VIOLA: Beginner’s Toolkit with Matt Phillips

Join BPO musician Matt Phillips as he walks beginning viola students through the basics needed for a strong start.

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0:00 Introduction
0:34 Tightening the Bow
1:24 Applying Bow Rosin
2:27 Tuning the Viola
3:45 Preventing Stuck Pegs
5:19 Holding the Viola While Standing
7:20 Sitting Posture
9:46 Correct Bow Position
11:16 Holding the Bow
12:33 Correct Bowing