Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why Are Viola Jokes so Short?

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Viola Jokes|

Why are viola jokes so short? So violinists can understand them.

How Do You Protect Your Instrument?

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Viola Jokes|Tags: , |

How do you protect your instrument? Pack it in a viola case. How do you protect your instrument? #funwcq #silly #funny #cute #lol #catalystquartet #violajokes A photo posted by Catalyst Quartet (@catalystquartet) on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:01pm PST

Top 5 Viola Shoulder Rests 2016

January 6th, 2016|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , |

Kun K400C Viola Shoulder Rest - Kun is by far the most common viola and violin shoulder rest brand. A real classic, this should rest boasts collapsible and adjustable feet to limit space taken up in a viola case and fit a wide range of viola sizes.

Yuri Bashmet – the Sexiest Violist Alive

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , |

Name: Yuri Bashmet Instrument: Viola (Paolo Testore - 1758) Born: 1953 Fun Fact: "One of his early PR pictures had him naked in bed with nothing but his instrument to protect his modesty" - Sinfini No other violist has made the instrument quite as sexy for audiences, composers, and

There Are Only 13 of These Violas in Existence Today

January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Fun Facts|

The oft-cited Stradivari violins and cellos are not the only string instruments that the famous Stradivari family crafted. They made violas as well. In fact, there are currently 13 known Stradivarius violas still in existence to this day. These instruments are so rare that one even was

Romance Oubliée by Franz Liszt

January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Music Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , |

Romance Oubliee is the only piece written for viola and piano and does a phenomenal job of highlighting the viola's deep, vibrant tones. This is the only Liszt work for piano and viola, apart from the Harold transcription, and the broken chords

What’s the Difference Between the First and Last Desk of a Viola Section?

January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Viola Jokes|Tags: , |

What's the Difference between the First and Last Desk of a Viola Section? Half a measure.

What Do a Viola and a Lawsuit Have in Common?

January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Viola Jokes|Tags: , |

What do a viola and a lawsuit have in common? Everyone is happy when the case is closed.

Why Shouldn’t Violists Take up Mountaineering?

January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Viola Jokes|Tags: , |

Why Shouldn't Violists Take up Mountaineering? Because if they get lost, it takes ages before anyone notices that they're missing.

What’s the Difference Between a Viola and a Coffin?

January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Viola Jokes|Tags: , |

What's the Difference between a Viola and a Coffin? The coffin has the dead person on the inside.