Goodbye To Romance Guitar Lesson – Ozzy Osbourne

In this Goodbye To Romance guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this amazing song by Ozzy Osbourne with the guitar work of the late great Randy Rhoads in its entirety.

The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.

What can I say about Randy Rhoads' incredible playing that hasn't been said a million times before by anyone that has listened to his work with Ozzy Osbourne on the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman albums. He was truly a gift to the musical world and it is always a huge honor to me when I can do my little part to keep his amazing guitar playing inspiring new generations of guitar players all over the world.

For this lesson, I will be going through the original studio version of "Goodbye To Romance" section-by-section. As I mention in the video lesson, there are a lot of guitar layers on this song. So I have chosen to focus on what I feel is the main part for each section so that the whole thing can be played with just one guitarist.

Each section of the song will be covered in the order that each appeared on the original recording, including towards the end of the video lesson, Randy's incredible guitar solo.

Randy Rhoads wrote some incredible solos in his all too brief career as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist.

This "Goodbye To Romance" solo lesson will show you how to play one of his most memorable and accessible guitar solos.

Most of Randy Rhoads' solos are extremely demanding and require a very advanced technique to perform correctly. However, in writing this "Goodbye To Romance" solo, Randy Rhoads keeps a relatively short leash on his virtuosic chops in favor of a highly melodic and soaring musical statement.

Don't let me fool you though, there are still plenty of quick licks in this solo to challenge just about any guitarist.

So take your time and try to do this solo justice. The late great Randy Rhoads deserves nothing less. 🙂


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Goodbye to Romance Guitar Lesson - Ozzy Osbourne


  1. Richie works on June 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks mister you have a fluid like talent for teaching I learned Dee from lesson 365 I would buy you a drink if I was lucky enough to meet you ,Thanks again.

    • Carl Brown on June 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Thanks a bunch Richie! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a nice comment.

      Hope you continue to enjoy all the new lessons I am putting out everyday! 🙂


    • Steven Daneker on May 23, 2017 at 3:33 am

      Hi Richie, Hey i have a better idea,instead of buying him a beer,,just donate to the hard work this is,& that Carl put in. Thanks

  2. Steven Daneker on May 23, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Carl, you did a great job in breaking this down, I teach a lil also and playing certain licks from memory slow can actually be harder then playing them at normal speeds. Great Job!! Randy Rhoads is my favorite, I want to learn the whole Tribute album versions sll the way through. Hope to see some from that. Especially Mr.Crowleys solo and the real solo he does in Suicide Soloution. Thanks a million ,keep jamming!!!?

  3. Scott Brown on January 31, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    are there tabs to this lesson?

    • Carl Brown on February 1, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Hey Scott, unfortunately I can’t provide TABS for any song not in the public domain due to international copyright restrictions. 🙁

    • Scott Brown on February 1, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      After exploring your site more I read what you said about what tabs are available and why some aren’t. Thanks for your time, Carl. I’m really enjoying the Randy Rhoads Solo lesson.

  4. Scott Brown on February 9, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I am what you would call a wanna be guitar player. Never had a lesson, never had anyone to hang out and jam with and what I knew I taught myself. Mostly old KISS stuff though. But Randy Rhoads, to me was the man. In the past I had messed around with a few of his songs but the solos?!! I would get so discouraged so I put my Epiphone away. Then I saw a few of your lessons online and not only decided to get my old guitar out but I bought a brand new Gibson 2017 Traditional Ice Tea Les Paul and a new Marshall DSL Amp and now I’m playing the solo to Goodbye to Romance. And I owe it all to this site. Thanks Carl, your site lit a fire under my ass and I’m becoming a much better and more confident player.

    • Carl Brown on February 10, 2018 at 7:47 am

      Wow very cool Scott! Thanks for the kind message.

      Come to think of it, I need to get more Randy Rhoads on the site! 🙂

  5. David Abrams on July 15, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Randy Rhoads, for so many of us touch upon something so rare we gravitated towards his music and held on dearly to. His amazing melodies, time and time again, reminds us all just how beautifully graceful the guitar was meant to be heard. Carl has created many torches within so many of us “would be” players striving to learn, and this is the place right here. Fortunately, the techniques shown and shared by Carl, nets positive and lasting results. Even when trying to master something you thought was unobtainable, guess what, it can be. Thanks Carl !!!

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