This Sunday at church I will be accompanying the youth choir - on violin. Not viola, but violin. I've only played the violin for about 5 hours now and on occasion play notes a perfect fifth above what it is supposed to be. Other than that, it has been a fairly easy transition.
Picking out pieces to play on violin was more difficult than I would had thought at first. I'm familiar with the viola repetoire, and it being somewhat limited making choices are a bit easier. My first foray into the violin section of the music store left me almost breathless. I chose some easier pieces that I had played on viola before and a few other "first concertos" in first & 3rd positions that I was not familiar with.
At the end of the day though, my preference is still viola. I love the richness in tone especially in the lower register that a violin just can't reproduce.
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