440 hz vs. 432 hz – my guitar experiment

The standard concert pitch we use today has the “A” note at 440hz, but there’s a ton of people out there that are saying that tuning the “A” to 432hz sounds much better and has a better effect on people. The jury is still out for me. There’s alot of info and dis-info on the internet on this subject so it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. I made this video as an experiment to see which one sounds best to me.

I played the song two different times. First with the guitar tuned to standard concert pitch of A=440 hertz (hz) or cycle per second (cps), then with A=432 hz, using a Korg chromatic tuner. Then I interspersed clips of the videos together to try to determine which sounded better. The video starts with shorter clips and ends with longer clips. This first short clip starts with A=440hz. You be the judge……..

The name of the song is “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” arranged by Hiroshi Masuda, youtube: peacejoytown

1991 Andy Aledort – guitar music transcriber – interview

…Aledort began lifting the notes of his favorites like Johnny Winter and Jimi Hendrix off the records, so he could play the music he enjoyed. When he began teaching classes, he “realized that I had to force everyone to learn to read. I wouldn’t let them off the hook. I told them, You learned how to talk didn’t you? You had to learn the alphabet didn’t you? Well this is easier, now you only have to learn up to G.”

1991 Andy Aledort – guitar music transcriber – interview 4-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1991 Jason Newsted, Metallica, “It’s us four now”

This is what you’d always dreamed of, back when you were in that grungy local band, playing six to eight dates a month on the Southwest circuit, and working two jobs, twenty hours a day, just to save for a new bass. This is the peak, six thousand miles from home and several light years from sanity, playing bass in the universe’s heaviest band, the mantle of metal honor thrust on you shoulders like Superman’s cape…

1991 Jason Newsted, Metallica, “It’s us four now” 3-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1991 Robert Phillips, Niccolo Paganini Caprice No. 24, Guitar Article with Tab / Sheet Music

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) was in many ways the first equivalent to today’s rock star / guitar hero. With his flowing hair, flamboyant stage manner and controversial lifestyle, he set the standard that has been imitated by many and backed it up with virtuosic performances of his own pyrotechnic show-stoppers.

The 24th Caprice is probably Paganini’s most famous composition. It is in the form of a theme and variation which means that the melody / harmony is given, then altered, but without changing the basic harmonic structure…

1991 Robert Phillips, Niccolo Paganini Caprice No. 24, Article/TAB 6-Pages available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1991 The Byrds – Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, David Crosby interview

It’s now 26 years since the infamous summer of ’65, when the Byrds, the Stones, the Beatles and Bob Dylan shared the top of the charts for nine out of thirteen weeks, from mid-June to mid-September…over a quarter of a century later, the release of the boxed anthology, “The Byrds” – which includes four brand new recordings – more than reaffirms the Byrds place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…

1991 The Byrds – Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, David Crosby 8-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1991 Guitarist Robert Fripp 5-Page Article

There may be younger, more callow guitarists out there who are unaware of Robert Fripp. In a way, that is understandable. Fripp has been out of circulation through most of the 1980s, more content to work behind the scenes than on it. Yet, Fripp’s contribution to contemporary rock guitar is inestimable. His aggressive flatpicking as founding (and sole continuous) member of King Crimson shaped every permutation of that group over the course of nearly 10 albums…

1991 Guitarist Robert Fripp 5-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Jimmy Wyble Guitar Lesson – Combining Scales to expand technique and harmonic awareness

…The infinite possibilities of the scale with all its variations are indeed astounding…By using two scales at once we can add another dimension to our pursuit of efficiency and harmonic awareness. For instance let’s combine the G and E flat scales in the following picking exercise…

1979 Jimmy Wyble Guitar Lesson – Combining Scales 1-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Jimmy Stewart Guitar Notebook – Robbie Robertson

…in the summer of 1968 Robbie Robertson, bassist Rick Danko, drummer Levon Helm, and keyboardists Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson became known simply as “The Band.” …My lasting impression of Robbie Robertson is that of a truly dedicated musician who is totally involved with his music…”Country Jam” is my tribute to Robbie Robertson…

1979 Jimmy Stewart Guitar Notebook – Robbie Robertson 1-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Lee Ritenour Rock Guitar Fundamentals: Arpeggios – the key to good technique

…The point of this article is not to introduce you to arpeggios. What I would like to make you aware of is the fact that scales and arpeggios are essentially the same thing and do in fact end up in the same places…I don’t care if you’re a rock, jazz, classical, or country guitarist, practice the shit out of those arpeggios. It will pay huge dividends, musically and financially…

1979 Lee Ritenour Rock Guitar Fundamentals: Arpeggios 1-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Larry Coryell Contemporary Guitar Lesson – Compliments and Explanations

…This month I’ll be discussing two subjects: When I write a song, sometimes what I eventually play isn’t exactly like what I originally wrote; the second topic covers different ways that chords can be written…there are times you’ll write something so difficult that when you actually play it on a record, it comes out different – like the eight bar on my song “Birdfingers” on the first “Eleventh House” album. What I wrote is shown in Ex. 1, but it came out sounding like Ex. 2 to my transcriber…

1979 Larry Coryell Guitar Lesson -Compliments & Explanations 1-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Arnie Berle Guitar Lesson – Fretboard Basics – Combining Modal Chords

…last month I gave an example of a composition based on the A phrygian mode, called “Ophelia,” by Mike Santiago. It was taken from the album “White Trees” by Santiago and his group “Entity.” This month I want to show you the exact chords and voicings that Mike used on the record…

1979 Arnie Berle Guitar Lesson – Combining Modal Chords 1-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Howard Roberts Jazz Guitar Improvisation Lesson – Getting Bends Under Control

This month’s article is a return to the basic moves series that began with the February ’78 issue of GP and continued through March ’79. The fundamental idea running throughout has been that with the mastery of the basic physical and technical skills of guitar playing, the guitarist’s distinctive personal style will be allowed to come through…Now let’s talk about bending strings…

1979 Howard Roberts Guitar Lesson – Bending Strings 1-Pg Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com