Learn to Play Violin || Learn Quick

7 dec 2016
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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".
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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 3 Gadiem
    • Dude does anybody do it right look at this :P then this :Þ see better

      Cathryn SisonCathryn SisonPirms 4 dienām
    • @Mike Boyd do it now

      Haolun NiHaolun NiPirms 13 dienām
    • @Mike Boyd release it!

      Yellow PandaYellow PandaPirms Mēneša
    • Violin is so easy though

      Robot playsRobot playsPirms Mēneša
    • Mike Boyd back flip?

      Jop feberJop feberPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You should learn to play drums

    Jazz Mask GuyJazz Mask GuyPirms 44 sekundes
  • Cooollllll but cool sorry this was. My son

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

    samanthasamanthaPirms 9 Stundām
  • 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 dienām
  • Boy he was doing vibrato in 4hour

    KEEP UP TheBeatKEEP UP TheBeatPirms 3 dienām
  • 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 dienām
  • 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 6 dienām
  • Loved the video but pls do t ever call the finger Baird a fret board

    Channa DeraniyagalaChanna DeraniyagalaPirms 7 dienām
  • I've been playing violin for 6 years and I'm not really but watching this, I'm impressed

    BlazingLyBlazingLyPirms 8 dienām
  • like wow self taught im impressed like this is amazing two set violin NEEDS to watch this ur amazing and talented Mike


  • Omg, it is great!

    Zane BrenceZane BrencePirms 9 dienām
  • got a violin but don't even know where to start

    Aggy MakaAggy MakaPirms 11 dienām
  • Can you still do it 🤔😊

    Fitness SamuraiFitness SamuraiPirms 12 dienām
  • 1:19 made me smile 😊

    T R E M B L ET R E M B L EPirms 14 dienām
  • You have an incredible ear! Omg

    The DevilThe DevilPirms 15 dienām
  • I wanna do this! I am a pianist and I'm gonna try to learn flute!

    The DevilThe DevilPirms 15 dienām
  • Just amazing! :-))))))))))))

    flyfish0822flyfish0822Pirms 15 dienām
  • am learning to play violin

    Tessa XTessa XPirms 16 dienām
  • As self taught, thats impressive

    Christian GalezChristian GalezPirms 18 dienām
  • I challenge you to learn the saxophone

    Alex HayesAlex HayesPirms 19 dienām
  • I know how to play korean songs on the violin

    Ambrose Kyrie KhoAmbrose Kyrie KhoPirms 19 dienām
  • What’s your speed on the violin 🎻

    Ambrose Kyrie KhoAmbrose Kyrie KhoPirms 19 dienām
  • 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 20 dienām
  • Wow! That was fab! 😊👌👏

    Mamta SalujaMamta SalujaPirms 21 dienas
  • I’m here because of your lie in April

    Gaming TutorialsGaming TutorialsPirms 21 dienas
  • A new ling ling member is added

    Lucky CorsigaLucky CorsigaPirms 21 dienas
  • The fretboard SACRILEGES

    Jamie BradfieldJamie BradfieldPirms 21 dienas
  • Him:I don't know how to pick up the violin.puts it on the right shoulder and his bow hold is half decent. Me:Maybe the prophecys are true genius are born not created

    Jamie BradfieldJamie BradfieldPirms 21 dienas
  • Are you ling ling or what.because you just pick up a violin and do vibrato

    Jamie BradfieldJamie BradfieldPirms 21 dienas
  • He is starting off with one fine tuner only ...

    Matthew CurmiMatthew CurmiPirms 23 dienām
  • Me, a proficient cellist: *hehe... suffer*

    Im Just Built DifferentIm Just Built DifferentPirms 25 dienām
  • I just bought a violin

    Jhezryl GundranJhezryl GundranPirms 25 dienām
  • Thats just sacrilegious 😂😂😂 Amazing😂

    Rudolf WitbooiRudolf WitbooiPirms 26 dienām
  • I’ve been playing violin since I was like 3 honestly him using it as a guitar... painful just painful

    Ava AndersonAva AndersonPirms 27 dienām
  • I want him to continue to play the violin

    Raze SydeRaze SydePirms 27 dienām
  • Ling ling's son in the making.

    Sabharish PrakashSabharish PrakashPirms 28 dienām
  • Btw ur good at violin 🎻

    EnderJack PlayzEnderJack PlayzPirms 28 dienām
  • I play 🎻

    EnderJack PlayzEnderJack PlayzPirms 28 dienām
  • This dude bought a violin with one fine tuner as a beginner :0

    EngenkEngenkPirms 28 dienām
  • Awesome

    VideoNashVideoNashPirms Mēneša
  • I imagine u breaking the bow😂

    Yellow PandaYellow PandaPirms Mēneša
  • Hey mate. I learned the piano Sam where you learned this, zero formal music experience just learned by ear and watching LVworld videos. Very good video nice job. Probably gonna try to learn the violin soon, and the flute.

