As a companion piece to the Just The Facts, Vol. II: The Tuning Conundrum article, we thought you would enjoy this fun video.
Do you prefer A 440 or A 432? Take this simple test to help find out! Listen in a relaxed, unbiased way and take note of which sounds you like better.
Feel free to share your results and feedback in the comments section below!
A a b b
I liked “A” in the first video
the other three grated on my
nerves and i didn’t like them
Interesting. I selected the 432 Hz for all of them – except the one where they were both 440. Just listening and going within. I’d say there is something to it! Thanks for the blind test so we could “prove” it to ourselves!
a very interesting experiment. As you can see I went for 440 most of the time. Thank you.
Case 1: 440
Case 2: 440
Case 3: 440
Case 4: 432
I went for B across the board! It soubded more open, more joy-filled, uplifting. Even for Sample Case 2
That was an interesting experiment! I was very open to the possibility of preferring the new suggestion of 432hz for A, but from the test it became clear that I like 440hz the best. I do not know if this is influenced by the fact that this is what I am used to hearing, but this is in any case my result. I don’t think that should stop musicians that have an affinity with the 432hz to use that, though! Music in it’s purest form is a creative expression of our essence, beyond words, so freedom of choice and following what is true for each individual is essential!
Hi! I was a 440 in every case. Great test. Thanks.
but don’t you think that people who are used to ANYTHING will chose that sound because it is a familiar one?
I chose 440 3 out of 4 times 🙂