Minecraft How To

How to Make a Note Block in Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a note block in Minecraft!

A Minecraft note block plays different sounds when powered by redstone.

How to Make a Note Block Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to craft a note block using the recipe and show you how to use the block to make different sounds. And be sure to subscribe to our channel!

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Craft A Note Block

  • 8 Planks (any type)
  • 1 Redstone dust

You can use any type of planks, including oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped planks.

Steps To Make Minecraft Note Blocks

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a note block, you first need to open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add the Planks & Redstone to Make a Note Block

In the crafting table, add the planks and redstone to the grid.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 3 wood planks. In the 2nd row place down 1 wood plank in the 1st box, 1 redstone in the 2nd box, and 1 wood plank in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down 3 wood planks. This is the Minecraft note block recipe.

Add the Planks & Redstone to Make a Note Block

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a note block in the box on the right.

3. Move The Note Block To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the note block down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Note Block To Your Inventory

You're done! You now have a note block! A Minecraft Note Block plays different sounds when powered by redstone. Check out the official Minecraft note block wiki to learn how to tune your note block.

How to make a note block in Minecraft

Minecraft Note Block Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a note block in Minecraft. The note block command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the note block command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher note block command

/give @p note_block 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p noteblock 1 0

FAQ's

What is a note block in Minecraft?

A Minecraft note block is a music block that will play different sounds when powered by redstone.

What blocks make note blocks sound different?

Below is a list of blocks/materials and the sounds they make.

Block/Material Sound
Wood Bass (String Bass)
Sand, Gravel, Concrete Powder Snare Drum
Glass,  Sea Lantern Clicks and Sticks (Hihat)
Stone, Netherrack, Nylium, Obsidian, Quartz, Sandstone, Ores, Bricks, Corals, Respawn Anchor, Bedrock Bass Drum (Kick)
Block of Gold Bells (Glockenspiel)
Clay, Honeycomb Block (Bedrock Edition) Flute
Packed Ice Chimes
Wool Guitar
Bone Block Xylophone
Block of Iron Iron Xylophone (Vibraphone)
Soul Sand Cow Bell
Pumpkin Didgeridoo
Block of Emerald "Bit" (Square wave)
Hay Bale Banjo
Glowstone "Pling" (Electric piano)
Any other blocks Harp/piano

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