Learn to Play Violin || Learn Quick

7 dec 2016
2 442 304 Skatījumi

In this Learn Quick Episode, I learn to play violin. It took me a little over 13 hours based over 39 days to learn to play a cover of "Bitter Sweet Symphony".
Vote in the Twitter poll:
Subscribe for more Learn to Videos: bit.ly/2bR4nIH
More "Learn Quick" videos: bit.ly/2g6ev2f
My name is Mike Boyd and I make videos documenting my process of learning stuff really fast. Subscribe for more upcoming videos and feel free to tell me what you'd like me to learn next in the comments or on Twitter (@mikeboydvideo).
If you enjoy this content and felt I've earned it, please consider pledging a little via Patreon to support the channel:
Twitter: twitter.com/mikeboydvideo
Instagram: instagram.com/mikeboydvideo
Business enquiries:

Music Credits:
Various points throughout
ES_Boom Bap Jazz 2 - Da Tooby
Epidemic Sound Library
Cover of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
Cover of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve
The arrangement of the Bitter Sweet Symphony was inspired by this video here:

  • This was brilliant Mike, but I just want to see you fail at something, you talented bastard. :P

    Cody SkyeCody SkyePirms 4 Gadiem
    • he plays guitar

      Joe HewittJoe HewittPirms 10 dienām
    • He still hasn't done a backflip right?

      Dj2xPDj2xPPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • What about the backflip video?

      Dragio GamerDragio GamerPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Dude does anybody do it right look at this :P then this :Þ see better

      Cathryn sisonCathryn sisonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • @Mike Boyd do it now

      Haolun NiHaolun NiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Ling Ling 40 hours

    Anjali NarayananAnjali NarayananPirms 2 dienām
  • I just decided I will learn how to play the violin and found your channel. Wish me luck 🍀

    Audrey's Credit RepairAudrey's Credit RepairPirms 5 dienām
  • I've been a musician for over 10 years and this man learnt in just 14 hours... ouch

    Isaac EadonIsaac EadonPirms 7 dienām
  • You are awesome, just 13 hours of practice and your music is so good. Good to hear you to playing on the violin!

    Crețu OctavianCrețu OctavianPirms 12 dienām
  • I am 14 yrs old and i have spent five years learning the violin and i am bloody good

    Ewan BarnesEwan BarnesPirms 13 dienām
  • Ive always love the sound of the violin. Takimg it up now reading it is hard but the sounds for me are easier

    D. P.D. P.Pirms 14 dienām
  • you don't know how to hold it but hold it perfectly on first try... Okay!

    Keidon KelleyKeidon KelleyPirms 14 dienām
  • There a slight hope for me. Not bad, sound 👋 good.

    sue smithsue smithPirms 17 dienām
  • Really impressive without a teacher (ling ling wannabe). If you wanna go further, I suggest you to have a teacher!

    Joshua PapillonJoshua PapillonPirms 18 dienām
  • Guitar player here wondering how you figure out the notes on the violin with no frets

    ClassicRobloxContentClassicRobloxContentPirms 22 dienām
  • You Rosined the bow way too much

    Not bruhify but bruhifyNot bruhify but bruhifyPirms 27 dienām
  • Learn to beat box !!!!! Quick

    Badrinath MishraBadrinath MishraPirms 27 dienām
  • What was that song he played at the end?

    Lord9NetsedLord9NetsedPirms 29 dienām
  • Its challenging is it

    Eve MondzEve MondzPirms 29 dienām
  • That did not help me

    Brooke WrightBrooke WrightPirms Mēneša
  • I- I been playing violin for more than a year and he sounds better than me. *I feel the waves of shame*

    Jin QianJin QianPirms Mēneša
  • 0:28 expected bach’s first violin sonata in adagio to play

    1stGuyGamez _1stGuyGamez _Pirms Mēneša
  • please learn to play the oboe, it is the hardest woodwind ever

    Mercutio GonzalesMercutio GonzalesPirms Mēneša
  • woooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww

    Sean StrackSean StrackPirms Mēneša
  • Hello Dear Mike Boyd, im searching for an instrument to play next, and i must say that i appreciated this video, because its quite good and i agree with everything :)

    Gustav JensenGustav JensenPirms Mēneša
  • For the best virtual music school experience online, sign up with LarryString on Instagram and stop procrastination

    Dean NeilDean NeilPirms Mēneša
  • 1:13 - 1:18 what is this song/tune

    M EM EPirms Mēneša
  • Congrats. Now you can play a fiddle too. Now move to the south and play the Devil Went Down to Georgia 😂

    DaRealJJ32DaRealJJ32Pirms Mēneša
  • I’m question my violin isn’t working like it wouldn’t make noise and sorry for comment song late-

    Lovely_butterflyLovely_butterflyPirms Mēneša
    • @Lovely_butterfly huh I mean are your strings loose? are you planning on teaching yourself cuz It would help if you had guidance from someone else

      Jin QianJin QianPirms Mēneša
    • @Jin Qian I have put rosin on it and I don’t have a teacher

      Lovely_butterflyLovely_butterflyPirms Mēneša
    • okay so either it's something wrong with your bow or your violin. Have you put rosin on your bow yet? If you have a teacher I would suggest asking them first

      Jin QianJin QianPirms Mēneša
  • 3:57 if I could have this as my ringtone my life would be complete

    shivams paradiseshivams paradisePirms Mēneša
  • 🖤💙🤍🧿🤍💙🖤

    Fatima R.YaqoobiFatima R.YaqoobiPirms Mēneša
  • What do use in recording this mate?

