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My hands and heart are moved to write just one more in a series of Wholetones reviews that I’ve been working on lately – and then, if you need a Wholetones promo code to save a little money on the purchase of your own Wholetones downloads and CDs, you’re in the right place.
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If you want to cut right to the chase, Wholetones is music played in what are becoming known as “healing frequencies.”
The musician’s instruments are tuned to a different frequency than is commonly accepted in mainstream music.
And these frequencies are said to have very beneficial effects on your body and spirit.
I purchased Wholetones music and the book…
In fact, what happens to be playing right this moment is “Transformation,” played in the 528 Hz tuning. There is something almost haunting about this piece. I love them more, but this particular one is filling me with a feeling I just cannot describe.
The screenshot to the right is my playlist. This is the second time today I’m listening.
I purchased it with my own funds, and neither Michael Tyrrell, the creator of Wholetones, nor anyone else affiliated with him were aware that I was purchasing it: I did not receive any special considerations when I bought it. (Note: If you decide to purchase from the links I have in here, I may receive a commission, but that’s the only way I can earn money from my review here – and purchasing through my links NEVER costs you more. EVER.)
Anyway, this stuff moves me more than I have ever, ever been moved by pieces of music in my life. Infinitely easy on the ears, Wholetones – at its core – is a series of 7 individual tracks, each played in a very specific key that you will not hear on everyday radio.
But… I wish we did hear it in mainstream music. I firmly believe our world would be a whole lot calmer and happier if we did.
Once you learn more about it, you will be pleased to know that more and more musicians are beginning to produce music in these special, and little known frequencies.
What is Wholetones music?
Wholetones is the trademark name of Michael Tyrrell’s music, created in specific frequencies and tunings that are different from the tunings in which most of today’s music is played.
The music of Wholetones is based on the Solfeggio frequencies which were believed to have their roots in early sacred, deeply spiritual music.
–> IMPORTANT: Now – one thing I really feel I need to make VERY CLEAR is that I’m not able to explain scientific or technological stuff. I don’t have a brain that can do that.
I’m trying to simply give a Wholetones review – but in order to do so I do have to cover a couple of primary things that are part and parcel of the product.
To learn about the science of sound and frequencies and stuff, let Google be your guide. 🙂 Ok?
Resolving the Frequencies
Each frequency can be resolved, using what is called Pythagorian math to either “3” “6” or “9”. For example, if you look at my screenshot above, you can see that “Open Door,” played in 396 Hz resolves to 9.
- That is, 3+9+6 = 18. Then, 1+8 = 9.
“Desert Sojourn” is played in 417, which resolves to 3.
- That is, 4+1+7 = 12. Then, 1+2 = 3.
“The Key of David” is in 444.
- 4+4+4 = 12. Then, 1+2 = 3.
“Transformation” is played in 528.
- 5+2+8 = 15. Then, 1+5 = 6.
“The Bridge” is played in 639.
- 6+3+9 = 18. Of course, 1+8 = 9.
“Great Awakening” is played in 741.
- 7+4+1 = 12. Then, 1+2 = 3.
“The Majestic” is played in 852.
- 8+5+2 = 15. And 1+5 = 6.
Michael goes into why this is all important in his book.
But what does it mean?
Honestly, my mind began spinning when I began reading about all this. But one thing that has stuck in my head that I find uncanny.
Evidently, Nikola Tesla, the great inventor and one of the “fathers of electricity” made some interesting observations and is supposedly quoted as saying, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.” Check out this article for more on this: http://cbsnews.com.co/long-lost-nikola-tesla-drawings-reveal-map-to-multiplication/
But, back to Wholetones.
Why are these frequencies important?
Michael believes that the commonly accepted tunings (A = 440 Hz) are detrimental to physical and spiritual well-being; his mission is to educate those who would listen and hear this message. For example, if you ask the majority of musicians to what frequency the “A” above Middle C on a standard keyboard is tuned, most musicians would respond that the “A” above Middle C is tuned to 440 Hz.
However, in Wholetones, Michael Tyrrell’s tuning is completely different, and instead of tuning his guitar to 440 Hz, his “A” would be tuned to 444 Hz instead.
