Part III – Why Christian Worship Teams Should Tune to 432 hz. and Abandon 440 hz. (aka Rockefeller’s “Standard” or “Industrial” tuning). By A.True Ott, PhD
In Part I – I showed the historical/archeological evidences that the earliest known instruments of the Hebrew nation of Israel were more than likely based on the “perfect fifth scientific tuning”, meaning our modern “concert A” pitch is tuned to 432 hz., and the other notes follow what Pythagorus and Johannes Kepler called the “perfect 3:2” ratios. To be specific, “B” resonates at 243 hz., “C” at 256 hz., “D” at 288 hz., “E” at 324 hz., “F” at 342 hz., and “G” at 384 hz. The perfect symmetry (remember harmony = symmetry in tones) is best shown in the following matrix, where the horizontal column shows the multiples of three, while the vertical column shows the multiples of two (3:2 ratios). Notice that 486 (B2)/324 (E) = 1.5, 432 (A) /288 (D) = 1.5, etc. Notice the enigma of the “F” note of 342 hz., however. It is basically a “lone wolf” tone when compared to the “natural” 7 notes – it doesn’t fit the otherwise perfect ratios found in the other 6 (2×3) notes; although it is indeed evenly divisible by three, and only becomes relevant in the chord harmony of the perfect fifths of the 12-note chromatic scale. More on that later.
1 3 9 27 81 243 (B) 729
2 6 18 54 162 486 (B2)
4 12 36 108 324 (E) 972
8 24 72 216 648
16 48 144 432 (A)
32 96 288 (D) 864
64 192 576
128 384 (G) 1152
256 (C) 768
It may be easier to see the ratios and how “F” is basically a balancing “Harmonizer” of the 7 note scale by looking at this chart below:
F 5+ 11- 21+ 43- 85+ 171- 342+ (F is + or – 1/3 of C)
C 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024
G 6 12 24 48 96 192 384 768
D 18 36 72 144 288 576
A 54 108 216 432 864
E 162 324 648 all in Hz
So why are these “harmonic” ratios so important to understand when choosing the most effective way to honor and worship our Creator by striving to become “one” or united with Him as we give Him our praise through music? Simply because 432 hz. tuning more closely reflects the exact same harmonic ratios found in the creator’s universe – both in the “macrocosm” of outer space, i.e. the distances between planets, stars, and galaxies, but also the living cells and DNA chains of all living things created by Him! This is the final conclusion of Johannes Kepler and many other scientists and physicists after lifetimes of study. Like them, I likewise have found that the detailed predictions inherent in what is called the Harmonics Theory are confirmed by honest observations in the fields of cosmology, geology, atomic physics, economics, climate, biology and even that of human affairs!! I must concur with Kepler’s declaration made back in the year 1618: “The universe is best described as a finely tuned musical instrument; and everything in it is vibrating in tune with the larger objects that contain it in their respective spheres. I believe that there are no other laws in the universe than this Law of Harmony.” Indeed – I submit that all the other laws of physics appear to be merely the result of the basic causal uniform wave structure that leads one to observe and pay honor to the universal Harmonic law “In the Beginning”.
Keep in mind the very basic definition of “sound” is simply a moving wave of energy – very similar to an ocean “wave” with a measurable high and low “peaks and valleys” or “crests and troughs”. Therein, the “hertz” measurement is simply the speed of the wave of sound – i.e. the number of times the wave’s peaks oscillate or move per second. Little wonder that Jesus of Nazareth – the Living Word according to John 1:1-3 could command the wind as well as the ocean waves by merely saying three words: “Peace be still”. Indeed, we still may echo the disciples words: “What manner of man is this! for he commands even the winds and water, and they obey him.” (Luke 8:25)
Is it just a coincidence that I have measured the audible sound of moving wind (especially through the trees) and waves (both fresh and salt water) – and have found that both sounds resonate measurable harmonics of A=432 hz.? But it doesn’t stop there. Song birds in all their incredible variety each “sing” their delightful songs rooted at 432 hz. tuning. So do the whales and other marine mammals. The insects such as crickets and cicadas all make their relaxing night music rooted in 432 hz., as do the croaking frogs and toads. I have found that tumbling fresh water such as rivers, small streams, and waterfalls all are based in 432 hz. tuning. I submit that is exactly why their sounds are so relaxing and stress-relieving to the human soul who takes the time to listen. Incredibly, certain deep caves and caverns actually emit a specific hertz energy frequency – once again, it is a perfect harmonic of 432 hz.
