Today it seems to be very trendy the idea that inside the music, whatever it is, there is some sort of “hidden message”. They talk about conspiracies and tuning systems. Specifically, they want to emphasize how modern tuning of musical instruments is done through the reference note A at 440Hz and no longer the A 432Hz.
I would like to try to address this topic by giving a different point of view, related to what I call Inborn Voice, our native vibration. There is no doubt that listening to “suitable” music can stimulate some emotional states in humans, animals and indeed plants. There exist music suitable for sleep, such as lullaby, for meditation, but also to promote athletic performance and even for aggressiveness. Every state of consciousness can be influenced in some way by music. This effect has been known for centuries and is a resonance one. Listening to a slow rhythm music, one induces a slowing down of everything, then a state of relaxation, listening to upbeat music, one stimulates the movement, the action. As I said, it’s a resonance. Resonance is a phenomenon related to frequency, I explained it very well in my book “The Way of the Voice“.
Few people are aware that the opposite phenomenon is also true. In fact, resonance is a reflexive phenomenon. That is, if you want to remain quiet, if you want to get to sleep, a lively music will bother you and you will cover your ears. Vice versa, if you impose yourself to be punchy, you prepare yourself for a competitive performance, a melodious music will give you on your nerves. That’s because everything in the universe resonates. If we leave a guitar or a piano immersed in a concert hall, these instruments will start to resonate, to vibrate, without anyone touching them or playing them.
It should not be forgotten that even the rhythm of a music is a frequency, clearly much lower than that of the music notes. In fact, if a musical note vibrates hundreds of times per second, the rhythm of a music vibrates a hundred times per minute. A big difference!
Everything around us, even what appears to be solid rock, is matter in vibration. Everything that exists, even what cannot be seen, is matter in vibration. Quantum physics clearly explains why. So the human being is composed of matter in vibration, the earth on which we live is matter in vibration. Now why should we worry about the vibration of a music that we listen to when we are immersed in a world of vibrations? Is an external vibration able to alter something of the human being? If the instruments are tuned to 440 or 432Hz do things change? All interesting questions, and of course things change, but not as much as you think. A melodious music will remain a melodious music, a lively music will remain a lively music.
The important thing to note is another. An incontrovertible fact. The musical rhythm is accelerating. The melodies of the 19th century are slower than those of the 20th. The same applies to those of the new millennium and those of recent years. The rhythm, the cadence is always higher.
This phenomenon is much more interesting and evident than the one related to tuning, yet few people talk about it.
Now I will try to make a rather complex speech that takes into account biology and quantum physics, to make it clear that if there is something that perceives or undergoes a vibration, it is not the brain. I argue that our vibration-sensitive part is our Inborn Voice. If you’re interested in more in-depth discussion, you’ll find a reading of my book “The Way of the Voice”, which is extremely interesting.
Often those who speak of these conspiracy theories indicate the idea that the human brain is a kind of biological machine that operates on the basis of “electromagnetic waves”, often bringing the electroencephalograms to support. Since music is also an electromagnetic wave, here’s the story. The argument itself is not wrong, in fact the human brain operates through electric currents and it is normal that these currents create magnetic fields that can be captured and interpreted as “waves”. But this is quite different from the claim that our brain operates through electromagnetic waves. Reality is quite different.
The electromagnetic waves that occur are a consequence of its operation, not its mode of operation. It is not clear at which level our brain operates, probably at quantum level, unitary, but now is not the time to clarify it.
Our neurons don’t operate by modulating an electrical signal, creating “waves”. They are much more like an electric light bulb. That is, they have a “on” and a “off” state. What they produce, from a technical point of view, is called a “square wave”. It is fascinating to know that the square wave is defined as containing “all the existing harmonics”. It is something similar to computer electronics. Zero and One. Just to make you better understand, if a plug stings our finger, the neuron of our nervous system can transmit the information to the brain only by communicating “on- something causes a stimulus”. You may wonder, then, how does it communicate to the brain when a plug is not very painful and when it is very painful? Simple, by varying the frequency with which it is turned on/off. If the pain is little it will send an intermittent signal, for example one per second, if the pain is strong 100 signals per second. So our brain is also a sort of “resonator”. If one signal arrives per second maybe it doesn’t even consider the pain, if 100 arrive per second, it will immediately take action to avoid it.
