5 Best Songs Ever Covered : Guitarist from Ponorogo, Alif Gutsakhiyat alias Alip Ba Ta often grabs attention because of his amazing guitar playing ability. Some of the best songs ever covered by Alif Ba Ta. Remarkably. The song was also successfully replay with its trademark which is often call fingerstyle. Alip Ba Ta’s stunning action is also widely watch through a series of YouTube channels. His guitar strumming skills are also often compar to world musicians. Call it Sungha Jung, this South Korean musician also plays the same guitar technique as Alip Ba Ta.
Like most fingerstyle guitarists, Alip Ba Ta often plays back the works of well-known musicians in his signature style. Not infrequently, Alip Ba Ta’s guitar playing often gets praise from netizens to well-known musicians such as Ahmad Dhani. The following is a list of the best songs that Alip Ba Ta has ever covered, quoted from various sources.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Alip Ba Ta once covered one of the hits of the legendary band Queen, entitled Bohemian Rhapsody. Even Alip Ba Ta’s action when playing the song received praise from the frontman of the Dewa 19 band, Ahmad Dhani. At that time, Ahmad Dhani admitt that he was stunn when he saw Alip Ba Ta’s fingers playing Bohemian Rhapsody. I was so amaz. Maia Estianty’s ex-husband said that Alip Ba Ta’s guitar playing abilities were world class musicians.
2. Hotel California (Eagles)
Besides Bohemian Rhapsody, Eagles’ Hotel California is also one of the best songs covered by Alip Ba Ta. When he started the song he chose a minor nuance in the arabian style. In fact, Alip Ba Ta did not hesitate to combine these nuances with a touch of elegant blues. So Hotel California doesn’t sound like the original song. Alip Ba Ta’s abilities are also shown in the solo part of the song. In the Alip Ba Ta section, the dominant technique is often called a double stop in the style of Steve Vaughan.
3. My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
Alip Ba Ta not only showed his guitar playing skills when he covered the song My Heart Will Go On which was popularized by Celine Dion. How not, the man who was born on August 31, 1988 also plays the flute at the same time. Alip started the song with the strains of the flute and harmonized the guitar rhythm with the technique of touching the ropes without strumming the strings. In the song, Alip Ba Ta also raises half the notes from the original scale by using a capo on the neck of the guitar. This makes the song even more melodious.
4. Dear God (Avenged Sevenfold)
In the song Dear God by heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, Alip Ba Ta also gave a surprise through his guitar strum. Alip even changed the pitch on one of his guitar strings in the middle of the song. In addition, the man with the characteristic black hat even uses a bending technique that is rarely adopted by professional guitarists. Not at the neck of the guitar, Alip is good at bending the strings at the end of his instrument.
5. Mother Earth (Ismail Marzuki)
Alip Ba Ta’s nationalist feelings were also expressed when he covered the song Ibu Pertiwi by Ismail Marzuki. In this song, Alip also wisely plays his guitar. At the end of the neck of his favorite guitar, Alip also put two miniature red and white flags. The guitar strum at the beginning of the song drains the listener’s emotions to remember the services of the heroes. Again, Alip Ba Ta also plays the flute in this national anthem. The strains of the flute were accompanied by harmonizing guitar chords as the rhythm.