As Michael explains at his site and in his book, each frequency – which is measured by a unit called a “Hertz” (Hz) – has a different property. A sound measured at 1 Hertz means that the sound is moving at 1 cycle per second. So, if you have a sound frequency that is 444 Hz, that means it is 444 cycles per second.
What are the benefits of each Wholetones song and these Solfeggio frequencies?
Each frequency is said to affect different aspects of well being. Remember that all the Wholetones pieces are played in a different frequency. Here is a very basic rundown of what each song might affect:
- 396 Hz (“Open Door”) – Listen to this first. This frequency is said to help free us from feeling fear, shame, and guilt.
- 417 Hz (“Desert Sojourn”) – Said to help us let go of negative habits and to help us change for the better.
- 444 Hz (“Key of David”) – This is a biggie. If you even skimmed the part above, about tuning instruments to this frequency, there are 4 Solfeggio frequencies you can access when you are tuned to 444 Hz. This is a frequency of peace and overall wellness.
- 528 Hz (“Transformation”) This is also a biggie. This is said to facilitate healing, DNA repair, and miracles
- 639 Hz (“The Bridge”) This one is about forgiveness, and better relationships
- 741 Hz (“Great Awakening”) This one also moves me along the same lines as “Transformation.” I dn’t quite know why. But, it is said to help us with being tuned in to our intuition and spirit.
- 852 Hz (“The Majestic”) Michael says this is “purely spiritual” and this frequency is often spoken of in relationship to spirituality and pure connectivity.
Sound moves in waves.
If you look at the graph showing 5 Hz, you see 5 sound waves. When we are listening to music, each musical note that we hear corresponds to a specific frequency. And that frequency is what the hertz is measuring.
In his book, Michael explains that not all frequencies are created equal. He explains that some are actually harmful and promote a dissonance within our bodies, while others (such as those used in Wholetones) are beneficial and promote healing and overall wellness. Michael provides some compelling resources that explain that in the past, certain people in history wanted to promote the dissonance (think “Nazis”).
So, if we are to believe what Michael Tyrrell and an increasing number of musicians and researchers are saying, when you listen to music played in a common tuning where A = 440 Hz, you are hearing a frequency that isn’t doing you, your body, or your DNA any good.
Can anyone play instruments and music in these frequencies? Michael discusses this in his book.
For Musicians: Guidelines for Tuning to These Frequencies
Michael Tyrrell explains how to tune your instrument around the 444 Hz (the Key of David), where the following notes would necessarily be played in equally helpful frequencies – and note that this little summary of Michael’s explanation is actually meant for musicians who understand tunings, and playing in different keys – but he does have a chapter that covers the 7 primary frequencies that Wholetones is based on.
It begins with tuning first to A = 444 Hz; but it gets a little technical for me. If you are tuned to A = 444 Hz, you can move through G at 396 Hz, G# at 417 Hz, and C at 528 Hz. But then to play in 639 Hz, 741 Hz, and 852 Hz, you need to tune differently.
It’s in the book, but again, even though I love to sing, can plonk around on the piano and strum a bit on the guitar while I sing old folk tunes, I’m not a trained musician. And…
I mentioned before that I’m no scientist…
…and I don’t need to be to receive the benefits of Wholetones music
Please keep in mind that you do NOT need to actually understand any of this to benefit from listening to Wholetones music!
I only understand a very little of the rudimentary stuff.
But it doesn’t matter, because when I’m listening to the music, I’m feeling something that I rarely, if ever, feel from listening to music.
My hope is that by being a “Musicianary” as Michael Tyrrell calls those who are trying to spread the word, my personal experience with Wholetones will be enough to pique your interest in trying it for yourself.
Now, what is Wholetones Chroma?
Based on Chromatherapy (sometimes referred to as “color therapy”) the Wholetones Chroma product has not only the music, but also a kind of light show playing from a TV or computer screen. I personally know a number of people who keep their televisions on all day – partly for background sound, but sometimes also for “company.”
In my mind, if I were going to have a television screen on all day, I might as well make good use of it. To me, watching a beautiful light show set to music would be a better use of my TV then say, watching some famous family’s continual drams being paraded in front of me any day.
