Know About The Ancient Scale: The Nine Solfeggio Frequency

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Music has been known to mankind as a way to enjoy, relax, relief, and experience other states, now and then. But some sound specifically focuses on relieving you from pain, relaxing your mind, enhance concentration, and exercise your mind. Like binaural beats, here we introduce to you Solfeggio frequencies, a more ancient method of using sound for your mind’s well-being.

Dating back to the 11th century, Solfeggio frequencies have been ‘rediscovered’ and have come in practice once again.

Solfeggio frequencies are unique tones and chants that are part of the old six-tone scale, used in sacred music, including famous and beautiful Gregorian Chants. The vibration from each frequency is considered necessary for the well-being and balance of your mind, spirit, and body.

Origin of Solfeggio Frequency

As mentioned previously, the Solfeggio frequency was first introduced in the 11th century by an Italian Benedictine monk named Guido d’Arezzo, though this date of origin is usually argued upon believing that it was introduced even earlier. It was originally only a way to teach music, but the curiosity of Brother Guido led to more innovation. The vibrations were found out to be helpful for meditation, reliever of pain and stress, improving concentration, and achieve a sense of balance.

Later, the six-tone healing concept using Solfeggio frequency was rediscovered by Dr. Joseph Puleo and Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz in the mid-1970s, adding three more frequencies to the original frequencies.

The Essence of the Ancient Scale

The ancient tuning method ‘Just Intonation’ gives a very pure sound using the concept of mathematically relating the intervals between every note by ratios of small whole numbers.

There are six main Solfeggio frequencies, according to the ancient scale. These scales are mathematically consistent, linking religion as well, with a far-reaching potential from liberating one of fear of repairing the DNA.

The Solfeggio frequencies are a part of Gregorian chants that are believed to be a distinct influencer on human psychology and physiology. According to Dr. Alan Watkins, a neuroscience lecturer in London, these chants lower heart rates and blood pressure of those who perform them on a daily basis. The chants are said to impart spiritual blessings too. These frequencies penetrate both the conscious and subconscious mind, awakening our intuition and stimulate healing.

But, with the moving time and introduction of new tuning methods, this ancient method has been considered ‘lost’ over the past centuries. The ancient Solfeggio frequencies include following six-scales along with their purpose:

  • UT – 396 Hz – Liberating guilt and fear, turning grief into joy
  • RE – 417 Hz – Undoing situations, facilitating change
  • MI – 528 Hz – DNA Repair
  • FA – 639 Hz – Reconnecting and Relationships
  • SOL – 741 Hz – Awakening Intuition, Solve problems, Expressions
  • LA – 852 Hz – Returning to spiritual order

Additional Solfeggio frequencies

  • 174 Hz – Relieve pain and tension
  • 285 Hz – Safety, energy, and survival
  • 963 Hz – Oneness and unity

The science behind Solfeggio frequencies

The effect of sound or frequencies is visible when they coordinate with our natural brainwave. The frequencies generated in the delta or theta state can calm the mind, relieve pain, increase concentration, heal the mind and soul. The basic concept of healing through music is by producing the low frequencies that have higher effects (like in alpha, beta, delta, or theta states) in the brain, such that they associate with the brainwave and change the state of mind as per the requirement. They alter the brainwave and slow down the brain so that your body and brain can heal themselves naturally without any chemical drugs. When you use these frequencies, you align yourself with their tones and rhythms: the foundation of the universe.

More than any other sound, Solfeggio frequencies are said to produce more positive effects on the mind and body. Like binaural beats use two different sounds to generate a third sound that the brain processes, the Solfeggio frequencies use mathematics for healing. There are several theories on the working principle of Solfeggio frequencies.

As said by Nikola Tesla, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3,6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe”, the frequencies in this sound are all divisible by 3, 6, and/or 9. According to this theory, 12, 9, 6 and 3, all have special significance in many number-based esoteric systems, and all Hz frequency in Solfeggio frequencies (396, 417, 528, 639, 741, 852) can be reduced to one of these numbers. The sounds are precisely produced by tuning forks and have healing power due to their low but consistent and faster frequencies.

Another theory associates the frequencies produced in this sound with Schumann resonance. As per this resonance, the electromagnetic waves existing between the Earth’s surface and ionosphere originate from discharges of lightning and resonate at a low frequency ranging between 7.86 Hz to 8 Hz.

