The viola has been progressing since the begining of the 20th century due thanks to the solo compositions and the good performers. Despite this advantage, the viola literature is unfortunately insufficient and the current masterpieces of viola which have been performed are mostly adopted from the violin. In almost all written sources, it is claimed that the performing and holding techniques in viola and violin are identical, and, to a lesser extend, similar. For this reason, the differences between these two instruments are often ignored and the violin methods are often used also for the viola. In this article, we examine those techniques that are specific to the viola such as, the holding the instrument, the position of the right and the left hands the making of the sound and vibrato.
Keywords: Viola, education, methodic and difference