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Overall it has a decent look, no scratches or dings, sounds a little dry maybe, or maybe I'm just horrible 🙂 But I got an Everest shoulder rest along with it. I'm looking forward to all the hours of frustration in the early months of learning!
I do feel Cello is still my calling but I wanted to try the Viola so I finally got one! Don't expect any videos until I climb out of the horrible stage, but I won't be giving up!
The hardest thing for me to grasp is vibrato
So this deserves its own topic...
Vibrato takes years to master... YEARS... not days. Also, you can go in phases of losing your vibrato a little... It is something that takes constant practice.
It is ALL about relaxing.. relax the entire arm, wrist, hand, fingers.... Any tension can make vibrato sound bad.
- Pete -
I am just beginning vibrato on my cello. I do believe that with the difference in the positioning of the cello and viola with everything, I doubt it will carry over. Maybe when I start it with my violin, it will carry over to my viola. I have not gotten very far with it on my cello. Like pchoppin said, a slow learn.
Let us know how you like your viola when you get going on it.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”