Personal project: transcribing Kuiama so I can play it on the viola someday! Huge shout-out to @greasy_lake for sitting at the piano with me to figure this out. I fixed the bowing/articulation best I could to make it resemble the recording. Next step: fingering. Then practice.
ELO’s Kuiama contains pretty much the greatest (and most underrated) violin solo in rock history. For the original recording: https://youtu.be/gBz4VDow3Io?t=375
Cover by my friend Ben. I dropped in a bar’s worth of notes.
I’m happy to have him as a friend. His band, The Bummers, is rad. They’re on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAffos5hV9OP09QQXBMxtJw
Check out their video to my favorite song by them, Severus, below.