Music Block

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Not to be confused with Note Block, which is sometimes named Music Block.
Music Block
First appearance Super Mario Maker (2015)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Effect Play a music note, jump higher, release items.

Music Blocks are objects that appear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. They are derived from Note Blocks and function identically, while also playing a short musical note when an object lands on it. Visually, they are pinkish instead of white and feature an eighth note (♪) on the sides. A Music Block can be placed by shaking a Note Block in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, or by pressing and holding a Note Block and selecting the Music Block from the context menu, in Super Mario Maker 2.

The pitch of the note that is played depends on the Music Block's height: for example, a Music Block placed one block above the bottom of the level will play a low note, while placing it towards the top of the level will play a high note. In addition to playing different pitches of notes, the instrumentation varies depending on what object lands on the Music Block. For example, Mario's sound is a steel drum, a Super Mushroom's is a chiptune pulse wave, and a Goomba's is a piano. Due to this functionality, users have created levels that drop different objects onto Music Blocks to play customized music.


Super Mario Maker[edit]

There are a total of 46 possible sounds that can be produced from Music Blocks in the original Super Mario Maker including alternate forms of select objects.

* signifies that the instrument is similar to that of another object, although the sound itself is distinguishable.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

All sounds from Super Mario Maker return in the sequel, and a total of 25 new sounds are present.

Objects exclusive to the Super Mario 3D World style also do not have sounds, as Music Blocks are absent in this game style. Finally, the Super Leaf, Cape Feather, Propeller Mushroom, Power Balloon, Boo, Boo Buddies, and Lava Bubble do not have sounds, despite the fact that they can land on a Music Block if they are attached to a parachute.

* signifies that the instrument is similar to that of another object, although the sound itself is distinguishable.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 楽器ブロック
Gakki Burokku
Musical Instrument Block
Chinese (Simplified) 乐器砖块
Yuèqì Zhuānkuài
Musical Instrument Block
Chinese (Traditional) 樂器磚塊
Yuèqì Zhuānkuài
Musical Instrument Block
Dutch Muziekblok[1] Music Block
French (NOE) Bloc musical Musical block
German Musikblock Music block
Italian Blocco musicale Music block
Korean 악기블록
Akgi Beullok
Musical Instrument Block
Russian Музыкальный блок
Muzykal'nyy blok
Musical Block
Spanish (NOA) Bloque musical Musical block


  1. ^ Nintendo Nederland. (August 26, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Trailer (Wii U). Youtube. Retrieved May 22, 2019.