The Viola Store
What is a Viola and is it a Violin?
The viola is a bowed string instrument. It is slightly larger than a violin in size and has a lower and deeper sound than a violin. It is considered the middle voice of the strings family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above it) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below it). A full-size viola's body is between 0.98 inches and 3.9 inches longer than the body of a full-size violin, with an average length of 16 inches. The viola's four strings are normally tuned in fifths: the lowest string is C (an octave below middle C), with G, D and A above it. This tuning is exactly one fifth below the violin, so that they have three strings in common—G, D, and A—and is one octave above the cello.
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