25 Sep 2020 5:23 PM +00:00

The Sims 4 - How to write a song, increase your skill level & earn money

The road to fame may be an easier journey than you realise when it comes to making your Sim the next superstar musician making a killing from their talent.

Many Sims dream of becoming a megastar musician as a part of their aspirations and one key element in reaching this goal is to work on your Sims character's music skills and help them write music.

Even if your sim doesn't become mega-famous and make a ton of money, writing songs is always a great way to earn extra cash within the game, so get creative and enjoy the process.

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How to get started

A great part about the Sims games is that they allow your character a lot of freedom to pursue their dreams.

If they want to be the next Picasso they grab the easel and get to work, if they want to be the next Jimi Hendrix they pick up the guitar naturally.

The Sims 4 Acoustic Guitar player
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If your Sim has been given musical traits within their personality they will naturally gravitate towards musical pursuits without prompting which is a handy head start.

However, if you are wanting to go the extra mile and get your Sim to a professional level and start earning the big bucks you will have to put the effort in and prompt them to hone their musical talent.

How to reach the ability to write songs

To do this you will have to increase your skill level on your chosen instrument all the way up to level eight.

The downside of this, however, is that it can be very time consuming to get your Sim up to this level.

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For those who are not averse to cheating, there are handy skills related cheats available to speed up the process.

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Once you have reached skill level eight on your chosen instrument you can now unlock the ability to write a song and potentially earn money.

How to write the music

Once you have reached level eight you now have the ability to select 'write a song' with that instrument.

This will be time-consuming similarly to writing a novel, but the payoff is definitely worth it.

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Once the Sim has finished writing the song it will appear in your inventory as musical sheets.

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MUSICAL PROTEGE: Becoming a master songwriter definitely pays off


Another cool thing about this feature is that once the Sim has fully written the song it can be re-played using any instrument, creating a variety of possibilities for your Sim.

Even if this process doesn't lead to your sim becoming a rich musician with a legion of fans it's still worth checking out for the extra cash it can bring your household and it will increase your Sims' satisfaction in the long run.

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