This instructable is going to teach you the basics of playing the violin.
You will learn:
1. How to prepare to play
2. How to read violin music
3. How to hold the violin and bow
4. How to put all of this information together to play "Hot Crossed Buns"
Step 1: What you need
In order to play the violin, you'll need the following things:
A violin. (A decent violin usually costs upwards of $800, so I recommend finding a friend or teacher with a violin that you can borrow, or renting one from a local music store.)
A bow. (The bow does not always come with the violin, and can also cost hundreds of dollars. Hopefully, if you are borrowing or renting a violin, a bow will be part of the deal. If not, inquire.)
A shoulder rest. (This is used to hold the violin between your neck and shoulder. Since a violin is not shaped to fit this part of your body, this helps violinists be able to play longer and have a better sound overall.)
Rosin. (This is a sticky resin obtained from various trees and plants that helps the bow make sound when it comes in contact with a violin string.)
Music. (For this instructable, see slide five for the music. Otherwise any local or online music store, or music teacher can help you find music for beginners.)
A music stand. (You need something to put your music on! Most music stores carry stands that are fairly inexpensive. If you are unable to find a stand, I suggest using other household items placed on a table or shelf to prop your music up.)
*All of these things can be obtained from a local or online music store.*