Fine Tuning by Michael S. Tyrrell
June 21, 2018
Good Afternoon, Wholetonians!
Is it me, or is this summer just flying by? It seems the busier we get, the faster life goes. I know that many of you are just as busy, yet your support of me never wanes. If someone had told me that with less than 10 minutes warning, more than 2,000 of you would watch my last Facebook Live broadcast, I would have never believed them! So, not only will I continue to send you my weekly musings, I will also do my best to connect with you via Facebook Live each week.
I want you to know what’s happening with me and all things Wholetones before anyone else hears about it. Make no mistake, being a Wholetonian means being part of one BIG family. I cannot thank you enough for your continued love and support. My friend, Becky Smith, who works with me, always says, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” and you are the greatest street team on earth! So now, let’s move on to this week's musing, “Fine Tuning.”
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “You can tune a piano, but you can’t tune a (tuna) fish.” There is no doubt that tuning is essential for certain applications. I think we can all agree that a musical instrument is certainly one of those applications! Life is too short to play out of tune. If you have read my book, “Wholetones: The Sound Of Healing,” then you are aware that even though an instrument is in tune with itself, if it is calibrated to the wrong frequency, it is technically still out of tune!
You see, although 444Hz is only 4 “cents” away from 440Hz, that 4 cents makes ALL of the difference. Let me explain. For years, it has been commonly accepted that if someone is born with the ability to organically sing notes that are accurate at 440Hz, they have what is called “perfect pitch.” Someone who can accomplish this feat after several years of hearing music is said to possess “relative pitch.”
So here’s my point: if someone is born with perfect pitch at 440Hz, is it truly perfect? Whether it be a sports car, musical instrument, or more importantly, the human body, fine-tuning is essential.
For the last 3 years, I have received numerous emails from Wholetonians stating that they “hear” the tones, even when their Wholetones music isn’t playing. There is a simple explanation for that phenomenon—they are being fine-tuned or recalibrated to frequencies that actually work with their bodies, instead of against them.
Did you know that a violin actually has two sets of tuners? The tuners on the peg head are responsible for major tuning adjustments, and the tuners on the bridge, called fine tuners, are responsible for micro-adjustments or fine-tuning applications. Like the violin, sometimes we just need a little extra adjustment! After years of working with the Wholetones frequencies, I, too, am still being fine-tuned. I pray that Wholetones is making a significant difference in your life as well.
I’m anticipating recording two new projects this summer and will be sure to keep you in the loop. Hopefully, I’ll also see you on Facebook Live each week … stay tuned!
Michael S. Tyrrell
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