I was wondering if I could use a command block to play a song like strad, 13, blocks, and cat. I figured you could use the /playsound command, but I am unfamiliar with the command and I need some guidance.

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Yes, use:

/playsound records.<RECORDNAME> @p

For example, to play blocks:

/playsound records.blocks @a
  • Can this only be done with ingame resources? That is, I can't play any external music using this method without altering the game itself in some way?
    – Ben
    Oct 7, 2015 at 1:40
  • @Ben /playsound can access files specified in sounds.json. You can add/play sounds with a resource pack, but you can't use the command to play any file on the user's computer.
    – SirBenet
    Oct 7, 2015 at 16:14

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