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Just got my viola today. Here is the video
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Ferret
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Hi All

As I mentioned in my last post, my new viola arrived today.

Here is the first video. The tune is 'Redeemed'. Please take into account that I've never held a viola before today :)

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Well done, John!

You seem to have adapted to the wider fingering positions quickly. What size viola did you get?

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sounds good John, looks good too !! Would love some close up's of it.  Im interested in hearing about how it feels to switch back to violin after youve played it for a day or two. The violin feels so tiny to me now and you'll notice you will have to mentally force yourself to reduce the finger spacing when returning to violin to get the proper intonation.

I just think the fiddle tunes sound so much better on Viola, how about you ?

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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HeadCheese said
Well done, John!

You seem to have adapted to the wider fingering positions quickly. What size viola did you get?

It's a 16in. It feels huge :) but I'm sure that won't be a problem. Funnily, I didn't  really think about the wider fingerIngs. I may have noticed without thinking about it and adjusted......... Or just got lucky (lol)

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Barry said 
I just think the fiddle tunes sound so much better on Viola, how about you ?

I think that it will depend on the tune. For example, the fiddle tune Irish Washer Woman may sound better on the fiddle.

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Ferret said

Barry said 
I just think the fiddle tunes sound so much better on Viola, how about you ?

I think that it will depend on the tune. For example, the fiddle tune Irish Washer Woman may sound better on the fiddle.

 

 

Ive played Irish washerwoman on viola and it sounds ok, you just have to get used to it I guess. I actually think the B part of Irish washerwoman is easier to play on viola as the A string responds better then the E, but thats just my opinion

 

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Barry said

Ferret said

Barry said 
I just think the fiddle tunes sound so much better on Viola, how about you ?

I think that it will depend on the tune. For example, the fiddle tune Irish Washer Woman may sound better on the fiddle.

 

 

Ive played Irish washerwoman on viola and it sounds ok, you just have to get used to it I guess. I actually think the B part of Irish washerwoman is easier to play on viola as the A string responds better then the E, but thats just my opinion

 Hi Barry

Just had a listen look at your video, Tennessee Waltz and Mississippi Sawer. Loved it

 

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thanks..I guess they probally sound better on violin with a group or backing track, but I just like that dang viola

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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