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Violin Skill Guide

The Sims 4 Violin Skill Guide

Violin Skill in The Sims 4

Ideal Emotion: Inspired
Best Career Choice: Entertainer

The Violin skill is one of the musical instrument skills in The Sims 4. In the beginning you can just go to the Nightclub to practice or you can buy a Violin and start leveling your skill at home. Be careful, if you play the Violin with other Sims in the room with a low level Violin skill can make your Sim embarrassed.

When you level up in the Violin skill you will unlock new interactions like; Listen and Learn from other Sims who are playing the Violin, Write your own songs and license them. You can even unlock romantic interactions like ‘Promise to Dedicate Song’ and ‘Bring to Tears’.

By reaching level 10 with the Violin Skill you will earn the Achievement: Bow-dacious

Level up your Violin Skill

Bow-daciousIf you want to level up this skill faster make sure your Sim is Inspired while leveling up. There are 3 ways to level up your Violin Skill:

  • Read a book about the Violin Skill
    You can buy 3 volumes of Violin books at a Bookcase or at the Computer.
  • Play the Violin
    Buy a Violin and practice or play songs on it.
  • Listen and Learn
    After you reach level 5 you get this new interaction, Listen and learn. Click on the Sim who is playing the Violin and has a higher Violin skill level than you have.

Become Inspired

You can take a Thoughtful Shower to get a +1 Inspired moodlet. When you reach level 2 with this skill you have the ability to Research the Violin on the computer. This will give you a +2 Inspired moodlet for 4 hours after you finish your research. And after level 3 you will get the interaction to Bow for Inspiration on the Violin, this will give you a +1 inspired moodlet for 8 hours!

Create the perfect room to become Inspired

The Postcards collection gives off an Inspired aura or you can buy one of the Plumbob lamps: Shine On Ambitions Award or Enchanted Aurora Supernatural Award. You can also unlock Inspired aura items from specific careers; Entertainer, Painter, Writer.

Making money with the Violin Skill

You can make some money with the Violin skill at level 4, not much but some. Go to a crowded place like the Nightclub or take your Violin to the park and start playing. The higher the skill, the higher the tips. The maximum money you can get from tips is §20 from each Sim.

After you reach level 8 you have the option to write your own songs, this takes a very long time but this is worth it. If you are done writing you can license the song by clicking on the mailbox. This will give you royalties. These royalties will be around §200 each day for each song. This will last for a long time but it ends eventually.

Playing the Violin in the park
Sandra playing the Violin for tips in the park

Violin Skill Level Unlocks

Level 1

  • Practice Violin (violin)

Level 2

  • Discuss the Best Violinist (sim)
  • Research The Violin (computer)
  • Appreciate Classical Music (stereo)

Level 3

  • Play Traditional Songs (violin)
  • Bow for Inspiration (violin)

Level 4

  • Play Rock Songs (violin)
  • Play Concerto (violin)

Level 5

  • Play Country Songs (violin)
  • Listen and Learn (sim)

Level 6

  • Serenade (violin)
  • Play Romantic Songs (violin)

Level 7

  • Play Eastern Songs (violin)
  • Promise to Dedicate Song (sim)
  • Bring to Tears (violin/sim)

Level 8

  • Write, Scrap, and Name Songs (violin)
  • Play Swing Songs (violin)

Level 9

  • Play Classical Songs (violin)
  • License Written Songs (mailbox)

Level 10

  • Play Avant-garde Songs (violin)
  • Mentor other Sims (violin/sim)

Bring to Tears with Violin
After reaching level 7 in the Violin skill you can use the interaction ‘Bring to Tears’ on a Sim

Cheat – Max Violin Skill

There is also a cheat to max your Sims Violin Skill. Use the Cheat Console by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C. Input the cheat code below to max out your skill level. If you don’t want to max your skill level you can change the number 10 with the preferred skill level from 1 to 9.

stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10

Visit the Cheat Code page for all skill level cheats.

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