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Electronic Music

Amp

An amplifier. A component for making a Rig.

Deck

A component for making a Rig.

Record

No relation to the RIAA. A component for making a Rig.

  • Note: I can confirm that records can be found by searching at a ruins --Gretchin 05:49, 30 November 2006 (GMT)
You search...
You gain a Record.

Rig

Made from 2 Slip Mats, 2 Amps, 4 Speakers, 10 Records and 2 Decks.

Must be set up outside towns, doubt that it can be set up on city squares.

It costs 100AP and some accessories to set it up. Using it results in:

You lose a Rig.
oh, yes...
You lose a Dose of Magic Powder.
You lose a Pouch of Magic Herb.
Now using Fists.

...and one hell of a party...

Slip Mat

A component for making a Rig.

In Real Life(TM), you put it under a record to protect your turntable when you're scratching or holding the record on cue.

Speaker

A component for making a Rig.

Acoustic Instruments

Open Mic Nights are held sporadically at the Fiddling Wizard Folk Club in Windy City. Great Lord Yendor will reward you for your musical abilities should you attend. Watch the wiki Conversation and Current Events page for Open Mic Night announcements. The rewards can also be gained through The Devil Went Down to Cities at your leisure.

It costs 30AP to play an instrument initially; further practices take 5AP. Practising gives the message "You're improving" and tells you how musically talented you are. It also indicates whether you're playing your "natural" instrument (which depends on alignment). You cannot improve beyond "an extremely good musician" unless you use your natural instrument, but your playing skill is not dependant on instrument. There's a 16 hour wait period before being able to practice again.

NOTE: If you have been lazy with your music practice, it'll take 20AP to get familiar with your instrument again. It is very possible to lose your musical prowess if you haven't been playing your instrument for a while. I got "You feel natural with this instrument. You feel like you are starting from square one." after about a month or two of not playing my instrument, and it took 25AP to play it after my hiatus.

How many days before having to get "re-familiar" with your instrument? My current guess: a week. 6 days was 5AP, 12 days was 20. Snarfer 03:12, 28 June 2007 (BST))
Between 6 and 9 days before jumping from 5 to 20 AP so, yeah, a week is probably right. Time before "starting from square one?" Snare 15:17, 4 September 2007 (BST)
About 8 days, plus/minus 4 hours. Incen 15:22, 18 March 2009 (GMT)

The levels of skill are:

(missing messages)

  1. You feel like you are starting from square one.
  2. (no message about your skill)
  3. You're a fairly talented musician.
  4. You are a very talented musician.
  5. You are an extremely good musician.
  6. You rock.

Summary of instruments:

Element Folk Classical Oz
Air Harmonica Crumhorn Didgeridoo
Earth Accordion Harpsichord
Fire Fiddle Viol
Water Tambourine Hand Bell

NOTE: The Grand Piano is a folk instrument, but its alignment is currently unknown. It can be practiced (and played for the wind and the harvest song) like the other folk instruments, assuming you've completed the relevant quests. However, each time you play it there's a chance it will go out of tune.

Accordion

Musical instrument especially suited to earth-aligned players. Check out Band Tryouts for more info and discussion.

Crumhorn

Musical instrument especially suited to air-aligned players. Can be purchased from the Fiddling Wizard Folk Club for 500 Gold.

Didgeridoo

Air-aligned instrument from Oz! Now you know what they do with digeridoos that sound awful: sell them to tourists.
That said, being fully practiced (rocking) with a Harmonica seems to yield Rock level skills with a Didgeridoo. S. Mackie 05:59, 31 May 2007 (BST)

Your skill with music is not dependent on instrument. If you rock on one instrument and then change your alignment, you will rock on your new instrument. --Dragon 07:18, 31 May 2007 (BST)
For that matter, you will rock with any instrument. You just improve slower (and not at all past a certain point) without an aligned instrument. PotatoEngineer 08:19, 31 May 2007 (BST)
You can't seem to get the hang of it.
At least you've not got worse.
You rock.

Fiddle

Musical instrument especially suited to fire-aligned players. Check out Band Tryouts for more info and discussion.

Hand Bell

Musical instrument especially suited to water-aligned players. Can be purchased from the Fiddling Wizard Folk Club for 500 Gold.

Harmonica

Musical instrument especially suited to air-aligned players. Check out Band Tryouts for more info and discussion.

Harpsichord

Musical instrument especially suited to earth-aligned players. Can be purchased from the Fiddling Wizard Folk Club for 500 Gold.

Pan Pipes of Peace

Obtained by participants who didn't play solos at the Open Mic Night at the Fiddling Wizard. Attack with them to pacify a monster. One use only.

Tambourine

Musical instrument especially suited to water-aligned players. Check out Band Tryouts for more info and discussion.