    Emer RadinEmer RadinPirms Mēneša
  • Mozzart is proud of him.

    nemanjanemanjaPirms Mēneša
  • its funny, on the final attempt i knew what the song was as soon as the first violin started playing. its the perfect song 4 a violin.

    Aidan DonnellyAidan DonnellyPirms Mēneša
  • As a violin player myself, I'd say you didn't learn how to play it. I can play a song on the piano, but I wouldn't say I know how to play the piano, I don't know which notes are which. You don't know the notes on the violin, and you can't read music. Also, you're holding it very wrong. Your chin isn't in your chin rest, and the violin should be more up on your shoulder and flat enough where you can balance a small ball on it while you play. Your bow isn't parallel. Still, if you just learn all the notes and how to read music, as well as how to shift, I'd say you can play the violin.

    Unknown PliteUnknown PlitePirms Mēneša
  • Ha, I tried learning violin - I could get the fret fingering fine without markers and started getting the right sound but then I found my bow gradually stop making any sound at all - no matter how I 'waxed it' or whatever that stuff is, or tightening it etc - nothing. So it's now gathering dust with the dozen or so other instruments I own... I feel like the anti-Mike!

    Manticore57Manticore57Pirms Mēneša
  • Bravo, dude. Fucking amazing

    Energetic StuntsEnergetic StuntsPirms Mēneša
  • I would say its properly learnt because you cant really "learn" an instrument(theres always more to learn), very impressive though

    Eliot HayhowEliot HayhowPirms Mēneša
  • Me: takes 3 years to learn vibrato Him: takes 3 hours Me: :(

    Jacob BurdittJacob BurdittPirms Mēneša
  • Now play all of it at the same time and ling will be happy

    Michael AreingtonMichael AreingtonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I recognized the last song bittersweet symphony bc I've played it before in orch and i practiced for abt 2 months.... Btw Mike that playing is better than my first 2 years

    PyrOWPyrOWPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • It isn’t a violin it’s a viola

    BluberryboiBluberryboiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Wow!!!

    AlohaAlohaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Mike: learns violin in 13 hours Me: plays violin 40 hours every day for nine months Mike: pays a full on song Me: can’t play Mary had a little lamb

    Ariel violin LILYAriel violin LILYPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I have a tip for you mike Play 40 HOURS EVERYDAY AND BECOME LING LING And Watch twoset violin

    Ariel violin LILYAriel violin LILYPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Even Mike Can Slap The Violin 😂

      Yuevan ChandraYuevan ChandraPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Thats last part...gave me chills and tears...

    Patrick meta3asPatrick meta3asPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Thet was pretty impressive progress. But really not enough......

    אביטל גלזומיצקיאביטל גלזומיצקיPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • u need to do a full billie jean cover

    Odin RizzoOdin RizzoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • If You Can Play It Slow, You can Play It Fast xDDDD

    SyntheoGenesisSyntheoGenesisPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • U should learn how to play the piano

    Hamid OsmanHamid OsmanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • guitar learn guitar please

  • his vibrato🤮🗑

    Abigail S.Abigail S.Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • To stop the bow bouncing on the strings, try loosening the bow, that way the bow hair is less tense. Nice work.

    Aleks GjiknuriAleks GjiknuriPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I feel sad after watching this... ;D the sticker definitely helps... but how did you learn vibrato? I was not even allowed to do it for 3 years

    E KE KPirms 2 Mēnešiem

    owo its anz uwuowo its anz uwuPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Good but ur right hand wrist needs to stay outside

    AfonshaAfonshaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Even the real Violinists don't have these many views !

    Maheshwar BeheraMaheshwar BeheraPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Ling ling 40 hours insurance

    ZiJayZiJayPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • 6 hours !!! ling ling is disappointed :(

    BLUExFANGBLUExFANGPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Twoset needs to see this lol

    Sudish TtnSudish TtnPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • @twosetviolin

    Sudish TtnSudish TtnPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Mike Boyd makes me rethink learning entirely, I love seeing him take on challenges, show his progress and show his results all while telling us how many hours of honest practice it has taken. Last year in a strange twist of fate I found myself able to practice on a violin and it took me 10 minutes to decide to put it down and do something useful. If it takes only this long for him to learn to play then, granted he may have a lot more musical grounding than I do already, why shouldn't I? I would be proud if I could achieve this with 50 hours of practice, never mind 13 hours, I've spent more than than in the last 30 days just cleaning.

    AdamAdamPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • came here for inspiration Violin arriving next week

    Miku ChanMiku ChanPirms 2 Mēnešiem

    CloudyEffectsCloudyEffectsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You can never fully learn an instrument, but you definitely made farther than almost anyone else would in the amount of time you spent on it. I play celtic fiddle, Specifically Scottish Fiddle. You should try to play some traditional Celtic fiddle maybe?

    Julius LoeperJulius LoeperPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Learn Paganini no 24

    Nikhil ShenoyNikhil ShenoyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • 3:10 *Sacrilegious*

    D ZhD ZhPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I love how he calls the fingerboard a fret board

    Alex 74Alex 74Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • First you need to learn how to position the bow to hit a certain note before even using your left hand on the neck.

    Apollo The WolfApollo The WolfPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I came here cuz I want to get a vilion..just me?

    Cotton KaitlynCotton KaitlynPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I really like the sound mix from 3:32 to 4:03. Hope I can a copy if possible, cazindow@gmail.com. Great work👍

    Azindow CalebAzindow CalebPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I am learning to play a violin

    Brayden OMG cccBrayden OMG cccPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I getting one on Christmas it will be purple violin and notes

    Brayden OMG cccBrayden OMG cccPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I don't care what anybody thinks. That song at the end with the multiple violins was epic. Well done.

    Onorato CampopianoOnorato CampopianoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • You gave me incentive! I have a violin and I have the time. Thanks

    Jeffrey JonesJeffrey JonesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • :) !! !

    Jim JJim JPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I'm about to start violen

    John StensonJohn StensonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Can u plzzz learn how to play trumpet ?plzzz

    Chibi FujiChibi FujiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Ling Ling must teach you

    elijah Stroebelelijah StroebelPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • You should learn to play drums

    Jazz Mask GuyJazz Mask GuyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Cooollllll but cool sorry this was. My son

    Sonia PradoSonia PradoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • i played the violin for 3 years and stopped 2 years later i can’t even read music notes im sad

    samanthasamanthaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • probably you have no iq stick to instagram :)

      Ozer ArkisOzer ArkisPirms Mēneša
  • I am a cellist but I feel the need to point out some key problems. First, the violin is wayy to low. The pinky should be bent and that wrist looks like a wood board. The hand holding the violin surprisingly is pretty good as it is not flat. Last, SHIFTING AND VIBRATO IN LESS THAN 15 hours??? I play cello which has much easier shifting and vibrato and that shit took like 6 months. Violins are wayy harder this does not seem real. Or this man will be playing carnagi hall by 2022.

    Silas AskewSilas AskewPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Boy he was doing vibrato in 4hour

    KEEP UP TheBeatKEEP UP TheBeatPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Playing and learning by ear is the true, traditional way of producing music. That is how I learned to play the bagpipes.

    The High-plains PiperThe High-plains PiperPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I don’t even know how to make a sound on it the bow and violin just how,how you make a sound with the boe

    betty sackeybetty sackeyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Loved the video but pls do t ever call the finger Baird a fret board

    Channa DeraniyagalaChanna DeraniyagalaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I've been playing violin for 6 years and I'm not really but watching this, I'm impressed

    BlazingLyBlazingLyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Omg, it is great!

    Zane BrenceZane BrencePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • got a violin but don't even know where to start

    Aggy MakaAggy MakaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Can you still do it 🤔😊

    Fitness SamuraiFitness SamuraiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 1:19 made me smile 😊

    T R E M B L ET R E M B L EPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • You have an incredible ear! Omg

    The DevilThe DevilPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I wanna do this! I am a pianist and I'm gonna try to learn flute!

    The DevilThe DevilPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Just amazing! :-))))))))))))

    flyfish0822flyfish0822Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • am learning to play violin

    Brayden OMG cccBrayden OMG cccPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • As self taught, thats impressive

    Christian GalezChristian GalezPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I challenge you to learn the saxophone

    Alex HayesAlex HayesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I know how to play korean songs on the violin

    Ambrose Kyrie KhoAmbrose Kyrie KhoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • What’s your speed on the violin 🎻

    Ambrose Kyrie KhoAmbrose Kyrie KhoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • So you're saying you learned how to actually play the violin to play this cover and didn't have to heavily edit/reverb to make it look like you played it. Your move Davie504

    Ryan ZarmbinskiRyan ZarmbinskiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Wow! That was fab! 😊👌👏

    Mamta SalujaMamta SalujaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I’m here because of your lie in April

    PinkyPinkyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • A new ling ling member is added

    Lucky CorsigaLucky CorsigaPirms 3 Mēnešiem