An interval in music is the space between two notes, played separately or together, and music is packed full of intervals. Typically we can start with the fundamental note as a C then progress from the second interval (C/D) to the third interval (C/E) and so on until we reach the eighth interval (C/C) or the Octave.
Each interval brings about a different mood; from melancholy to uplifting and even explorative and challenging, helping us to reconnect with our Self. The science of sound healing explains why people undergo energy shifts and healing after listening to musical intervals.
Each interval emits a frequency that resonates with a specific part of our being and the space between this sound allows the absorption of the vibration and healing to take place. The energy shift, or healing that occurs as entrainment takes place, can be experienced in so many different ways; a sensation, an image, a colour, a memory, energy release or pain, emotions…the list is endless.
The reaction to sound will vary from person to person and dependant on what they are experiencing in life at that moment in time. This is why we are sometimes attracted to a specific piece of music, as it contains the musical intervals that link into whatever healing we need at that time.
For the mathematician, the intervals can be described as ratios which also crop up in basic atomic structures in our natural world, from plants to buildings and all things Universal!
Hazrat Inyat Khan (Sufi Master) knew this;
“What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whole being is music: our mind and body, the nature in which we live, the nature which has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music.”