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1602, 2017

10 Best Viola Strings Review 2017

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It's a New Year so we have a new ranking of the best viola strings! Our rankings have changed slightly from last year due to additional testing we did. In particular, our number one viola string recommendation changed this year to Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold. Strings are one of the most important parts of the viola as they, when combined with a bow, ultimately produce the beautiful tones that violas are known for so it is therefore it is vital for you to pick the best viola strings. Given the wide variety of violas available and the uniqueness inherent in each viola,

1402, 2017

10 Best Electric Violas Review

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Buying an electric viola is a great life decision. Electric violas are stylish, "cool," and downright fun to play. Since electric violas are harder to find at local music shops and usually must be purchased online, we have consolidated a list below of the best electric violas. Shopping for an electric viola is a very different experience than shopping for a regular viola. Whereas sound quality plays a huge role in buying a regular viola, it is not as important of a factor for electric violas because all of the sound travels through electric wires and is amplified anyway. So instead of

2301, 2017

D Z Strad Viola Model 101 Review

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The D Z Strad Viola Model 101 is the ideal viola for the intermediate viola player. This viola is most popular amongst teachers, students, and expert musicians. The D Z Strad brand has won our rating as the best intermediate viola brand in both our 2017 best viola brands and 2016 best viola brands rankings. When compared to other intermediate violas, the Model 101 is reasonably priced at about $400 for a complete viola outfit. When you set your eyes on this beauty for the first time, you will be surprised at the great amount of detail and thought D

3112, 2016

8 Best Viola Brands Review 2017

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Buying a viola is a complicated process so you need to know what viola brand to buy. You need to buy a viola brand that is known for high quality workmanship. Quality is shown through the external beauty of the instrument and also the sound. Our list is based on quality and affordability, and is intended to help you buy a viola brand that is high-value, but that fits within your budget. This is our 2017 list of the best viola brands. To see our historical ratings, see our 2016 best violas brands review. There are a few clear things that anyone

3012, 2016

Cecilio CVA-500 Viola Review

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Are you looking for a student viola? Look no further than the Cecilio CVA-500 - a teacher approved viola. The viola is even suitable for the intermediate player. Cecilio is an old time favorite when it comes to making violins and violas as they produce quality instruments and bows. Cecilio has been in the instrument business for decades and received their name after St Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Due to its affordability and outfit contents, the beginner viola comes highly recommended by students and teachers. Even professional violists do well with this viola in their hands. Cecilio uses

2711, 2016

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Viola Players

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It's that time of year again. Time to decorate the Christmas tree, put up the stockings, and buy all the Christmas presents. If you have a viola player in the family, finding the right viola gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Below are the hottest Christmas gifts for viola players that your favorite viola player will absolutely love. 1. An Electric Viola Every viola player who has every dreamed of being in a rock band or orchestra will love this. Electric violas combine the beautiful sounds of violas with the cool factor of being able to hook  up