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I couldn’t find a video but I did read that the C string on a viola tends to stretch when played and you have to use more pressure when playing the C string.
I don’t know what issue you have, so couldn’t refine a search.
One article said the put the bow in the C string. Draw it up to the tip. Check the wrist and elbow for proper positioning, which is really no help if we don’t know how it should be positioned for that C string. Then go to the frog anf check again. The elbow should go no higher of lower than it is in either position when doing the C string. Pretty much not very good info.
On the bright spot, apparently, the C string is not used much. But, I think they were talking in an orchestra because they said that, and followed up with notes on the viola C string are usually covered by a cello.
I am going to get my viola down and check out that C.
I have a 15 1/2”. My 16” was a little hard in my arms so I traded it in. I love the 15 1/2”. Maybe scaling the size down to a 15 1/2” will help?
Ok, I just did my viola. My C string requires my elbow to go about even with my shoulder. If you have shoulder issues, that could be the cause. When I switched to the 15 1/2” from the 16”, this became much easier and less shoulder joint strain. My measurements had me within the 16” viola size. I wasn’t on the borderline between 15 1/2”’and 16”. That 1/2” made a big difference in playability, but the viola sound I love is still there. But that is my viola, strings and setup.
Not sure what else I can contribute. That C string does require an elbow level with the shoulder pretty much. Maybe from someone else’s view, a little higher, but my perspective, about level.