[LAU] Piano composition - Lost Isle (& LV2 plugins)

jonetsu at teksavvy.com jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Sat Jun 25 15:59:38 UTC 2016

On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:55:07 +0200
fred <f.rech at yahoo.fr> wrote:

> Le 25/06/2016 12:46, jonetsu at teksavvy.com a écrit :
> > On Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:19:22 +0200
> > fred <f.rech at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> >
> >> Maybe you have something to say about the fashion to tune A to 442
> >> Hz?
> > Er, that would be 432Hz.  The 'universal' frequency.  See on
> > youtube, there are tons of adaptations, from Mozart, Chopin,
> > Beethoven to native american indians, to Phil Collins, David Bowie
> > and Rammstein.  Including of course the mandatory 'om' chants and
> > reggae music
> >
> > Maybe one of these days I'll try tuning everything down to 432Hz.
> >
> > Interestingly enough, 440Hz was adopted relatively recently.

> Does "Er" means error?

Not really.  It is an onomatopea like 'duh', 'sheesh'.  The tuning of
the onomatopea itself can be interesting :)

> Here in France the mood was to 442 around the 90's, I thought it was 
> global it seems it doesn't ;)

This is not the same.  442 is a 'serious' tuning used by some small

440Hz became ISO standard in 1955.

One proponent of 432Hz was Verdi who wanted to stop the trend for
orchestras to always tune themselves higher.  Looks like higher gets
more attention.  It's understandable, seeing such a trend of tuning
always higher, that some musicians wanted to stop this, because they
felt that this is not what music is about, eg. to try to grab more
attention in such a way.

In 1874 Verdi wrote a piece using the French A4 diapason which was at
that time 435Hz.  432 seemingly fits very well with all other
vibrations in the universe.

With 432Hz, all other note frequencies of our scales are whole numbers
whereas with 440 they are fractional (apart from A 440).

Hence, 432 attracts many people promoting 'health energy' and related

Voir google: "Accord du LA à 432 Hz" in Énergie-Santé, right beside
"miel de cerisier".

Et en contrepartie, aussi google: "Le mythe du La 432 Hz" dans Centre
de recherche Medson.

On Wikipedia, English: 'Scientific pitch'

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