Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Play Viola

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    Violas Are Amazing!

    I first started playing viola when I was in fourth grade, that makes it 2 years now. I caught on pretty quickly, I guess you could say it's it's in my DNA, my mom has played violin since she was in fourth grade and she's 53 now! Not to toot my own horn, but my teacher says I have...
    reinventlovex3 reinventlovex3 13-15, F Mar 22, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The First Time We Met Lol

    It was in 6Th grade at an H&H music convention at my school. They had all the orchestra instruments laid  out on tables.  And that's when I saw my viola.  One of the representatives was holding it in the air saying "this is the viola". And it was like...
    oaktree89 oaktree89 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've just barely started to learn how to play

    the viola. However, I hope to master it in the future!
    AiKii AiKii 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Group Forming Now!

    "chamber music" group with several viola forming now. First meeting/practice late September, first 'performance' sometime in January-- Vermont area. Write me
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Aug 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Oh Wow, Who Knew?!

    Did anyone else know that Jimi Hendrix played the viola before the guitar? If that isn't proof that the viola is a fantastic instrument, I really don't know what is! :D
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 5 Responses May 19, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Favorite Piece?

    My favorite so far is: Hindemith's Sonata Op. 25 for viola solo. What is your suggestion for the best piece to learn next in detail?
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    IssiHerondale IssiHerondale 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    symphony

    take out the bow, tighten the hair, watch the wood bend.  unwrap the rosin, rub it onto the delicate fibers.  carefully pick up the viola, cradle it with care.  the wood shines, warm rich wood, the scroll's elaborate craftmanship curls in perfect grooves...
    de6789 de6789 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Getting Back Into It

    Hi.. I played all through HS and college and am recently re discovering how wonderful and transporting playing is. So far, practicing a few hours a day and transporting myself to wonderful bliss again now and then. Also setting up a camber music group stressing Violas this...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Jul 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Viola Loves!!!

    Go violas! :D weeeeeee!!!!
    charfactor20 charfactor20 18-21, F Nov 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Viola's Name Is Franz

     I've got to get something off my chest- I was a violinist first. Please don't hold it against me! I saw the light and converted. I love my instrument but wish it wasn't so darn hard on my shoulder- I've got plenty of old performance injuries. I don't play a...
    moonsnail moonsnail 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    That's Vee-oh-laa Not Vy-oh-laa!

    I love the viola. Yeah, I'm a nerd, but it really is one of the most gorgeous instruments in the musical world. Unlike the violin, which goes so high, even the dogs start figidting uncomfortably, the viola is like smooth, silky chocolate to the ears--exactly what music should be...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Brahams sonata in E flat Opus 120 No 2 will be

    our first concert piece on October 4. Practicing at least an hour a day all summer! University viola group in NE US. Write to me!
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Loving It

    i've been playing for two years now. i love the way it sounds i love the way the music speaks deeper than just to my ears i love the way i can lose myself when i play i love my viola i dont know how long i'll play, but i've enjoyed playing. Hopefully it'll last :)
    SecretIsOut SecretIsOut 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Only "girl Viola"

    5th year playing! so fun! and all the other violas are awesome as well. Im the only girl in the viola section in my grade's orchestra and some people are like, "ooh harsh" or "THEN YOU NEED TO BE FIRST CHAIR FOR WOMEN KIND!" , I guess the "ooh harsh" people are "sympathetic...
    LilOrange LilOrange 13-15, F Oct 16, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Since age 12-13 in 7th gradeʕ •ᴥ•ʔ.

