As convenient as it would be, the truth is we just can't be born already knowing all of our musical repertoire. It has to be learned, or at least read at the time you set out to play it. For the viola, reading and teaching yourself a wide variety of music begins with the viola sheet music and songbooks found right here in this section. There are materials for all kinds of different musical genres and styles, so no matter what you like to play, it's a safe bet you'll find it waiting just a few clicks away. That goes for violists of any skill or experience level, too: whether you're a beginner looking for practice tunes or an advanced student preparing for a recital, there's viola sheet music for you.
The first step toward choosing your next songbook or sheet music is simply to think about what you're interested in playing. It can be just about anything - for instance, if you're a movie buff, check out Alfred's Star Wars Instrumental Solos for Strings (Movies I-VI) Viola Book & CD and The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Edition Instrumental Solos: Viola (Songbook/CD), or maybe Hal Leonard's Pirates Of The Caribbean for Viola Instrumental Play-Along Book/CD. Prefer shows of the stage variety? In that case, something like the Hal Leonard Broadway Favorites for Strings Viola Essential Elements might be the way to go.
Outside the realm of Hollywood and Broadway, the options open up even wider. As you'd expect for the viola, there's a ton of classical sheet music and songbooks, such as the G. Schirmer 6 Suites for Unaccompanied Viola Originally for Violoncello By Bach or, for novice players, the Hal Leonard Classical Themes - Viola - Easy Instrumental Play-Along Book with Online Audio Tracks. If you'd like to try your hand at modern music instead, then Alfred's Pop & Rock Hits Instrumental Solos Viola Book & CD or Hal Leonard's Best Of The Beatles Viola could fit the bill. And if you're looking for something festive, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for holiday songbooks like the Hal Leonard Christmas Favorites Viola Essential Elements.
With so much to choose from, the library of viola sheet music and songbooks has something to offer every violist. The only thing you need to do is take a look for yourself and pick out the ones that best match your musical tastes and skill level - and the directions of your orchestra coordinator if they've asked you to choose a certain type of music, of course. It doesn't matter if you're searching for your first viola songbook or your ninety-first; either way, you can probably find it here.