viola student • Nov 27, 2019 My sister keeps saying that the viola sounds so bad and it’s stupid. What should I do? Comments [user=30220483]musescore9007199254740992[/user] tell her I play the viola and I think it sounds great ;) [user=31372007]MrBobbyGuy3[/user] tell her that she is right [user=32058309]firstname.lastname@example.org[/user] Or maybe you can tell her to keep her opinions to herself! [user=33340564]CodeSwiftUI[/user] Violas are unique (and superior to violins), but often underestimated. Does she think violins sound good? [user=33442924]nicholasleoni[/user] The viola is the best instrument. Just say, "well, maybe it's not as popular as your instrument(If they have any), but at least it's a good middle ground between the overrated violin and the knockoff bass, cello." [user=29760337]fateme2211[/user] Just don't care!!! [user=32058309]email@example.com[/user] Ignore her [user=29562191]NonAveViola[/user] Show her a professional player. [user=32050255]Mysterian[/user] There was a time when those jokes had a kernel of truth to them, because at one point violists were infirm or failed violinists; Haydn used to complain that orchestras couldn't scrounge up two violists capable of playing his viola parts. But that time ended 200 years ago with increasing professionalism and wider access to competent teaching. [user=32050255]Mysterian[/user] (violinist.com) [user=33173189]viola student[/user] Thanks guys! I’ll try them out (Btw I never played violin, viola was my first instrument) [user=15382591]Jorge Edmundo Sanchez Romero[/user] ignore that! the viola is amazing! maybe she doesn't hear most music for viola [user=31474968]benmorrow05111[/user] Ask her if she could play it any better lol [user=10955031]devastator123[/user] Show her videos of a professional violist, and viola concertos. [user=33239952]n_bobis[/user] Play something for her and prove her wrong.