As my screen name suggests I am a guitarist. I have decided to expand my horizons. It was a tough call between violin and viola but the rich voice of the viola won me over.
I was thinking acoustic guitar and viola duets would sound pretty nice.
I bought a new Fiddlerman Concert from the Fiddlershop. Got it a few days ago. I have watched a few youtube videos for technique and have managed to bow my way through a C major scale.
It still feels pretty awkward at this point but gets easier every day. I am determined to get good at this instrument.
I wasn't going to mess with sheet music as most of my guitar composing happens in my head but I have the bug and want to go all in, so I plan on buying some sheet music and getting my head around reading Alto cleff. It doesn't matter if the music is over my head at this point. I'll work it note by note if I have too. I have to start looking for viola oriented music and that will be a fun journey of discovery.
So nice to meet you, looking forward to reading your posts.