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    Hello, I am 17 and have recently passed my Grade 6 violin. I have been wondering whether it would be easy(ish) for me to pick up the viola to a good enough standard in a year, so when I leave home I can play for fun? I know they are completely different clefwise but surely there are some similarities between them? Any advice/ opinions would be welcome thanks
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    (Original post by AmyLil)
    Hello, I am 17 and have recently passed my Grade 6 violin. I have been wondering whether it would be easy(ish) for me to pick up the viola to a good enough standard in a year, so when I leave home I can play for fun? I know they are completely different clefwise but surely there are some similarities between them? Any advice/ opinions would be welcome thanks
    I play flute as my main instrument along with piano, and can play guitar, ukulele and viola... I can't play violin, but randomly decided to buy a viola 2 years ago and teach myself to play.. Within a matter of months I was good enough to play at my church. I would assume it would be easier to pick up if you can already play violin(?) but I found it easy enough to learn to play in alto clef hope this helps at all

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    (Original post by Sarah Bethany)
    I play flute as my main instrument along with piano, and can play guitar, ukulele and viola... I can't play violin, but randomly decided to buy a viola 2 years ago and teach myself to play.. Within a matter of months I was good enough to play at my church. I would assume it would be easier to pick up if you can already play violin(?) but I found it easy enough to learn to play in alto clef hope this helps at all

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    Thank you That has been really helpful I am planning on looking into it a bit more.
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    I moved on to viola after diploma violin (violin is still my main instrument though) and I did grade 8 viola and then diploma about a month or so ago. It is very easy to pick up but for some reason learning alto clef made me really weak on bass clef, Not that I need it anyway!
 
 
 
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