“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne And Randy Rhoads

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Intro

Guitar 1

To kick off the song the rhthm section helps builds up to one of the
song’s signature riffs. When I play this riff I use mostly downstrokes
when picking, except for the part at the end starting with the note
on the 5th fret on the low E string. I use alternate picking for these
last 7 notes.

Now let’s take a listen to the riff in the context of how the song
goes. Use a pick scrap down the strings to head into the riff after
the bass and drums kick it off. Then play the riff above 1 1/2 times
then end with the two measures below. This entire riff sequence is
played once more right after the solo.

Verse

The guitar part to the verse is intensive on your right hand’s picking
as we drone the A string in between chord shapes. Before the singing
to the verse begins we play through the rhythm part twice. The second
time we add a fill at the end:

Once Ozzy starts singing we continue to play the riff without any
frills:

Chorus

If you’re having trouble getting it up to speed, then try practicing
along with it slowed down:

Chorus Lead Fills

Fill #1

Here is the first one played slow:

Here it is played up to speed:

Here’s the first fill played along with the music:

Fill #2

Here is the second fill played slow:

Here it is played up to speed:

Here’s the second fill played along with the music:

Fill #3

Here is the 3rd fill played slow:

Here it is up to speed:

Here’s the third fill played along with the music:

Bridge

 

Solo

Slow Solo Jam Track

Here’s the full solo:

Outro

Riff Resources

Complete Transcription To “Crazy Train ” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “Crazy Train ” (Power Tab)