Pear and Berry Viola 010


The VIOLA is the alto member of the string section with its tuning being a fifth below that of the violin. It is very similar to the violin in appearance, with the body being slightly bigger, thus producing a deep, warm tone. For a long time, the viola was simply used by composers to "fill out the chord." That was before Mozart’s time; he was fond of the instrument, played it himself in his later years, and wrote well for the viola. After his time, the viola was no longer the orchestral drudge played only by not-so-good violinists; it developed a distinctive voice and repertoire of its own.

These are paper patterns for applique, embroidery, or other art projects. Each pattern purchased contains three regular, instructional pages (8.5 x 11 inches) plus one over-sized pattern page (16 x 16 inches) for the making of one block that will finish 15 x 15 inches square.