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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...

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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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