mxTune by rymor aka Aeronica

This mod adds musical instruments that allow you to play music in MML format. This is a format already used in some popular online games so there are many tunes available or you can create your own. You can play solo or in groups of up to eight players.
This is currently in development and is not recommended for modpacks at this time.

Minecraft WIP Mods post: mxTune – a music mod that lets you play MML files

Development Blog: mxTune – a music mod for minecraft forge


Demo of the new MML Simple Editor Dialog

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These are placeholders

Music PaperTubaMandolin



How to use it

Grab some Music Paper from Creative mode or craft it from four pieces of paper and one ink sack.

Crafting Music Paper


Hold the Music Paper in your main hand and right click air to open the dialog. If you hold an entire stack you will create a stack of the same piece of music. Enter a title in the upper text box and paste or type well formed MML into the center text box. The Done button will not activate if the MML entered does not contain a proper header “MML@” and and ending semi-colon “;”. The MML is parsed in real time and it cannot be saved it there are errors. Errors will be displayed in red. Click on an error and the cursor in the editor will move to the error. If the MML parses without error the Play button on the left can be used to play the MML. A choice of instruments is listed on the left.

MML Simple Editor


Click OK and the item changes into a piece of Sheet Music.

Sheet Music


Play Solo

To play the enclosed MML, the Sheet Music must be placed into the inventory of an instrument. Hold an instrument, then SNEAK and Right Click. Place the Sheet Music into the slot and close the inventory.

Balalaika Instrument Inventory


To play the instrument, hold it in your main hand and simply Right Click to activate. While playing you will be unable to move. If you want to stop playing you can press the ESC key. While holding an instrument the HUD will display the title and status in the upper left hand corner of the screen. This is currently hardcoded, but I intend to make if possible to configure the HUD layout.

Piano Usage

Piano Interactions. The piano does not have a inventory GUI like the handheld instrument. Once it’s placed into the world it works like this


  1. To place Sheet Music on the Piano Rack, hold a piece of Sheet Music in your main hand and right click the the piano.
  2. To sit at the piano, right click it with your main hand. Note you can’t sit at a piano unless there is a piece of Sheet Music on the rack. To dismount press the left shift key. To REMOVE a piece of Sheet Music SNEAK and right click the piano.
  3. To play the piano there must be Sheet Music on the rack and your must be sitting at the piano, then right click the piano to begin playing.

This is going to be a bit buggy since I just added this new block instrument recently. It made me realize I need to review the current system and refactor it to make it cleaner. There are blatant holes in various interactions. See if you can find them.


A basic party system was created that does not rely on the vanilla teams system. A party can have up to eight players. Members can be removed or promoted to leader. A member may leave at will. If a member dies or they leave the game they are ejected from the party automatically. Members of a party cannot sleep.

Create a Party

Press “J” to create or open an existing party. If it’s a new party you are the leader and your name will be at the top of the list once you click Create.

Create Party


Party HUD - Upper Left with leaders name

Join a Party

Parties are not secure at this time so anyone can join. Security will be added later. To join a party look for a player with music note placard over their head and Right Click on them. You will be presented with a dialog that gives you the options to join the leaders party

A Party Leader

To Join the party Right-Click the leader.


Party Join Dialog

Click Yes to join the party.


Joined Group

Welcome to the Group!


Are you ready to JAM!?

Group Members. Note the Party HUD upper left. The leaders placard has a star.


Leaders Party Dialog

Leaders Party Dialog (J to open). Note the small buttons to the right of the 2nd member. The leader can (D)elete, or promote the member to (L)eader.


Members Party Dialog

Members Party Dialog (J to open)

Playing Music while in a Party (Jam Session)

The purpose of the group play is to ensure players are synchronized when they play. The leader initiates the start of the session, but before that can happen all the other members need to queue up their parts. The process is the same as playing solo: Place the music in the instrument inventory, then while holding the instrument right-click the air. While in a group as a non-leader your placard will turn green, but you will not begin to play. Once everyone is ready, the leader just starts to play the usual way and all the member start to play.