Further, researchers found the resonance matching the five brainwaves of a human: alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and theta. These brainwaves determine the day-to-day activities from logical thinking to meditating, from cognition to calming the mind. The Solfeggio frequencies resonate in harmony with the Schumann resonance of 8 Hz, causing the positive effects in the individual listening to or using them.

Similarly, there exists one more theory behind the healing power of the Solfeggio frequencies. This theory associates with the Prime Number Cross. It is a complete mathematical concept, in which the frequencies 174, 285, 396, 417, 528, 639, 741, 852, and 963 are radially embedded in this cross. They produce a binaural beat of 111 Hz when used in pairs of tuning forks. The 111 Hz has been used in several therapies and treatment, and the studies show that this frequency can significantly bring balance by temporarily shifting to the right brain, which enhances cognitive behaviors, emotional understanding, improves focus and empathy, and moderate social behavior.

What do Solfeggio Frequencies Do?

Each frequency in the Solfeggio frequencies plays a vital and unique role in healing the body, mind, and soul. It liberates you from the negative thoughts enriching your mind with positive thoughts, heals your cells, builds up self-confidence, and improves your creative thinking. These are just a few of the results of the constant practice of Solfeggio frequencies. The outcome you want directly relies on the frequency you use or listen to among nine different frequencies.

The Nine-Tone Solfeggio Frequencies

The Solfeggio frequencies, after their rediscovery, now include nine-tones that raise your vibrations. These vibrations correspond to your emotions to calm, inspire, and cleanse. Each of these frequencies has an independent role in the healing process, depending on the frequency you choose or require.

174 Hz – “Relieve pain and tension.”

The 174 Hz Solfeggio frequency is a natural anesthetic for relieving you from pain and easing your tension. It slows down the breathing rate, relaxes the mind and body as you drowse to meditation. It works on your all seven chakras, provided you can wake them through deep meditation and Pranayama. This frequency can cure migraine, body pain (in legs, knee or back), relieve you from stress, improve concentration, reduce emotional pain, and enable your healing power through your chakras.

285 Hz – “Safety, energy, and survival.”

The 285 Hz frequency links safety, energy, and survival. It heals skin and muscle tissue to remove burns or lacerations, returns cells to its original form, restructures damaged organs, and your energy. This frequency is linked directly to the Chakra or your blueprint for physical and mental well-being. The 7 Chakras regulate the primal energy for safety, survival, and instinct. Your body needs to be ready to heal, for the medical treatments can go in vain without your body’s willingness to fight and survive. The mind and soul prepare your body for the healing process, so it is safe to say that the mind, body, and soul are interdependent, and the positive energy liberated from your mind can physically aid you in healing.

396 Hz – “Liberating guilt and fear, turning grief into joy.”

This Solfeggio frequency can ease and liberate you from guilt and fear, resulting in your pain into joy. Grief, guilt, fear, or pain can be a major obstacle to any individual, blurring your vision and bringing down your defense mechanism. The fear you tend to have throughout your life can be lessened or eradicated with this frequency, clearing your intentions towards your goal and achieving them. The release of guilt and fear makes you stronger and gives you the strength to focus on the necessary. It turns your sadness and grief into joy by overcoming what holds you back. This brings you back to your reality and awakens you from all the negative delusions.

417 Hz – “Undoing situations, facilitating change.”

When we say that the 417 Hz ‘undoes situations,’ we do not mean traveling back in time and undoing your actions or scenarios that you had to face. Rather, it cleanses the debris of distressing and negative experiences you have had in life that remain impressed on the consciousness. Like guilt and fear can hold you back from moving forward in life, so can the traumatic experiences. This frequency can help in changing your perspective regarding certain distinct cases, clear you of all the negative outlooks, and freshen your spirit. Physically, this frequency assists cells and DNA to function in a favorable way to energize them.

528 Hz – “DNA Repair.”

The 528 Hz is the “miracle stone”. It heals the DNA to return it to its original state. The repairing of the DNA increases the energy of life, clarifies your mind, expands creative thinking, and improves the peace of mind and spirit.

639 Hz – “Reconnecting and Relationships.”

The 639 Hz heals all interpersonal relationships, strengthens them and helps you reconnect with your loved ones. This frequency can help you in creating harmony in your personal as well as professional relationships through the sense of understanding, tolerance, mutual respect, and love. It also encourages your body cells to communicate with their environment.

