Jake E. Lee On How To Play ‘Bark At The Moon’ Correctly

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee recently hosted a half-show/half-question-and-answer-session at the Lava Cable stage in Owasso, Oklahoma. During the Q&A session, he demonstrated how players, including Zakk Wylde have being playing Osbourne’s ‘Bark At The Moon’ wrong for the past thirty years. It can be viewed in the video below.
Lee explained that the first two sections of the song in particular were regularly played wrong: “All the tabs I’ve seen and I’ve watched Zakk Wylde play it, it doesn’t do that. They think it’s F#, to a D to an E and it’s not,” he said about the songs chord structure.
‘Bark At The Moon’ featured on Ozzy Osbourne’s 1983 album of the same name. In a December 2013 interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Lee recalled when he first presented the song to Ozbourne: “I remember that I had the riff for ‘Bark At The Moon’ and I played that, and he said, ‘Oh, I love it — we’ll call that one ‘Bark At The Moon’,’ because he already had the album title in mind. So he said, ‘That’s the one that’s going to be ‘Bark At The Moon’.’ He’d come in with things like that and then he’d drink, and he’d either pass out or leave…”
He stated that most of the album was co-written by himself and bassist Bob Daisley: “Well, most of that was really me and [bassist] Bob Daisley,” he said. “…We’d stay in the studio and flesh out the songs. It was fun working with Bob. He wrote all of the lyrics, [and he’s] a great lyricist. So yeah, me and Bob, we had a good working relationship. It was fun doing that record.”


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