I just recently bought and started playing the viola. When I bought it, the clerk advised me to get a smaller viola, but since they didn't have one, I got a 16". I bought that in the US. So when I came back to Mexico to take lessons, I was doing ok, but pretty soon started to hurt (not my fingers). I cannot even stand up straight while playing the viola (and I don't have a problem with slouching).
My teacher advised me to acquire a viola that was 2in shorter (14in). I know that I have to get a smaller one, but I really want to know what the pros and cons are in doing this. Any advice? Also where would you advise to get one online?
Thank you so very much :]
Re: Smaller Viola? 17:58 on Wednesday, November 21, 2007