Triangle

Available for 100 Gold from the Fiddling Wizard Folk Club in Windy City. Playable by anyone, but rather boring. (I doubt you can impress monsters with this one).

Viol

Musical instrument especially suited to fire-aligned players. Can be purchased from the Fiddling Wizard Folk Club for 500 Gold.

Singles

CD Singles are needed in the Help Dorothy Quest. They're not "Records" for the purpose of making a Rig.

Contrary to the item descriptions, regarding this song selection, it is *not* a pity there are no CD players.

Copy of 'All The Things She Said'

A CD Single of 'All the Things She Said' by t.A.T.u.. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Only found in areas that wizards can access.

Copy of 'Atomic'

A CD Single of 'Atomic' by Blondie. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Only found in areas that wizards can access.

Copy of 'Beautiful'

A CD Single of 'Beautiful' by Christina Aguilera. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Only found in areas that wizards can access.

Copy of 'Believe'

A CD Single of 'Believe' by Cher. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Only found in areas that wizards can access.

Copy of 'Dancing Queen'

A CD Single of 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Only found in areas that wizards can access.

Copy of 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend'

A CD Single of 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' from the musical Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes by Marilyn Monroe,. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Only found in areas that wizards can access.

Copy of 'Diamonds Are Forever'

A CD Single of 'Diamonds Are Forever' by Shirley Bassey. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Dirrty'

A CD Single of 'Dirrty' by Christina Aguilera. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Express Yourself'

A CD Single of 'Express Yourself' by Madonna. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'G.A.Y.'

A CD Single of 'G.A.Y.' by Geri Halliwell. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)'

A CD Single of 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)' by ABBA. Pity there's no  CD 
player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'

A CD Single of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' by Cyndi Lauper. Pity there's no CD player
in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Go West'

A CD Single of 'Go West' by the Village People . Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'I'm Coming Out'

A CD Single of 'I'm Coming Out' by Diana Ross. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'I'm Still Standing'

A CD Single of 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'I Will Survive'

A CD Single of 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'It's a Sin'

A CD Single of 'It's a Sin' by Pet Shop Boys. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'It's Raining Men'

A CD Single of 'It's Raining Men' by Weather Girls . Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Lady Marmalade'

A CD Single of 'Lady Marmalade' by LaBelle . Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Like I Love You'

A CD Single of 'Like I Love You' by Justin Timberlake. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Love at First Sight'

A CD Single of 'Love at First Sight' by Kylie Minogue. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Found on any monster.

Copy of 'Macho Man'

A CD Single of 'Macho Man' by The Village People. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Mamma Mia'

A CD Single of 'Mamma Mia' by ABBA. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman!'

A CD Single of 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman!' by Shania Twain. Pity there's no CD player in this
universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Over the Rainbow'

A CD Single of 'Over the Rainbow' by Judy Garland. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Relax'

A CD Single of 'Relax' by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Strong Enough'

A CD Single of 'Strong Enough' by Cher. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Vogue'

A CD Single of 'Vogue' by Madonna. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Where Is My Man'

A CD Single of 'Where Is My Man' by Eartha Kitt. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by large monsters or found in treasure chests.

Copy of 'Y.M.C.A'

A CD Single of 'Y.M.C.A.' by The Village People. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by northern monsters.

Copy of 'You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)'

A CD Single of 'You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)' by Dead or Alive. Pity there's
no CD player in this universe.
Found on Morpheus (5-10% chance?) in the jungles of Oz and Asbos (very rarely) in the Bush.
In IRC, 'King elseware stated the odds as 1 in 17, from Morpheus. --Greycat 17:27, 25 May 2007 (BST)
In IRC, darksatanic said, "Odds from anything other than a Morpheus are vanishingly small." --Greycat 17:57, 25 May 2007 (BST)
I just got two (!!) YSMRs off of a Venomous Eye down in Oz. What are the odds of that?? --Mawenpea 00:44, 7 January 2008 (GMT)
Assuming it was a Duck-Billed Venemous Eye (all duck-billed critters have twice the amount of items their non-billed relatives get) the odds are vanishingly small. For a normal Venemous Eye the odds are vanishingly small squared. Flt 09:02, 7 January 2008 (GMT)
Yeah, it was a normal one. That's it. I'm out. I totally just won "cities". --Mawenpea 01:56, 9 January 2008 (GMT)
My Mother just gave me a copy when I walloped her on the head a few times ;) Phw 23:08, 8 July 2008 (BST)
Asbos have been known to very rarely drop the CD as well. -- Thog 23:29, 8 July 2008 (BST)

Copy of 'Your Disco Needs You'

A CD Single of 'Your Disco Needs You' by Kylie Minogue. Pity there's no CD player in this universe.
Dropped by northern monsters.

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