ROAD TO FAME QUEST – MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – TEEN SIMS ONLY – PRIZE: 3LP
The goals in the Road to Fame Quest allow you to complete this hobby for the first time, once you complete the hobby you complete the quest! You will need a teenage sim to be able to complete this hobby using the musical instruments you unlock as you complete the quest, once the quest is complete you will be able to complete the hobby with up to 5 teen sims at one time using all the instruments.
On the keyboard select ‘write song’ for 1 hour
You will need to find 3 different notes on the keyboard to unlock the bass guitar to find the next 3 notes. Once you have found all 3 notes on the bass guitar you will unlock the drum kit to find the next 3 notes, once you find all 3 notes on the drum kit you will unlock the guitar to find the next 3 notes. Once you have found those 3 new notes you will unlock the final instrument which is the microphone to find the last 3 notes:
- Using the Keyboard: Write Song- 1 hour, 54 minutes or 48 minutes
- Using the Bass Guitar: Write Song- 2 hours, 1 hour 50 minutes or 1 hour 40 minutes
- Using the Drum Kit: Write Song (drums)- 3 hours, 2 hours 40 minutes or 2 hours 20 minutes
- Using the Guitar: Write Song- 4 hours, 3 hours 40 minutes or 3 hours 10 minutes
- Using the Microphone: Write Song (sing)- 5 hours, 4 hours 30 minutes or 4 hours
NOTE: the time varies depending on the star rating the instrument has
Once you complete the collection for the first time you can use the instruments in any order but you will still need to use all the instruments to find the different notes to complete each row
||Slappin’ Rhythm, Finger Pickin’ Good Lick and Flyin’ Fingers of Funkstown
ON THE BASS GUITAR
||Drum Roll, Cymbal Choke and 28min Cowbell Solo
ON THE DRUM KIT
||Bar Chord, Blues Riff in B and Heartfelt Solo
ON THE GUITAR
||Vocal Melody, Backup Vocal and Vocal Overdub|
||You can now complete the collection!|
The table below shows you the level up reward that your sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:
|LEVEL||TITLE||1st TIME LEVEL UP REWARD|
|1||What’s an Instrument?||–|
|5||Virtuoso||10,000 Town Value|
|6||Em-TV Award Winner||1LP|
The completed teen idol collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):
The rewards for completing this collection are you complete the road to fame quest and 3LP:
- The first time you complete this collection during the road to fame quest so once you complete the collection you complete the quest!
- From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP
Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post
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69 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Teen Idol”
is it possible to “write 9 pieces of music” part by playing keyboard or bass? or do we need to buy and play drum to unlock 7th, 8th and 9th pieces?
No the first three are on the keyboard, then notes 4-6 are on the bass then the next 3 are on the drums and so on
oh wow it takes tooo long without lp (: thank you.
Yes it takes forever!
Is it worth spending LPs to get insturments with higher star rating?
If you want to find the notes quicker, yes
I didn’t complete this on time. I found 9 notes but can’t find the other 6 because I can’t find the electric guitar in the hobbies store?? Please help! Thank you
Have you looked in the teen tab of the furniture section?
I can’t get the last set of music notes. When I click on the sim town sign there has no resources box come out! What can I do?
I don’t really understand your question.
What resource box?
You need to use the microphone to find the last set of notes.
Hey, I don’t know of this question has been answered yet, but I haven’t seen it anywhere so I’m just asking it.. How do we get the sim town sign? And to be able to build the teen’s mansion?
By completing the teen idol quest
then you can find the pieces by completing the hobby
to build the sign.
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I need the tv sign on the teen sign how do i get it i did the drums like 10 times is that the only instrument to get it for the sim sign ?
Yes, you need to find all 3 notes on the drums to get the tv show cameo piece, the sim sign takes ages to complete without using LPs
You can get a few randomly when you complete actions like the island monuments but that doesn’t happen often.
Who can use these instruments? Can adult sims use them after teen sim completed the quest?
No adults can’t use them (unless their life dream (once you completed the life dreams and legacies quest) is to play one of these instruments)
Why can’t I find the electric guitar?!! Please help me!’
Have you found all three drum notes to unlock the guitar? If you have it will be in the teen section with the other instruments.
How long does it take with the 2 star rated instruments and a 3 star rating instruments? Is it worth getting the three star raated ones
I don’t own any two star instruments but these are all the 3 star times:
Keyboard- 3= 48 minutes
Bass Guitar- 3= 1 hour 40 minutes
Drum Kit- 3= 2 hours 20 minutes
Guitar- 3= 3 hours 10 minutes
Microphone- 3= 4 hours
If you want to complete the collection faster then getting the three star instruments may be worth it but as you can see they aren’t that much faster
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can more than one teen try to get the notes ?
no, only one teen can do it
Hello! I just recently aged one of my pretend into a teen. I have two questions, after you age them into an adult, can you age the child into a senior before their parents? And when I unlock the teen idol quest and mansion, can I have an existing sim be the teen idol or do I have to create a new one, and does the whole family move into the teen idol mansion or just the teen? (Technically that’s three questions, lol. Thank you for creating this blog!)
