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meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous risk taking It seems obvious that our current civilization is geared towards left brain traits and many can pose the argument that this has resulted in a plethora of today's social problems.I spent a considerable amount of time searching scientific journals to see if any studies had been done which demonstrated the neurological effects of 432 vs 440 Hz but, surprisingly, there were none.Some scientists have noticed that the frequencies of the various notes can be expressed in whole numbers in the 432 Hz tuning system.The 440 Hz system results in more complex fractions.These are pure left brain traits which stifle creative thought and null the emotions.It is clear why these traits were desirable in the Third Reich.I did locate an experiment published in the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America (114, 2409 2003) which had music students listen to classical compositions written by some world famous composers in 432 Hz tuning (Chopin, d'Albert, Bach, Debussy, Mozart and Reger) which were played in their original pitch and then played in 440 Hz.While the students showed no significant preference the experiment did confirm that these early composers were, in fact, using the 432 Hz tuning to create their masterpieces.
There is even the suggestion that 432 tuned music stimulates the right brain, responsible for our most desirable human traits.
Often the simplest solution is most likely the correct one.
Modern Standard Tuning (A = 440 hz, C = 261.63 hz)(Sources) Note Frequency (hz) -- Mid Low (1 octave below middle C) C 130.81 D 146.83 E 164.81 F 174.61 G 196 A 220 B 246.94 -- Mid (middle C) C 261.63 D 293.66 E 329.63 F 349.23 G 392 A 440 B 493.88 -- Mid High (1 octave above middle C) C 523.25 D 587.33 E 659.26 F 698.46 G 783.99 A 880.00 B 987.77 Stradivari/Verdi Tuning (A = 432 hz, C = 256 hz), calculated using the Pythagorean method of 3:2 ratio for dominants, 11:8 for sub-dominants, 2:1 for octaves.
It also might explain why modern music, which changed to the 440 Hz standard in 1939, has had such a negative effect on today's culture.
Much is made of the fact that 440 Hz is "unnatural" and creates subtle disharmony to the listeners.