Viola Online String Sampler Study Guide explains the history, style, and musical form of the 54 viola pieces featured in the Viola Online String Sampler Viola Sheet Music (sold separately). This study guide provides a brief overview of the various styles, music history periods, and cultures represented in the string sampler sheet music such as Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Fiddle, Klezmer, Gypsy, Chinese, Greek, Carnatic, Arabic, Mariachi, Ragtime and Blues. Information about the history and musical form of the selected pieces is presented, and viola technique tips are included for each piece. At the end of the guide, a music glossary and bowing chart are provided to explain additional concepts. As an added bonus, sound files of each piece are currently available on a website, Viola Online™: http://www.violaonline.com (no guarantees are made that these sound files and website will be available indefinitely). In addition to sound files, Viola Online™ content includes a review of viola basics such as instrument care and tuning; viola playing position; fingering assistance; viola technique tips; scales and etudes; and music theory basics Making music can bring you joy, and this string sampler is designed to help you actively learn, study and play beautiful string music from a wide variety of styles and eras. Let the music begin!