Bard Mania Mod 1.12.2 adds playable musical instruments that you can play from a computer keyboard and/or an attached MIDI keyboard. The playable range is two octaves.

Bard Mania Mod


  • Animated player movements
    • Equip and remove instrument.
    • Play animation. The arms move when notes are played.
  • When playing music, parrots around the player will dance.
  • Multiplayer support (What better way to impress your friends with your virtuoso musical skills)


  • Musical NPC.
  • ABC Music.
  • Sustained notes for recorder, flute.
  • Localize the model setup and play midi GUI’s.


Bard Mania Mod Features 1

Playing Instruments:

Hold the instrument in the players main hand.

  • Right-Click to equip the instrument for playing
    • PC Keyboard Mode (default) – GUI opens, then press the keys on the PC keyboard or mouse over the key names and left-click them to play. Press the ‘Esc’ key to exit the GUI.
    • MIDI Mode – If your PC and MIDI keyboard are setup correctly just play normally. To stop playing either switch to another hot-bar slot, or Right-Click to unequip the instrument.
  • Shift-Right-Click toggles the input mode between MIDI and PC Keyboard.

The volume level of the instruments is adjusted using the Players volume slider in the Minecraft Options | Music & Sounds dialog.

MIDI Support:

The MIDI implementation in this mod is promiscuous. When active the mod opens any non-sequencer devices and listens on all channels. This can can be adjusted via the mod configuration GUI or file.

  • MIDI note range is 49-72 (2 octaves mapped to the Minecraft key of F#. See table above.)
  • MIDI channels 1-16


Mock-up of the PC Keyboard GUI. Flute and Melodic Toms as equipped and ready to play

Bard Mania Mod Screenshots 1

Flute Animation

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Xylophone Animation

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Parrot Dance: Parrots will dance when you play an instrument.

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Minecraft Forge

Obfuscate Mod

How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge and Obfuscate Mod.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% and click Run.
    • On mac open finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for Minecraft.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

Bard Mania Mod 1.12.2 Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.12.2

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