Wholetones To Go
Recently, Wholetones released another way to listen to the music without needing to have a laptop or any other device with you: Wholetones To Go (or “Wholetones 2 Go”). It’s a clever idea! It’s a small speaker already pre-loaded with all 7 tracks! You can take it with you anywhere, or move it from room to room if you want to be sure you are able to hear it no matter where you are. He doesn’t seem to have it on Amazon yet… not sure why. Hopefully he’ll add it soon.
My Initial Experience Listening to Wholetones Music
I play these over and over again, and just cannot get tired of listening to them. Hearing them play in the background is soothing and energizing at the same time – even if I’m not writing about music.
The first time I heard these pieces – and “Transformation” in particular (as I mentioned earlier) I began to cry. I cannot explain it. But it was a deep, cleansing tear-fest that made me know at some place deep within my very soul that I was listening to something extraordinary. I had just received my package of 7 CDs and the book, Wholetones™: The Sound of Healing, and hadn’t yet opened the book; I simply decided to listen to “Transformation” for some reason.
After I began crying, I decided that perhaps I should read the book to try and figure out what had just happened there. Now, the book is written purely from Michael Tyrrell’s heart, and he pretty much spills his guts about his passion for this project and for these special tunings which – according to him – resonate in frequencies that are conducive to healing of body, mind and spirit.
In the book, he advises listening to the tracks in the order I showed above, beginning with “Open Door.” He says that each track lays a foundation for the next one. I won’t argue. I just put the stuff in, press play, and go about my business.
Michael Tyrrell is a devout Christian – but you don’t have to be…
Michael Tyrrell is certainly not the first person in the world to talk about these unusual tunings, which he believes were given to the world during the days and rein of King David of Biblical fame. However, he is the first person that I have ever heard speak of these frequencies with a fervor I seldom see in the field of self-development.
Perhaps it is because of his own mother’s miraculous healing (you can read about it here) that provided the ultimate proof for him. It should be noted that Michael is a deeply devout Christian, and counts the profession as pastor in addition to his musical resume.
I should tell you that his book is definitely slanted towards the Christian point of view. Whether or not you consider yourself a Christian, the book is interesting, and written from Michael’s heart. There is absolutely no question.
Because I am not a religious person (I consider myself spiritual, but not religious), I can’t speak much about Christian points of view. Nonetheless, I truly did enjoy the book. I feel like I learned quite a bit, and that I was introduced to a number of ideas that I had never considered before.
I’d very much like to meet Michael Tyrrell. He really seems like a genuinely wonderful person – one who is on a mission to help this world and its inhabitants live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
Would I buy Wholetones again? Absolutely. My only wish is that he would write and record even more must in these beautiful, haunting tones.
Give it a try. You have nothing to lose!
Check out the Wholetones Amazon Storefront Here!
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Apple’s new device reflects their ongoing interest in creating light electronic products that customers can take anywhere. AirPods are unlike any headphones you have tried before. Their design is seamless and the technology behind them will take your breath away.
No More Wires
Regular, wired headphones are messy. They get caught in things, twisted, and pull out of our iPod Shuffle. When you go for a jog or walk on a chilly day, there are layers to consider; layers you want to take off as you warm up.
Undoing the mess is time consuming and interrupts the flow of exercise. Parents have to keep their wired headphones away from small children with a penchant for wrapping themselves and their siblings in anything long and flexible.
Little Ear Plugs with Posts
What do they look like? AirPods are like the ends of traditional ear buds.
The difference is that, where the cable would be, Apple has installed a short, stiff post. It’s about an inch long; just enough to hold the item and place it in your ear or take it out. AirPods are white to match all of your devices and so you can find them more easily than, say, black ones. A letter “L” or “R” indicates which ear to place them in. With their tiny speakers and other features, these resemble Lilliputian alien beings.
Apple AirPods can be connected to any Apple device. In fact, they automatically connect; users don’t have to turn them on. Listen to music on your iPhone. Hear alerts on your Apple Watch as you cycle. Skype mom and dad on the iPad or watch a movie on your home computer.
Apple’s virtual assistant is available from their AirPods too. All you have to do is double-tap one side of your wireless headphones and she is ready to get to work. Activate Siri and get directions to the nearest shop for a bottle of water.
Make a phone call, asking a friend to pick you up when you strain a muscle. Change your music playlist as the current one starts to bore you. Ask for louder music where traffic is noisy or lower volume along a quiet route.
