Yes, of course! However, the amount of training must be carefully considered, otherwise one will find that one has not mastered the art. There are, however, plenty of resources on the Web which I can personally recommend:
Some of them have “classes,” or tutorials, for beginners to beginners. They usually take the form of playing simple, basic patterns.
My main experience is in a little school at the side of the park, run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. They are run by schoolkids, who were so impressed by my skills that they hired us for an entry-level workshop on violin playing for the general public – where we were the only ones in a room with a teacher on a piano.
The workshop consisted of two parts. One part was teaching you how to play the violin, and the other side was the lessons where I’d learn how to practice and improve my technique.
The first two days I practiced on my own until I could play all the way through, in the small group there. We played in the morning, the afternoon, the evenings, and at the weekends. We played to about four or five other teachers with me until we hit the four hour mark.
If you’re willing to teach yourself, I’d strongly advise that you work towards the end of the eight-week course as much as possible: after two weeks, you might actually need the help of someone or a group of friends to complete the course successfully.
If you have been playing the violin for awhile and you’re looking for something easy for a quick beginners course, the following links are great:
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