It has been said that music is the essence of life. This mod, developed by Ktos94852, adds various playable musical instruments to Minecraft. No longer must you construct a series of complicated note blocks and redstone triggers. Players can equip and play normal-sized instruments that actually look and sound like they should.
Instruments included in MusicCraft are:
● Saxophones, as shown above;
● Grand, normal, and small pianos;
● Drums, with cymbals;
● and guitars, complete with amplifiers.
Since the mod has updated to the latest version of Minecraft, most of the instruments have become unusable. Only the small piano is available at the moment, but the mod is in active production. The old 1.6.4 version still works perfectly fine, which is the version that most of the modding community uses.
MusicCraft also introduces the “mini stage”, a randomly generated room which can be found and looted for instruments. The “musical tree” is also a new type of tree that is specifically used to craft instruments. It looks similar to the oak tree except that it is much taller.
Playing the instruments is simple. The piano, for example, can be played by placing the item and right-clicking; this brings up a GUI which can be controlled with the mouse, or switched over to keyboard mode. The drum kit works similarly:
Instruments are crafted from various parts, each with their own recipe. For example, to make a guitar, you would need to make strings from iron, cast iron from iron and coal, pegheads from cast iron, music wood planks from music wood, and collect four ink sacs. The headstock, neck, body and stand are all crafted separately and combined together.
Other users present in the vicinity can hear the music being played, and can join in as well with their own instruments. Creating a normal sized stage out of wood from a music tree will amplify the range at which the instruments can be heard. There are no special steps to installing this mod, and it opens up a range of possibilities for multiplayer. Download MusicCraft to hold concerts, become a travelling bard, or just play some tunes after a long day of hunting!
Installing MusicCraft for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
2. Download the latest version of MusicCraft
3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog.
4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
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