Back to 432 Hz
Sound and music consist of vibrations, the more vibrations per second, the higher the pitch. The unit for this is the Hertz, abbreviated Hz. 432 Hz is the natural “keynote” in the universe, as opposed to 440 Hz, which is the standard in the music nowadays. In 1939 the Nazis determined 440 Hz as the keynote in the music, until then 432 Hz was the standard worldwide. Many protests of prominent musicians didn’t help unfortunately. Most musical instruments are also adjusted at 440 Hz nowadays. What are the advantages of 432 Hz? 432 Hz is nicer for hearing, is softer and brighter than 440 Hz. 432 Hz also prevents hearing damage. You probably know when you hear very loud music, for instance in discos, it can hurt to your ears. With 432 Hz, you have no pain in your ears, at a very loud volume. 432 Hz is more favourable for the chakras too, which has a good influence at the spiritual development of the music-lover. The committee ‘Back to 432 Hz’ wants a worldwide re-introduction of 432 Hz as the keynote in the music, like it was before 1939. The committee thinks it’s important that at first so many people as possible get acquainted with the difference of 8 Hz. If many people know this and also believe the qualities of 432 Hz, it could hopely move the music-industry to change the standard finally.
The Dutch journalist and music-lover Richard Huisken has taken the iniative of this committee.