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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Musical Expression



Once you complete the Nanny Knows Best Quest the time limit for this hobby will start straight away, to begin this hobby you need to buy a xylophone from the promotions r us store for S2,000 and place it in one of your sims houses:


I cannot place the xylophone, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the xylophone in one of your sims houses.

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the infant bouncer:

Once placed in your house your baby sim needs to click on it and select the option:

  • Play Xylophone- 3 hours 10 minutes

NOTE: the first time you complete this hobby you can only buy one xylophone so only one baby can complete this hobby, after that you can buy 3 xylophones so 3 babies can complete this hobby at one time

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the musical expression collectibles. Every time your sim finishes playing the xylophone their musical expression hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once they reach 100% they will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the musical expression collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL 3 hour 10 minutes
1-2 100%
2-3 50%
3-4 35%
4-5 25%
5-6 20%

The next table shows you for each level what musical expression collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Atonal Sizzling Sausages and Hot Cross Buns are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Big Hitter Row Your Boat and Little Lamb are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Beat Keeper Old Macdonald and Five in a Bed are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Melody Maker Humpty and Round the Mountain are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Performer Three Blind Mice and Moonlight Sonata are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Musical Virtuoso Piano Concerto No.21 and Etude in C Minor are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed musical expression 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):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the Infant Bouncer, which can be found in the infant section and costs S4000. An adult has to put a baby in it then they can bounce for 1 minute or 15 minutes:

The rewards for completing this collection are the play mat, outfits and 3LPs:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the play mat (even if you don’t complete in the time limit) this costs S5500 and can be found in the infant section. The option is play with toys for 10 minutes and an adult can join in play session:


  • The second to the seventh time each time you complete this collection you unlock a new outfit for your female and male baby sims:


  • From the eighth time onwards each time you complete the collection you earn 3LPs

Time Limited Hobby Events– the musical expression hobby appears in these events, to complete these you have to complete the musical expression hobby a certain amount of times during the time limit to unlock all of the prizes, you can find a list of time limited hobby events here. If you want to complete these time limited hobby events then have one sim get to level six in this hobby before the next event starts to be in with the chance of completing it!

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Thanks for reading!

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