I want to learn a new instrument, and I did want to play the violin, but since a few of you and others mentioned the viola to me, I can't decide which to learn.
Does anyone think one is slightly easier than the other? As I'm 16 I really want something that I can begin to sound half decent on whichout having to have been playing since I began to walk!! I already play the piano, so I'm very familiar with the treble clef, but not with the alto clef...
...some of you may have read my other post where I mentioned that my parents wouldn't want me to play the violin when they're around as they dont like the timbre...is the viola really THAT different?
Also, if I chose the violin, my music teacher might be able to help me a bit with it (I'm not allowed/can't afford a teacher), whereas if I learnt the viola, no one could really help me. I don't know how much of a problem this would be.
Any idea's would be great!
Oh no I messed up the poll!! damn!!