How to Select Music to Raise Your Vibration (3 Key Factors)

We all know that music has the power to influence how we feel.  We’ve each had the experience of being overcome by emotion while listening to a powerful song.  Songs can make us cry or they can make us feel like we are on top of the world. 

Most of us tend to choose our music by default.  In other words, we simply pick out songs to listen to that match where we are vibrationally.  We select happy songs when we are happy, angry songs when we are angry and sad songs when we are sad.

Since you know that music has the power to influence your emotions, it stands to reason that you can use music as a tool to raise your vibration.  When you are in a low vibrational state (depressed, angry or anxious) you can simply pick higher vibrational songs that will help to elevate your spirits. 

So how do you go about selecting music to raise your vibration? Here are three qualities that make up the overall vibration of a song.  The higher a song scores on each of these items, the higher its overall vibration, and the greater its ability to raise your vibration: 

1. How Pitch Affects Vibration

  Like everything else, sounds have a vibrational frequency.  Low pitch tones have a low vibrational frequency and high-pitched tones have a high vibrational frequency.

It is true that all songs have a variety of tones in them, but if you do a little bit of homework you will note that the uplifting songs (like say, Pharrell’s “Happy” or Katy Perry’s “Firework”) have a much higher average pitch than the sad ones (like say, Adele’s “Someone Like You” or Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”).

The pitch of a song greatly influences the total emotion of the song, so select songs that  have a higher pitch to lift your spirits.

2. How Speed Affect Vibration

The speed of a song is also part of it’s frequency.  The faster the song, the higher its frequency vibration. The slower the song the lower its frequency vibration.

Our examples above also clearly demonstrate this phenomenon.

3. How Words Affect Vibration

The words that you listen to also have the power to affect your vibrational frequency.  We use words to communicate about vibration with each other, so words that express positive emotions (like “powerful”)  bring out higher vibrational emotions than do words that express negative emotions (like “worthless”).

Be mindful of the messages in your songs; some songs have an uplifting message and some songs do not.  If you want to raise your vibration, it’s best to pick songs that are about empowerment, love and happiness over songs that focus on depression, anger or hate.

As before, our examples from above all support this claim.

As you listen to songs on the radio or on your iPod, evaluate how they score on these three qualities.  You’ll see that the songs that make you feel good mark high on each of these items, and the songs that evoke sadness score low.  It’s fairly easy to select music to raise your vibration.

To be certain, there is nothing inherently wrong with listening to songs that resonate at a lower frequency.  They can be just as beautiful and meaningful as the higher vibrational ones.  However, when you are down and want to feel happier, deliberately choosing higher vibrational songs can be a great tool for you to use to elevate your vibration.

As a final suggestion, it’s a good idea to have some high vibrational music (that you enjoy) around for the times that you need it.  Create a playlist, make a cd, or simply select some radio stations that tend to play high vibrational music and keep them handy for a day that you need a little lift. Selecting music to raise your vibration is a quick and effective solution for a bad day!

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Photo Credit: “SXSW Music 2011 – Austin, TX” by kris krüg. Some Rights Reserved.  This image has been cropped and resized.




  • Anonymous
    Posted February 16, 2015 7:09 pm 0Likes

    Pink Floyd’s song “Wish You Were Here” makes me happy, because it’s a beautifully written song. Listening to Pherell Williams or Katy Perry would annoy me because their music is bland and gimmicky. This is extremelly subjective. A sad song can actually make you very happy solely on the fact that you enjoy how well the song was written, or enjoyed how intellectually stimulating its lyrical content was. the tonal frequencies of music being high pitch or low pitch play a factor in all music, not just happy or sad music. You can have a sad song have lots of high frequency pitches in it. Besides, vibrations of musical frequencies elevating your so called ‘vibrations’ is Pseudo science.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 17, 2015 8:06 am 0Likes

    Hello Anonymous! Thank you for your feedback.

    To be honest, based on the tone of your message, I’m not particularly surprised that you are more drawn to Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” (which, by the way-I’ll agree is a great song 🙂 )

    I didn’t know anything about “vibrations” in my younger years, and due to how I reacted to issues in my past I was in a very negative space. At the time I was drawn to much sadder, angrier music (Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and a litany of angry hip hop music). I do believe now that my tastes have changed as I’ve tried to elevate my vibration. I still appreciate these groups (and I do agree, taste in music is subjective), but I’ve found that now I opt for music that is higher in pitch, faster and with a more uplifting message.

