Music is a universal language. It breaks down communication barriers and brings us together in a harmonious, sometimes divine, realm of sound.
When we listen to the music we love, it makes us feel relaxed, happy, free, liberate.
It relieves stress, makes us more present to appreciate life, and provides a form of unrivaled escapism.
But can music go as far as to heal the body?
Well yes, actually.
Music is already used in a number of medical capacities; to soothe postoperative pain, lower blood pressure and boost immune system functionality.
Music is capable of re-balancing hormone activity, promoting healthier sleep cycles, releasing regenerative endorphins and simply giving us a greater sense of peace, which ultimately leads to faster healing.
Healing Music with a Biblical History
We already know that special types of music can be created to enhance healing and wellbeing, such as binaural beats. We also know that the knowledge around healing and music goes back thousands of years, well before the wonders of modern medicine.
But most people don't know that music healing has a Biblical link.
There is a list of ancient frequencies, said to be played by King David to heal and soothe King Saul during his time of depression. These ancient healing frequencies are still influential in music today.
Frequencies are all around us in nature and can be very powerful, like those made by your voice box to aid communication and express emotions and opinions. From a Biblical perspective, these special 7 frequencies have the divine power to heal you.
You don't need to be a Christian to appreciate and benefit from these tones, though. In fact, many modern day music producers still utilize these frequencies in their music to influence the feelings and sensations listeners feel.
I'm not a religious fellow, but I certainly appreciate great music; and of course my hobby is the study of music and sound and its ability to positively influence our lives. Indeed, we should remember the wonderful music that has emerged from the Church: Gospel, Country, Blues, Soul, and many famous Hymns and Christmas songs.
The Story Behind Wholetones
The creator of WholeTones is Michael Tyrrell, a musician, author and speaker.
He discovered the ancient frequencies on a trip to Jerusalem, where he met a talented Christian piano player called David, who was performing Christian songs of worship in a Jewish Orthodox coffee house.
The short version of the story goes like this…
David told him that his life's work was to study the ancient psalms of King David in ancient Hebraic forms. David handed Michael the manuscript of many of these psalms.
When Michael looked at one of the manuscripts, he noticed the original manuscript was in a different key. It was said that King David tuned his instruments higher than what we know as the modern musical tuning system.
Looking in his Bible, he also found a reference to King David in on page 222. Call it divine intervention if you like, but something told him to double that page number and re-tune his guitar to 444 hertz.
Looking back at the manuscript, he discovered that most of these ancient healing frequencies were now right under his fingers.
He was convinced that God himself had passed these frequencies to King David, and then his friend David has given them to him.
A quick Google confirmed that these frequencies were well documented. Indeed many people were using them in different ways.
These frequencies are of course what we know to be the Ancient Solfeggio Scale.
And so ‘The Healing Frequency Music Project was born.
The 7 Secret Frequencies of Healing
Zephaniah 3:17 – “He will rejoice over you with joyful songs!”
WholeTones includes the entire range of ancient healing frequencies:
1. Open Door (396Hz) –
This beautiful piece opens you up to receive the healing. This frequency has an amazing side-effect as it helps eliminate feelings of fear, guilt and shame.
2. Desert Sojourn (417Hz) –
417 Hz breaks negative life cycles, as well encourages the increase of energy, productivity and creativity. It is also said to support issues of the stomach, especially digestion. It is said to positively affect gallbladder, metabolism, headaches and lower back pain.
3. The Key of David (444Hz) –
This is the master key with multiple potential health benefits. It establishes peace amid chaos. Best listened to when you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
4. Transformation (528Hz)–
This fourth tone is designed to promote peaceful sleep, balance your hormones and gently soothe your muscles, circulatory and lymphatic systems with gentle, alluring musical vibrations. In general it is good for the hormonal system and spiritual balance.
5. The Bridge (639Hz) –
The bridge fosters forgiveness and peace in your relationships. It also boosts your endocrine system and promotes better adrenal glands and gallbladder.
6. Great Awakening of Soul (741Hz) –
714 hz provides deep spiritual and emotional healing. It is designed to assist you in becoming aware of your inner self while cleansing your immune system.
7. The Majestic (852Hz) –
This piece is a celebration of God and assists in creating a more divine connection with your spiritual leader.
Does Wholetones Really Work?
Thousands of people over the years have attested to the power of these frequencies, including great composers like Mozart and philosophers like Plato. In the modern day many studies prove the healing benefits of music.
For example, a recent study from Harvard University has supported music’s ability to improve patient’s mental function after strokes, to improve balance and coordination in patients and to alleviate high heart rate and blood pressure in heart attack survivors.
Michael Tyrrell's (creator of WholeTones) mother was diagnosed with a critical condition 2005. When she went into hospital to undergo a 4-hour surgery, Michael brought his guitar to play for her the night before.
He began playing in the 741 Hz frequency and placed the headstock of the instrument on her side, approximately the location of her pain.
45 minutes into the operation, the Surgeon came out and announced that she had healed, that everything was clear. Whether you believe this or not, it has been 9 years and his mother is still well. There's a video of his mother describing this story here.
What Does the WholeTones Music Sound Like?
The music is blissful, angelic in a way and very pleasant. The pieces reflect nature; think blue skies, sunsets, forests and the seasons of change. Here's a quick overview:
- Open Door: Mainly a guitar track, this is a warm, melancholy piece.
- Desert Sojourn: Upbeat and more a song for dancing. This will fill you with joy and evoke feelings of freedom.
- The Key of David: Relaxed and enlightening, this has a really alluring melody and evokes a sense of relief and liberation. Probably my favorite melody.
- Transformation: Again mainly a guitar track , this is a joyful, spiritually uplifting track.
- The Bridge: Faster and played with multiple instrumentation, this is more involved and quite thought-provoking.
- Great Awakening: This track has a historic, almost ancient feel to it. I felt quite connected and plugged in to the natural world after listening.
- The Majestic: This last piece is a great end to the compilation, evoking a joyful, hopeful, excited to be alive disposition.
How Much Does WholeTones Cost?
Silver Package – Only USD$49
All 7 tracks in standard-digital fidelity MP3 files, plus your PDF copy of the Sound of Healing Book — to load onto your computer and devices.
Gold Package – Only USD$99
You get all 7 CDs neatly packaged and mastered for a higher fidelity listening experience, plus the WholeTones Sound of Healing (91-page) book. All delivered right to your door.
Platinum Package – Only USD$149 (Best Deal)
Both of the above packages combined AND WholeTones Chroma, which is a backdrop DVD that plays soothing images and colors designed to soothe and relax, reduce anxiety and stress, awaken your spiritual connection and generally promote healing and wellbeing.
Note that the total running time of the music is 155:54
** Wholetones is fully guaranteed: If you’re not 100% thrilled with the collection, return it and you will be give a full refund.
WholeTones, in Summary
I'm not religious, but as a music producer I value the Solfeggio Scale (frequencies) and the history that accompanies it. I think Michael has done a wonderful job with this music and I thoroughly enjoy listening.
There is plenty of science to back up the healing properties of music, as I have documented here on BBF many times. Music is used as therapy in numerous ways in society, be it for relieving pain curing insomnia, helping with anger management and more.
The packages are good value too, especially when considering the artistry and work that has gone into the creative process.