How to learn to play the violin with 13 hours of practise

The violin is a musical instrument which can take your senses to beautiful and thought-provoking places… in the right hands. In mine, the violin lasted about a week when in school I lost it. But, not to dwell on what could have been (I gave it up and later became another guitar-wielding maniac), YouTuber Mike Boyd took, what is considered a ‘difficult’ instrument to learn and quickly managed to work out some basic things to get you on the path to stardom — it’s all in the grip. After 13 hours of practise, spread out over 39 days, here’s how it sounds.

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