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==Overview==
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Musical instruments can be played in a variety of ways.  Most instruments are portable, while others function as playerhouse furniture, and some are publicly available in fixed locations.
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[[Musical instruments]] can be played in a variety of ways.  Most instruments are portable, while others function as player house [[furniture]], and some are publicly available in fixed locations.
  
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You can also check the table in [[musical instruments]].
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==Instrument commands==
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There are several commands you can use with different instruments.
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===Play===
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<pre>play <instrument></pre>
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This takes 10 gp, and seems to be available for all instruments.
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<pre>play music on <instrument> from <object></pre>
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Primers and other sheet music are available for some instruments, and this is the syntax you use with them.
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===Perform solo===
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<pre>perform solo on <instrument></pre>
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This takes 10 gp, and seems to be available for all instruments.
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===Serenade===
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<pre>serenade <living> on <instrument></pre>
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This takes 10 gp, and seems to be available for all instruments.
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<pre>serenade <living> with <string> on <instrument></pre>
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This is a more difficult version of the above, but it still takes 10 gp.
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===Tune===
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Many instruments need to be tuned before they can be played.  This takes 5 gp.  These include:
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*an [[acoustic guitar]]
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*a [[banjo]]
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*a [[black clarinet]]
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*a [[black violin]]
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*a [[biwa]]
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*a [[clarinet]]
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*a [[dark glossy lute]]
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*an [[ebony guqin]]
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*a [[Genuine Genuan guitar]]
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*a [[guitar]]
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*a [[lute]]
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*a [[lyre]]
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*a [[silver flute]]
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*a [[ukulele of pain]]
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*a [[violin]]
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*a [[wooden koto]]
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(It appears all stringed instruments need tuning.)
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===Strum===
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Most stringed instruments may be strummed.  This takes 10 gp.  These include:
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*a [[banjo]]
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*a [[biwa]]
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*a [[dark glossy lute]]
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*an [[ebony guqin]]
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*a [[long shamisen]]
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*a [[lyre]]
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*a [[wooden koto]]
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*a [[ukulele of pain]]
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===Blow===
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A [[wooden whistle]] can be blown. This takes 10 gp.
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===Skills used===
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The appropriate skill from the [[crafts.music.instruments]] subtree determines how well you can play a musical instrument. In general, easiest to most difficult commands/methods are:  tune - strum (stringed) - use primers - play - serenade - perform (solo) - use music sheets. When it becomes more difficult to TM using one method, such as "play", the TM rate may increase if a higher level command such as "serenade" or "perform" is used.
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In the basement of the [[Temple of Cool]], there is a wall with some musical notes painted on it.  Looking at or humming these notes uses [[crafts.music.theory]], and humming them also uses [[crafts.music.instruments.vocal]].
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===Instrument case===
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{{objecthelp|instrument case}}
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{{Collapsible|Discworld player help : instrument case|
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{{prebox|
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instrument case              Discworld player help                instrument case
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Name
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    instrument case - carry your instruments, and attract donations
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Syntax
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    lay out <object> [for busking]
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    toss <coins> into <object>
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    donate <coins> into <object>
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Description
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You can lay out your instrument case to attract donations. If you pass an open case, perhaps with someone playing well (or terribly) beside it, you can donate to show your appreciation (or to persuade them to go away).
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Example
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    > lay out case
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    You lay the wooden guitar case out to invite donations from passers-by.
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    > toss 4 dollars into case
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    You toss 4 Ankh-Morpork dollars into the wooden guitar case.
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}} }}
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==Care of instruments==
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Although instruments don't have a visible condition, they can still break.  Holding them while fighting can damage them, and they can break in containers (although the exact circumstances for this are unknown).
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You can check their condition with the [[condition]] command, and fix or repair them at a [[smithy]] or [[wood workshop]], depending on their material.
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==Publicly available instruments==
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Percussion:
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*A [[black tambourine]] in the [[Fang]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*A [[dobachi]] in the [[Sung]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*A [[kokiriko]] in the [[Fang]] and [[Hong]] music rooms, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*A [[taiko drum]] in the [[Sung]] and [[Hong]] music rooms, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*Cobbles in the garden of the [[Academy of Artificers]], which are played by hopping on them.
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Wind:
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*A [[bamboo flute]] in the [[Fang]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*A [[carved bone shakuhachi]] in the [[Sung]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]]. (Note: unplayable.)
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*A [[tin shakuhachi]] in the [[Sung]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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Stringed:
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*A [[biwa]] in the [[Hong]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*An [[ebony guqin]] in the [[Sung]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*A [[long shamisen]] in the [[Hong]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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*An [[ornate wooden harp]] in the [[Magpyr Castle]], in [[Uberwald]].
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*A [[wooden koto]] in the [[Fang]] and [[Sung]] music rooms, [[Bes Pelargic]].
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Keyboard:
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*A [[black piano]] in the haunted house on Zombie Walk in [[Genua]].
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*A [[decorative harpsichord]] in the mansion on Ibis Parade in [[Djelibeybi]].
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*An [[organ]] in [[Gufnork]]'s temple in [[Ankh-Morpork]].  When played well enough, it gives out [[fluff]]--otherwise, Gufnork inflicts various effects<ref>These include [[garlic breath]], excrement, cud, [[fleas]], a [[cold]], or gas (as from eating cabbages).</ref> on the player. (It also only has the "play" command, and takes 20 gp to play.)
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*A [[piano]] in the [[Assassins' Guild]] in [[Ankh-Morpork]].
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*An [[unfathomably baroque grand piano]] on a first floor landing in the [[Academy of Artificers]].  When played, it gives out sweets.
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*Stretching the definition of "public", a [[dark mahogany piano]] in a locked flat in the [[Salt Shaker]].
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Vocal:
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*Notes painted on a wall in the basement of the [[Temple of Cool]]. Also requires some [[crafts.music.theory]].
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Sheet music:
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*A blue book of sheet music in the [[Sung]] music room, [[Bes Pelargic]].  Entitled "The Great Harmony in Ancestral Sung Melodies, for Stringed Instruments", it is usable with stringed instruments (while it specifically says "the biwa, the guqin, the koto and the shamisen", you can use it with other stringed instruments).
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*In a locked flat in the [[Salt Shaker]], sheet music can be gotten from the piano.  One sheet can be found at a time, and the song can be one of "Uberwald", "Ode to a Friend", or "Blood".
  
