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We all have our favorite kinds of music to listen to, whether it be head-banging rock, country, pop, classical, or jazz. But can music actually cure mental ailments?

Believe it or not, there may be some music that can actually cure your mood problems. The National Association for Music Therapy indicates that certain pieces of music can help you resolve issues in your mind unlike any other kind of therapy. Even if all you feel like doing is arguing with your partner or going in a corner and crying, perhaps you should try music instead.

The NAMT insists that when choosing the best piece for your situation, you should listen to music that fits your mood. While most people use classical music as music therapy, you can use any type of music you prefer. But the key element is that you must use music that you can relate to at that particular time. If youÆre angry, you should listen to angry music. One example of angry music is a classical piece that utilizes a lot of banging drums, sorrowful strings, or loud boisterous trumpets and trombones.

Finding a musical piece that can cure your particular mental ailment is purely a matter of taste. What works for someone else may not work for you. You need to find the pieces that will help your particular situation.

Psychotherapist Carol Bush recently wrote a book titled "Healing Imagery & Music." Bush indicated that "Swan of Tuonela" by Sibelius helps her when sheÆs sad. ThatÆs because of the pieceÆs intensity and unusual key. She said BrahmsÆ "Piano Concerto No. 2" is good when youÆre angry, because the piece sounds angry itself and can help her work out her frustrations. When sheÆs obsessed with something, Bush listens to BachÆs "Prelude and Fugue in B Minor." When sheÆs in a weary mood, she listens to "Velvet Dreams" by Daniel Kobialka. And when sheÆs feeling down or negative, she listens to "BeethovenÆs "The Emperor Concerto," a piece that incredibly inspirational.