The Pockets Theory

Posted by: alisrowe, January 20, 2020

In music theory, when a person is singing, their words are supposed to ‘land’ at particular points in the song. When their words don’t land on these positions, the singing sounds ‘off’. However, there is a ‘pocket’ around those exact points in which the singer can still sing their words, and the singing will still sound good.

I thought this idea was very interesting and it made me think about how it can be applied to everyday life to make everyday life easier for us.

Autistic people may be prone to being perfectionistic, wanting things to be very exact, correct and literal, i.e. they want things to land exactly on those particular points each and every time.

Let’s look at this in a diagram:

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