I don’t know about you but I am pretty clear that for me, my mood impacts my connection to music.
And while it’s true music can change my mood, it’s also true that I tend to choose what music I listen to according to my emotional wants and needs.
If I am sad, music can pick up my spirits.
While I am always in the mood for some music (when would I not swoon upon hearing Mozart’s ‘Soave sia il vento‘ from Così fan Tutte?), for many pieces of music of differing genres I have to be in the right frame of mind to form a consistent intimate bond.
I don’t think we can measure mood, but we know it when we’re in the right one.