 
==Related Achievements==
 
==Related Achievements==
One Person Band<br />
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*{{achievement|One Person Band}}
Windfall<br />
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*{{achievement|Windfall}}
Windbag<br />
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*{{achievement|Windbag}}
Romantic<br />
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*{{achievement|Romantic}}
Keen Keyboarder<br />
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*{{achievement|Keen Keyboarder}}
Highly Strung<br />
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*{{achievement|Highly Strung}}
Beatnik<br />
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*{{achievement|Beatnik}}
Walking Orchestra<br />
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*{{achievement|Walking Orchestra}}
[http://discworld.atuin.net/lpc/secure/achievements.c?category=music Music achievements category]
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[https://discworld.starturtle.net/lpc/secure/achievements.c?category=music Music achievements category]
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==See also==
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*[[Musical instruments]]
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*[[:Category:Musical instruments|Pages about musical instruments]]
  
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==External links==
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* [http://dwmusic.nerdstation.nl/ Deb's DW Music MUD Database] - a list of musical instruments, where to find them, and what bonuses are needed to play them.
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* {{Objecthelp|Musical Instrument}}
  
Music is a [[Crafts|craft activity]].
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[[Category:Crafts]]

Latest revision as of 16:26, 10 April 2021

Music.jpg

Musical instruments can be played in a variety of ways. Most instruments are portable, while others function as player house furniture, and some are publicly available in fixed locations.

You can also check the table in musical instruments.

Instrument commands

There are several commands you can use with different instruments.

Play

play <instrument>

This takes 10 gp, and seems to be available for all instruments.

play music on <instrument> from <object>

Primers and other sheet music are available for some instruments, and this is the syntax you use with them.

Perform solo

perform solo on <instrument>

This takes 10 gp, and seems to be available for all instruments.

Serenade

serenade <living> on <instrument>

This takes 10 gp, and seems to be available for all instruments.

serenade <living> with <string> on <instrument>

This is a more difficult version of the above, but it still takes 10 gp.

Tune

Many instruments need to be tuned before they can be played. This takes 5 gp. These include:

(It appears all stringed instruments need tuning.)

Strum

Most stringed instruments may be strummed. This takes 10 gp. These include:

Blow

A wooden whistle can be blown. This takes 10 gp.

Skills used

The appropriate skill from the crafts.music.instruments subtree determines how well you can play a musical instrument. In general, easiest to most difficult commands/methods are: tune - strum (stringed) - use primers - play - serenade - perform (solo) - use music sheets. When it becomes more difficult to TM using one method, such as "play", the TM rate may increase if a higher level command such as "serenade" or "perform" is used.

In the basement of the Temple of Cool, there is a wall with some musical notes painted on it. Looking at or humming these notes uses crafts.music.theory, and humming them also uses crafts.music.instruments.vocal.

Instrument case

Discworld object help: instrument case

Care of instruments

Although instruments don't have a visible condition, they can still break. Holding them while fighting can damage them, and they can break in containers (although the exact circumstances for this are unknown).

You can check their condition with the condition command, and fix or repair them at a smithy or wood workshop, depending on their material.

Publicly available instruments

Percussion:

Wind:

Stringed:

Keyboard:

  1. These include garlic breath, excrement, cud, fleas, a cold, or gas (as from eating cabbages).

Vocal:

Sheet music:

  • A blue book of sheet music in the Sung music room, Bes Pelargic. Entitled "The Great Harmony in Ancestral Sung Melodies, for Stringed Instruments", it is usable with stringed instruments (while it specifically says "the biwa, the guqin, the koto and the shamisen", you can use it with other stringed instruments).
  • In a locked flat in the Salt Shaker, sheet music can be gotten from the piano. One sheet can be found at a time, and the song can be one of "Uberwald", "Ode to a Friend", or "Blood".

Related Achievements

Music achievements category

See also

External links