Then I took a rather large sampling of the sounds recorded by the Voyager deep-space probe. Yes, distant planets, stars known as pulsars, and even galaxies all resonate tones of the pure harmonic root of 432 hz. Leave it to “evil and conspiring” men controlled completely by the love of money, the biblical “root of all evil” to “standardize” music to the much more disruptive and universally dis-harmonic 440 hz. tuning.
Frankly, I find it quite amazing that certain good and well-meaning Christian friends immediately begin to roll their eyes at me, as they mentally and emotionally run away while screaming “new-age” when I declare to them the novel concept that music tuned to 432 hz. has incredible, latent POWER to not only heal the mind, body and spirit of fallen man – but also is a very important aid in the devout Christian’s walk in the biblical process of sanctification – which is best described as the ultimate harmonic unity of mind, body, and spirit with the Creator who we know to be Christ Jesus. They are quick to say that such a concept is at best “non-scriptural”, and downright heretical at worst. Respectfully, I have to wonder what Bible texts they are ignoring concerning this topic, for to me, the music of David and his descendants is a central tenet of the biblical account of the sanctification process.
First of all, many are blissfully ignorant of the deeper numeric meanings found throughout the Holy Bible. No, I’m not talking about Drosnin’s computerized “Bible Code” here. I am talking about the biblical WORDS (i.e. frequencies of sound) themselves and their specific numeric values. For instance the Hebrew word for LIGHT has a corresponding number value of exactly 144 – the 1st lower octave of the note D (288 hz) when A is tuned to 432 hz. More importantly the Greek word for WORSHIP has a value of exactly 432.
I submit that if the Holy Bible is indeed “God-Breathed” or inspired and thus totally and completely divine in design and nature (2 Timothy 3: 13-17) – the unseen or “invisible” underlying number patterns of the words and sentences would, like all the “invisible patterns of nature” testify fully and completely as to “what manner of man” Jesus of Nazareth truly was – so that humanity can be left “with no excuse” at the day of Judgement and the Harvest. (See Romans 1:18-20) Good Christians: Ignorance is no excuse – the Word is clear on that too.
Christians should deeply consider the underlying reasons why Jehovah designed the advent of His coming on earth on a very specific genetic timeline (i.e. a “gene”ration or ‘generation’) as well as a very specific genetic bloodline. If this was not important for us to know and understand, why is it that the first 17 verses of the New Testament are totally devoted to this? Notice, the very first words of the Gospel of Matthew declares: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” The generations are specifically numbered in verse 17: “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Specific patterns of NUMBERS and numerical ratios and sequences are very significant to the Creator, it would thus appear.
So why did Jehovah choose to manifest Himself on earth through the specific bloodline of David and the Tribe of Judah after a grand total of 42 gene-rations since He made the covenant promise to Abram? What could possibly be so special about David and his genetics, as opposed to say Joseph and Ephraim’s? David was, after all, quite dysfunctional and “human” in many quite sordid ways. He was constantly falling victim to fleshly lusts and desires when he did his own thinking and followed his own prideful counsel – yet he always had his HEART and SOUL tuned to God in a very special and empowering way nevertheless. I submit that the key (another musical term) to understanding David’s unique relationship to God is understanding the very special role that certain divine MUSIC had in his life, and the power it had to ALWAYS reconcile him quickly back to his beloved Jehovah, no matter what human failings and faults plagued him during his life that caused him pain and anguish.
