Sounds like you know what works for you. I don't think music would wake me up unless it was unusually loud. Soft music would just work into my dreams, in fact I've had the happen. I dreamed I was at a concert!
Am the second type of person,cant really get up right as the alarm goes off..i always hit the snooze atleast 3 times..lol..I always wish to get up as soon as the alarm goes off but then it has never come true to me yet..;)