One of the five major stringed instruments. Tuned in a middle register, exactly an octave higher than the cello
. Music written primarily in alto clef, occasionally treble. The brunt of many, many jokes.
What do you do with a dead viola player? Move him back a desk.
But why are viola jokes so short? So violin
players can understand them.
A good violinist, a bad violinist, a failed violinist, and someone who hates violinists, all getting together to complain about composers.
In other words: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello.
Our string quartet met for rehearsal today, but all we did was argue about the tempo.