Yes you can
Yes any teen can be teen idol
You can’t move a teen into a house on their own so yes the whole family would live there
Oh wow! That’s cool! Thanks!
Designing fashion and changing clothes give magazine photo shoots.
Calling mom, quick chat give radio interviews. Very randomly though.
Still trying to find what exactly gives TV show cameos. Any clues?
I usually get them by interacting with another sim but its hard to say for sure when you will get them because its random.
Hi, I have got a ‘Teen’ and want to enter my Teen in the Teen Idol hobby after the ‘The Road to Fame’ quest. I am on the Higher Education quest currently. Is their any advice for this when the starting time comes?
Only really that its best to have as many LPs as possible so you can complete the quest quickly if you want to complete in time to get the prize
I used 2 star items. Here are their times – basically as you predicted.
Standard Keyboard – 54 min
Standard Bass Guitar – 1 hr 50 min
Standard Drum Kit – 2 hrs 40 min
Blue Electric Guitar – 3 hrs 40 min
Standard Microphone – 4 hrs 30 min
Where did you get the microphone?
You need to find all music using the other 4 instruments then the microphone will unlock.
Hey i cannot complete the third note for the second set…….what to do?
You just have to keep going until you find it, you will get it eventually
Hi! I’ve found all 3 notes on the keyboard, but my teen wont play the bass guitar? Any help?
Do blue footprints appear? You may need to rotate the guitar so your teen can use it.
How else can you get to show cameos? Just asking a question if there is no answer tell me!
Sometimes you can get them by interacting with another sim or using an object like with the island monument resources but this is rare.
my teen idol already transitioned on being an adult now so how can i still continue the hobby to build or upgrade the sim sign?
You will need to use another teen to continue the hobby and upgrade the sign.
I am sooo annoyed by this. I need the drum set reward only – the clapperboard. Do I really need to complete all and reset it to be able to collect more clapperboards? 🎬💀💤
Yes, you will need to reset the whole collection and find them all again, or you could use LPs on the sim sign to get the remaining ones you need
I’ve been getting magazine photo shoots and other prizes long after I finished this event. Loooooooong after. Is this normal?
Yes you will still get them.
Too bad we can’t trade them for magma embers!
What is the limited time prize, and is it worth it?
There is no time limit on this hobby.
When I played sims freeplay before, there were some different communicating options, like getting autographs etc. But how is this possible? Do you have to complete the hobby collection?
The teen idol still has these interactions with another teen.
Thanks so much for the tutorial! So I currently only have one teen and he’s the Teen Idol. If I want to give him a new hobby, could the next teen I create have access to the Teen Idol hobby? Basically I want to change who my teen idol is without aging my current one to an adult. Thanks so much!
Yes, as long as you don’t already have a teen idol you can make another sim the teen idol.
Hi 🙂 I currently have 3 Teen doing the Teen Idol Hobby, but I do not have the special interactions (help a swooning fan, sign autograph, etc.). Did I miss something?? Are they not Teen Idols?? If so, what do I have to do to make them Teen Idols??
Thanks, and your blog is amazeballs!! Always find info :)))
Do you have any teens who aren’t teen idols? I think you will only get these interactions between a teen idol and a teen who isn’t a teen idol
You’re welcome and thanks!
Yeah, I tried with Teens that have other hobbies, but nothing :(( Do you think I should ask EA for help, like it’s a glitch?? Or am I not losing much, so I should leave it alone??
That is annoying! This glitch is probably caused due to the fact they recently changed it so that 5 sims can be teen idol instead of 1, you could contact them but I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
Hiya. It didn’t not unlock the microphone. 😦 any advise please? Thank you
The microphone will not unlock until you find all 3 new notes on the guitar.
I have 5 teens doing the Teen Idol hobby, each on different instruments and I’m getting the items and I’ve finished the set a few times. Is this a glitch or part of an update? I have a picture but I don’t know how to send it if you need it.
They recently updated this and the post has now been updated.
Can we have more than one Sim working on this Hobby? I have one teen at Level 6, but I realized if I can avoid doing any actions with her to keep her from aging..I can level up or start a second sim on this hobby. I heard only one sim can be an Idol.
It says you can have 5 sims completing this hobby in the post, it used to just be one sim but they changed it recently.
Do you have any tips to complete it within the time limit?
I am starting over on my tablet and I would like some tips on how to get the instruments.
I would recommend speeding up a lot of these with LP, the first two sets of instruments will only need 1LP each time so you should be able to get a head start if you find all those quickly. Then if you need to speed up anymore wait until the time is 1hour 59minutes so it only costs you 1LP instead of 2 or more
Hi what are the level up percentages for each instrument
The level up % for this hobby isn’t really important as you don’t unlock the collectibles by level, you unlock them by using a certain instrument but:
Level 1 50%
Level 2 22%
Level 3 15%
Level 4 11%
Level 5 6%
Not sure if it’s just me, but it was really hard to figure out how to get the microphone. I played in the order of base, keyboard, drum, guitar. While I played guitar, it opened up the roll of hobby that showed to be opened by microphone. That’s the most frustrating part that I didn’t see anywhere while googling.
Since this is one of my fav blog, I thought to leave a comment here in case there are others like me in the future.