Why Tune Violins to 432 Hertz?

I’ve been trialling the tuning at 432 Hz  for nearly 12 months now. This trial has included the following:

  • Performing A / B tests on various instruments at both frequencies;
  • Practicing on various instruments at 432 Hz (including viola);
  • Tuning student’s violins at 432 Hz and to 441 Hz (my preferred frequency over 440 Hz, also preferred by many of the world’s orchestras);
  • Recording live strings at 432 Hz and also, other pieces have been recorded at my regular recording frequency (441 Hz);
  • Recording studio productions with software instruments at 432 Hz;
  • Recording all soundscaping & live music for my short film at 432 Hz (violin & classical guitar);
  • Seeking out other music recorded at 432 Hz, and music recorded at other frequencies then shifted to 432 Hz.

My findings have been:

  • 432 Hz sounds better, with clearer high frequencies and fuller mids & low frequencies;
  • Easier to mix strings when producing, because of the above;
  • All instruments I have played or heard have responded favourably. My main violin responds especially well.
  • I find a sense of wellbeing from playing and teaching at 432 Hz.  This includes feeling more relaxed, calm, centered & focused and getting less tired / remaining energised.  There is a positive energy in my studio with laughter as well as focus.  Of course, this was present anyway, but seems greatly enhanced.
  • Majority of my students prefer it.  Some can’t appreciate any difference.  None have been actively against it or have disliked it.
  • It seems to have a calming effect on erratic behaviour (in my younger / less mature students)

I’d be interested to gather feedback, so please let me know of your experience via the contact form.

For those interested in exploring further, here’s an informative article, shown to me by violin student Suzanne:   http://www.anonews.co/frequency-music-432-hz/

Here’s to our continuing wellbeing through music!