Sherlock Holmes plays a violin, although his instrument in the popular television adaptation does not contribute to musical scores heard onscreen. Holmes is an exceptional violinist, although those skills reportedly do n... More »

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Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character created by author Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle, played the violin. Holmes was a detective known for his astute skills of observation and the ability to solve difficult cases. He is the m... More »

The instrument that the user is most interested in playing is usually the easiest instrument to learn to play. A willingness to learn also aids in the ease of learning to play a musical instrument. More »

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The wool hat commonly worn by Sherlock Holmes is known as a deerstalker. This hat earned its name as common headwear for hunters during the Victorian era. More »

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Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character created by author Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle, played the violin. Holmes was a detective known for his astute skills of observation and the ability to solve difficult cases. He is the m... More »

In the novels, Sherlock Holmes smoked three different pipes: cherrywood, clay and briar. In theater and in film, he is often portrayed smoking a Calabash pipe. The association of Holmes with the Calabash comes from the e... More »

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Some famous fictional detectives are Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Nancy Drew. Famous fictional detectives from more recent books include Kinsey Millhone and Jack Reacher. More »

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