How to Play Violin/Violin
For violin playing, it is recommended that lessons are the best way to learn violin. Violin is one of the hardest instruments to play, let alone teach yourself to play. Consider this: you might consider using videos, CD-ROMs, or other such multi-media channels for violin instruction, but remember: this is only a one-way form of instruction.
If your elbow isn't positioned properly, a video cannot correct you. The violin can do serious damage to the body if played incorrectly. If you are teaching yourself to play, and have strain or pain in your wrist, neck, shoulder, or elbow, stop playing immediately and pay for a few lessons to have a teacher correct your technique. Proper technique early on can prevent serious injury.