Full Viola

Should I pick Viola or Violin?

Well, I'm going to get a viola or violin for Christmas.

I was originally going to get a viola, but my mom phoned our music store and they had no violas in stock, and if we wanted one we would have to order one. But they had violins in stock, so my mom can go down there and get one at any time.

But I researched online and violins have more benefits(it's lighter, has way more sheet music, has more teachers.) However, I love the warm, rich sound of the viola. The violin is still very beautiful, of course, but I'm kind of infatuated with the viola right now.

So it's a bit of a tough choice. The violin has a little more benefits, but I love the violas sound. Which would be best?

So you wanted to play viola but are going to change your mind just because the shop didn't have one in stock? Decide what you prefer to play and play it. Nobody on here can tell you which you would prefer to play.

FWIW, my daughter started on violin in 2nd grade. She played it all the way up through junior high and then switched to viola in high school because they needed more violas in the school orchestra. She was principle violist by the following year and also principle viola in the city youth orchestra. She is now completing her viola performance and music education majors at a pretty top notch music school. She has been principle violist the past 3 years in her college orchestra and has played with a professional orchestra in the area. She has played a number of concertos and is doing a full viola recital this year. The point of all this, I guess, is to say the first of all viola is a beautiful sounding instrument (I like the tone better than violin personally), is not just a secondary instrument but can be the lead instrument in certain pieces, is less "popular" in terms of there being fewer skilled violists than violinists and less competition for prime orchestra seats, and playing viola does not make you "2nd fiddle" by any means. If you want to play viola, go for it!

Discover Full Viola On eBay Below:

Full Size VIOLA Copy Stradivarius Made in W Germany VIOLA Ready to Play
Full Size VIOLA Copy Stradivarius Made in W Germany VIOLA Ready to Play
$1,179.00
New Solid Wood 4 4 Full size VIOLA Bow Rosin Case
New Solid Wood 4 4 Full size VIOLA Bow Rosin Case
$280.00
4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola of 16 Inch with Fine Case Bow Bridge Rosin Q0N5
4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola of 16 Inch with Fine Case Bow Bridge Rosin Q0N5
$37.90
New 16 Full Size Basswood Student Acoustic Viola + Case + Bow + Rosin Brown
New 16 Full Size Basswood Student Acoustic Viola + Case + Bow + Rosin Brown
$29.99
New School Basswood Full Size 4 4 Acoustic Violin + Case + Bow + Rosin Pink
New School Basswood Full Size 4 4 Acoustic Violin + Case + Bow + Rosin Pink
$29.99
Full Size NEW Advanced Carbon Fiber Viola Bow Natural Mongolia Horsehair RBM300
Full Size NEW Advanced Carbon Fiber Viola Bow Natural Mongolia Horsehair RBM300
$18.80
4 4 Giovan Facit Maggini Violin Old Fine Full Size case and bow
4 4 Giovan Facit Maggini Violin Old Fine Full Size case and bow
$1,280.62
4 4 Nikolaus Amati Copy Violin Old Fine Full Size case and bow
4 4 Nikolaus Amati Copy Violin Old Fine Full Size case and bow
$1,280.62
4 4 Beautiful Old Violin Exotic Purfling Full Size case + bow Professional tone
4 4 Beautiful Old Violin Exotic Purfling Full Size case + bow Professional tone
$2,260.50
7 ct gold Pernambuco Viola bow fast respond full size 4 4 balanced free shipping
7 ct gold Pernambuco Viola bow fast respond full size 4 4 balanced free shipping
$80.46
DLuca CA800AT 16 Inch Orchestral Series Professional Antique Handmade Full Size
DLuca CA800AT 16 Inch Orchestral Series Professional Antique Handmade Full Size
$799.00
4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola 16 with Case Bow Bridge Rosin and Strings J5K7
4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola 16 with Case Bow Bridge Rosin and Strings J5K7
$46.22
Cremona SVA 350B Premier Artist Viola Full Size
Cremona SVA 350B Premier Artist Viola Full Size
$1,748.77
Lidl Full size viola
Lidl Full size viola
$250.00
High Quality Full Size Cello Bow  Graphite Carbo Fiber
High Quality Full Size Cello Bow Graphite Carbo Fiber
$150.00
New 16 Full Professional Adult Maple Acoustic Viola + Case + Bow + Rosin Brown
New 16 Full Professional Adult Maple Acoustic Viola + Case + Bow + Rosin Brown
$39.98
Pristine PREMIUM Dust Mite  Allergen Proof Mattress Encasing Full 15 Deep
Pristine PREMIUM Dust Mite Allergen Proof Mattress Encasing Full 15 Deep
$136.56
Full Set Violas StringsBall End 4 4 Size C G D A for 15 165 German Technolog
Full Set Violas StringsBall End 4 4 Size C G D A for 15 165 German Technolog
$10.98
VIOLA STRINGS ALLUMINIUM QUALITY FULL SET GREAT TONE UK SELLER
VIOLA STRINGS ALLUMINIUM QUALITY FULL SET GREAT TONE UK SELLER
$20.84
VIOLA STRINGS FULL NICKEL QUALITY FULL SET GREAT TONE UK SELLER
VIOLA STRINGS FULL NICKEL QUALITY FULL SET GREAT TONE UK SELLER
$20.84
Antonio Stradivari Model Viola 1690 c Luthier Blueprint Plan Full Size VAP 01
Antonio Stradivari Model Viola 1690 c Luthier Blueprint Plan Full Size VAP 01
$8.99
AMERICAN CASE Company VIOLA FULL SIZE Oblong Brand New LIST 69500
AMERICAN CASE Company VIOLA FULL SIZE Oblong Brand New LIST 69500
$125.00
4 4 Full Size 16 Solid Maple Viola with Case Bow Bridge Rosin and Strings B4O9
4 4 Full Size 16 Solid Maple Viola with Case Bow Bridge Rosin and Strings B4O9
$40.14
NEW CodaBow Prodigy Carbon Fiber Full Size Viola Bow 5 Year Warranty
NEW CodaBow Prodigy Carbon Fiber Full Size Viola Bow 5 Year Warranty
$342.00
JonPaul Bravo Model Carbon Fiber Full Size Viola Bow
JonPaul Bravo Model Carbon Fiber Full Size Viola Bow
$437.00
USD80 OFF Special SALEFull Size NEW Advanced Carbon Fiber Viola Bow
USD80 OFF Special SALEFull Size NEW Advanced Carbon Fiber Viola Bow
$124.00
Nicely flamed Czech Viola full blocked needs service  cleaning
Nicely flamed Czech Viola full blocked needs service cleaning
$499.00
Full Size Viola Johan Baptist Schweitzer Fecit Pestini 1833
Full Size Viola Johan Baptist Schweitzer Fecit Pestini 1833
$8,000.00
Exquisite 4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola of 16 Inch w Case Natural Color Q5ZU
Exquisite 4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola of 16 Inch w Case Natural Color Q5ZU
$44.18
4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola 16 Inch for Beginner Student with Case NEW Q67M
4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola 16 Inch for Beginner Student with Case NEW Q67M
$40.47
16 4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola Exquisite Musical Instrument w Case Q67R
16 4 4 Full Size Solid Maple Viola Exquisite Musical Instrument w Case Q67R
$39.32
New Violin 4 4 Full Size Oblong Case Lightweight with Hygrometer Black Blue
New Violin 4 4 Full Size Oblong Case Lightweight with Hygrometer Black Blue
$49.99


