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    Tuning to 432 Hz

    A guy I play in a band with has asked me to tune to A=432 Hz because he says it is "more healing". What should I do?

    I thought about sending him an article about distortion having some adverse effects and suggesting I'll tune to 432 Hz when he loses his Tube Screamer.
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    Is it a paid gig?

    ( Y ) - tune to 432

    ( N ) - find a paid gig and tune to whatever they want to be the tuning

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    I've had a few guitarists that wanted their guitar tuned to A=432 as I was setting it up. Here is the alleged reasoning behind it:

    https://attunedvibrations.com/432hz-healing/

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    Fascinating.

    Are there any examples of "mainstream" music at 432?
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    Perhaps you should also burn cleansing sage sticks onstage, use Himalayan salt lamps for lighting, and perform only where ley lines cross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Perhaps you should also burn cleansing sage sticks onstage, use Himalayan salt lamps for lighting, and perform only where ley lines cross.

    Those gigs tend to be very low or zero pay.
    Last edited by Plasmatopia; 10-16-2017 at 12:56 PM.
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    Here's why I think it's nonsense (at least in relation to the way it's often justified):

    https://jakubmarian.com/the-432-hz-v...piracy-theory/

    Now if there were serious studies of the effects of different tunings on human physiology I might be inclined to think there was something to it. I wonder what this does to those with perfect pitch or those savants with synesthesia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100423 View Post
    I've had a few guitarists that wanted their guitar tuned to A=432 as I was setting it up. Here is the alleged reasoning behind it:

    https://attunedvibrations.com/432hz-healing/
    At least that article avoided all the other strange numerological trickery that is often used to bolster the case for 432 Hz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Is it a paid gig?

    ( Y ) - tune to 432

    ( N ) - find a paid gig and tune to whatever they want to be the tuning

    It's mainly just a pain if you also want to jam with some other people in standard tuning. I will have see how much of a pain it is to change the reference frequency in my tuners on the fly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Perhaps you should also burn cleansing sage sticks onstage, use Himalayan salt lamps for lighting, and perform only where ley lines cross.
    That sage shiat is pretentious as all hell. The band I saw Thursday night pulled that stunt before their show. It was like watching a gig at Olive Garden.
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    Endless salad and breadsticks?
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    As for the healing power of 432. I'm not a believer in such things (the linked article has some pretty nice-looking pseudoscience), but as a somewhat fan of metal, any excuse to tune down is going to be kind of OK in my book
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Endless salad and breadsticks?
    ENDLESS BREADSTICKS ARE SOOOO METAL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Endless salad and breadsticks?

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    What is 8 Hz among friends?
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    “Scientific pitch” was promoted by Lyndon LaRouche — and really, that tells you all you need to know.

    The history of Western tuning specifications is a fascinating study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    A guy I play in a band with has asked me to tune to A=432 Hz because he says it is "more healing". What should I do?

    I thought about sending him an article about distortion having some adverse effects and suggesting I'll tune to 432 Hz when he loses his Tube Screamer.
    Tell him to put the crystals and incense down and get out of your band!

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    People have always been in disagreement about what the 'proper' frequency to tune to is. I say why bother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    Those gigs tend to be very low or zero pay.
    In this case, 8 cents less...
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    I read an interview with Mark Farner recently and he was praising the 432Hz tuning....I checked, my AVID Eleven GTR rack can be calibrated to 432Hz (If I were ever so inclined)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Tell him to put the crystals and incense down and get out of your band!
    I should! He might not even remember that it's his band!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hFx View Post
    In this case, 8 cents less...
    I'm glad no one ever noticed when my last band tuned down to 392 Hz.
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    You could tune to tune to 448 just to piss him off. That'll test his "healing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Endless salad and breadsticks?
    Endless Cheese
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    I'd rather tune to 420Hz
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