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Dee's Instruments (v0.7 Beta)

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Deesaster avatar Deesaster
Level 46 : Master Musician
Hi everyone! This datapack adds several different playable instruments into your game! So far it's a major work in progress, so keep that in mind if you discover bugs or aren't satisfied with the current instruments in the pack. I plan on expanding this pack as frequently as I can with new content!

How to Get Instruments

All of the instruments in this pack can be crafted at the instrument crafting table. This crafting station allows you to craft any instrument so long as you have the listed materials for it in your inventory. Hovering over an item in the menu will tell you what materials you need to make an instrument. The recipe for an instrument crafting table can be found on the second picture in the photo gallery.

All instruments currently in this pack (click to reveal)
Plucked string instruments:
- Acoustic Guitar
- Acoustic Bass
- Electric Guitar (requires amp)
- Electric Bass (requires amp)
- Banjo
- Mandolin
- Ukulele

Bowed string instruments:
- Violin
- Viola
- Cello
- Double Bass

Brass instruments:
- Trumpet
- Trombone

How to Play Instruments

Once an instrument has been crafted, simply hold it in your main hand! This will open up an in-world interface containing all of the notes you can play. Right click on any shown note to play it!

Some instruments will also require additional items to play. Electric string instruments require an amp nearby to play if they are electric instruments (electric guitar, electric bass, and so on). Playing these instruments without being within 10 blocks of an amp will cause them to not produce any sound. (I know this isn't the most realistic but it was a stylistic choice to give amps a use). The recipe for an amp can be found in the second picture in the photo gallery. All bowed string instruments also require a bow to play them normally, which can be made in the instrument crafting table.

Things I Plan On Adding

- I might also update some textures if I figure out how to make them look more detailed but still nice
- Sheet music/tabs? Maybe something to where instruments can play a given piece in the off hand?
- Instrument stands for displaying instruments
- The sounds for the instruments are subject to change (looking at the acoustic bass)
- Amp functionality is subject to change

- More instruments in general (crazy, I know)
  - Brass
  - Wind
  - Keyboards/pianos
  - Microphones with different voices
  - Percussion (both pitched and unpitched)
  - And a few more surprises ;P

Dee's Instruments (v0.7 Beta) Minecraft Data Pack

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CreditModels made in Blockbench; instrument crafting table GUI created using Stevertus's GUI tool; thanks to Timber Forge for the tutorial on custom blocks!
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.17
toMinecraft 1.19

6 Update Logs

v0.7 Beta (It's Back) : by Deesaster 06/13/2022 6:00:18 amJun 13th

Hi everyone! It's been a while since the last update! While this one isn't necessarily big and doesn't contain any new content to play with, I thought I would make some minor updates to at least come back to this project. All around, this update was mostly just to beautify some of the existing content and bring it up to speed with my current standard :)

- Retextured both the instrument crafting table and amp
- Updated the resource pack to format 9
- Updated the datapack to format 10
- Assured that the datapack still works in 1.19 (still compatible with 1.17 and 1.18 though)
- Made a new pack.png with the new instrument crafting table texture
- Updated the preview pictures on the page :D

While I won't guarantee that there will be more updates soon, I'm confident that work on this will at least be semi-frequent again!

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11/05/2021 9:12 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
KoolCat145 avatar
Could You Add Saxaphones Plz Thanks
06/17/2022 8:13 pm
Level 1 : New Collective
skadoozi2 avatar
11/02/2021 1:30 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Miner
Apostol-Sergy avatar
I can not download the resource pack, the link redirects me to a prohibited resource.
11/03/2021 12:40 am
Level 46 : Master Musician
Deesaster avatar
Sorry about that! The link should be fixed now if you try again :)
10/14/2021 1:45 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Miner
justwar12 avatar
Can't wait to play with this, there better be some beatles stuff soon!?!?! Jk, great work.
10/06/2021 7:23 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Warrior
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09/09/2021 10:58 pm
Level 26 : Expert Musician
hoboblin avatar
p i a n o ?
08/01/2021 4:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User3740841G avatar
hello, I try to install it on a minecraft server and when I craft the instrumentcraftingtable and I place it, it look like I place the item in an invisible item frame, I have installed teh ressource pack and I don' tknow what to do

Help pls xD
07/30/2021 1:20 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Nerd
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Also, regarding the sheet music thing, it would be amazing if you could work with the creator of Melowody to make the two data packs have extra features when used together!
07/30/2021 1:14 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Nerd
Pleasenotme avatar
Woah! This is so great! I can't even imagine how much effort this must have taken!
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