Ensemble/s: Junior String Ensemble and String Orchestra
Sound Production: The strings are bowed or plucked
- The viola was made by famed luthier Andrea Amati in the middle of the 16th century.
- The name viola originates from the Italian term viola da braccio which translates as “on the arm”. This term was used to differentiate the violin from the viol.
- The viola is strung with C, G, D, and A. The tuning of the viola is one fifth below the violin and one octave above the cello.
- The viola uses the alto clef.