The 10 Solfeggio Frequencies Explained (and Their Benefits)

Vivify Tribe Founder

Nia MacKenzie, MSc Psychology

Solfeggio frequencies are a set of ancient musical tones believed to have healing and spiritual benefits. Each tone has its own unique set of holistic benefits.

Main Benefits

Physical:

Pain relief, cellular healing, immune system support, improved sleep

Psychological:

Stress reduction, improved emotional balance, and enhanced spiritual awareness

Who should try it?

Individuals seeking holistic well-being, emotional balance, and spiritual enhancement.

Back in 2020, I was introduced to the 528 Hz Solfeggio frequency by a colleague. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I listened, and to this day, I am convinced it really did change my life for the better.

I had just come out of a 5-year relationship and was feeling lost, a bit down, and plowing through life. Every other day for a couple of weeks, I would stick 528 Hz in the background on a 9-hour loop whilst I worked. Most of the time, I did not notice it was playing at all. In moments I was feeling particularly stressed, I found the sound helped ground me back to earth, reminded me to take a moment, take a breath, and keep going.

I genuinely believe it was 528 Hz that helped me gain this profound clarity. I had changed nothing else about my life but this, and it somehow got me to an outcome I hadn’t even considered at the time. After this experience, I became interested in learning more about sound frequencies and their relationship with integrative health and healing.

So here it is… some of the knowledge I’ve gathered, and hopefully, you can find your own miracle somewhere below as well.


What are the Solfeggio Frequencies? 

Derived from numerology and ancient Gregorian chants, the Solfeggio frequencies are well-known for promoting positive shifts, healing, and well-being. They are thought to have a special connection with the chakras, or energy centers, of the body.

There are 6 main Solfeggio frequencies: 396 Hz, 417 Hz, 528 Hz, 639 Hz, 741 Hz, and 852 Hz. However, some additional sound frequencies – 174 Hz, 285 Hz, 432 Hz, and 963 Hz are also thought to have beneficial effects on the body.


The Solfeggio Scale and How It Was Discovered

 ”Solfeggio” comes from the Latin word “solfège,” a notation method of teaching pitch and sight singing.

The Solfeggio frequencies date back to the 11th century when they were used for chanting by Gregorian monks. The story goes that an Italian monk by the name of Guido d’Arezzo was looking for ways to express the musical scale to teach hymns to the monastic choir. He created six notations: UT, RE, MI, FA, SOL, and LA. 

Although it is not known why, the ancient Solfeggio scale, also known as “Just Intonation”, was later replaced by the “Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament”, which is the musical scale that we still use in music today. 


The Importance of the Solfeggio Scale

Science suggests the modern twelve-tone scale is out of sync with the natural world, which has a profound negative impact on our physical and mental health – from suppressing emotions and limiting intuition and consciousness to evoking physical sensations, such as fatigue, pain, and disease. 

The Solfeggio scale is in sync with the mathematical patterns of the universe, which is where the healing and transformational powers of the Solfeggio frequencies come from. 

In the 1970s, Dr. Joseph Puleo and Dr. Leonard Horowitz examined the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament using the Pythagorean theorem and uncovered a pattern coinciding with the 6 Solfeggio notes. 

The Science Behind the Solfeggio Frequencies 

Using tuning forks, a study on the effects of sound on matter examined the sound waves produced by each of the 6 original Solfeggio frequencies.  They discovered that the number of nodes and antinodes, or tops and bottoms, of the sound waves were divisible by 3, 6, and 9. Miraculously, all of the Solfeggio Hz frequency numbers (396, 417, 528, 639, 741, 852) can be reduced to one of these numbers. For example, 369: 3+6+9=18; 1+8=9. 

If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.

Nikola Tesla

What’s more – the Solfeggio frequencies resonate in harmony with the Schumann resonance of 8 Hz. The Schumann resonance is the frequency of the electromagnetic wave, produced by lighting. Coincidentally, this is also the rate at which delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma brainwaves resonate throughout the day. Due to this, the Solfeggio frequencies are likely to help induce a state of harmony within the brain and induce profound feelings of healing and relaxation. 


