Musical Research

Reading Materials


Sound Medicine for the New Millenium

Science behind the Sounds

System for Auditory Conditioning


Method and Apparatus for inducing desired states of Consciousness

Translating EEG into Music

Neuroacoustics: The Healing Power of Sound


Frequency List (Includes EM frequencies for Rife machines)

On Music of Gurdjieff

Notes on the Gurdjieff Music

What Music Really Is: Research

Voice & Somatic Therapeutics: Voice of the Soul with Sonja Drakulich

On Reference Pitch and Intonation


The onset of the journey of the budding audio alchemist is rife with misinformation wrapped in catchy titles such as "440 vs 432 hz", "Solfeggio Tones", unfounded "Healing Frequencies", along with every kind of insane abstract intellectual justification for some unique dissonance of a mathematically unsound nature. It is my purpose to rend through these illusions mercilessly and leave only the clear, pure, and Just truth to remain

To begin with, much like in cymatics, where the geometric pattern observed is dependent on the resonant frequency of the vibrating plate, any given reference frequency cannot be "good" nor "bad", universally, only in the context of the geometry of the environment it is played within, it is possible to create context for any reference pitch, so one should experiment freely rather than pigeon-hole themselves into 432 or 440.

On to "Solfeggio Tones", to be brief, the effect is purely placebo, the arrangement of the numbers 1,4,7 2,5,8 and 3,6,9 into hz frequencies is totally arbitrary and only yields some harmonious results accidentally (ironically 396, 440, and 528 are part of a Justly tuned scale, although Horowitz, hack that he is, claims the A of C=528 is 444! Madness!) these numbers, however, do function as nodes, called Family Number Groups, in Marko Rodin's Vortex Based Maths (similar to the Enneagram), to give credit, I cannot possibly word this better than it has already been done here

Pure Tuning is as such: 16/15, 9/8, 6/5, 5/4, 4/3, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 5/3, 9/5, 15/8, 2/1

Well, I wish it were that simple, there are plenty of cases where Pythagorean, 7-limit, or other intervals sound more perfect, it is impossible to affix a concrete and inalterable rule to a note position and have that work for everything, alas, such is the curse of fixed pitch instrumentation, for non-fixed-pitch instruments, such as voice or strings, these subtle changes can be accounted for intuitively and immediately, as the player or singer can instictively feel the resonant harmony and shift into place, for a guitar or piano however, there are only compromises...

FORTUNATELY WE EXIST IN A NEW AEON, THE INFORMATION AGE! Divorced from the constraints of the material realm, the digital synthesizer and sample library (provided adequate microtuning support) prove the process of microtonal tuning, modulation, and free experimentation effortless! See Scala

Pure Harmony

In Pure Harmony, waves are resonant and stable,

you can observe them align perfectly synchronously

In the false tuning we can observe the unstable,

dissonant interference of tempered ratios

False, equal-tempered "Standard" tuning

Interact below to visualize and hear different frequency ratio curves

Binaural Beat Generator