Whether playing or "just" listening you bring an important part of yourself to music: your vulnerability.  Why should anyone allow a tone to move them.  I did say "a" tone, as in "one."  Pondering this brings to mind Henry Purcell's setting of the word "music" on a single tone, the word then repeated, also on a single tone, a 5th higher, as if to affirm that that's all there is to it.  
Therein is a lot to ponder.  The relationship between the two tones unfolds over a period of several beats, giving ample time for absorption, for anticipation, for memory to form the mix that transforms the physical event of the tone itself into the experience we call music.   "Music, music for a while shall all our cares beguile..."  
 


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