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This isn’t about the piece above. This is about 432 Hz.

This isn’t news, but I only found out about the 432 Hz frequency this past weekend. Supposedly, the modern music standard has set the Concert A tuned to 440 Hz. However, during ancient times and in many long-standing cultures today (such as Tibetan monks) set their instruments tuned to A=432 Hz. Why?

Because 432 Hz is said to be the natural tone of the universe (big claim). That its frequencies when set to A=432 Hz provides the most natural resonance and harmonics. Many believe that songs set to 432 Hz sound more pleasant, easier to sing, and is harmony with the heart, rather than the thought. So in essence, its more spiritual. It also follows the Golden Ratio, the Divine Proportion, and/or Fibonacci series. Very fascinating.

Some even claim that these tones have healing abilities. I find some validity. After all, its been proven that sound waves are more than just sounds (i.e. the vibrations of a high note can shatter glass and we can “see” using ultrasounds, technologies like sonar, etc).

Rebuttal time. These aren’t real numbers, like Pi, numbers aren’t even really real. (It sounds crazy, but think about it, have you ever seen 1 or 0, its subjective.) I don’t really hear a significant difference from 440Hz to 432Hz, not enough to say: “Wow, that’s really different, sounds a lot better, more soothing” as some are saying.

Who’s to say it’s still 432Hz, this universe is either constantly expanding or compressing (or both), that the frequencies can be very different now or impossible to track with constant change. Then there’s all the conspiracy mumbo jumbo tied with it, like how the Nazi’s enforced the 440Hz frequency. Then there are claims of other “healing” tones like 528Hz, 396Hz or “fear” tones like 19Hz.

But when you think about it… remember the emergency broadcasts? The attention tones are a combination of 853 and 960 Hz, and it did have an “alarming” feel to it. And I’m sure everyone can relate that certain songs evoke certain feelings and emotions.

Sometimes, I feel like its a placebo effect. That we think things into fruition (like “The Secret” which I also watched recently). This is about as far as I’ll go with this theory, anymore, people start getting  complicated… specially when it gets into numerology. Start to get all 23 on us, finding connections using every single equation possible to come to “preferred” solutions.

All I know, a good sounding song is a good sounding song, vice-versa. I’m still gonna listen to my favorite artists and I’m not going to drop the pitch of all my favorite songs from 440Hz to 432Hz. I gave it a try, it sounds pretty similar.

Does anyone know of good anecdotal evidence that 432Hz music is more “natural”? Or even personal experiences with this tones? I’d love to know. 

432 Hz

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Indie Game: The Movie

If you got Netflix, then this is a movie to see.

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This movie is probably this month’s favorite indie film. It’s about independent game producers and pretty much creating something that they put their entire souls into. It makes me rethink my career choices.

I had a conversation with a friend the other day, it began with the question: What do you want to do?

He replied: I dunno, man. I’m lazy. One day, I drew a Venn diagram asking myself three things: 1) Things that I’m good at. 2) Things that make money. 3) Things that I like to do. And I couldn’t find anything to do. How about you?

I got a lot of things I want to do, a lot of thoughts run through my head.

I wish I had enough, I don’t think enough things run through mine.

Yeah, I want to own a cafe, I wanted to produce films… a lot. I just don’t know which one…

(end conversation)

And it made me think about this movie. I pretty much grew up with the PC-era (personal computer, not politically correct). My parents were no programmers, but my dad was forced to be an early adopter of the computer, he was an engineer and they were moving from manual CAD design to automated CAD. So he bought one.

486 processor, probably 133mhz, couple megabytes of ram, and came with both style floppy drives. I grew up entering DOS commands because Windows was still 3.1 and it was a lot easier to navigate and play game demos through DOS. Anyways… I grew up watching the PC grow and the Internet boom, I’m still amazed by it to this day.

I got accepted as a Computer Science undergraduate student, but I didn’t even give it a chance. But now, I often wondered what it would be like if I was a programmer. And what game I would make. I’m rambling…

Watch this movie!

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This stuff is golden.

This stuff is golden.

I’ve always preferred face to face conversations and even phone calls rather than text messages. For one, its really to get lost in translation when it comes to texting. And this website is proof of that. Some of this stuff is hilarious! No wonder why women are so confused and disgruntled, they can’t even decipher blatantly obvious texts.

Women, men are simple, if we like you… we’ll make time to see you. If we did like you, we’ll leave a short message, and thank you and then we’ll move on. And if we don’t like you, most likely, we’ll be “busy.” (Busy with someone that’s worth the time.)

Anyways… this website is chock full of personality. We all need to keep beating around the bush…but I guess everybody has to play the game. Heh.

