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Music Aspect 2: Pitch
The pitch of a note is how high or low it sounds. Higher frequency is higher pitch – corresponding to faster vibrations or “tighter waves” and higher energy. Lower pitch is due to slower vibrations.
French physicist Joel Sternheimer, discovered that: “while a protein is being assembled from its 20 constituent amino acids in the ‘Cell Factory’ called the ribosome, the amino acid’s (movements) are considerably slowed down…so a vibration or a frequency can be calculated…and transcribed into acoustical bandwidth, as a note…” (Jean-Pierre Lentin, Keelynet.com) Sternheimer’s point is that the vibration of each amino acid corresponds to a note. If you play the notes, corresponding to the amino acids, back in the order that they are combined in a protein, a melody results. When the melody of the amino acids is played back to the same plant, its growth is increased by up to 250 percent and resilience to drought and disease is improved.
Just as plants have shown to be positively affected by Sternheimer’s melodies, there are many researchers studying the effects of pitches and melodies on human health, brain waves and states of consciousness. Specifically, Annette Kearl, MA, MT-BC, has said that within Beethoven’s music are melodies of ACTH (kidney molecule), alpha 1-antitrypsin (lung molecule) and cytochrome (liver molecule). Robert Monroe, who founded the Monroe Institute, discovered that listening to recordings of specific pitches produced psychic phenomena in listeners. The French ear, nose and throat doctor, Alfred Tomatis, demonstrated that higher pitches charge the neocortex of the brain, giving people energy.
Scientists have documented that certain brainwaves correspond to a physiological state in which beneficial chemicals are produced in our bodies. Manufacturers of sound and light machines tout that special sounds can induce delta and theta brain waves. Chemicals produced while in delta and theta brain states are: endorphins (for feeling good), catecholamines (vital for memory and learning), DHEA (increase resistance to disease), lowered cortisol (slows the aging process), vasopressin (boosts serotonin to ease pain) and melotonin (sleep aid).
Other documented benefits accompanying delta and theta brain wave states include the experience of tranquility, pain control, meditative states, creativity, euphoria, excitement, focused attention, enhanced problem solving, increased memory, accelerated healing, behavior modification, improvements in mental and emotional health.