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Thomas Anderson

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How would things be different if the standard for tuning instruments was A -432, instead of A-440 ?

Back in the day, the standard for tuning musical instruments became A-440. What would be different today if the chosen standard was A-432 ?

Would it really make a difference? I suggest that yes...there would be less crime, less corruption, less ignorance, and less apathy.

Just look at how sound frequencies interact with molecules...


Closing Statement from Thomas Anderson

It does not matter how "good" a frequency sounds to you, it is how the frequency "vibrates" your molecules.

To me, broccoli takes like squishy, plastic, model glue sand; but it is really good for you.

To me 528 hz is annoying to listen to; but watch what it does to molecules!


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    Jun 16 2013: apparently, nothing

    "However, tuning has varied over time, geographical region, or instrument maker. In 17th-century Europe, tunings ranged from about A-374 to A-403, approximately two to three semitones below A-440. Historical examples exist of instruments, tuning forks, or standards ranging from A-309 to A-455.3[citation needed], a difference of almost six semitones. Although the official standard today is A-440, some orchestral groups and chamber groups prefer to tune a little higher, at A-442 or even A-444. Baroque pitch is usually cited as A-415, which is a semitone lower than modern pitch."
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      Jun 17 2013: No really, look at sound healing...watch how cells change at different frequencies. There could be something there. To me it's not apparent yet, that nothing would change...
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        Jun 17 2013: then put it this way: nothing different than what happened since 1600 to date.
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          Jun 17 2013: Oh come on, I bet there would have been less war, and less disease...

          I bet there may be less people saying that they have ADHD...

          You are a TED TRANSLATER ! Come on, look at the science! Watch plants grow with different frequencies!

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