Musical Needs

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When you listen to music on your own, you are an audience of one—or are you? Music is encouraged by the body. It’s a need. Needs are pushed by conscious nodes. They react to the music, so they must be listening. You’re the one that put the earbuds in but they decide how that music will make you feel. You’re the one listening, but they are the audience, and there is a multitude in attendance.

Music, according to the body’s network, is closer to how your network communicates than anything else. The patterns, the flow, mimic how they direct each other. Music-focused nodes use music to help other systems get cooperation with their tasks. There are a lot of music requesting nodes, each connected to a diverse range of systems. They identify the most needed patterns, and they attempt to request that those patterns get played out externally. They fight with each other to determine which pattern or patterns are the hightest priority.

When music is played, every instrument layer helps amplify their requested patterns. Every move you make with the music acts just like any other instrument. When you dance or sing, you are expressing a pattern in your nervous system. Just like the music you hear, the music you play, the music you sing, and the music you dance to are amplifying that requested communication. You are helping one or many of your body’s systems do its job. It may be a small help, but every little bit counts.

Music Content

There are many aspects of music that these music nodes care about. Rhythm, pitch, and volume are the most important aspects and the ones disagreed on most often by music nodes. Usually, music will have several instruments played on top of each other, working together. This is highly encouraged by the body. However, occasionally you will have a different instrument played on top of other instruments, following a different pattern. The nodes encouraging the previous pattern will attempt to ignore the alternative pattern. However, if that pattern happens to match another pattern that is vying for priority, the nodes pushing for that alternative pattern will encourage it. This means that, as a whole, you can get an encouragement from your body from multiple patterns that are similar enough to be simultaneously ignored and accepted. As there is little disturbance between the two different patterns of music played together, the new pattern is frequently a welcome addition to the music being played, as a whole.

Music nodes can switch priorities frequently or hold on to a single musical priority for an extended period of time. As a music need is satiated, that need’s strength drops below the strength of another musical need. That new need then takes priority, causing a discouragement in the current music and an encouragement for, hopefully, the next song in your queue.

Music needs change when your body is dealing with anything abnormal or difficult.


  • The node that indicates what you should sing or what should be played in your internal monologue is different from the node telling you what song you should be listening to. They may even request completely opposite styles of music at the same time. Usually, the hearing music need wins out over the singing music need.
  • None of these needs care about the lyrics of a song. Voices in both heard and sung music are treated like any other instrument.
  • Speaking and singing are handled in very different ways. For example, translator doesn’t know the meaning behind anything that I am saying when I sing. It can’t even tell if I’m singing.
  • Music needs change when your body is dealing with anything abnormal or difficult. Singing needs tend to disappear entirely, while the need to hear music tends to require slower and softer sounds. This particularly occurs during rebuilds.
  • Agreement problem between hearing music systems and singing - Gave my singing node the idea to collaborate with the hearing music nodes. Now they are working together, encouraging the same music


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