I have always loved baroque music however I have never had the opportunity to focus on this performance practice. As an experiment I recently put gut strings on my viola to see what it would sound like. I am amazed by the resonance and added overtones when I play on my lower two strings. My A and D strings are raw gut so they are a bit more difficult and I am discovering how to make a sweet sound. It is really teaching me to remember to have patience and to listen as I am always re tuning the strings and in some ways re learning and discovering how to make sound with my bow.