Does the music you listen to affect your mood.
Of course it does, we listen to happy music when we are happy; and we listen to sad music when we are sad. We condition ourselves with the music and the music conditions us. We listen to certain styles of music when we are young, and discover what we think is New music as we age, and when we get older we realize it all been done before, it has just been given a shiny new coat of paint.
Uplifting music is written in Major Keys with Ascending Progressions, Depressing Music is written in Minor Keys with Descending Progressions. Can it affect your moods, sure it can. To what effect, that depends on strength of the mind of the listener. When we want to reminisce about the past, we put on the Good Old Time Records. When we are up for the weekend, maybe we want to hear something fun and new. Music is used in Movies, TV, Advertising and Radio to get us to get up and buy or buy in to things.
So what we listen to can condition us without our knowledge; or if we are strong minded, when can use this conditioning to our advantage. When I have a lot of work to get done, I have certain playlists I listen to at work. Because I work in a Technical Field, I like to listen to Techno Movie Soundtrack type stuff that makes me feel like I can control the Matrix. When I workout, I like to listen to up tempo music that sets the pace and the mood.
So when you want to relax or reflect, listen to the music that will let you do so, but don’t let it trap you in… Don’t listen to depressing music and stay depressed. Listen to it to get over your depression and then get back into the positive, motivational kind of stuff that sends a “Can Do” message into your brain. We could spend all day talking about the subconscious effect music can have on you, and how skillful musicians and producers use certain techniques to convey certain feelings; or I can just say, be smart about your music choices and use them to your advantage.
Like what you like because you like it, and do not let the tastes of your friends lead you down a path you don’t want to go. If you get the most done while listening to something only you like, load it on your favorite electronic gizmo and put on your headphones and have at it. Control your choices, control your moods and control your outcomes. Don’t let the world control your thinking, create a place for yourself and control your music choices.