.. and Isochronic tones
What are Solfeggio frequencies?
Music is widely accepted as having a profound effect upon us at an emotional, mental and also a physical level. Our cells vibrate at certain frequencies and our bodies hold vibrational states that interact or resonate with the sounds we are exposed to, for better or worse. This may be something you can already identify with.
Solfeggio frequencies refer to specific audio tones that help with and promote various aspects of body and mind health. Reputed to date back to ancient history they are said to be the fundamental sounds used in both Western Christianity and Eastern Indian religions, chanted by the Gregorian Monks and in ancient Indian Sanskrit chants.
Recently, the scientific community has taken greater interest in different types of music and the variety of physical effects they have on the human body. In 1988, a biochemist named Dr Glen Rein made a discovery based around the impact of different music on human DNA. Rein was able to assess the effects of a number of different music types, including Gregorian chants, Sanskrit chants, Classical and Rock music by measuring the rate of UV light absorption. His research supported the theory that sound frequencies do produce serious effects, from positive to negative, on health and well-being
The solfeggio frequencies are believed to be powerful energetic tones and originate from the ancient six-tone scale believed to have incorporated sacred music including the famous and beautiful Gregorian Chants. These tones are found to impart spiritual blessings when they are played harmoniously. Every solfeggio tone comprises frequencies necessary for balancing energy, keeping the spirit, mind, and body in a perfect form of harmony.
There are typically nine Solfeggio frequencies, but the main six are;
The 396 Hz for liberating us from fear and guilt
The 417 Hz for facilitating change and rebalancing our purpose
The 528 Hz for miracles and transformations like DNA repair
The 639 Hz for relationships and reconnecting
The 741 Hz for removing toxins and negativity
The 852 Hz for restoring intuition and connection to our higher spiritual selves
What are Isochronic tones?
Isochronic tones are regular beats of a single tone that are used in the process called brainwave entrainment, itself a metholdology that has ancient origins and recent popularity. At its simplest level, an isochronic tone is an audio tone that is being turned on and off rapidly, creating sharp, distinctive pulses of sound.
These tones can be used in many different ways and for multiple benefits. This may include meditation and sleep, while an increasing number of people are using them to help with studying, to improve focus and concentration.
The process of brainwave entrainment can influence and drive brainwave activity to a more desired mental state. Entrainment occurs when the brainwave frequency starts to replicate that of the stimulus. With isochronic tones, the stimulus is in the form of a clear and repetitive beat/tone. It is their pulsing on and off nature that differentiates them from binaural beats which are continuous tones with a different tone played to each ear via headphones.
The repetitive beat produces what is known as an evoked potential, or evoked response in the brain. This is an electrical potential recorded from the nervous system, following the presentation of a stimulus. These electrical potentials can be seen and recorded using an Electroencephalograph (EEG).
As a real world example, when you are feeling stressed or anxious, your brain will usually be producing an elevated amount of the higher beta brainwave. By stimulating your brain with lower alpha frequencies you can reduce the frequency of your dominant brainwave activity, helping to calm your mind and reduce the feeling of stress.
The five frequencies are:
Gamma (γ) > 35 Hz High concentration and recall
Beta (β) 12–35 Hz Alert, active, external attention, relaxed
Alpha (α) 8–12 Hz Very relaxed, passive attention
Theta (θ) 4–8 Hz Deeply relaxed, inward focused
Delta (δ) 0.5–4 Hz Sleep (Restorative)
Beta Brainwave State
During waking hours, our mind’s predominantly resonate within the Beta state. When you’re awake, alert, focused or concentrating – you’re in Beta. Due to the nature of modern life, Beta waves can also be associated with stress, anxiety and irritability. This is due to the imbalanced lives we live.
Alpha Brainwave State
Alpha waves are associated with calm relaxation, entering meditation, creativity, memory, learning. The mind is quite clear and receptive to information. Many brainwave entrainment audio sessions start in the serene Alpha range before gradually moving down to the lower Theta or even Delta states to achieve a deeper relaxation state.
Theta Brainwave State
The Theta state has the ability to bring deep relaxation including stress relief. Benefits of this state can include improved concentration and memory. Theta can also slow breathing to a restful and healthy level. The mind opens to memories or subconscious information not normally available. Theta brainwaves are also associated with deep meditation, lucid dreaming, sleep induction and creative visualization. Sleep for example is much easier to achieve once in the Theta state.
Delta Brainwave State
The Delta state encourages a state of deep relaxation. It’s associated with the deepest sleep state, and the restoration of mind and body. Delta waves allow even the most restless mind much needed relaxation and restful sleep.
Should I try this?
This collection of music aims to harness the empowering states eminating from the Solfeggio frequencies, whilst activating healing brainwaves from the Isochronic tones. Jointly it can be possible to achieve desired outcomes, overall wellbeing and greatly improve levels of relaxation and sleep.
