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Ensemble 08-09-2005 10:06 PM

Strings
 
What's the difference between violins and violas?

PhishFood 08-09-2005 10:20 PM

The viola is bigger, and an octave lower

Ensemble 08-09-2005 10:30 PM

Oh. I thought it was the other way around.

TheBig3 08-11-2005 04:30 PM

Twas my understanding the the viola was smaller, but I do know its played in the C clef, and to my knowledge, its the only instrument that is played there.

SATCHMO 08-11-2005 10:12 PM

Phishfood is right on this one. Its a very underrated instrument too. It has the richness that the violin lacks in the lower midrange and more detailed articulation in the high end than a cello

pastor of muppets 08-12-2005 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog
Twas my understanding the the viola was smaller, but I do know its played in the C clef, and to my knowledge, its the only instrument that is played there.

yeah it gets its own clef...

viola jammer 08-12-2008 12:24 PM

it's easier to think of it as a smaller cello, than a larger violin. we have the same strings as a cello, just all around smaller. it does get frustrating though when you have your own clef and no one else knows how to read it. i'm working on learning treble.

hp_viola 03-07-2012 08:19 PM

Plus viola is only a fifth lower, (C to G) :usehead:


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