‘Solfeggio’ frequencies

The Solfeggio is a term often given to a collection of frequencies which when played release healing, wellbeing and restoration amongst other benefits. In actual fact this comes from the word Solfege which is a system for singing a scale. Despite that they do seem to have an effect and I believe they are a divine alternative to the modern 440hz tuning that has been made a worldwide standard.

These frequencies are:     396hz, 417hz, 528hz, 639hz, 741hz, 852hz, 963hz

Tuning for guitar and keyboard

In order to play and release these frequencies you’ll need to change the tuning pitch of your instrument from 440hz. Due to the constraints of the modern world you may find it hard finding a guitar tuner/keyboard with the necessary tuning range. Regardless, here’s a tuning guide along with the appropriate keys.

(‘Tune to’ = tune your A reference pitch)

396hz

Tune to 444.5hz

Keyboard – play a G4, Guitar – play a G as follows:
G string 12th fret
B string 8th fret
E string 3rd fret

(If you can’t tune to 444.5hz, tuning to 445hz will give you 396.45hz)

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, Ab Major, Eb Major, Bb Major, F Major
D Minor, G Minor, A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F Minor, C Minor

396hz exact

Obviously if you can tune your A to 396hz then you’ll get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an A4, Guitar – play a A as follows:
B string 10th fret
E string 5th fret

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G Minor, D Minor

If you can tune to 352.8hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play a B4, Guitar – play a B as follows:
B string 12th fret
E string 7th fret
G string 16th fret

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, F# Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

417hz

Tune to 441.8hz

Keyboard – play a G#4, Guitar – play G#/Ab as follows:
G string 13th fret
B string 9th fret
E string 4th fret

(If you can’t tune to 441.8hz, tuning to 442hz will give you 417.19hz)

Appropriate keys
A Major, E Major, B Major, F# Major, Db Major, Ab Major, Eb Major
F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor, Bb Minor, F Minor, C Minor

417hz exact

Obviously if you can tune your to 417hz then you’ll get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an A4, Guitar – play an A as follows:
B string 10th fret
E string 5th fret

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G Minor, D Minor

If you can tune to 312.4hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play a D5, Guitar – play a D as follows:
B string 15th fret
E string 10th fret
G string 19th fret

Appropriate keys
F Major, C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major
D Minor, A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F Minor, C Minor, G Minor

If you can tune to 393.6hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play a A#4, Guitar – play an A#/Bb as follows:
B string 11th fret
E string 6th fret
G string 15th fret

Appropriate keys
B Major, Gb Major, C# Major, Ab Major, Eb Major, Bb Major, F Major
Ab Minor, Eb Minor, Bb Minor, F Minor, C Minor, G Minor, D Minor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

528hz

Tune to 444hz

Keyboard – play a C5, Guitar – play a C as follows:
B string 13th fret
E string 8th fret

(Actual frequency reached – 528.01hz)

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, Db Major, Ab Major, Eb Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, Bb Minor, F Minor, C Minor, G Minor, D Minor

528hz exact

Obviously if you can tune to 528hz then you’ll get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an A4, Guitar – play an A as follows:
B string 10th fret
E string 5th fret

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G Minor, D Minor

If you can tune to 352.4hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play a E5, Guitar – play a E as follows:
B string 17th fret
E string 12th fret
G string 21st fret

Appropriate keys
G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, C Major
E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, D Minor, A Minor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

639hz

Tune to 452hz

Keyboard – play a D#5, Guitar – play a D#/Eb as follows:
B string 16th fret
E string 11th fret

(Actual frequency reached – 639.22hz)

(Closest you can get on guitar is to tune to 451.8hz which will give you 638.94hz)

Appropriate keys
E Major, B Major, F# Major, Db Major, Ab Major, Eb Major, Bb Major
C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor, Bb Minor, F Minor, C Minor, G Minor

639hz exact

If you can tune to 338.5hz you can get it exactly:

Keyboard – play a G#5, Guitar – play a G#/Ab as follows:
B string 17th fret
E string 12th fret
G string 21st fret

Appropriate keys
A Major, E Major, B Major, F# Major, Db Major, Ab Major, Eb Major
F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor, Bb Minor, F Minor, C Minor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

741hz

Tune to 416hz

Keyboard – play a G5, Guitar – play a G as follows:
B string 20th fret
E string 15th fret

(Actual frequency reached – 741.23hz)

(Closest you can get on guitar is to tune to 415.9hz which will give you 741.05hz)

Appropriate keys
G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, F# Major,
E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor

741hz exact

If you can tune to 370.5hz you can get it exactly:

Keyboard – play a A5, Guitar – play an A as follows:
E string 17th fret
B string 10th fret

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G Minor, D Minor

If you can tune to 440.6hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an F#5, Guitar – play an F# as follows:
E string 14th fret
B string 19th fret

Appropriate keys
C# Major, G# Major, D# Major, A# Major, B Major, F Major
Bb Minor, C Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor

