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> INSTRUMENTOLOGY > STRINGS > Viola > Playing Techniques (left hand)

All techniques that can be used on the violin can also be used on the viola. There are, however, some restrictions.

Double stops that require a wide spread and prolonged playing in high positions should be avoided. Passages and cantabile lines can be performed well in the middle and low registers – the viola’s most characteristic range – and sound richest here.