Violas

Learning to play an Viola is a long, but rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start.

Violas
Violas
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    History & Design
  3. 3.
    Materials & Components
  4. 4.
    The Bow
  5. 5.
    About the Strings
  6. 6.
    Accessories
  7. 7.
    Pickups
  8. 8.
    Purchasing a Viola
  9. 9.
    Practising
  10. 10.
    Conclusion
  11. 11.
    FAQ
  12. 12.
    Maintenance & Cleaning
  13. 13.
    Hotdeals

Welcome to our Viola Online Advisor.

This guide aims to help complete beginners and existing viola students (and their parents) gain a clearer idea of what playing the instrument is about, and to assist in choosing and caring for a new instrument. You may be wondering whether it is a good idea to take up the violin or the viola – while there is certainly a wider repertoire for the violin, the viola does have its own unique timbre, and also the advantage that being the less popular choice, it is usually considerably easier to find a place in your local orchestra!

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below, or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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