How to Make a Note Block in Minecraft

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a note block in Minecraft.

A Minecraft notepad plays different sounds when powered by redstone.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Craft A Note Block

  • 8 Planks (any type)
  • 1 Redstone dust

You can use any type of plank, including oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped planks.

Steps To Make Minecraft Note Blocks

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To create a notebook, you must first open the creation menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How to Make a Note Block in Minecraft

2. Add the Planks & Redstone to Make a Note Block

On the work table, add the planks and red brick to the grid.

You need to add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. Place 3 wooden planks in the 1st row. In the second row, place 1 wooden plank in the first frame, 1 red brick in the second frame and 1 wooden plank in the third frame. Place 3 wooden planks in the third row. This is the Minecraft Notepad recipe.

How to Make a Note Block in Minecraft

Once you’ve added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you’ll see a notepad in the box on the right.

3. Move The Note Block To Your Inventory

Now drag the notebook to your inventory so you can use it.

How to Make a Note Block in Minecraft

Smart! Now you have a notepad! A Minecraft notepad plays different sounds when powered by redstone. Check out the official Minecraft notebook wiki to learn how to customize your notebook.

How to Make a Note Block in Minecraft

Minecraft Note Block Command

You can also use a Give command to create a notebook in Minecraft. The Notepad command is available in the following editions:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the note lock command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher note block command

/give @p note_block 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p noteblock 1 0


1. What is a note block in Minecraft?

A Minecraft notebook is a music block that will play different sounds when fed with redstone.

2. What blocks make note blocks sound different?

Below is a list of blocks/materials and the sounds they make..

3. How do I make note blocks work?

Note blocks play a musical note when hit or when powered by redstone. A note block must have at least one block of air above it to play a sound. Notes can be heard up to 48 blocks away. The volume of a note block decreases as the player gets further away from it.

4. What blocks make a note block sound different?

Wood, glass, stone and sand create drum noises, while most other blocks will play a harp/piano sound. If you’re playing the Java edition of the game, or the legacy console version, you get a few more options – gold for bells, ice for chimes, wool for guitar, bone block for xylophone sounds, and clay for flutes.

5. Can you activate a note block with Redstone?

To craft a note block, all you need is 8 wooden planks and 1 redstone. It’s pretty simple, and you will probably be able to craft one pretty quickly. Additionally, you are able to craft the note block with different types of wooden planks — they don’t have to be the same type of wood.

Block/Material Sound
Wood Bass (String Bass)
Sand, Gravel, Concrete Powder Snare Drum
Glass,  Sea Lantern Clicks and Sticks (Hihat)
Stone, Netherrack, Nylium, Obsidian, Quartz, Sandstone, Ores, Bricks, Corals, Respawn Anchor, Bedrock Bass Drum (Kick)
Block of Gold Bells (Glockenspiel)
Clay, Honeycomb Block (Bedrock Edition) Flute
Packed Ice Chimes
Wool Guitar
Bone Block Xylophone
Block of Iron Iron Xylophone (Vibraphone)
Soul Sand Cow Bell
Pumpkin Didgeridoo
Block of Emerald “Bit” (Square wave)
Hay Bale Banjo
Glowstone “Pling” (Electric piano)
Any other blocks Harp/piano

How to Make a Note Block Video Tutorial

In this video we show you how to make a notepad using the recipe and how to use the block to make different sounds. And be sure to subscribe to our channel!

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