How to ACTUALLY Play “Bark at the Moon” by Ozzy Osbourne

Ahhh yes, “Bark at the Moon”. A classic banger by Ozzy Osbourne. If you’re into heavy metal from the 80’s and you play guitar, you’ve probably given playing this tune a try at least once. But have you really been playing it correctly?

YouTuber guitarist Ben Eller recently uploaded this guitar tutorial as part of his Weekend Wankshop (my band in high school), demonstrating how he and a bunch of other guitarists had been playing the opening riff to the song totally incorrectly for years. He breaks down the song section by section, and it’s pretty interesting to see how perceptions of music change over time. Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee would certainly be proud. Check out the tutorial, then check yoself!

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods from Wisconsin living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.