Understanding that the brain does not operate on the basis of electromagnetic waves, but is composed of matter which therefore itself vibrates, the effect of an external vibration will not be so different from the one present in the rest of our body.
At this point we must also understand how resonance works. If it is true that all that exists is matter in vibration, how can resonance work? Let’s try to explain it with an example. If I am a crystal glass, because I am composed of matter, I always and continuously vibrate. The fact that the human being does not perceive it does not mean that it is not true. Now if I put the glass on a table that in turn is composed of matter in vibration, what happens?. Since the two materials are in contact, they should influence each other. Probably this happens, but the forces expressed by the individual atoms are so low that nothing changes. If someone pulls a punch on the table, it will transmit the force received to everything that is in contact, then also the floor and the glass. Looking closely, we would see the glass moving imperceptibly. If someone drummed on the table, creating a frequency, we would see the glass vibrate more steadily. If the frequency with which the table is drummed is in sync with the one with which the glass resonates, it will amplify and even destroy the integrity of the glass itself. If it is not in sync, it will disperse.
So far it is clear that for there to be an effect between two vibrations, that of drumming and that of the glass, a force must be of a certain magnitude.
If in the same situation as before, we introduce a second drumming, much stronger and more intense than the first, which of the two will tweak the glass? Clearly to both, but the strongest will be the master. So when we talk about resonance, we are talking about the law of the strongest. Today, headphones with “cancellation” of noise are in vogue. They do nothing but reproduce a sound that is “opposite” to what we are listening to. The sound wave of “noise” and that of “cancellation” add up and in fact we are no longer able to listen to anything. Two opposite sounds are not perceptible to us, and yet they both exist. Now that you have a slight idea of how a resonance works, we can go further.
The human being has always carried within himself the concept of vibration, even before this word existed. As I explain in my book the easiest way to define a vibration, when the word vibration did not exist, was to refer to the voice. We always talk about voice, words, silence and sound. So it is evident that something inside of us actually vibrates, or rather, wants to vibrate. What is it? Our Inborn Voice. Each of us has a different, unique one. There are no two of them that are the same. People simply forget to listen to their Inborn Voice and prefer to listen to the vibrations that come from outside, simply by ignoring it. They ignore it so well and for so long that they forget they have it, and then fall victim to the vibrations of others, like empty glasses.
The choice, the word “choice” is the key. The choice that most people take is to ignore and not listen to their Inborn Voice, turning from a musical instrument that can bring their music in the world, into a resonator, ready to vibrate on the music imposed by others. Each of us can go back to listening and making others play our own inborn voice, just do an act of will.
Now you can understand why when so many people are together many amazing things happen, sometimes deplorable, but still of great magnitude.
For example, if a group of people decide to pray all together, the sum of their individual vibrations amplifies the outcome and it will influence even those who are not praying, leading to the reduction of crime in a fairly large area. In practice, all the people who don’t listen to their Inborn Voice, will start to resonate on a vibration of peace.
The same thing happens when you put together so many “angry” or “frustrated” people, even if they are not praying, but simply demonstrating or protesting, their dominant vibration of anger and frustration is amplified by going to create real human monsters in someone of the crowd.
The interesting thing is that this doesn’t always happen. When so many people are all together, each one intent on developing its own selfishness, the amplification effect does not trigger. In fact, in this case, the vibrations that are added together do not manage to overwhelm the general background noise present. Selfishness is not a vibration suitable for man.
So from this point of view it is much more interesting to go and see, in addition to the continuous growth of the musical rhythm, also the increasing use of technologies put us in silence, both verbally and cerebrally.
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