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New World: How to Play Music

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by Madison Benson
New World How to Play Music Guide

With the music skill out for some time, many have worked towards levelling it to unlock new song buffs. If you want to increase your luck and yield when gathering, gain increased territory standing bonuses or reduce encumbrance, music is the way to go! It isn’t as easy as pressing one or two buttons, though, so it may be difficult to grasp where to begin. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to play music in New World.

New World: How to Play Music

Before you can begin playing music, you’ll need a reliable instrument. If you’re willing to spend some money, you can head to any nearby trading post and buy one. Since the prices will range depending on your server, you may have to spend a few hundred coins. Below are the following instrument options currently available in New World:

  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Upright Bass

You can also craft them if you don’t want to spend much money. Head to a workshop and pick one of the five instruments above. You can make an apprentice one at Furnishing level 0, while the rest range from level 50-150. Below is the crafting recipe for Apprentice-tier instruments:

  • Timber x10
  • Iron Ingot x3
  • Obsidian Sandpaper x4
  • Ash Stain x15

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Once you’ve made and equipped your instrument, press F5 on your keyboard. From here, you can select your song by pressing R and start the performance by tapping E. Upon starting the show, a rhythm game will appear, prompting you to tap WASD and your mouth buttons to the beat. Finish the musical performance to gain experience in your Music skill.

New World is available to play on PC through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out How to Catch a Snail in Freshwater and How To Level Up Harvesting Fast In New World.