    Sierra 117 Aka Master chiefSierra 117 Aka Master chiefPirms Mēneša
  • You cannot...you are way too inferior

    Arlo CordellArlo CordellPirms Mēneša
    • reverse psychology m.lvworld.info/face/video/fZral2jPgZilfLI

      Arlo CordellArlo CordellPirms Mēneša
  • Now play *BASS*

    Grandma ThanosGrandma ThanosPirms Mēneša
  • Incorrect. The main thing you have to do is practice 40 hours a day. Or else ling ling will Kung pao your chicken

    I Like BirdsI Like BirdsPirms Mēneša
  • This is going to take a good 3 years i barely can remember how to play recorder and i learned last year

    John StensonJohn StensonPirms Mēneša
  • THAT PINKY Is saCreligous

    Pay GooglePay GooglePirms Mēneša
  • bull shit

    Tom FowkesTom FowkesPirms Mēneša
  • Ok hol up I've been playing viola for a year and he sounds better than me already

    Ima_ ZucchiniIma_ ZucchiniPirms Mēneša
  • I literally can't do the vibra

    Ni freeNi freePirms Mēneša
  • S A C R I L I E G I O U S

    Ryan PanayotovRyan PanayotovPirms Mēneša
  • Learn pagnini

    sauteed trash cansauteed trash canPirms Mēneša
  • 1:19 is that song of storms

    sauteed trash cansauteed trash canPirms Mēneša
  • He played MJ on the violin? Sacrilegious!

    The Official Andy SaenzThe Official Andy SaenzPirms Mēneša
  • There is something amiss with his holding the bow perfectly in the first try. 🤔

    Violin 404 errorViolin 404 errorPirms Mēneša

    Tasmid RafidTasmid RafidPirms Mēneša
  • wtf 1 fine tuner for hour 0

    smbplayer69smbplayer69Pirms Mēneša
  • guys, im 11 and I just got a violin, is it challengigng to play?

    Emoji CuberEmoji CuberPirms Mēneša
  • James hill would be proud

    DenmireDenmirePirms Mēneša
  • That Michael Jackson bad was sooooo gooooddddd!!!!!!!

    Alicia NeillAlicia NeillPirms Mēneša
  • I have violin yall

    Ambrose Kyrie KhoAmbrose Kyrie KhoPirms Mēneša
  • This is by far... The weirdest comment section I've ever seen.

    Taylor YescavageTaylor YescavagePirms Mēneša
  • I love how he was already trying to do vibrato

    Golden PepsiGolden PepsiPirms Mēneša

    thesandreasthesandreasPirms Mēneša
  • oh poor bow, it looks too tight

    Geffrey ChuGeffrey ChuPirms Mēneša
  • Two set must do a review on this...

    Geffrey ChuGeffrey ChuPirms Mēneša
  • Ling Ling would slap you for skidding

    Y.A.N The ElusiveY.A.N The ElusivePirms Mēneša
  • May the Ling Ling Spirit be with you.

    Kaiser Playz RBLXKaiser Playz RBLXPirms Mēneša
  • No u didn’t learn the violin...it takes years to learn the violin.

    Nolan RamseyNolan RamseyPirms Mēneša
    • @Nolan Ramsey wise choice, since i usually make long paragraph about something very useless

      Crystalized AppleCrystalized ApplePirms Mēneša
    • Crystalized Apple I’m not gunna read all of this

      Nolan RamseyNolan RamseyPirms Mēneša
    • @Nolan Ramsey that's just you if you think you know a person by their name, it's completely reasonable, but there are a lot of people think differently, for example if i know a face or the name of a person i won't really say i "know" them, at most i can only say i've heard or seen the person, because really what do i know beside their name and face? knowing name and knowing who they are different, but again name is a part of who they are, so i guess you can say you know them by their name, i mean there are a lot of discussion about it in quora like here, www.quora.com/At-what-point-can-you-say-that-you-know-a-person, or do people simply not use quora anymore? also you used the word "master" for the violin, which makes sense, it takes a lot to master the violin, while here he said he learnt violin, learning and mastering is completely different things, learning is just simply learning it, whether you learn it heartfully or half heartedly, even if you learn the violin for a year and you're still bad about it, you still can say you learnt it, but you can't say you mastered it, there's not really stopping you from saying you learnt an instrument is there? if it's the truth which it is in this case, we can see him learning the instrument, then can't he say he "learnt" it the violin?even if he is bad with it, you can't say he didn't learn it, because we see him learning it, it's just that he can't say he learnt it professionally or he mastered it, that's a different thing

