The Viola is known for its deep and full sound, producing low notes within a small bodied instrument. In the orchestra, it has the fundamental role of approaching the high and the low pitches from the other string instruments, playing intermediate notes and so, completing the palette of sounds and harmonies. It’s presence is very discrete and sometimes it’s hard to distinguish among the other instruments, but you will notice for sure when it’s missing! It is like the secret element of the strings family, uniting and bestowing identity to the harmony.
The viola sheet music is written in the C clef, a pitch between the bass and the treble clefs.
You can begin to learn the viola with a viola from the Cascais Music School. Check for more information at our Shop.
Meet the Viola Teachers from the Cascais Music School.