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7 Steps to Distinguish Between Violas and Violins

The Violin and the Viola are both members of the string instrument family, they look quite similar and are both held under the chin and played with bows.

While the two instruments look alike and in fact are close cousins, there are quite a few differences that make them stand out from each other with equally strong and unique voices.

So let's check them out!

1. Distinguish by the frame size. Is it big or small? The violin generally has a smaller frame than the viola.

2. Observe and weigh the bow. The bow is the long wooden stick that is used to play an instrument. If the end whic