The Viola is often mistaken for the Violin due to its similarity in design, size and pitch range. However, the Viola is tuned a perfect fifth below the Violin and has a much darker, mature timbre. The Viola is also slightly larger in size.

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Finding the right size Viola is crucial for comfortable playing. The best way to measure this would be hold your arm out straight and measure the distance from your neck to the palm of your hand. Make a note of the length, check the size guide below and select the nearest size above the measurement you have taken.

Viola Size Guide

16" and 16.5" Viola - large adult - 66cm (approx)
15.5" Viola - average adult - 63cm (approx)
15" Viola - small adults and children ages 10 to 12 - 62cm (approx)
14" Viola - ages 9 to 12 - 58cm (approx)
13" Viola - ages 7 to 9 - 54-56cm (approx)
12" Viola - ages 6 to 7 - 51cm (approx)

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