The Viola is the alto voice in the string family. Like the violin, it is held under the chin, resting on the shoulder. Unlike the violin, the viola is slightly larger
and is tuned five notes lower. It has a darker and warmer tone quality
than the violin, but is not as brilliant.
FUN FACT: The viola is special because it has its very own clef for reading and
notating music. This is called the alto clef.
Watch the video below to hear the gorgeous tone of the viola in action!