AirPods can tell when the user has started talking so that background noise doesn’t come through; just your voice. When you want to listen again, AirPods know that too. They contain a special chip, the W1, which performs an unimaginable amount of work for something the size of a very small fingernail.
Talk, listen; do it all with the W1 chip. This little device contains visual sensors and a device for measuring acceleration. The W1 knows when the earphones are in your ears so they start playing then and not before. That’s not just a detail but an important energy-saving feature.
Long Battery Life
Apple conserves energy even though their battery will last 24 hours. Enjoy up to 5 hours of music after the AirPods are fully charged but use the recharging kit to keep them going. Place the AirPods in a special charging case which holds enough banked power for 24 hours of use overall. That’s a full day of listening with a few short breaks of about 15 minutes to replenish power for 3 hours. Not bad, as long as you remember to recharge the wireless charger.
You would happily reattach the wires if wireless sound was crummy, but compromise is unnecessary. Apple AirPods emit a beautiful sound. Audio quality has been optimized for anything you want to listen to: an action movie, workout music, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.
No controls are necessary to change which device you want to use. Just turn off one and turn on another and Apple AirPods connect.
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From their base in New York City, US company Master & Dynamic designs high-end headphones and accessories. Their target is your audio pleasure; enhancing it while you work or go about doing whatever you do that has to be accompanied by audio tracks from your portable device.
Whether those are songs or spoken words, Master & Dynamic is pleased to create luscious sound and to provide a luxurious headphone or earphone for that purpose. These aren’t just any headphones; these are more like jewellery you will want to keep safe between uses.
If you see someone lovingly storing his headphones or earbuds in their own case, perhaps after polishing them with a special cloth, they are probably wearing Master & Dynamic products worth several hundred dollars.
The people behind Master & Dynamic believe in routine and discipline, doing the same things over and over to understand them but also exploring new possibilities. They always expect to improve and create; to become masters over audio technology, but to relinquish that title at the end of every day and reclaim it as they start a new one. This approach keeps them humble but confident.
They believe you need an audio component to a creative environment. So many people say it — they work better with sound in the background, a voice singing or talking. They can focus when they know the sound hasn’t been taken away.
Otherwise, it’s like trying to live and work in a black hole. Headphones, in Master & Dynamic’s words, are “modern thinking caps.” With these, designers at Master & Dynamic are also better able to concentrate on their work.
Although there is that pledge to innovate and improve, a pair of Master & Dynamic headphones will last for years as long as you treat them nicely. They have been made with top materials we will talk about in a minute, each one chosen for comfort or performance; endurance or amplification.
Master & Dynamic Materials
These products are made from leather, brass, copper, stainless steel, neodymium magnets, and more. The last of these is a part of every ear piece and is probably the best sort of material for driving amplification. This is probably why they call it a Neodymium Driver.
Leather on the ear pads and internal parts of headphones enhances their comfort. Doctors will say you should take headphones off and take a break for the sake of your eardrums, but some people live in them. If so, leather is easy to wipe clean and provides a cushion against ear cartilage which, though bendy, can become sore over time.
Headphones for the Best Sound
Expect to experience sound as it was meant to be experienced; let it flood you with a feeling of satisfaction. Sound is tuned, three-dimensional, not tinny. Hear a balanced presentation of instruments from a symphony orchestra or a live band.
These come in several colors but also a designer version by Carolyn Rowan featuring black beads. Stress points like the hinges are all made from stainless steel but the body of forged aluminum is light. Personalize the pads by replacing them periodically just for fun. Master & Dynamic makes wireless, on-ear, and over-ear headphones in several warm styles. Alcantara on the band, both inside and out, provides a luxurious feel like the kind you find in an expensive car.
In-ear phones like the ME05 are ergonomically shaped to fit in the ear and stay. Silicone tips are soft and easy to clean with the cloth provided. If you are tired of twisted and knotted cables, the copper internal parts of these ones won’t tangle while a brass body optimizes acoustics.
These come with a remote, a mic, and they filter audio so all you are conscious of is glorious sounds, not background noises. There are three styles of earphones and, as always, numerous styles. The MEO5 variety is compatible with Apple devices.