I am surprised not to see more written on this. I know for myself that music can have a great effect on my mood. Not only do I play certain music when I am in a certain mood, but I play certain music when I WANT to evoke a certain mood. I believe music bypasses any mental processes that are going on and moves straight to the soul, connecting there and soothing the soul, or roiling it up, depending on what I play. There are certain beats that resonate right into my chest and solar plexus and tell me that I am alive. Some music is best played at ear-splitting levels. Most is best played with a strong bass beat. I tend towards the soul music genres; maybe that’s how soul music got its name, because it speaks to the soul? Although some screaming Van Halen sometimes speaks for my mood sometimes equally as well. Currently I am all Erykah Badu, all the time. I’d love to hear what works for everybody else. Oh, and happy Humpty-Dumpty-Wednesday to you!