If you can tune to 466.8hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an F5, Guitar – play an F as follows:
E string 13th fret
B string 18th fret

Appropriate keys
B Major, F# Major, C# Major, Ab Major, Eb Major,  F Major
Eb Minor, B Minor, F Minor, C Minor, G Minor, D Minor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

852hz 

Tune to 426hz

Keyboard –  play an A5 , Guitar – play an A as follows:
E string 17th fret

(Actual frequency reached – 852.00hz)

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G Minor, D Minor

852hz exact

If you can tune to 506.6hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an F#5, Guitar – play an F# as follows:
E string 14th fret
B string 19th fret

Appropriate keys
C# Major, G# Major, D# Major, A# Major, B Major, F Major
Bb Minor, C Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

963hz

Tune to 429hz

Keyboard –  play a B5, Guitar – play a B as follows:
E string 19th fret

(Actual frequency reached – 963.07hz)

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, F# Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G# Minor, D# Minor

963hz exact

If you can tune to 481.5hz you can also get it exactly:

Keyboard – play an A5, Guitar – play an A as follows:
E string 17th fret

Appropriate keys
C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, Bb Major, F Major
A Minor, E Minor, B Minor, F# Minor, C# Minor, G Minor, D Minor

27 thoughts on “‘Solfeggio’ frequencies

  1. dorothymichigan March 28, 2016 / 12:01 am

    Could you release a quick youtube tutorial to demonstrate what you described?

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    • robtguitar March 29, 2016 / 10:08 am

      hi Dorothy – do you want to see a video of me playing and releasing these frequencies ? I’ll be doing some live video streaming soon if you’re interested 🙂

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  2. Rachel July 11, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    This is really confusing…can you just simply match the frequency to the

    E
    A
    D
    G
    B
    E

    What frequency for those strings?

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    • robtguitar July 11, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Hi Rachel

      No it’s not possible to tune the open guitar strings to those frequencies because they are so high. So you have to tune your guitar as instructed and play the appropriate notes in order to get those frequencies.

      Best wishes
      Rob

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      • rancc November 21, 2017 / 12:01 pm

        For someone who tunes to 528, not very helpful.
        I believe she meant, that after you do your magic tuning, what are the frequencies of the open 6 strings, to ease tuning.
        If it is not possible, then how are you able to play a tuned guitar when you have to retune a chord mid-song.
        Not very clever, eh.
        So is it possible? To have the frequencies of the open strings after guitar has been tuned to 528?

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      • robtguitar November 21, 2017 / 12:13 pm

        hi there

        Why would I have to retune a chord mid-song? I don’t do that, nor have I suggested that – you’re right, that wouldn’t be very clever 🙂

        I also don’t tune my guitar to 528 – if you took the time to study what I’d written you would understand that in order to play 528 hz you have to tune your guitar to A 444, then play a high C as follows:
        B string 13th fret
        E string 8th fret

        – those two notes will give you 528

        best wishes
        Rob

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      • rancc November 21, 2017 / 7:47 pm

        My point is, that yes you are right. But, you do not have to be smart about it.
        What she might have been asking was to simplify the process of tuning and summarize by mentioning how to tune the open chords to get the same results (tuning the open chords to the following frequencies take 444Hz for example to get the same 528Hz for E string 8th fret without the confusing process):

        From 440Hz,
        Guitar strings are E2=82.41Hz, A2=110Hz, D3=146.8Hz, G3=196Hz, B3=246.9Hz, E4=329.6Hz

        To 444Hz, (0.909, 0.16):

        83.16
        111.00
        148.17
        197.78
        249.19
        332.62

        To 432Hz, (-1.818, -0.32):

        80.91
        108.00
        144.16
        192.43
        242.45
        323.63

        Simple. No?
        All you have to do is tune the open chords to the corresponding frequency.
        [Great site, even provides excel sheet to find more frequencies: http://pages.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreq444.html%5D

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    • rancc November 21, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      As mentioned, but less complicated:
      To tune to A ~ 444Hz,

      E2 ~ 83.16
      A2 ~ 111.00
      D3 ~ 148.17
      G3 ~ 197.78
      B3 ~ 249.19
      E4 ~ 332.62

      And as he mentions, to get 528Hz:
      “B string 13th fret
      E string 8th fret”

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      • robtguitar November 21, 2017 / 8:13 pm

        hello

        Yes I know – I use that site for my research, and I have a working copy of that spreadsheet – it’s very handy.

        Believe me – I’m not trying to be smart, and I’m happy to be corrected.

        I think it’s more complicated your way – suggesting that each string is tuned to that particular frequency, I’m just suggesting that instead of setting your guitar tuner to A440, just set it to A444 for example and tune the guitar from there… unless that isn’t clear

        (As understood by James’ comment below…)

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    • robtguitar November 22, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Hi Rachel, apologies – I thought you were trying to tune each of the open strings to the ‘Solfeggio’ frequencies, which isn’t possible.