      Crystalized AppleCrystalized ApplePirms Mēneša
    • Crystalized Apple he was learning it but it takes over 50 years to master the violin master any song..And all these points your trying to give are dumb like I know a person if I know there name

      Nolan RamseyNolan RamseyPirms Mēneša
    • he did learn it, in the first place what is the word "learn" anyway? sure there's no limit to learn something, but at what point can you say you "learnt" something? , it's like the word "know" all over again, at what point can you say you "know" someone? is it when you learn their names? or is it when you become best friend with them? you see there's no exact definition about it, though saying he didn't learn the violin is wrong here, since we can clearly see he was "learning" it, whether it's wrong or right doesn't matter, all it matters is that he was learning, though it's definitely wrong to say he was mastering the violin, then it would be a different whether to say he's good or not

      Crystalized AppleCrystalized ApplePirms Mēneša
  • I don't think he realises he needs a chinrest

    Samuel SaadSamuel SaadPirms Mēneša
  • 3:32 Since when does he beatbox?

    Pan GąbkaPan GąbkaPirms Mēneša
  • Intereresting

    ItsSw3 GTItsSw3 GTPirms Mēneša
  • do bass. davie504 would be proud

    Kendrick AngKendrick AngPirms Mēneša
  • This video has so many level of fake things from the very beginning...

    PianoNinjaPianoNinjaPirms Mēneša
    • how is it fake.. ? exactly?

      Crystalized AppleCrystalized ApplePirms Mēneša
  • anybody here who wanted to learn how to play violin but doesn't have one? yes that's me

    meowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowPirms Mēneša
    • Yo, me too, feel you buddy, sadly I cannot afford a violin...

      ChikattoChikattoPirms Mēneša
  • When you play for 6 years but he’s better than you in 6 hours👁👄👁

    Sam ColvinSam ColvinPirms Mēneša
  • To all people wondering NO he doesn’t have perfect pitch

    Hayes FuhrmanHayes FuhrmanPirms Mēneša
  • Play paganini caprice 24 then you could say that is a great milestone because it is extremley hard nearly on any instrument ( i play guitar )

    Juan Miguel SanvictoresJuan Miguel SanvictoresPirms Mēneša
  • verrt impressive, but can you do a surgery?

    Sorin TurdaSorin TurdaPirms Mēneša
  • I posted how to loop this song and I am a real violinist! Check it out on my channel Quick Pointers bow hold must keep fingers especially pinky round and relaxed violin hold, wrist should be straight not bent in bow should be straight in line with the bridge not curving

    Michael BonesMichael BonesPirms Mēneša
  • if you can learn it slowly, you can learn it quickly!

    TPQ-RthymTPQ-RthymPirms Mēneša
  • #twosetviolin

    the_epic _astrothe_epic _astroPirms Mēneša
  • im a pianist, I would love to play the violin

    Jared Q4Jared Q4Pirms Mēneša
  • Respekt

    Jakub MusicJakub MusicPirms Mēneša
  • Twoset gang wya

    Andrew NguyenAndrew NguyenPirms Mēneša
  • learn the drums

    new world odditynew world oddityPirms Mēneša

    Ahmed AlshateriAhmed AlshateriPirms Mēneša
  • Nice work

    jereme baxterjereme baxterPirms Mēneša
  • 6:38 just 26 hours and 54 minutes bro

    ThE eNd Is NeArThE eNd Is NeArPirms Mēneša
  • If you are self learning the violin like how simply piano teaches you to play the piano, fine. But as a violinist, this is unacceptable.

    RandomRandomPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This is so inspiring! Thank you. It's really helpful to see your process. It makes me feel like I can do this.

    Chase McIntyreChase McIntyrePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I want twoset to react to this 😂

    Kookie Owns meKookie Owns mePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • curve dat pinky finger on the bow

    YeetYeetPirms 2 Mēnešiem

    Mistake In ComedyMistake In ComedyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • yeah guys, and he is not even asian

    TripikTripikPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Every dislike is from Violist...

    Vladislav PetkovVladislav PetkovPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • The fastest way to learn correctly, as in have ur skills cemented, is to practice a shit ton of scales

    Allen WenAllen WenPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • And also theres so much rosin on the fingerboard.

    Christian GalezChristian GalezPirms 2 Mēnešiem