#3
Viola's are much larger in size.
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the size, which means it resonates lower pitch, making it sound a little fuller, and not too bright.
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the size, which means it resonates lower pitch, making it sound a little fuller, and not too bright.


= less annoying
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#7
^yea that's another way to describe it.
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#8
They're both good instruments to play. But if you choose Viola, you'll cop a bit of sh1t from people in an orchestra (planning you choose to play in one). There's no real reason for it, just an inside joke i guess.
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#9
The Violin is tuned to G D A E and the Viola is tuned C G D A. Viola also has a larger body to compensate for the lower string. I kinda miss orchestra...My middle school orchestra, at least. That teacher was so awesome. The high school one sucks and that's why I quit orchestra...At least I got to play guitar on a couple of songs on the last 8th grade concert. I was totally Ygnwie Malmsteen that night. Hahaha, not really..Only similarity was that I was using my Fender strat...it wasn't yellow though.
#10
viola has lower pitch, when you read for it you also read a different clef.
#11
Viola has a lower C string and is slightly larger. Violin is tuned (E, A, D, G) and Viola (A, D, G, C).
Viola covers more harmony parts and counter melodies. There is ALWAYS a lack of viola players.
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#12
if you can play one you can play them both. if you played violin for a while and picked up a viola to play it would be just like going from an electric guitar to a classical guitar. the neck would be a little thicker. thats all you would really feel. the difference between them is violas are slightly larger and have a lower pitch. what ever you decide man just rosin up that bow and play that fiddle hard.
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if you can play one you can play them both. if you played violin for a while and picked up a viola to play it would be just like going from an electric guitar to a classical guitar. the neck would be a little thicker. thats all you would really feel. the difference between them is violas are slightly larger and have a lower pitch. what ever you decide man just rosin up that bow and play that fiddle hard.


Wrong. Viola plays in a different Clef. Though the transition would be easy for anyone with some music theory knowledge.
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I disagree, I think that the violin's timbre is one of the most beautiful-sounding of any instrument.
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^that's when played by a nice violinist.

while most people only play violin at home to practice for school's orchestra. that's where people get bad impressions of a great instrument.
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^that's when played by a nice violinist.

while most people only play violin at home to practice for school's orchestra. that's where people get bad impressions of a great instrument.



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#17
Ah, well, you can say that about any instrument. If you hear an inexperienced guitarist trying to play, especially if s/he is trying to play something beyond his/her skill level, of course it won't sound as good as an experienced guitarist.

You know what instrument gets a bad rap? The accordion. Accordions are so metal.
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Ah, well, you can say that about any instrument. If you hear an inexperienced guitarist trying to play, especially if s/he is trying to play something beyond his/her skill level, of course it won't sound as good as an experienced guitarist.

You know what instrument gets a bad rap? The accordion. Accordions are so metal.


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