The Swan on Viola play along (1 hour progress)

by | Dec 2, 2021 | Repertoire | 2 comments

As a violinist I play the viola for one hour and here you see how I sound playing the Swan by Saint-Saëns:

Hi! I'm Zlata

Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

I started playing the viola as a violinist

I loved playing the Swan by Saint-Saëns, but as you can hear I still sound a bit like a violinist. What I found most difficult about learning the viola as a violinist is reading the clef and finding the notes on the larger fingerboard. 

Watch this video to see my progress as a viola beginner in 1 minutes, 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Do you play the viola? Or do you wish?

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! I’d love to read it.


  1. Candida

    I am a violinist, this is my 3rd year of violin and I am about to embark on learning to play the viola.
    So I was super excited to find your progress video of The Swan. I will give it a try this coming weekend.

    Kloof, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

    • Zlata

      Wonderful! Have fun!


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