741 Hz – “Solve problems, Expressions.”

This tone focuses on solving those problems that are related to our expression of feelings and thoughts. The 741 Hz allows the mind to explore the possible solutions to a problem and ways to express yourself. It eases the mind from the troubles and cleanses the cell from various electromagnetic radiations.

852 Hz – “Awakening Intuition, Returning to spiritual order.”

The 852 Hz heightens your intuition and helps you gain your spiritual balance. The alignment of your spiritual order can awaken your inner strength and self-realization to overcome your insecurities and to overthink. Your mental health is as equally important as your physical well-being. So, to have a healthy state of mind, the key is to have control over your thoughts of self-degradation that result in less self-confidence and insecurities about yourself. Your intuitions are a powerful way to guide you through various times, and having faith in them can prevent you from many unwanted situations.

963 Hz – “Oneness and unity.”

The last Solfeggio frequency is 963 Hz. This frequency focuses on returning you to oneness and taking you to the highest plane of consciousness. It is believed to unite you with the universe, clearing all your thoughts and visions.

Solfeggio frequency- Myth or Truth?

Solfeggio frequency is just a musical note, but the fact if it can really heal your cells and DNA, which rely on medical treatment and anatomy, sounds somewhat like Myth. Even though it sounds like Myth, music has been believed to relieve one from stress, calm the mind, and bring peace to one’s mind, but it is difficult to completely believe the physical healing capabilities of Solfeggio frequency. It might be of some assistance or act as a catalyst in healing along with medical drugs or treatment, but completely relying on them is simply absurd. Some researches even consider this as a complete woo, and some belief in its healing abilities. In my opinion, it’s a matter of your belief (except the complete physical healing).

The frequencies definitely bring positive changes in your perspective and way of living. Calming your mind, achieving a sense of balance, and meditating is a proven method to improve the quality of life, and these frequencies do help you achieve these states.

How Long Should I Listen to Solfeggio Frequencies?

Vibrations are an essential part of life. You choose your vibration. The frequency you are comfortable with is recommended, be it Solfeggio frequencies, binaural beats or isochronic tones. If you choose Solfeggio frequency, then a minimum of 15 minutes per week is usually suggested, but you can always listen to them on a daily basis for the maximum effect. The best result can be seen when you listen to these frequencies for at least 4-6 weeks.

How to Use Solfeggio Frequencies?

  • These frequencies can be used as per your wish or requirement.
  • The use of headphones or earphones is not mandatory, but they do enhance your listening experience.
  • If you are using headphones, then the volume should not be too loud but should be adjusted to the level that you are comfortable with.
  • Regarding keeping your eyes open or closed, it depends on the task you are doing at the moment that requires concentration.
  • Say, if you are meditating, then your eyes need to be closed, but if you are solving a mathematical equation, then you need to keep your eyes open.
  • There is no specific “Solfeggio position.” It is up to you to choose your comfortable position and location, provided it is safe and quiet.
  • You can listen to these frequencies while sleeping too. But be careful not to the music too loud.
  • It is not necessary to focus on something or think about something.
  • You can do whatever you feel good about but to heal.
  • You may think about things that calm you or take deep breaths or visualize your goals.

Are Solfeggio Frequencies Safe?

Solfeggio frequencies are just auditory illusions. They are assuredly safe in the appropriate level of volume, but the claims that certain frequencies can completely heal your body is not justified by science.

What if I Feel Negative Emotions?

Sometimes, the physical symptoms like headache, nausea, muscle pulling, sweating, or emotions like anger, anxiety, frustration, fear, guilt, sadness can be experienced. But it is completely normal to have these, provided it isn’t too painful or unpleasant. Else, it is just a healing process, where you feel all these emotions and frees yourself from them.

Benefits of using Solfeggio Frequencies

  • Relax your mind
  • Clearer vision on your goals
  • Deep healing and meditation
  • Improved sleep
  • Liberate yourself from negative emotions
  • Improved cognition and critical thinking


Vibrations are a part of life. They have the power to change your direction and way of life. They can load your mind with positivity and strength to overcome your fear and guilt. Solfeggio frequencies, when listened regularly, will radiate positivity and help you gain stability in your emotions and thoughts. It is essential to use them wisely for your well-being.

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