Way back in the 11th century, a Benedictine monk named Guido d’Arezzo introduced the musical scale that we now know as the Solfeggio frequencies – though some argue they’re even older than that.
The monks used these original six Solfeggio notes – 396, 417, 528, 639, 741, and 852 – in their Gregorian chants. If you’ve ever heard one of these chants, you’re already familiar with music that uses the Solfeggio scale.
Unfortunately, by the 16th century the scale was lost, though the exact cause is unknown.
Some say the Solfeggio was simply abandoned for a new music scale, others argue that it disappeared among the political and religious turmoil of Western Europe’s Middle Ages, and there are even some who posit some more, well, conspiratorial theories, from Biblical secrets to plots by the Roman Catholic Church.
Whatever the cause, the six-tone Solfeggio, also known as “Just Intonation”, was replaced by the “Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament”, which is what we still use today.
Why the Ancient Scale Is Important
But why exactly is this important? Why should you care how musicians tune their work?
It’s important because many argue that we lost more than a simple musical scale when the Solfeggio frequencies were replaced.
Our modern twelve-tone scale is thought to suppress our emotions, stifle our intuition, and limit our consciousness. It’s even out of sync with the natural world – and can thus manifest in physical symptoms, like pain or disease.
On the other hand, the Solfeggio frequencies are mathematically consistent with the patterns of our universe and, as we’ll explain below, have been shown to have significant healing abilities.
From repairing emotional trauma and opening up our consciousness, to deepening our relationships and even altering our very DNA, this ancient scale has far-reaching potential.
The good news is, the Solfeggio frequencies are lost no more. In the 1970s, a man named Dr. Joseph Puleo was inspired to use Pythagorean math to examine the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament Bible. In Chapter 7, verses 12 through 83, he uncovered a pattern.
And this pattern just so happened to coincide with the original six Solfeggio notes. Puleo published his work in the book, Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse, in partnership with Dr. Leonard Horowitz.
A full breakdown of the history is found on this page.
The Original Solfeggio Tones
396 Hz (UT): Turning Grief into Joy, Liberating Guilt & Fear
The first or lowest frequency, 396 Hz, is associated with the tone ‘Ut’. This frequency is important because of its ability to ease and remove the feelings of guilt and fear we’ve accumulated throughout our life.
These negative emotions are often holding us back from our goals, so clearing them from our conscious and subconscious mind enables us to make new progress in both the material and spiritual world. With 396 Hz, we spend less time racked with grief and worry – and more time experiencing the joys and endless possibilities of life.
417 Hz (RE): Undoing Situations & Facilitating Change
The next frequency in the scale, 417 Hz, is associated with the tone ‘Re’. It is the frequency of change and renewal. Just as guilt and fear can be an obstacle along the path to growth, so too can the traumatic experiences we’ve had in life that remain impressed or weighed upon our consciousness.
Like the waves washing the beach, 417 Hz clears the debris of negative memories and influences from our mind and soul, helping us change our perspective and face the present and future with fresh eyes and a fresh spirit.
528 Hz (MI): Transformation, Miracles & DNA Repair
As we continue to work our way down the scale, we come to 528 Hz, which is also known as ‘Mi’. Mi is said to come from the Latin word Mira gestorum, or “miracle”. Which is fitting for this note that brings what might be called miraculous transformation, not only in our consciousness – but in our very DNA.
528 Hz is used in DNA repair, which brings with it increased energy, clarity and peace of mind and spirit, along with enhanced creativity. 528 Hz’s effects have also earned it the name the “Love frequency”.
You can read more on 528 Hz here.
639 Hz (FA): Re-Connecting & Balancing Relationships
The fourth frequency on the scale is 639 Hz or ‘Fa’. It’s a tone of connection and relationships, creating peace and harmony in our relations with the people around us. Whether friends, family, or strangers, it can smooth over any rockiness or resentment between us and our loved ones.
Fa is a social frequency, one of understanding, sympathy, tolerance, and mutual respect.
741 Hz (SOL): Solving Problems, Expressions & Solutions
At the fifth frequency, we come to 741 Hz, otherwise known as ‘Sol’. This is tone of problem solving, more specifically problems relating to our ability to express ourselves freely and openly.
741 Hz frees us of the emotional restrictions, but it also removes toxins and electromagnetic radiation from our cells. It promotes a healthier and more stable life, both emotionally and physically.
852 Hz (LA): Awakening Intuition, Returning to Spiritual Order
As we’ve climbed the scale from the lowest to the highest frequencies, we find ourselves dealing with higher planes of consciousness. 852 Hz or ‘La’, the last of the original Solfeggio frequencies, enables us to connect with a higher power, the ever-present spirit of the universe, and gives us a glimpse of the spiritual order, while also bringing us more in tune with our own higher self.
Additional Solfeggio Tones
While the ancient Solfeggio frequencies detailed above are the most notable and enduring, having been used for hundreds if not thousands of years, Dr. Leonard Horowitz has applied the same patterns used to recover the original six tones to reveal three more frequencies.
The lowest tone, 174 Hz, also affects us on the lowest plane, namely that of our physical body and energy. It’s a natural anesthetic, relieving pain both physically and energetically, while giving our internal organs a greater sense of security and comfort.
The next frequency, 285 Hz, goes even further in its treatment of the body, healing our skin and muscle tissue to remove burns, lacerations, and other damage. It improves our health and overall well-being by rejuvenating our body, mind, and energy levels.
The last of the solfeggio frequencies is 963 Hz, which takes us to the highest plane of consciousness. This frequency connects us with the perfection of the universe, allowing us to tap into the Oneness that permeates everything that is and will be.
The Crown Chakra is also linked to the Pineal Gland (central nervous system), through which it is said we can access high-level intuition, telepathy, psychic vision and an intimate connection with God.
How Solfeggio Frequencies Can Help You
Our universe, from the sun to the stars to the device that you’re reading this on are made up of energy and vibrations. And what is a musical frequency? It’s yet another form of vibration.
We know that music affects the mind and body. Indeed, that is why music has always been a fundamental part of human existence. From early drumming to complex orchestral compositions, music resonates with life.
It is no coincidence that certain tuning, certain frequencies have specific effects. After all, why did those Benedictine monks of the 11th century tune their chants, which were essentially their prayers to a higher power, to the Solfeggio?
These frequencies have the power to transform your life, alleviate your emotional and physical ills, and connect you with the universe. And it’s as simple as listening to music.