Let’s quickly take a look at David’s life and see what the numbers as well as the story symbolize. We read in the Book of Samuel concerning the rise of Saul to be crowned King of Israel – yet Saul’s HEART was not right before God. Because of this, he estranged himself from Jehovah and the young shepherd boy David was eventually anointed to take Saul’s place at some specific time in the future.
David was anointed and became the archetype of the promised Messiah – the lowliest of lowly shepherds would ascend to be King. Notice David was the 8th son according to the account in I Samuel. Notice also that the name JESUS in the Greek, numbers exactly 888, and that Jesus was officially given that name on earth on the 8th day following His birth, just as the angel directed Joseph to do in a dream. Notice also that the numeric value (aka gematria) of the four-letter word LOVE is also exactly 8. The name “David” means “the Beloved”. Now why is this important? Consider that the earth itself has a measurable base hz. frequency of 8 hz. 8 hz. is also clearly one of the core base octave frequencies of the note or “Key of C” when A is tuned to 432 hz. “scientific” tuning. (See chart above.) Under 440 hz. tuning, the significance of 8 hz. completely disappears. If the word “love” has a value of 8, does this shed any additional light on the scripture “For God so LOVED the World” (John 3:16).
Following his anointing to be King of Israel, we next find David first making the acquaintance of Saul, the sitting King, solely on account of David’s skill with playing the harp. In 1 Samuel 16: 14-23 we read of what is perhaps the first account of physical as well as spiritual healing (i.e. the expulsion of unclean spirits) solely by means of music. Clearly, the tones generated by David via his musical instrument banished the evil spirit that was plaguing King Saul. The KJV declares: “so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him”.
But wait a minute, how could this lowly shepherd boy David (the Beloved) possibly know how to play the harp so well as to evoke specific MUSICAL TONES that would cause evil and unclean spirits to depart and so powerfully “refresh” and heal the King? David wasn’t trained in Judah’s top, exclusively elite music schools was he? I would submit that because David was “just” a lowly shepherd who spent his days and nights out in nature tending and protecting his beloved sheep from lions, bears and other dangers – he knew exactly how to tune his harp to the calming sounds of nature, and thus nature’s God, in order to calm the sheep – for he undoubtedly played and sang to them as often as possible. Most good shepherds do just that! And yes – you guessed it, a herd of sheep emit specific frequencies of sound that just as the crickets, frogs, and cicadas, are also tuned to 432 hz. It is moreover very likely that David didn’t just go down to his local harp store in Bethlehem and buy himself an elaborately built instrument. I would submit that David fashioned his own harp and tuned it to match the very sounds of nature that he himself had listened to over the years while tending the sheep both day and night. I would submit that this process is exactly what forged the life-long bond between David and his God that served BOTH so very well, despite human weaknesses and failings.
It is hard for me personally to imagine that David could ever have achieved his level of sanctification and one-ness unto God, without these specific musical tones tied to the natural harmonics and the words of PRAISE he sang in those very harmonic tones. I would also submit that Satan, and each of his fallen and unclean spirits, would like nothing more than to see humanity permanently divorced from these specific healing tones and frequencies of sound that the demonic hordes simply cannot abide. What else would inspire men to change and alter the inherently richer, more powerful healing tones of nature and the Creator by just enough to create increased stress, dissonance and agitation at the most primal level of the human brain and cellular functions?
Of course, prayer, scripture study and meditation can bring people to a knowledge of Christ, and forge a personal relationship with Him IN SPITE OF a dissonance musical tuning – not because of it. You see, I was shown very clearly that the role of WORSHIP MUSIC in a Christian service, is to prepare the hearts, minds, and souls of men and women to receive God’s Word – just as a plow is designed to prepare a field to receive a seed that will take root and eventually bring forth fruit. Music played in 440 hz. can plow the field and remove a few stones and rocks, but not nearly as deep and as effectively as music tuned to 432 hz. – which produces the ultimate “good ground” for the seed to take root. Remember the parable found in Matthew 13:
18. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. KJV