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.
Digital downloads of each pattern purchased consist of seven pages (8.5 x 11 inches), including four pages which when trimmed and taped together make the full-size (15 inches square) pattern master for doing the applique or embroidery method of your choosing. The download is in Adobe PDF format and you will need the free Adobe Reader software to print the pages.