The base game has some interesting aspirations to choose from and the sims 4 musical genius aspiration is one of them. This is a great option for your more creative sims who love to play music on their guitar or piano.
The sims 4 musical genius aspiration is going to start you off learning an instrument and listening to music to get your feet wet and eventually you’ll need to start licensing your music and writing your own songs.
You can run through this aspiration while having your sims working in the entertainer career so you can gain the skills to become a musician at the same time!
Traits That Help With The Sims 4 Musical Genius Aspiration
With every aspiration you play with in The Sims 4 you’re going to find that some traits are going to be helpful in completing the aspirations more quickly. There are two traits that can be very helpful for getting your sims through the sims 4 musical genius aspiration but you can truly use any collection of traits you want.
The first is the creative trait because sims who are creative are going to become inspired more often at random intervals. Being inspired can help you can your musical skills like the guitar skill more quickly than a sim who is feeling happy.
The other trait you might want to have is the music lover trait because these sims are going to enjoy listening to and playing music more than other sims. This is going to help your sims get their fun need up so if they had a hard day at work they can come home and play their favourite instrument even when they’re feeling tense and it’ll help.
Reward Trait for The Sims 4 Musical Genius Aspiration
Anytime that a sim finishes an aspiration they are going to be given a reward trait after they complete it. When your sim finishes off the musical genius aspiration they will be given the trait called the piper. This reward trait is a fun one but it isn’t the most valuable reward trait out there.
A sim with this trait has the ability to play different songs that can influence sims to do things. There are four songs that are available to your sims.
- Carol of Cleaning
- This song will give sims who are around an energized buff. They will start cleaning for a while until the house is clean, or the buff wears off.
- Ditty of Drowsiness
- This song will make all sims nearby go to sleep, a great choice for sims who have kids and just want them to go away
- Etude of Egress
- This song is extremely helpful if you’ve just had a party or have sims who you don’t want to spend more time with in your home. It will make all non-household sims leave the lot.
- Song of Sophistication
- This song is a weird one, that will make all sims that are nearby change into formal wear. I’m not entirely sure what this can be used for, but fun?
Stages of The Sims 4 Musical Genius Aspiration
Every aspiration in The Sims 4 has multiple levels for your sims to work through. As they complete tasks the sims are going to be given satisfaction points that can be used in the reward store for reward traits. The sims 4 musical genius aspiration has four levels for your sims to complete before they are given the piper reward trait.
Level One: Tone Deaf
- Practice Music for 6 Hours
- Listen to Music for 2 Hours
This is a really easy section of the musical genius aspiration and your sim will have tons of fun doing it. You’ll need to grab your sim a guitar, violin, piano, or pipe organ to complete this one.
To listen to music for two hours you’ll need to get your sim a stereo and just get them to listen to it, nice and easy. You should be able to finish this first part of the aspiration within the first day or two.
Level Two: Fine Tuned
- Achieve Level 4 in any Instrument
- Play an Instrument for 1 Hour While Inspired
You’ll need to be rather dedicated to a specific instrument to get to level 4, but it’s easy to get done if you’ve already played a single instrument for 6 hours.
To finish the second part, you need to get inspired. To do this you can take a thoughtful shower which is the easiest way to get a sim inspired. Then, while feeling this inspired emotion play your desired instrument!
Level Three: Harmonious
- Achieve Level 6 in any Instrument
- Write 4 Songs
- Earn §500 from Licensed Songs
This is when the aspiration is going to get a bit more difficult, as writing songs takes times and it may take you a while to earn those §500.
Each song that you write will take around 8-10 hours of sims time, so you should prepare to devote some serious time to this.
To write a song you just need to click on the instrument you’ve been working with and choose to write a song, this doesn’t appear until a few levels into the skill, so you may need to reach level 6 before you can do this.
You can only license one song at a time, so earning that money may take a while. You can license a song by clicking on your mailbox once the song has been finished.
Level Four: Musical Genius
- Have Spent 75 Hours Playing Musical Instruments
- Reach Level 10 in Any Instrument
- Mentor Others in Music for 3 Hours
Chances are your sim will get at least close to level 10 of their instrument before they make it to this level because of all the time they will spend writing different songs.
You’ll probably be close to finishing the 75 hours of playing instruments as well, this can include practicing an instrument as well as writing songs!
The final thing you need to do to complete this aspiration is to mentor other sims in your particular skill for three hours, which is a little more tricky.
To mentor a sim in an instrument you need to get another sim to play an instrument, this could be a member of your household which is easy, or a random sim playing the instrument but you’d have to time it perfectly.
Then you need to control the sim going through the aspiration and click on the sim who is playing the instrument and choose mentor. Your sim will hangout with them while they play and teach them all their tips and tricks allowing them to gain the skill quicker.
Final Thoughts on Sims 4 Musical Genius Aspiration
There are so many aspirations for your sims to work through and the sims 4 musical genius aspiration is great for any music lovers that you’re playing with. This is a surprisingly awesome way to earn an income through licensing songs and your sims will be able to make a good impression with others with their beautiful music. Happy Playing!