As an absolute beginner, myself, I'm still working on learning the absolute basics of the viola. That doesn't stop me from wanting to play something recognizable (sometimes only barely so) for pleasure.
So, when I'm not mangling scales and etudes, I turn to mangling the free viola sheet music uploaded here at Violaman.com.
Right now, my focus has been on the Christmas Project and "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
What are you working on right now?
I have some viola's heading my way this coming week and plan on working on basics as well. I'm excited about testing these instruments and have no experience with the viola other than I work with violists constantly. It should be really interesting so see how much I can do right off the bat as a beginner violist.
this is a very nice post "HeadCheese" sharing our works is a very good idea.
for the moment I don't have a viola, but I can tell you the sheets music i am workin on, all of them for violin.
The pink panter, I saw your video Violaman it was an amazing performance, I want to play like that
2 southamerican Tangos
Mexico lindo y querido, I am mexican after all
Libertango, one of my favorites
El raton vaquero, this is a classic for mexicans
synfonic reflexions, I love this one
Porgy an Bess, kind a blues, i don't really understand it yet.
and also I am working in some Fiddlerman sheets like we will rock you!!!
thank you very much, i'll try to find some videos of the orchestra to post them here, and by the way i am not that good it is just that as i am playing with the orchestra is easier to follow them, but I'll try to show you some solos that I have played.
And head cheese, don't worry about it, the important thing here is that you are doing it, and it is something that not every one does, that makes the diference.
All the cool music is always wrote for the violin, so there's not to much for viola I think. I try to figure stuff by ear when I want to play fun stuff.
don't say that, think about it like a challenge you can play all the violin stuff in the viola if you want, you just have to transpose it to alto clef and also there are some very cool music for viola