What is harder to play, violin or viola?
My question is should be completely agnostic, i.e. no relation to the classical repertoire or any other rep., nor should it be about the string order.
The question is only about what is technically harder due to string tension, tone intervals on the strings, weight of instrument etc.
I play the violin for about a a decade (most time of my work is playing by ear, so I don't care about repertoire or notes), and I like the sound of the viola very much. I want to buy a 5 string viola (with E string), I'd like to know if that will grade up the playing effort.