It is equally possible this music may not work for you, and that you do not derive any benefits. Our early indicators suggest that trying unique combinations of Solfeggio and Isochronic tones can improve aspects of overall wellbeing quite noticeably. The control of the instrument volumes lie in your hands, so if you don't succeed initially, try other combinations of the sounds to see if that may work for you.
Note of caution/disclaimer: Although music medicine can bring about many emotional and physical gains, this music is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended and no detailed research or evaluation has been conducted. For those who wear a pacemaker, are prone to seizures or may consider themselves vulnerable in any way, please discuss with your medical advisors before continuing. Effects are highly personal and must be explored at your own risk.
What exactly will be in the new music category?
We will be releasing 9 pieces of music on the app over the coming months (one for each key Solfeggio frequency). The first track will be in the free tier. So when it's ready, we would love you to give it a try. Start by downloading the app. Each song will have a minimum of 3 instruments. The first instrument will be a soundscape created in the corresponding Hertz. The second instrument will contain some simple musical design 'ornaments', which will enhance the music if required. The third instrument will contain a single Isochronic brainwave tone. It is possible more than one Isochronic tone will be available on some tracks. The isochronic brainwave tones will also be tuned to the corresponding solfeggio frequency for each piece of music, to keep everything in total harmony.
Listed below are the 9 tracks that will be written for the app over the next few months.
Please contact us if you would like to be kept informed of our progress and live dates.
174Hz (with Theta)
The 174 Hz frequency is believed to relieve tension and pain. When listening to this 174 Hz, you may observe your breath gradually slowing down, making you very relaxed as you drift towards quiet meditation. Healing frequencies will relax the muscles, thereby alleviating tension or pain. Theta state is one of deep relaxation and will allow concentration on pain reduction.
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285Hz (with Delta)
285 Hz frequency helps to heal tissue and promotes optimal health and physical wellbeing. It is a frequency linked to the root Muladhara Chakra, the body’s most fundamental and primal energy center at the base of a person’s spine.
To gain optimum benefits we have taken a Crystal healing bowl, (which forms the basis of Crystal Sonic Therapy) and paired to the healing frequency of 285 Hz. We have also included an ultra-calming soundscape at 285 Hz, and the option to blend.theta or delta brainwaves (also tuned to 285 hz) for complete relaxation. So, sit back and allow this amazing mixture of music medicine to do it's work.
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396Hz (with Theta)
The 396 Hz frequency helps allieviate fears and anxiety. It helps to eliminate feelings of guilt and negative beliefs blocking the path to achieving your desired goals.
The Delta state is associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. This innate energy can be coupled with this resonating solfeggio frequency to release fear.
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417Hz (with Alpha)
The 417 Hz releases negativity and past trauma. You may experience relief as negative experiences and influences from the past slowly leave your consciousness. It is linked to the solar plexus Chakra and the colour yellow. With the Alpha brainwave you can encourage a state of change, as you are relaxed yet alert.
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528Hz (with Delta)
528 Hz is for clarity, peace, and DNA healing: it is a miracle tone or the love frequency and there are claims it can heal the DNA and cleanse an individual from any diseases and sickness. In your deepest state of relaxation brought about with Delta, the transformation process will be able to do its work.
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639Hz (with Theta)
Heal interpersonal relationships using 639 Hz: it is a frequency with an ability to reconnect because it allows you to meditate on your self, your life, and the people you value and love. As stress is released in the Theta state, we start to enter a pre-sleep phase where we can reconnect with our ourselves and others and create more harmonious interpersonal relationships.
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741Hz (with Alpha)
741 Hz repels anger, jealousy, lies and everything that brings negativity into our lives. It acts as a protective armour and help us unwind, reject our worries and troubles, allowing us to think freely. This is also the frequency of Throat Chakra, the Chakra of Truth, problem-solving and improving emotional stability. It can create room for a healthier and stable emotional position leading to more profound intuition. The mind should remain clear and open to positive suggestions in the Alpha state.
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852Hz (with Delta)
To create harmony with the universe and yourself use the 852 Hz solfeggio frequencies that heighten your intuitions and align you with your higher spirit and the universe. Allow yourself to enter the Delta state which is prevalent during deep sleep. This is where we may communicate spiritually, and where we may enable our cells to transform into a system of higher energy.
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Spirit & Harmony
963Hz (with Delta)
The ultimate state of being: 963 Hz solfeggio frequencies create a space for oneness and unity. It has been called the Pure Miracle Tone. It awakens your interactions and interconnectedness with the universe. You may encounter pure and bright visions and thoughts in your mind. As we enter deep sleep through our Delta pathway, we open ourselves to infinite cosmic energy. Through this combination of Solfeggio and Isochronic frequencies, we awaken our system to its original and perfect state.
Oneness & Unity
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