Background music is an essential spec in many games and it includes Minecraft. In this sandbox game, you can be the masters of your own world. From farming, making tools, building structures, to playing music, players can do anything they want to up their relaxation game.

However, you will need some tricks to get the music playing. Minecraft players who happen to be music lovers will find our guide on how to play music in Minecraft very useful.

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Here's how players can play music in Minecraft!

How to play music in Minecraft

You will need some components to be able to get the music rolling in your Minecraft world:

  • Music Discs
  • Jukebox/Noteblock

Here’s how to get them.

1. Music Discs

Minecraft Music Discs are naturally generating items that cannot be manually made by players. The collection currently has 13 music discs with separate colors and tunes to signify their title. Each of them features a different rhythm ranging from soft, soulful, to vibrant and spooky tones.

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Music discs are uncommon items in Minecraft and are typically found in loot chests.

The most common locations to find Music Discs are the Bastion Remnants Chest, Dungeon Chests, and Woodland Mansion Chests. The game developers will surely add more tracks in the future.

2. Jukebox and Noteblock

The jukebox is the needed mechanical item allowing players to play Music Discs. Just insert the discs into the player and you shall hear the melodies.

To create a jukebox, place 1 diamond and 8 wood planks in the 3x3 crafting grid. You can use any type of wood planks like oak, birch, spruce, crimson, warped, jungle, or acacia.

A jukebox is needed in order for the music to be played in the Minecraft world.

While Jukebox is in charge of playing music, the Noteblock is for making notes with the help of existing blocks and redstone. Some players have even made the entire musical tunes with a lot of Noteblocks and redstone.

On another hand, jukeboxes can also be used as furnace fuel in a pinch to smelt one and a half items each block. Although it is not too economical, it can come in handy in a tight place where players are unable to have lava, coal, or other fuel sources ready.

How to play music in Minecraft with commands

Apart from the traditional way to play music in Minecraft, players can use these commands for the same purpose. First and foremost, you need to make sure you have activated Cheats
from the Game Settings menu.

Music Command
Minecrafters can use commands to play and adjust music in Minecraft.

Follow these syntaxes to turn the records on and more:

1. Play music tracks

music play [volume: float] [fadeSeconds: float] [repeatMode: MusicRepeatMode]

2. Add music tracks to the queue

music queue [volume: float] [fadeSeconds: float] [repeatMode: MusicRepeatMode]

3. Stop the music

music stop [fadeSeconds: float]

4. Change the music volume

music volume

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