    However, we’re all entitled to our opinions. My aim here is not to “convert nonbelievers” but simply to provide some “how to” advice for those who are searching.

    I wish you all the best in your journey,


  • Anonymous
    Posted February 18, 2015 3:39 pm 0Likes

    i agree with this completely, i get very intense feeling from songs, and i listen to nearly every genre, but it helps if i listen to more edm with positive messages. though, personally, when i am sad it can help to release those emotions through low-frequency music, sometimes followed by something uplifting.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 18, 2015 7:25 pm 0Likes

    Thank you for your feedback! 🙂 I do agree that sometimes it does help to release emotions with sadder music!

  • Lago
    Posted April 1, 2015 10:23 am 0Likes

    I am looking for high vibration groups and songs. Can someone share any ideas 🙂


  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 1, 2015 7:09 pm 0Likes

    Hi Lago 🙂 What kind of music do you usually listen to?

  • Lago
    Posted April 2, 2015 5:51 am 0Likes

    Well I used to listen to linkin park, silversun pickups, rammstein, metric, placebo,..
    I found Bob Marley which is really high vibration. I listened to it this morning and I had some songs in my head today it helped me to feel even better. I also found the 5th dimension. It doesn’t matter what type of music it is as long as it is high vibration 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 2, 2015 2:33 pm 0Likes


    Music can be verrrryyyy subjective as we all have different styles and genres that we appreciate, but here are a few songs that meet the high vibration criteria in the article and that always make me feel better.

    “Things Can Only Get Better” -Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones

    “Titanium” – David Guetta

    “Could You Be Loved” -Bob Marley

    Hope you like them 🙂 If you come across any in your journeys feel free to send them my way! -Andrea

  • Brett
    Posted July 12, 2015 5:18 pm 0Likes

    I like Ozric Tentacles. No words to color the mood and always groovy and upbeat.
    Lots of high pitched tweets, whooshes and bubbles.
    Great driving music!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 13, 2015 2:28 pm 0Likes

    Hi Brett! I’ve never heard of Ozric Tentalces…I’ll check it out! Thanks-Andrea 🙂

  • Dee
    Posted December 13, 2015 8:08 pm 0Likes

    Am Listening to a mix of ambient.

    Gymnote – Loscil
    Ten Days of Blue – John Beltran
    Miss You – Trentemoller
    Shadow Line – Robert Rich
    Fill 14 – Speedy J
    Weightless – Marconi Union
    Harold Budd

    That sort of thing.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 14, 2015 12:12 am 0Likes

    Hi Dee! Thanks for sharing your music-very much appreciated <3 -Andrea

  • John
    Posted February 29, 2016 8:41 pm 0Likes

    I notice that you did not cover songs in major and minor chord progressions…those can also have a profound effect on someone’s vibrational frequency. Most of my music has been consciously chosen in an attempt to remove negativity from my life. Unfortunately mainstream songs suffer from a lack of substance, it is questionable that someone’s vibration would be able to be raised by a Katy Perry song. As another commenter stated though, that is entirely subjective. There are songs of tremendous beauty which can give the listener a profound sense of peace. Many bands consciously write music and lyrics so that even lower vibrational songs may encourage introspection and contemplation instead of negativity.

    Some great albums:
    Ashra- New Age of Earth, Blackouts
    Gong-Angel’s Egg, You
    Gotic- Escenes, Maqueta
    Jukka Gustavson-Toden Toistoa
    Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes-Astral Traveling
    Skywhale- The World At Mind’s End
    Solis Lacus-Solis Lacus

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 1, 2016 11:36 am 0Likes

    Hi John-thanks for you feedback. Yes, indeed music IS subjective. I often have people ask me for thoughts on high vibrational music so I try to pick common and popular songs to serve as a point of reference for the elements of vibration. However I’ve found that some people have a severe distaste for certain songs, and when we have a distaste for a genre of music it certainly doesn’t help us to raise our vibrations, does it?

