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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!