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Forum: Music and Musicians 03-23-2011, 05:48 PM
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Posted By glennalper
3/4 viola bow

Hi. yes, the 3/4 viola bow is slightly lower than a standard 4/4 cello bow, looks like 2 or 3 mm. The length is about 1 1/4" shorter, which I haven't minded. The wood is the same thickness as a...
Forum: Music and Musicians 03-21-2011, 05:09 PM
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Views: 6,261
Posted By glennalper
Bow for Alto?

No replies...does that mean everyone is using a standard viola Bow?
Forum: Music and Musicians 03-21-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,784
Posted By glennalper
tuning the Alto down

Thanks for your replies. The gut string tuned like a tenor sounds interesting. Could you send contact information for your string person? The problem is that when I tune down to a low G, or even...
Forum: Music and Musicians 03-14-2011, 09:54 PM
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Views: 6,784
Posted By glennalper
Tune the Alto down to (low) A E B F#

I love the way the Instrument sounds like this. It resonates so much more than the C G D A. I originally tuned it down to low C but the strings were too loose so I just it down to what sounded...
Forum: Music and Musicians 03-09-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,321
Posted By glennalper
String thickness/tension on Alto

Hello. I've been using the Supersensive/Sensicore Perlon Extra Long Viola strings (ss4300) along with my alto. They are ok, but to be honest, when I play my standard 16 1/2" viola with its mediocre...
Forum: Music and Musicians 03-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,261
Posted By glennalper
Bow for Alto and Tenor

Hello. I recently got a 3/4 size pernumbuco Viola bow that I am finding feels a little better and more balanced than the previous full sized one I had been using with my Alto. Any other ideas for...
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