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Default The REAL facts about Violas

As far as I am concerned, the viola is just an inferior cousin of the violin.
Its size does not accomadate its range properly, which in turn contributes to the viola's poor projection and lack-luster tone.
Furthermore, the viola's typical tuning (in 4ths) is not adept for solo music. Shifts become quite difficult and slurpy.
Viola virtuosos, if you can call them that, tune their instruments in 5ths for precisely that reason... One wonders why not play the violin then (which IS tuned in 5ths and has a far better repertoire, most likely due to its superiority)

What is the difference between a viola and roadkill?

Brake marks before roadkill.
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Viola's typical tuning in 4ths? Modern viola is tuned in 5ths exactly like the violin, no difference, just one 5th lower.

My opinion: viola is a GREAT instrument that gives a great satisfaction to play above all with the Bach solo repertoire. I am professional violinist and after 30 years I love to play Bach's Sonatas and Partitas on the viola.

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As far as I am concerned, the viola is just an inferior cousin of the violin.
Its size does not accomadate its range properly, which in turn contributes to the viola's poor projection and lack-luster tone.
Furthermore, the viola's typical tuning (in 4ths) is not adept for solo music. Shifts become quite difficult and slurpy.
Viola virtuosos, if you can call them that, tune their instruments in 5ths for precisely that reason... One wonders why not play the violin then (which IS tuned in 5ths and has a far better repertoire, most likely due to its superiority)

What is the difference between a viola and roadkill?

Brake marks before roadkill.


Have you ever heard a viola playing? Don't really think so.

By the way, I have another joke:

What's the difference between intelligent people and not so intelligent people?

Intelligent people keep nasty opinions to themselves.
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Ooh, that one cuts a bit deep their EADG, I mean ow... That hurt me all the way out here in the ol' CA. Sorry I haven't been keeping up on everything guys, I've been going through some rough times, so I should be catching up soon...
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Yes, I'm sorry, I realise I got way too worked up and I shouldn't have said what I said, I apologise to everyone. Sorry!!
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