The Health Benefits of the Solfeggio Frequencies 

The Solfeggio frequencies have a holistic positive effect on the whole body, conscious and subconscious mind, including:

  • Inducing feelings of relaxation and increased well-being
  • Decreasing negative emotions, stress, and anxiety
  • Improved concentration and motivation
  • Improved sleep
  • Better long-term memory
  • Lowered cholesterol
  • Increased rate of cellular DNA repair


Solfeggio Frequencies and the Mind-Body Synchrony: Insights from Psychology

The brain operates in various states, or brainwave frequencies, each associated with different mental states. Solfeggio frequencies have shown the ability to influence brainwave patterns, impacting states such as relaxation, focus, and meditation. This synchrony between external frequencies and internal brainwaves establishes a bridge between the psychological and physiological realms.

The mind and body exist in a dynamic relationship, each influencing the other. Solfeggio frequencies act as mediators in this relationship, integrating psychological well-being with physical vitality. As individuals engage with these frequencies, they navigate a holistic journey where the mind’s influence extends seamlessly into the physiological, fostering a sense of balance and harmony.

The Original 6 Solfeggio Tones: What Does Each Hz Frequency Do? 

396 Hz Solfeggio Frequency: Liberating Guilt and Achieving Your Goals

Corresponding musical note: C – Do

Balances: The root chakra 

Main benefits: 

  • Achieving your goals
  • Overcoming fear, guilt
  • Dealing with grief

396 Hz can help you realize your goals by overcoming subconscious fears,  worries, and anxiety. It has the power to liberate you from feelings of guilt and help you overcome grief.   

Read my guide on 396 Hz


417 Hz Solfeggio Frequency: Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

Corresponding musical note: D – Re 

Balances: The sacral chakra

Main benefits:

  • Enables positive change in oneself and others
  • Eliminates negative beliefs and thought patterns
  • Removes surrounding negative energy

417 Hz frequency can help you cleanse negative subconscious beliefs and remove barriers to happiness in your life, as well as benefit those around you. Changing the way you think and perceive yourself can help you remove negativity and facilitate new beginnings in your life. 

Read my guide on 417 Hz


528 Hz Solfeggio Frequency: Transform Your Body and Soul

Corresponding musical note: E – Mi 

Balances: The solar plexus chakra

Main benefits: 

  • Reduces stress hormone levels
  • Increases energy levels
  • Facilitates cellular repair

528 Hz is known as the frequency of transformation and love for several reasons. Helping to balance the solar plexus chakra, it promotes feelings of self-esteem and confidence.

Avoid

While listening to solfeggio frequencies, avoid distractions and negative influences. Choose a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted, and turn off electronic devices to minimize external disruptions.

The health benefits of 528 Hz also have some scientific backing. A study on the damaging effects of alcohol consumption found that 528 Hz was linked to improved DNA cell repair and reduced rates of cell death. A Japanese study also found that it had a stress-reducing effect on the endocrine nervous system. 

Read my guide on 528 Hz


639 Hz Solfeggio Frequency: Improve Relationships

Corresponding musical note: F – Fa 

Balances: The heart chakra

Main benefits:

  • Helps build and maintain better interpersonal relationships
  • Improves communication, understanding, tolerance, and love for others
  • Heals emotional trauma

639 Hz frequency is thought to improve cellular communication with its environment. On the macro level, it can improve the way we communicate with others, helping to bring harmony to our relationships with friends, family, and other loved ones. It can open your understanding, tolerance, and patience for others. By reconnecting with others, it can heal emotional trauma from the past.

Read my guide on 639 Hz


741 Hz Solfeggio Frequency: Awaken Your Intuition

Corresponding musical note: G – Sol

Balances: The throat chakra

Main benefits: 

  • Detoxifies and removes toxins from the body
  • Enlightens new pathways to solutions to your problems
  • Cleanses electromagnetic radiation from the surroundings and body

741 Hz helps to unlock your intuition by purifying the mind and body. The vibrations of this frequency can help detoxify and clear harmful electromagnetic radiation from your cells, body, and surroundings. Your renewed intuition will help with problem-solving and guide you to new solutions to difficult problems, ultimately contributing to leading a healthier and simpler lifestyle.

Read my guide on 741 Hz


852 Hz Solfeggio Frequency: Embrace Your Spiritual Side

Corresponding musical note: A – La

Balances: The third eye chakra

Main benefits:

  • Connecting with the spiritual order
  • Transforming the cell to higher energy states
  • Raising inner strength

 The vibrational frequencies of 852 Hz open up the cell and its ability to communicate and derive energy from the outside world. It can guide you to embracing the spiritual side of existence, open up your awareness to higher states, and improve your ability to manifest anything through the law of attraction.

