What Child is This

for viola


Learn how to play the notes of "What Child is This Viola" on viola for free using our animated scrolling tablature for the easiest way to quickly learn the music. Enjoy playing along with 2 backing tracks which you can control with the track display. Use this tutorial with our tab to learn the song without having to read notes in sheet music.

Composed by: Traditional
Uploaded December 10, 2014
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Written by William Chatterton Dix in 1865, this tune and the lyrics, are based on the English folk song, Greensleeves. It is recorded that Dix, at the time of the composition of this tune, was struck by a severe illness. During his recovery, he was inspired to compose music for several hymns based on bible verses, including this tune.