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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The appropriate skill from the crafts.music.instruments subtree determines how well you can play a musical instrument.
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.
One Person Band
Music achievements category
- Deb's DW Music MUD Database - a list of musical instruments, where to find them, and what bonuses are needed to play them.