Since the early 1990s, a curious thing has been happening in the world of alternative health and healing. A new “frequency” has been gaining popularity as a potential cure-all for a wide range of conditions and ailments. This frequency is known as the “528Hz frequency”, and it is said to be part of a larger set of frequencies known as “Solfeggio frequencies”. These frequencies are said to have special healing properties, and the 528Hz frequency is said to be particularly effective for improving sleep quality and reducing stress. But what is the 528Hz frequency, really? And what is the evidence that it can actually help heal the body? In this article, we’ll take a look at what we know (and don’t know) about this curious phenomenon and this mysterious frequency.
What is the 528 Hz frequency?
The 528Hz frequency is one of the “Solfeggio frequencies”. These frequencies are a series of tones that were supposedly used in ancient Gregorian chants. These tones were said to have special healing properties, and the 528Hz frequency is said to be particularly effective and has been gaining popularity in recent years as a potential alternative therapy for a wide range of conditions.
What note is 528 Hz?
You can not play 528Hz frequency in the standard or concert tuning where A is tuned to 440Hz. To play 528Hz, you will first need to tune your instrument to A = 444Hz. Many DAWs and tuners give you ability to tune to a different reference frequency. Once you have tuned your instrument to 444Hz, playing note C will give you 528Hz frequency. If you are looking to compose music with this frequency, make C as the root note of your melody. Here are some of the popular music composed in 528Hz.
Benefits of the 528Hz frequency
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the 528Hz frequency can offer a wide range of benefits which include:
– improved sleep quality
– reduced stress and anxiety
– increased energy levels
– improved concentration and focus
– improved digestion
– reduced pain and inflammation
Does 528Hz really work?
In 2017, researchers from Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics in University of Tehran, did a research on the effects of 528Hz frequency on human cells and found that frequency of 528 Hz increased cells viability about 20% and the level of ROS production was reduced up to 100%, and noted that 528Hz sound wave has shown some strange effects such as increasing the ability of repairing human DNA.
Another research carried out by Center for Advanced Kampo Medicine and Clinical Research in Tokyo, Japan, measured the effects of this frequency on the endocrine system and found that Tension-anxiety and Total Mood Disturbance scores were significantly reduced after exposure to 528 Hz music, while there was no significant difference following 440 Hz music.
Yet another research in 2018 found that sound waves with 528 Hz frequency in 100 dB intensity induce testosterone production in brain by enhancing StAR and SF-1 and reducing P450 aromatase gene expression. Furthermore, it also reduces total concentration of reactive oxidative species in brain tissue. Prolonged exposure to this sound wave showed reduction of anxiety related behaviours in animals
Links to the full research publications cited here are listed below
What do we still not know about the 528Hz frequency?
Despite its growing popularity, there is still a lot we don’t know about the 528Hz frequency. Furthermore, more scientific research is needed in this area to really establish that 528Hz and for that matter other solfeggio frequencies are able to achieve DNA and cell regeneration in humans. So we would say this is an area which requires further research.
When it comes to music and sound healing, you should always trust your ears and intuition. If you listen to something, and you find it healing, relaxing, soothing to ears and mind, then that’s the one for you.
Don’t let frequencies decide what feels good and uplifting for you. This suggestion may be counter-intuitive to what we do, creating music based on sound healing frequencies everyday. But at the end of the day it is not the frequencies that matter, but the impact the music has on you.
And as a musician, we very well know that if the music is not coming from the heart, it does not matter which frequency we are using. The vibrations with which we make and play music are passed onto our listeners.
Here is 528Hz Sleep Music track from Meditative Mind’s YT Channel, we hope this will help you. And we hope this article was worth your time.
- Effect of 528 Hz Music on the Endocrine System and Autonomic Nervous System
- The Effects of 528 Hz Sound Wave to Reduce Cell Death in Human Astrocyte Primary Cell Culture Treated with Ethanol
- Influence of various intensities of 528 Hz sound-wave in production of testosterone in rat’s brain and analysis of behavioral changes
Does YouTubes compression rate not affect these frequency? I’ve read conclusive studies where YouTubes compression rate affects binaural beats tremendously to where the can even be harmful!?! Is this not the case with your Solfeggio frequency?
I would like to see an answer to Rich Hayes’ question. Thank you.
Dear Rich, Thanks for asking this very important question. We have done significant audio analysis and the answer is that if you are streaming the youtube video at HD and Full HD, there is no difference to the audio. Youtube does compress the video, and audio fidelity might change at lower streaming rates. But still it does not alter the frequency content, as it changes the sampling rate from 48KHz to 44.1KHz. Still it will only impact the fidelity, and frequencies which are more that 22KHz in the audio spectrum. Hope we answered your question. Many Regards, Dilpreet@MeditativeMind
Dear Meditative mind. Is there are way of downloading this tunes…? Really don’t mind paying a price, just that there are times when I’m not online etc..
How can one determine if one is receiving youtube in HD?
Dear Ada, its now available for download on our official store. https://meditativemind.org/audio-store/528Hz-Sleep-Music-Repairs-DNA-&-Bring-Positive-Transformation-p186294097
Home this helps.
Hi Allison, to verify the youtube video is playing in HD, look for the “Red HD Icon” over the settings wheel, at the bottom right of the video playback screen.
Hope this helps.
Hi meditative mind,
What if there is no RED HD oversettings icon? Will this be bad for e to listen to from my iPhone 8? There are different numbers to set playing on. It’s now on “auto 360”.is that ok or is another better? There are lower and higher numbers.
Dear Mary, It should be ok to listen at 360 auto. Auto means that quality will be adjusted automatically when the signal strength improves. Regardless of the quality of Video, which is depicted by the number 360, 480, 720 – the audio should not get impacted. most certainly the frequencies. We have seen that at lower numbers, youtube converts stereo audio signal to mono. That means that instead of separate signal for Left and Right ears, the signal is clubbed and sent as one mono audio signal. And we optimize our audio for mono signal. Hope this helps!! Much Gratitude
Its perfect thank you
Wonderful sounds…….very soothing
thank you very much (very very grateful)
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