Thank you for this very informative post.
I listen to soothing music after a very stressful day. It helps me to unwind exremely well. I can actually get absorbed right into the music, and forget about all the stresses that all of us must face daily.
On the other hand, when I walk down the road and hear irritating, loud sounds escaping from an open car window it actually gives me a real headache.
Nice music is medicine for the body and the soul.