The Sims 4 Musical Genius Aspiration
Milestones and The Piper Reward Trait
by Tom "Metro" Schlueter
The Base Game has no portable Piano, so I put one in the Park to make Tips
Overview and Set Up
I gave my Sim the following traits while pursuing the Musical Genius Aspiration: Creative (to regularly get Inspired for faster Piano skill gain), Art Lover, and Music Lover.
Milestone I - Tone Deaf
- Practice Music for 6 Hours (75 Satisfaction)
- Listen to Music for 2 Hours (50 Satisfaction)
You'll likely be done with the first Milestone by one day 1. As always, try and fulfill lots of Whims early on to rack up Satisfaction so you can buy rewards down the road to make completing the last Milestones a bit easier.
Milestone II - Fine Tuned
- Achieve Level 4 Skill in an Instrument (300 Satisfaction)
- Play an Instrument for 1 Hour while Inspired (350 Satisfaction)
Another simple Milestone you will probably hit on day 2 or day 3. Taking a Thoughtful Shower right before playing an instrument is an easy way to get Inspired.
Stage III - Harmonius
- Achieve level 6 Skill in an Instrument (500 Satisfaction)
- Write 4 Songs (400 Satifaction)
- Earn $500 from Licensed Songs (500 Satisfaction)
This Milestone will probably take longer than Milestone IV because writing songs takes the better part of a full day for each one (around 8 hours). Plus, you cannot license songs until level 9 of an instrument. Getting $500 from licensing may take a few days because your royalties come in a range - anywhere from around $100 up to about $500.
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At this point, assuming you have been diligent in fulfilling lots of Whims, you'll probably have enough Satisfaction to purchase both the daytime and nighttime skilling boost rewards to help you get the last couple levels.
Stage IV - Musical Genius
- Reach level 10 Skill in an Instrument (1000 Satisfaction)
- Have spent 75 Hours Playing Musical Instruments (1000 Satisfaction)
- Mentor others in music for 3 hours (750 Satisfaction)
I ended up capping the Piano skill before I finished Milestone III. With the Mentoring component you'll have quick success just taking control of another Sim in the household and having them Practice with an instrument. Switch back to your musician, click your target and choose Mentor. Going to the nightclub and waiting for another Sim to sit down at the piano - well, all I can say is good luck with that. I actually moved in my Sim's Romantic Interest just to finish up this portion of the final Milestone. Get your target Sim's needs high if they are under your control so you can have a nice long Mentoring session.
The Piper Reward Trait
Once you finish the Aspiration if your musician clicks on their instrument they'll have a new interaction granted from the reward trait - Piper. There are 4 different songs available: Carol of Cleaning (make Sims Clean), Ditty of Drowsiness (Sleep), Etude of Egress (Make Sims Leave), and Song of Sophistication (Change to Formalwear). By playing one of these songs your musician can influence the behavior of another nearby Sim. Not all of them work 100% of the time.
Carol of Cleanliness. Alas, the puddle from a broken shower was never mopped up.
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Lol Didn't know these piper songs could influence them. Now when it's bed time for all of my sims, I just play the Ditty of Drowsiness to make them all sleep. However I noticed the songs are based on real ones. Ditty of Drowsiness is based on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Song of Sophistication sounds very familiar too.
Does anyone know what songs they're based on? Thanks!
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Honestly, this milestone confuses me since it wants you to be level 6 in an instrument but to do a task that requires level 8
Does the 'mentor' requirement for step 4 of this aspiration mean getting the 'mentor' reward from the rewards drop down, or does 'mentor' automatically come available on level 10 of an instrument?
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