Category:            Strings

Ensemble/s:       Junior String Ensemble and String Orchestra

Sound Production: The strings are bowed or plucked

Interesting Facts:

  • 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.