DNA Set to Music! (Part III) 

The Finale of DNA Music!

Microtones, such as the ones created by our DNA, are hard to produce on our musical instruments and sound strange. It was difficult to make music from these 'random' sounds with no seeming order. However, something very interesting happened to the musical DNA team. After weeks and weeks of experimenting with different sound combinations, they noticed that one pitch seemed to create coherency, a C#. (Most pianos are tuned to around 554 for C#).

Common to all the DNA bases:

  • Adenine: 545.6 Hz
  • Guanine: 550

DNA Set to Music! (Part II) 

DNA Set to Music! Part II

To continue on with our fascinating discussion of Susan Alexander’s fascinating DNA music…

Again, a scientific team measured four base DNA molecules: adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine. Each molecule after being subjected to light, yielded about 15 or 18 frequencies; 60 in all. These notes could not be found on our pianos.

DNA Set to Music! (Part I) 

DNA set to music!

This week we are going to explore DNA set to music...What a fascinating idea!!!

Biologist, Dr. David Deamer, measured the vibrational frequencies of the four DNA molecules and translated them into sound. Susan Alexjander's web site, "Our Sound Universe," describes this DNA music. I will summarize some of her information here!


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