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Welcome to the SWB 256 Tuning Forks Learn page.  Here are a number of interesting links about different ways Tuning Forks are used.  For Musical performance demonstrations, visit our Listen page.

Medical and Research 
Musical Tuning forks have been used in the medical field for decades, to test for hearing problems, bone fractures, diabetes, neurological and other medical conditions. Below are some of the articles SWB 256 Tuning Forks has found, describing the use of Tuning Forks for medicine, health and related areas.
Vibration Sensitivity Testing Using 256 or 512 Hz Tuning Forks

Outcome measures of vibratory sensitivity using a 256-Hz tuning fork depend on the perception of vibration by the patient and qualitative comparison with sensory threshold on the examiner. The authors present their experience of comparison of vibratory sensation using a 512-Hz tuning fork with the conventional 256-Hz counterpart in normal volunteers.  Read the full article HERE.

Otolaryngology Scholar

This article reviews the history of tuning fork tests, its current status as a clinical examination tool. All the commonly performed tuning fork tests are discussed in detail, including Rinne, Weber test and Absolute bone conduction test.  Read the full article HERE.

Diabetes and Neuropathy

The clanging tuning fork test can be used in screening diabetes patients for peripheral neuropathy, results from two studies suggest.  Read the article HERE.

The use of a tuning fork and stethoscope to identify fractures

The tuning fork can help identifying fractures when radiographic evaluation is not available.        Read the full article HERE.

Music, Poetry, Verdi Tuning
Return to the Verdi Tuning!  To see videos, visit our LISTEN page. Since 1983, and especially since the Schiller Institute’s first conference at Casa Verdi in 1988, a vigorous campaign has been waged to lower the concert pitch back to the Verdi A=432 Hz, with famous opera singers, musicians and scientists demanding the lower, Verdi pitch to save the singing voice, stringed instruments, and to maintain the poetic intentions of the Classical Composers. Now in the 21st century, this is catching on!  
Carlo Bergonzi interview “Return to the Verdi Tuning!

This interview  with renowned Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, Kathy Wolfe of the Schiller Institute, and others, which was aired on WQXR Radio in New York City on June 9, 1993. It was recorded on April 6, 1993, two days before Mr. Bergonzi held a special master class at Carnegie Recital Hall demonstrating the superiority of the natural tuning of C=256 Hz over the arbitrary high modern tunings of A=440Hz and above.    June LeBell was the interviewer. Listen to the audio recording HERE.

The Geminiani Project – Classical Music at 432

The 432 hz, also called the "Verdian pitch" ( as Verdi was a huge defender of it ), or Pythagorean tuning, is the original frequency: used since the Greek and Egyptian civilizations by most of the musicians (a modern example of this is Giuseppe Verdi himself), this original frequency was preferred to other higher tuning. Nowadays, it is used to heal and re-establish the inner balance, especially in elderly people or in persons with disabilities. The Geminiai Project presents a number of videos discussing and demonstrating the 432 Hz standard.   View them HERE.

432 Hz Orchestra

The 432 Chamber Orchestra is among the first modern musical ensembles which tune their A at 432 Hz and the "open fifths making  the orchestra a one-of-a-kind-ensemble.We are 14 people, who have athered with the intention to play chamber string orchestra repertoire in the 432 concert pitch.  View their Facebook page HERE.

Schiller Institute Community Choruses

It was decades ago that the Schiller Institute made the fight for the Verdi tuning famous, and its international performances have been presented at the Verdi pitch of A 432 Hz.  A new initiative was begun in 2014 to create Community Choirs singing bel canto Classical repertoire, at  the proper tuning of C = 256Hz, A= 432 Hz.    Visit their website HERE.

The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture

Classical music performance and study is now beginning to appear to possibly be one of the most efficient means to address the most chronic ailments of the increasingly failing public education system…” With a focus on educating students in the New York area, this group focusses on science and music and the harmony of the spheres.  Visit their website HERE.

Verdi Tuning History Schiller Institute

Anthony Morss, retired Conductor of the Verismo opera Association , elaborates the  history of the development of Verdi's proper tuning of A=432 Hz.  Watch the video HERE.

Tuning Forks for Healing
SWB 256 best quality aluminum Tuning Forks are sought by many in all the health, wellness and healing professions. Articles abound online about Ancient Solfeggio and Chakra sets, and we include just one here. We’ll produce specialized any Custom frequencies you may need for sound and body work, manufactured with or without weights between 30 Hz and 6000 Hz.

Leaf.tv on How Best To Use The Solfeggio Frequencies

Wikipedia article on Chakra.

Chopra Center article: What Is a Chakra?

 http://americanhistory.si.edu/science/tuningfork.htm

Smithsonian Institute on Tuning Forks
A short history of tuning forks from the Smithsonian Institute

Science and Education
Tuning Forks are very useful tools in both scientific research and in education.  Here are a few examples of how they are used in these fields.
Tuning Forks and Spiders(!)

Interesting Video on this blog! He says, "for quite some time, it's been known that spiders detect vibrations from their prey, such as insects caught in their webs and from the exact strands that are vibrating know where on the web their potential prey is located. " Watch the video HERE.

Tuning Fork In Water

The Slow Mo Guys - these English filmmakers, Gavin Free and Daniel, show here what happens when they dunk the vibrating Tuning Fork in water.  Skip to 1:07 to see the vibrations come to life.  Watch the video HERE.

Science Experiments With a Tuning Fork for Kids

Understanding the connection between sound and vibration is an important science concept for them to know.  Watch the video HERE.

Tuning Fork Experiments You Can Try At Home

Students can explore the nature of sound and vibration with this video.  Watch the video HERE.

More Tuning Fork History

Smithsonian Institute on Tuning Forks
Read a short history of tuning forks from the Smithsonian Institute HERE.