How to Choose the Right Sized Viola

Many viola players know that two violas which are supposed to be the same size actually feel quite different from each other, but how can that be? Here I unpick how and why different violas suit different people, making a complex and often misunderstood topic easy to understand.

In this video I explore the basic body mechanics of playing the viola, and using different models of viola, examine how the string length, neck length and the bridge position affect you as a viola player. This is essential information you need to know when thinking about any new viola.