Recently Purchased Full Viola:


nicely flamed czech viola full blocked needs service amp; cleaning, new pirastro evah pirazzi viola string set medium removable ball a full set, new 16 full professional adult maple acoustic viola case bow rosin brown, new stentor standard 34 full size violin outfit with case amp; bow set up by pro, lidl full size viola, leon aubert stradivarius full size 26 viola model 811 in soft case, black howard core full size viola case , 44 beautiful old violin exotic purfling full size case bow professional tone, 44 nikolaus amati copy violin old fine full size case and bow, 44 giovan facit maggini violin old fine full size case and bow, full size new advanced carbon fiber viola bow natural mongolia horsehair rbm300, new stentor standard 44 full size violin outfit with case amp; bow set up by pro, new stentor student 2 s5516 16 inch viola violin outfit case bow full set up, ernst heinrich roth pernambuco full size nickel mounted viola bow, valencia sv114 44 full size student violin outfit case bow amp; rosin std set up, carbon fiber viola full size bow, new steel violin strings by palatino 44 34 full 3 quarter pv010f pv010f, new perlon violin strings by palatino 44 34 full 3 quarter pv011f pv011f, stentor student 1 s4413 13 inch viola outfit case bow full set up, antonio stradivari model viola 1690 c luthier blueprint plan full size vap01, pristine premium dust mite amp; allergen proof mattress encasing full 15 deep , cremona sva350b premier artist viola fullsize, 44 full size solid maple viola of 16 inchcase bow bridge rosin string u3b5, new school basswood full size 44 acoustic violin case bow rosin pink, new 16 full size basswood student acoustic viola case bow rosin brown, full set violas stringsball end 44 size c g d a for 15165 german technolog, special discount usd100 full size new advanced pernambuco viola bow, usd80 off special salefull size new advanced carbon fiber viola bow, new codabow prodigy carbon fiber full size viola bow 5year warranty, 44 full size solid maple viola 16 with case bow bridge rosin and strings j5k7, 44 full size solid maple viola of 16 inchcase bow bridge strings gift hot c7a5, 44 full size solid maple viola of 16 inchcase bow bridge strings hot j9e3, violin boxwood fittingsfull sets, violin ebony wood fittingsfull sets, violin rosewood fiffing 7full sets, 44 violin string dominant brand high quality one set full size, wow violin full size superb craftsmanship beautiful resonance nr ron slam , 381mm 15 viola full hand made instrument with despiau bridge, american case company viola full size oblong brand new list $69500, 406mm 16 viola full hand made instrument with despiau bridge , 395mm 155 viola full hand made instrument , 381mm 15 viola full hand made instrument with despiau bridge no3, 381mm 15 viola full hand made instrument with despiau bridge no2, new violin 44 full size oblong case lightweight with hygrometer blackblue, dluca ca800at 16inch orchestral series professional antique handmade full size, 44 full size viola of 16 inch with case bow bridge rosin and strings b9e5, advanced a m19 viola 14 same as full size violin warm deep tone, 44 full size solid maple viola with case bow bridge rosin and strings g2q6, 44 full size viola of 16 inch with case bow bridge rosin and strings f9w1, 44 full size 16 solid maple viola with case bow bridge rosin and strings b4o9, 44 full size solid maple viola of 16 with case bow bridge rosin strings r7e8, jakob winter jw 1015 v 44 full size viola case 15 165, 44 full size solid maple viola of 16 inch with fine case bow bridge rosin q0n5, 44 full size solid maple viola 16 with fine case bow bridge rosin strings s4ck, 16 44 full size solid maple viola exquisite musical instrument w case q67r, 44 full size solid maple viola 16 inch for beginner student with case new q67m, exquisite 44 full size solid maple viola of 16 inch w case natural color q5zu



Comments are closed.