    I guess what’s important is that whatever song you listen to makes you feel better than you did before you listened to it. That is the true sign that it is indeed helping you raise your vibration. Thanks for sharing your songs, I will check these out! 🙂

  • Nan
    Posted March 9, 2016 6:31 pm 0Likes

    While I agree that music is subjective, one must also take into consideration the meaning of the words in the music, and also the singer and their reason for the song. I agree with John, in that Katy Perry is not a good role model, let alone the words behind her songs. Therefore, the words in the songs is just as important as the musical frequency one is listening to, and the reason why the song was written to begin with. Would anyone willingly listen to a song written by a pedophile even if it has a high vibration? I surely hope not. Most artists write songs about drug trips, sex, rape, drugging, and so forth, and they also add high vibrations to their music. All parts of music should be taken into consideration, and not just the vibration levels. On a final note, everyone should be mindful of what they are listening to, as subliminal messages are also inserted into music through backmasking. Choose your music carefully!

  • Hypatia
    Posted March 9, 2016 6:33 pm 0Likes

    While I agree that music is subjective, one must also take into consideration the meaning of the words in the music, and also the singer and their reason for the song. I agree with John, in that Katy Perry is not a good role model, let alone the words behind her songs. Therefore, the words in the songs is just as important as the musical frequency one is listening to, and the reason why the song was written to begin with. Would anyone willingly listen to a song written by a pedophile even if it has a high vibration? I surely hope not. Most artists write songs about drug trips, sex, rape, drugging, and so forth, and they also add high vibrations to their music. All parts of music should be taken into consideration, and not just the vibration levels. On a final note, everyone should be mindful of what they are listening to, as subliminal messages are also inserted into music through backmasking. Choose your music carefully!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 10, 2016 6:51 pm 0Likes

    Hi Nan

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic. Best of wishes to you 🙂

    XO, Andrea

  • Evan
    Posted March 17, 2016 8:57 pm 0Likes

    What’s your high vibrational playlist like? Personally, something simple like Watch Me by Silento works for me!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 18, 2016 9:40 am 0Likes

    Hi Evan 🙂 I tend to like electronic music and hip hop, but I know that music taste is subjective so some people may feel differently. Here are few songs I like for a quick pick me up 🙂

    “Make You Feel That Way” by Blackalicious (circa 2002):
    “Things Can Only Get Better” by Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones:

  • M
    Posted October 18, 2016 9:36 am 0Likes

    Excellent post! I love the simplicity and clear, direct manner you provide the information. No need to complicate matters. Much love and many thanks. Have a wonderful day!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 18, 2016 10:27 am 0Likes

    Thank you for the positive feedback M! Much appreciated <3

  • Anna
    Posted October 22, 2016 10:52 pm 0Likes

    Been listening to Florence + The Machine a lot and it makes me feel very good. Has fast beats, positive lyrics, and high pitch. Great post btw.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 23, 2016 8:04 am 0Likes

    Thanks for sharing Anna, I’m always looking for new music that fits this criteria! <3

  • Mateus
    Posted March 13, 2017 9:48 pm 0Likes

    What about classical music? I really liked them and I think i could name a few that might match the situation (if I want to manifest, I won’t listen to Chopin’s nocturne, if I want to relax while reading, no Liszt etc)
    What I currently do is I printed a photo of what I want to manifest (in this case, as I play piano, a piano), and I play music while I watched at the image, preferably piano music of course. Sometimes orchestral, as they have a variety of tone colours. I’d just like to know if it’s effective or not for others, but for me, when I do, I can imagine me getting what I want with that whooping feeling of joy.
    Anyway, here are some tracks I’d recomend for classical music lovers who wants to help manifest (hope I’m correct with my preference)
    Beethoven Concerto in C minor – 3rd movement, the major part near the ending. Whole piece, even in minor, is not sad / negative, but rather lively
    Beethoven concerto in G major – 3rd movement, soo very upbeat and romantic, always gives me some “jumpy” attitude
    Beethoven Concerto in E flat major, 1st movement, very majestic. Perfect to manifest my dream car
    Beethoven sonata no 21, 1st and 3rd movement
    Beethoven sonata no 9 in E major, 1st movement
    Beethoven Ruins from Athen: Turkish March (no, don’t try the other parts, it’s one: heavy classical music, two: gloomy bordering scary)
    Mozart sonata in F major, K533 all movements
    Mozart piano concerto no 25 in C major, all movements
    Mozart symphony in G minor, all movements. Again, it is written in minor but the music develops into B flat major later, and rather than sad (even with that much chromatic), it’s rather angelic I think
    Mozart’s variations on twinkle twinkle little star
    Mozart arias on Papageno from Magic Flute, and La Ci Darem la Mano, and arias from Marriage of Figaro. Also the overture of the magic flute
    Rossini, William Tell overture 2nd half (who doesn’t know this part of music by the way), again, perfect for your dream car. For my dream piano, I listen to the piano version
    No Chopin, sorry. Maybe the etude no 13 opus 25. Sweet and beautiful
    Now I’m afraid if I continue this list it will be quite long, as I have reserves from Liszt, Schubert, Paganini, Scarlatti, Bach, Corelli, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky etc etc even Schnittke
    But I hope that this helps!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 14, 2017 8:29 am 0Likes

