor
Locrian perfect minor minor perfect diminished minor minor


 Seven “Modern” Modes Associations
 Mode C-Major
Planet Day Zodiac Guardian
Lydian C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C  (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do) Venus Friday Leo
Phrygian D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D  (Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do, Re) Sun Sunday Virgo
Dorian E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E  (Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi) Mars Tuesday Libra
Hypolydian F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F  (Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fa) Jupiter Thursday Scorpio
Hypophrygian G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G  (Sol, La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol) Saturn Saturday Sagittarius
Hypodorian A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A  (La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La) Moon Monday Capricorn Hestia
Mixolydian B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B  (Ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti) Mercury Wednesday Cancer Hermes


Greater Perfect System

     In the ancient Greek musical system the notes of a scale were arranged in descending order and were comprised of two tetrachords…this two octave system was known as the Greater Perfect System.  The tetrachord was the basic musical unit in ancient Greece.  Tetra chord literally means “four strings”.

Greater Perfect System