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Not to be confused with Piano skill.
For the similar skill, see Creativity (skill).

The piano is a musical instrument that can be played by Sims. It is available as an object in The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims Life Stories, The Sims Pet Stories, The Sims Castaway Stories, The Sims 3: Late Night, and The Sims 4.

The Sims[edit | edit source]

The Sims base game has an upright piano available for purchase. The Sims: Livin' Large and The Sims: Hot Date each include a grand piano, and The Sims: Superstar includes a piano-style electronic keyboard. All pianos increase the Sim's fun motive and improve the Sim's creativity skill; as the Sim's creativity skill increases, the quality and difficulty of music played increases as well. Both children and adults can play a piano.

A list of all songs that can be played on the piano can be found here.

If a piano is placed in a restaurant which uses a Gastronomer Restaurant Podium, it will spawn an NPC pianist. Sims cannot play the piano while the pianist is playing it.[TS:HD]

Chimeway & Daughters Piano[edit | edit source]

Chimeway & Daughters Piano
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"The richest Sim is pathetic without the gift of music and one of these pianos." - Arianna Chimeway, President, Chimeway Musical Properties - In this age of ever-increasing creativity, music that Sims make themselves offers the perfect skill learning activity. Make your next party better by entertaining with a Chimeway.
Game The Sims
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §3,500
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Creativity
Size 2x2

Fun: 4

Room: 3
+ Creativity skill

Pianomatic AbsoluteSound Keyboard[edit | edit source]

Pianomatic AbsoluteSound Keyboard
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No midi sounds here! This electric innovation provides all the sound quality and fullness of an upright at half the space and twice the cost. You'll be happy to sing for your supper as long as you have the Pianomatic AbsoluteSound Keyboard.
Game The Sims: Superstar
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §4,481
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Creativity
Size 2x2

Fun: 4

Room: 5
+ Creativity skill

It clearly is a tribute to the famous Yamaha CP-80 electric grand piano, much featured in lots of '80s hit records.

Liebefunkenmann Piano[edit | edit source]

Liebefunkenmann Piano
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Liebefunkenmann takes the traditional grand piano to the next level. The brushless keypad drives, run by a CME24-7 control processor, creates a near perfect, simulated, piano-like experience. Optical hammers and semi-metallic strings never need tuning. Design updated for contemporary tastes.
Game The Sims: Livin' Large
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §5,399
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Creativity
Size 2x3

Fun: 4

Room: 6
+ Creativity skill

Bachmeier Grand Piano[edit | edit source]

Bachmeier Grand Piano
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With a look that leaves Sims dumbfounded and a sound that soothes the soul, the Bachmeier Grand Piano turns ordinary into extraordinary. The handcrafted, imitation ivory keys, lightweight carbon-fiber pedals and harmonically balanced hammers and strings make playing a special treat. Perfect for the home conservatory or downtown bistro. Includes matching bench.
Game The Sims: Hot Date
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §6,199
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Creativity
Size 2x3

Fun: 4

Room: 7
+ Creativity skill


The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

A Servo tuning a piano.

In The Sims 2, pianos work much as they did in The Sims, except that they will occasionally need to be tuned. Tuning a piano builds Mechanical skill, and Sims with high Mechanical skill will have an easier time tuning a piano. The repairman also tunes pianos.

The Sims 2: University expansion pack adds the "Perform..." option, which allows Sims to play for tips. When this option is used, the piano can be played individually, or together with the bass, guitar and/or drums. Sims performing on a piano will also improve their creativity skill, but not as quickly as if they were just practicing, and will receive larger tips (up to §100 per person per tip) for higher skill. Pianos can be played by Sims from child age onward, though children will not be able to perform for tips.

Each piano in The Sims 2 has a Fun rating of 10. The only difference between the two is that the Bosenklavier Model B has an Environment rating of 6, whereas the Chimeway & Daughters Saloon Piano has a rating of 3.

Chimeway & Daughters Saloon Piano[edit | edit source]

Chimeway & Daughters Saloon Piano
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Chimeway Saloon has been bringing upright, 88-key, creative outlets into Sims' homes for generations. This specific model, The Saloon Piano, harkens back to the days when Sims of the Wild West practiced the art of the quickdraw, and could play the piano so fast that no one could even see their fingers moving.
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §3500
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Music and Dance enthusiasm
Size 2x2

+ Creativity skill

Bosenklavier Model B[edit | edit source]

Bosenklavier Model B
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With the highest quality soundboard, the quickest key action, and richest tone, the Bosenklavier Model B will not disappoint. Endorsed by world-reknown [sic] pianist Sergei Dubinsky, it's certainly good enough for your wedding.
Game The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §4500
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Music and Dance enthusiasm
Size 2x3

+ Creativity skill

The name may be a reference to Bösendorfer, an Austrian piano manufacturer. Klavier means piano in German.

The Sims 3[edit | edit source]

The piano returns in The Sims 3: Late Night as in earlier games, but now appears as both a grand piano and a portable keyboard.[1] The piano now has its own associated Piano skill.[2] Pianos can no longer be played by child Sims.

If a piano is placed in a lounge, a pianist will be spawned. Sims cannot play the piano while the pianist is on it.

Prudence Pennypincher's Portable Piano[edit | edit source]

Prudence Pennypincher's Portable Piano
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Can't afford the Grand Piano? Start with a Prudence Pennypincher's Portable Piano and work your way up. Play at venues and community lots to earn tips.
Game The Sims 3: Late Night
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §700
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Size 2x2

Fun: 2

+ Piano skill

Schnadahupfl Virtuoso Grand Piano[edit | edit source]

Schnadahupfl Virtuoso Grand Piano
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Hammer on those steel string keys! Wow your friends with the most garish instrument you can buy! Sure to impress all those who see it, the Schnadahupfl Virtuoso Grand Piano is an elegant instrument for tickling the ivories.
Game The Sims 3: Late Night
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §5000
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Size 2x3

Fun: 2

Environment: 8
+ Piano skill

The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

Pianos return in The Sims 4 and function similarly to previous games. Children can again play the piano.

Tickle My Ivories Grand Piano[edit | edit source]

Tickle My Ivories Grand Piano
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Learn to play this ebony dream, and control the mood of entire crowds at the touch of its faux-ivory keys. Gain even more attention by hiring a babe to lie across the top, or just do it yourself.
Game The Sims 4
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §1415
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Size 2x3

Fun: 3

Environment: 3
+ Piano skill

Classical Genius Antique Piano[edit | edit source]

Classical Genius Antique Piano
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Go down in musical history with a piano as exquisite as you are. This elegant antique has been completely refurbished and re-gilt, so if your talent doesn't sparkle, at least your piano can.
Game The Sims 4
Buyability Limited
Price in game §3600
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Size 2x3

Fun: 3

Inspiring Décor: 6
+ Piano skill
Must be unlocked by reaching level 7 of the entertainer career while in the Music branch.

DigiRAD Keyboard[edit | edit source]

DigiRAD Keyboard
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For a totally righteous and tuneful voyage, look no further than the DigiRAD Keyboard. Small enough to fit into the most gnarly of spaces and portable so you can rock out anywhere.
Game The Sims 4: City Living
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §945
Object type(s) Instrument
Skill
Fun
Size 2x2

Fun: 3

+ Piano skill
+ Singing skill

References[edit | edit source]

  1. SimsNetwork - The Sims 3 Late Night @ Gamescom 2010
  2. TheSims3 tweet Absolutely! Guitar/Drums/Bass/Piano all have skills, opportunities, wishes, you name it.
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