    I'm pretty sure i could make you tear up or maybe even cry. Maybe.
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Mar 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Viola Player, Sad But True

    Ive played viola for about 5 years now, I started when I was in the sixth grade. Ive only ever had two, the one I loaned out for my years in middle school, and now I own my own. I named it Indigo Montoya. Anyone else find violist jokes sadistically amusing?
    Mexicat96 Mexicat96 16-17, M Apr 13, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Started Violin at 3 years old

    and then saw the light at 5 years old. I am 18 now and that means that, as i write this, i will have been playing for 14 years roughly. Completely in love with the Viola and viola playing and am now past grade 8 standard. I am lead viola at 2 orchestras and play with 2 quartets...
    MrMusicMan21 MrMusicMan21 22-25, M Mar 4, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I really want one or at least to play with another one :3
    FattyWolf FattyWolf 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone play Splatoon? "You're a kid now! You're a squid now!"
    FattyWolf FattyWolf 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer once said that golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul but frustrates the intellect. It is simultaneously...
    williams297 williams297 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have only been playing the drums for about a month or two, but it is something I truly love. Music has always been a huge part of my life and I'm glad to have found an instrument...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't believe there is a group for this (and I get the honor of being the second member) I play Dragon Quest 9 almost everyday and it's the best video game ever in my opinion...
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I played Crystal on my old GBC until my cartridge battery gave out. Now I play Gen 1 and 2 on an emulator for my phone. I do plan on getting a 3DS so I can play the new games soon...
    Lupin003 Lupin003 22-25, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They only way I would touch a Play Station or Xbox is for Grand Theft Auto 5 Online..... that's it! After how Xbox destroyed Perfect Dark from the Nintendo 64 classic it was I...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lol, I'm nuts about Pokemon X, and I'll soon be getting Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire soon. I don't care if there weren't many new Pokemon in Kalos, I enjoyed playing with my...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I met a real life hustler today. So I was hanging out in the pool room at the place I work at. This man comes in and saying hello and introduces himself as "Angel". I watched how...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm playing with myself in my attends. While I was playing I peed all over my hand. It's fun to be playing with myself in a dry diaper and then then start peeing. I'm still playing...
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I use to play when I was growing up. My mom had a piano I loved to play. My folks couldn't afford lessons so I taught myself most of what I know. Although, when I was 14 I did...
    Renewedspirit15 Renewedspirit15 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Look here: NHL sixteen PS4 Pack Launches in North america upon Sept fifteen with regard to $450 Featuring a Ike Kane-less box art, Sony offers announced that an NHL sixteen...
    MQYANG MQYANG 18-21, F Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been playing something on a Play Station since I was for years old almost everyday of my life. I also had an old Super Nintendo which I liked just as much if not better. I...
    Thatguy1258 Thatguy1258 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think they should play Funeral by ShyGlizzy as people enter lol But in all seriousness I have a playlist . I want dancers to perform to Bye bye by Mariah Carey . I want a...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Getting so annoyed trying to play Summoner's Rift (PvP) and having people give me **** because "I'm bad" when I'm trying to learn so I can get good. Sorry, but bots isn't going to...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I'm teaching myself how to play harmonica and it's coming along fairly well I don't play blues or Friday will be the next Bob Dylan but I can play a simple song I can play taps...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Until probably the age of 10 my imagination, my dog, and (luckily) safe surroundings could keep me entertained for a few hours at a time. I had no siblings near my age. I...
    itsoneofus itsoneofus 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One 57 years old Mum, can make name with regard to herself in RuneScape SHE is Robyn Liddell in order to the girl family and friends, however whenever she actually is near the...
    MQYANG MQYANG 18-21, F Aug 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I only really play Arams as the other games always end in me getting yelled at and called Noob because you're all ******** :P you lot do realize going ape at someone wont make them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Right meow I am addicted to Star Wars the Old Republic MMO! if anyone plays let me know we shall talk and geek the frack out. Also I'm addicted to Google Play Games with Trophies...
    SirHumphries SirHumphries 18-21, M Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    EA Verified that Titanfall On the internet Asian countries Release Game publishers EA and Nexon possess introduced the relationship to create the actual first-person-shooter...
    MQYANG MQYANG 18-21, F Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The moment my father hauled the Baldwin into our home I knew I needed to investigate. Tall, dark, carefully concealed blemishes; as if describing a mysteriously handsome man. My...
    soulsi soulsi 22-25, F Aug 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Digitising Idealised Soccer Game- FIFA 16 Interview What’s been added in terms of bringing in the more recent players to FIFA 16? Is there more training now for people to get...
    MQYANG MQYANG 18-21, F Aug 18

    Your Response

    Cancel