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Old 08-09-2005, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the difference between violins and violas?
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The viola is bigger, and an octave lower
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh. I thought it was the other way around.
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Plus viola is only a fifth lower, (C to G)
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