New to strings. Please help! Violin or viola?
I came across your website while googling for links about the viola and fiddle. We are totally ignorant about stringed instruments and my nine year old daughter is starting at a new school where it will be compulsary for her to learn violin, viola or cello. We have to decide which. Cello is too big as we catch public transport to school. So its violin or viola. When I was around five my parents bought me a violin but couldn’t
stand the screeching and i was left in my room to practise. This would not happen to my daughter no matter how bad it sounds we love music and are well adapted too noise as she has spend the last two years playing the trombone and her little sister plays drum kit. Anyway from what I have learnt so far the viola is slightly lower in pitch is that right? So
perhaps this would be more pleasant for the family’s ears.
The fiddle search emerged because my daughter seems to enjoy folk music and we are wondering wether her learning of the viola could lead her to fiddle playing too. Or is it quite different from violin? (she is not so keen on
classical as yet)
We would love your thought on these topics if you have time.