      I now understand that you just want the relevant frequencies when A=444 or 432 for example, in which case yes I can give you those if you let me know which tuning you want.

      Best wishes
      Rob

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    • M. October 27, 2019 / 8:39 pm

      444Hz.

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  3. James July 31, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    So I could set my tuner to A444 and follow the tuner through the eadgbe pattern for the strings and i would be playing in the 528 hz range? Are the chord shapes and scale patterns the same? If not then i think an in depth YouTube video is a must

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    • robtguitar July 31, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Hi James

      Yes – tune to 444hz and tune all strings

      play a C as follows:
      B string 13th fret
      E string 8th fret

      This will give you 528hz.

      Yes all chords etc are the same but you’ll only play 528 when you hit that high C

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  4. Michelle April 19, 2020 / 11:57 am

    Hello! I am interested in songs using specific frequencies. Do you have youtube videos or could you please contact me? http://www.thebodyowl.com 🙂 Namaste my friend! Thank you.

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  5. Mico August 23, 2020 / 12:47 pm

    It was useful to me (including the comments). Thank you!
    (Page saved & bookmarked.)

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    • robtguitar August 23, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you Mico! Happy to help and answer any questions 😀

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      • Diego October 22, 2020 / 3:11 am

        Greetings! Thank you for sharing your work. Could you recommend a specific tuner? I’ve been using an app, I assume that is not the best choice to try and tune a guitar to A 444. Thank you, cheers! (Also pondering how one might achieve A 444 tunning without the help of a machine. Perhaps with a tunning fork?)

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      • robtguitar October 22, 2020 / 10:04 am

        hi Diego

        Thanks for getting in touch. Fortuning to various frequencies I use the Sonic Research tuner, which is unbeatable in my opinion:

        https://www.turbo-tuner.com/

        Also if you wanted to tune to 444 without a tuner – yes I would suggest a tuning fork, as you can get them in various frequencies.

        best wishes 🙂
        Rob

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  6. cv October 31, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Hi 😉 I’m pretty new to this whole tuning-to-different-frequencies thing. I have been tuning my guitar to A=432hz for a while now tho. So, I’m kinda curious to branch out and try some others. Just wondering tho, I don’t want to break my guitar strings—so, thought I’d ask before trying ;). What is the range of frequencies you can tune the A reference pitch to on your guitar without it being too loose or so tight that the strings are more likely to break. Do all the ones you mention fall within a safe-from-guitar-string-breaking range? Any tips for the guitar tuning specifically? Thanks!

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    • robtguitar November 2, 2020 / 9:08 am

      hi there

      Thanks for your message!

      You can certainly tune DOWN as much as you like – personally I’ve gone as low as 396. You just have to watch intonation higher up the neck as that will go out quite a bit.

      Tuning UP is harder obviously because of the tension. I don’t think I’ve gone higher than 444, but that’s mainly because I’m not aware of any higher frequencies that are known to be beneficial… the next one up is 528 and you wouldn’t want to go that high for sure!

      You probably won’t break the strings as they made to withstand quite high tensions… you can bend them up quite high when playing for example so that shouldn’t be an issue.

      Hope that helps!
      Best wishes
      Rob

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      • cv November 3, 2020 / 12:54 pm

        Hey ;). Thanks! Yeah, I figured tuning down wouldn’t be much of an issue. So, just clarifying if I understand what you wrote. For the 639hz tuning. You say to tune to A=452hz. That looked like the highest one here. Do you tune your A to that? Is that too tight? Or is the other one ( 338.5hz) you tune the A to? Or did that number refer to the A or something else? How do you tune your guitar to get that frequency? Just clarifying if how I understood it is how you meant it! Let me know. Thanks! Once again, thanks for posting! I appreciate having something to refer to. Have a good one!

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      • robtguitar November 3, 2020 / 2:08 pm

        hi there

        Yes – tune your A to 452… and tune the rest of the guitar accordingly, then that will enable you to play 639hz note by playing a D#/Eb as follows:
        B string 16th fret
        E string 11th fret

        Or yes you could tune your A to 338.5 which is quite low.

        If you have a good tuner then all you need to do is switch from 440 to 452 or 338.5 then tune as normal 🙂

        I’ve just tried tuning my Tele to 452 and then 338.5 – both work, though tuning is very unstable at 338.5… fun though!

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      • cv November 3, 2020 / 10:22 pm

        Hey, (commenting here cause it didn’t let me reply to the most recent post). Thanks! Good to know you can still tune that high. Alright ;). I’ll go experiment! Thanks! 😉

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  7. robtguitar November 4, 2020 / 9:52 am

    You’re welcome! Have fun!

    Happy to answer any other questions 🙂

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  8. Gus December 7, 2020 / 8:42 pm

    How can I set my guitar tune to 429Hz? Thank you

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    • robtguitar December 7, 2020 / 8:54 pm

      Hi Gus
      The easiest way is to find a tuner like the Sonic Research tuner which will let you tune to a huge range of frequencies 🙂

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