Once upon a time, the gods had a beautiful orchestra made up of soft instruments that they allowed all living things to watch
Then one day, Zeus came to Apollo, the god of music.
"I want some bass in my orchestra, and it shall be called the double bass, and something smaller, the cello
One day, Apollo was making a violin when he cut the wood too big. He didn't realize his mistake until it was too late.
"I'm sorry Zeus, but it doesn't fit in any of the cases to hide it!"
But word got out, and the people demanded rights for the new instrument, and the gods were forced to announce it.
"It shall be named the Viola, due to the similarities to the violin, and it shall be added to the orchestra!"
But when the viola was played in the orchestra, it caused a deadly plague that killed many people. In order to stop it, the oracle of Delphi said for a king to play it. One did, and died immediately, but cured the people.
Now, anyone who plays the viola is cursed to have a bad sound whenever they play and to never get a good solo.