Music Bash

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Music Bash
MK8 Bouncing Note Model.png
Model in Mario Kart 8
First appearance Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (version 2.0.0) (2021)

Music Bashes, formerly referred to as Bouncing Notes,[1] are creatures resembling musical notes, which are found in Music Park in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They are found towards the end of the track. They bounce in tune with the melody and, once they land, create waves that lift all racers on their section up a little; a trick can be performed when this happens. Anyone beneath Bouncing Notes when they land, however, is flattened. Three ticks, similar to the sound of a metronome, can be heard before they land. Bouncing Notes notably bounce faster when the timer is reached, most commonly on the third lap. In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, smaller Bouncing Notes appear near the finish line as spectators of the race.

In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Music Bashes (renamed as such in this game for the first time) appear on the course Music Broadway.





  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Mario Kart 7 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 62. "BOUNCING NOTES: These musical notes bounce along to the music—make sure you’re out of the way when they come crashing down!"