THE ORCHESTRA: A USER'S MANUAL

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  Philharmonia

VIOLA


Section: Strings
Transposing? No

Construction
Range
Bowing
Plucking
Left Hand
Mute/Harmonics
Chords
Extended
Player's Tips and Tricks

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Range

The normal range of the viola:
Extreme high notes:

Clefs and viola notation:

Select dynamic: then click note to hear sound
(N.B. changes in dynamics may affect timbre as much as apparent volume level)

(N.B. for string players, sharpened and flattened notes are often two different pitches, depending on musical context. This is not reproduced in the audio clips above, which treat the enharmonic spellings as identical pitches).