[edit: after 30 minutes of reading some of this stuff]

Damn, some of em are funny cause it’s really obvious, but the girl can’t see it. But some…some, are messed up. It makes me angry at some of this stuff I read, it’s these fools that mess shit up for us, nice guys (who eventually become jerks cause of the bullshit they had to go through with these battered women who use em to get over their self-esteem issues).

Whatever. The cycle goes on.

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Vintage Sunburst

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This was an interesting, not so eventful weekend. I did make the largest one-payment, purchase of my life: a Gibson Les Paul (Standard Traditional Pro) and it sings like a dream.

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ENFJ

I took a personality test a few years ago, and retook it again recently to see if I had changed. Looks like I’m still an ENFJ.

You can take the same test here. They call my archetype, The Giver. (found here)

Now, I’m not quite the type to believe in luck or I don’t find the scientific method to be a set and stone answer to many questions, but my descriptions are very much accurate to who I am. At first I was skeptical, thinking to myself, “Oh, these are just generalizations and anyone can probably relate.” So I read the others, specially the ones that are considered my “natural partner,” and found that they are very different people.

Is this important? No. Not really. It’s no where near conclusive or definitive to who I am, but it did help me look at myself. ENFJ’s are people persons, but the weakness lies where we often hold the interests of others over our own. And when it comes to relationships, I’ll admit, I am protective and can be smothering/overwhelming.

The last girl I was seeing (an INFJ/INFP) said that “we’re too much alike.” I beg to differ. We’re not alike at all, but it’s in my nature to adapt to my surroundings and to the people close to me. I absorb your interests and feel for your what you’re passionate about. One of my friends, also an ENFJ, described us as “chameleons.” It’s probably why I tend to get along well with many people I meet, I strive to understand where they’re coming from. But reading her type, I can see where I went wrong. (Long story.)

How about you? Leave a comment if your personality type describes who you think you really are.

 

Gibson Les Paul

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Went to Guitar Center last night to check out some Les Paul’s… I’m convinced that it will be my first electric guitar… I’ve ruled out Epiphones and even the Studios line. I’m down to the Standard, Traditional, and Classic. The one I fell in love with was a Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro in vintage sunburst… it felt good to the hands, a bit heavy but in a good way, and the sound was amazing.

I was really tempted to leave the store with that guitar, but I didn’t bite the bullet just yet. I will. I also fell in love with the guitar pictured above… it’s part of a new line. Not only was it a beautiful guitar, but strangely fragrant. Is it the Alpine?

I tried out about five Les Paul’s that night, and I’m certain I’m gonna get one by the end of this month. Now to find the one… That’s my update on that.

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Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz

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I caught up with my favorite show tonight, How I Met Your Mother. I love this show… I find it to be the most relatable and relevant to my generation. I’m at the point in my life where I’m still enjoying the single life but giving relationships a shot. I guess, it’s been a little rough lately… I’ve been seeing a girl for a few months, it was going pretty well, then all of a sudden, everything changed. I thought it would work out, maybe not now… and possibly, not ever. Who knows. Anyways…

Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz translates (from Klaus, HIMYM): “life long treasure of destiny.” That’s it right there, that’s how it should feel when you know she’s the one. But instead, Klaus describes his ex-fiance as Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, Klaus explains it’s “the thing that is almost the thing that you want…but it’s not quite.” So then how will you know the difference?

“Lebenshlakaschitzseshatz is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm, filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body, in your hands, in your heart, in your stomach, in your skin…” – Klaus

Is that how I felt? Maybe. It could have been the summer heat. My friends seem to be getting into relationships left and right lately, so the topic comes into conversation a lot more frequently.

“Maybe we’ll have another chance, just not now.” – Myself

Will we? Only God knows… a friend and I were talking. “I don’t believe in first love.” I believe in love, I just don’t think it comes around the way it should the first time around. I think our understanding of love and what it means between two people can and will change over time. And most of the time, that changing meaning will be the reason to either part ways, or to stay together.

Love isn’t just about happiness. “Love is sturdy like a tree, happiness is like a leaf, blows away with the wind.” It prevails during the good times and more importantly through the tough times. Relationships are built on trust, patience, understanding, and the willingness to traverse this life together, a compromise… a commitment.

Klaus: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz… …have you ever felt this way about someone?
Ted: …I think so.
Klaus: If you have to think about it, you have not felt it.
Ted: And you’re absolutely sure you’ll find that someday?
Klaus: Of course. Everyone does, eventually… you just never know when, or where.

(Sidenote: one of my favorite songs was playing during this scene, Band of Horse – The Funeral)

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