    Lovely list Mateus, thanks for sharing! Yes, I love classical music too…it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I find it can be very soothing, uplifting and inspiring!

  • Tristan King
    Posted May 6, 2018 2:49 pm 0Likes

    Hi I have questions if this is still open?

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 6, 2018 3:13 pm 0Likes

    Feel free to post them Tristan:)

  • Flora
    Posted September 27, 2018 9:11 am 0Likes

    Hey great post! Well what do you think about hip pop, afro, latin and the rap music ? Under what vibration would you categories them. Thanks !

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted September 27, 2018 12:13 pm 0Likes

    Hi Flora, it depends on the song, and the messaging…each genre has its high and low options 🙂

  • jojaou
    Posted December 6, 2018 8:03 pm 0Likes

    i’m in the search of high vibration songs and i found this website and this post which i appreciate a lot.
    i think the more electronic/synth/ etheral the songs are, the more high vibrational.
    thus the lyrics are soooo important too. it’s very subjective sometimes, i think we could change the meaning of the songs too, recreate a new perspective if we appreciate it… but most important, if the song fullfil your heart and you feel a peaceful and and good energy, if the song is made of love, we ressonate love and raise our vibration.
    i got some suggestions:

    björk – all is full of love
    tame impala – let it happen
    hot chip – one life stand
    grimes – butterfly
    ellie goulding – lights

  • Matthew Maginley
    Posted March 21, 2019 1:14 am 0Likes

    Raising one’s vibration is to be aware of the source energy and become aligned with a feeling of well being. To be able to get to a state of bliss from a state of depression may take several steps. This is a great post because it relates to a change in one’s vibration. This is how we can have “Clair de Lune” as well as ” Moonlight Sonata” to the “Dark Side of the Moon” all being part of the same idea of changing the vibrational context of being.

  • Lisa
    Posted June 12, 2021 5:03 pm 0Likes

    Hello, I understand the resonance of the 432 Hz with the body. I watched the Japanese Water Experiment where different vibrations, music, words were used to influence water that was then frozen & made beautiful “snowflake” –
    Some vibrations didn’t make beautiful snowflakes, one being rock and roll music! I am so confused about this!
    I enjoy rock and roll, R&B, rap, jazz, punk, Mozart, Operas and Waltz, dance, oldies, & everything else (except country) 😬Dionne Warwick is my favorite singer.
    But my favorite music is not even heavy metal because it’s harder than that.
    Hardcore music is definitely fast.
    I do feel a sense of release when I’m tense or stressed. And if I’m not stressed out it motivates me, it lifts me up. I love it! Am I hurting myself physically by listening to to hardcore music?
    What’s wrong with me?!

  • Shamel
    Posted February 23, 2022 5:56 pm 0Likes

    I can appreciate your examples. I judge based on how the music makes me feel and if it makes me want to dance, smile, or just feel good in general, then I’d consider it a keeper.

    But I’d also like to say that it depends on how open you are to it. Seems like some people are looking through a closed judgmental lens. And that’s just my observation. Humans are judgmental and it limits us.

  • Julie
    Posted January 13, 2024 12:26 am 0Likes

    It’s interesting that the song ‘Halelluyah’ by Leonard Cohen talks about an uplifting subject and the lyrics even talk about how to play a ‘secret guitar chord’, but the song itself sounds moody and gloomy.

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