Read my guide on 852 Hz


Additional Modern Solfeggio Frequencies

Applying some of the same patterns he used to discover the original frequencies, Dr. Leonard Horowitz created three additional Solfeggio tones. 

174 Hz Frequency: Relieve pain

Main benefits: 

  • Pain relief, including back, migraine, and knee pain
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Soothes the brain, evoking feelings of love, courage, safety, and reassurance
Read my guide on 174 Hz


285 Hz Frequency: Optimal Health and Balanced Energy

Main benefits: 

  • Sped-up wound healing, including burns, fractures, sprains, cuts, and other injuries
  • Tissue regeneration
Read my guide on 285 Hz


963 Hz Frequency: Divine Consciousness and Enlightenment 

Corresponding musical note: B – Si 

Balances: The crown chakra (Sahasrara)

Main benefits:

  • Resets your systems to their original state
  • Raises positive energy vibrations
  • Empowers cellular enlightenment 

Known as the miracle tone, the vibrations of 963 Hz open up the crown chakra, allowing it to tap into the cosmic stores of energy. This solfeggio frequency is best used during meditation to achieve higher meditative states that will allow you to achieve true enlightenment. As a more tangible impact, 963 Hz has been shown to activate the pineal gland, the main regulator of sleep and believed to be where the soul resides within the brain.

Read my guide on 963 Hz


The Special Case of 432 Hz

432 Hz is known for its beneficial health effects. This is because 432 Hz is said to be the closest to the frequency at which our body naturally resonates. It has also been found in geometrical arrangements in ancient sites, such as Stone Henge and the Great Pyramid of Giza. 

Top tip

When listening to solfeggio frequencies, focus on mindful breathing and allow the soothing tones to envelop you. Consider incorporating visualization techniques, such as envisioning the healing energy of the tones enveloping your body for a more immersive experience.

The main benefits of 432 Hz are: 

  • Improved connection between the two brain hemispheres – balancing of the body and mind
  • Improved insight, intuition and creativity
  • Beneficial for memory recall in Alzheimer’s patients and improving memory recall in stroke patients
  • Some scientific evidence for decreased blood pressure and heart rate when listening to 432 Hz, compared to 440 Hz
Read my guide on 432 Hz


FAQs

How do the Solfeggio frequencies help you? 

The Solfeggio frequencies are in sync with cosmic energy. The sound wave vibrations can have a direct impact on the body and brain, producing soothing and relaxing sensations. Each Solfeggio frequency has different physical and mental health benefits, including improved sleep, stress, anxiety, improved self-confidence, ability to cope with trauma, fear, guilt, and maintain better personal relationships.  

How often should you listen to Solfeggio frequencies?

You can listen to the Solfeggio frequencies as often as for as long as you feel the need. They can be most beneficial in times of need or as a preventative measure when you want to improve the general quality of your life. Or serve just as a nice background when going about in your day-to-day, a great sleeping aid, or dealing with a particular issue that you need help with.

How many Solfeggio frequencies are there? 

There are 6 main Solfeggio frequencies, derived from the original Gregorian six-tone scale and corresponding to the UT, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA notations. They include 369 Hz, 417 Hz, 528 Hz, 639 Hz, 741 Hz, 852 Hz. More recently, 3 additional frequencies (174 Hz, 285 Hz, 963 Hz) were added on, using the same mathematical principles on which the original were based. 432 Hz is also scientifically proven to induce positive physical effects on the body.

How do you use the Solfeggio frequencies?

There is no right or wrong way to use the Solfeggio frequencies. They can be a great background when you sleep, work, or meditate. However, they can be most beneficial if you create the time and space to open your mind and consciousness to the sounds and focus on the healing vibrations. Choose a frequency that you would like to listen to based on what areas you need the most help with, close your eyes, and let yourself get carried away by the sounds. 

How do the Solfeggio frequencies work? 

The Solfeggio frequencies are a form of sound therapy. The Solfeggio frequencies are said to have a healing effect, as they resonate in harmony with brainwaves. Due to this, the Solfeggio frequencies, are likely to help induce a state of harmony within the brain and induce profound feelings of healing and relaxation. Each frequency has its own specific benefits, including helping with healing, stress, love, problem-solving, etc.

Nia MacKenzie

Founder & Curator

Nia graduated from the University of Surrey with an MSc in Psychology. Her greatest passion is the mission to inspire people to unlock their true potential, which is why she dedicated her time to the creation of Vivify Tribe.