Apparently everyone is buzzing with the magical number 432. But it’s not just a number, it’s a frequency. According to the subject aficionados, 432Hz is the natural frequency of the universe. And also according to them it has magical healing power and it has the ability to attract huge audience towards the music that use 432Hz as the base frequency. They are dubbing this frequency like a some kind of a magical stargate that has the ability to travel across the universe. There are several thousands of articles spreading in the internet that suggest the validity of this 432Hz phenomenon. But apparently, the scientific validity of these theories are ridiculous. Without much fuss let’s take these theories and break them down scientifically.
One of the most popular theories of 432Hz is that ancient instruments used to have this frequency as their fundamental pitch. Actually, there is no truth behind this at all. Because Hz (Hertz) is a modern unit that used to measure the frequency and that particular unit invented by a Japanese scientist. Basic definition of Hertz is occurrences per second. So second is one of the smallest units in time as we can feel it, and it didn’t use until the latter half of the 16th century. So anyone before the that, be it Pythagoras or the ancient Tibet people or whomever they couldn’t have known about the Hz or 432Hz. Because these measurements didn’t exist at the time. So there is no evidence that suggests ancient people use this as their fundamental frequency.
Another most famous theory is that Mozart used this frequency to compose his music. It is true that he used an old tuning fork that has 421.6Hz for the A. However it’s not a so called 432Hz. For an average person, it doesn’t seem like much difference between 432Hz and 421.6Hz. But in physics, there’s a huge difference.
Another music related theory with 432Hz is that Music instruments will sound better if you take A as 432Hz. As anyone can imagine music is a flexible thing and there is no such rule as always 440Hz as the fundamental frequency for an instrument. It depends on the musician and the orchestra and it highly depends on the music type they are playing. Each of these music types sounds better if you use certain base frequencies. But there is no such thing as a universal frequency for every type of music. By tuning in to different pitches or frequencies musicians can make subtle effects on the acoustic music they are playing. But this is not effective on electronic instruments.
If we are making a conclusion 432Hz is nothing but another internet phenomenon that created to drive people crazy. It doesn’t have any scientific evidence to prove that as the universal frequency and we are all vibing in it. It doesn’t unlock stargates or cosmic masses if you tune your guitar to 432Hz. And it doesn’t change the quality of the music you are playing. Simply there is not absolutely anything special about this frequency. If you are a musician don’t stick with rules or hypes, think outside the box and create. If you are a music listener enjoy the music. At the end of the day music itself is magic and you should enjoy it without a superstitious frequency