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March 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Fat Cowboy"

00:00 - Slow cowboy pluckin'
06:38 - Lesson: Target note | Ending note
07:35 - Lesson: Lower frets focus / Chords (BbMaj7, [1 1 0 2 x x]), (Fm6, [1 3 0 1 x x]), (E, [4 2 2 1 x x])


Here's how you get cowboy chords to sound fat as hell.

All your friends will be amazed at the next camp fire.

Oh and good morning

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 197, Tom Bukovac, "Disraeli Beers"

00:00 - Vocal leading song
00:00 - Harmony H1260 Sovereign converted by James Burkett comparison
01:10 - Original Harmony Sovereign
02:22 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / L6-S (not pissing anyone off)
02:52 - James Burkett Harmony / Amazing picking
04:20 - Comment Bin / Ned Steinberger and planet waves capo / Phenomenon movie
05:30 - Manic Mechanic and Irsay gig / Billy Gibbons story
06:30 - Steve Farrone drummer / Session hire
07:00 - 1958 Flying Vs and Explorers
08:26 - Neil Peart / Stewart Copeland
09:53 - Ovation Breadwinner
10:42 - Ginger Baker and pissing people off / Cream
12:25 - Later school start time
12:54 - Stephen Stills rips into Billy Branch
13:25 - Show demographic
14:10 - Toast and vacuums (V15)
15:35 - IQ and voice leading / Smart people
16:43 - Richie Hayward and Little Feat
17:00 - Fender Mustang ugly?
17:25 - Lesson: Hard picking scale
18:30 - Gear doesn't matter?

I tried to post this this morning before work, but the upload failed...but here we go, 8 hours later...

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 196, Tom Bukovac, "Top Line"

00:00 - Mellow strumming
03:00 - Hello, folks! / Sessions unusual starts
03:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Posters vs prints (Ziggy) / Lisa Real Estate thanks
05:30 - Strumming / Duesenberg Lap Steel / Irsay gig
07:53 - VCB / Favorite drummers?
10:15 - Coolest looking guitar?  Rickenbacker 4001
11:25 - Ugliest guitar?  Gibson L6-S
12:30 - How did you do in school?
13:55 - Knife edge of rhythm and lead
16:08 - Example: "Sweet Caroline" (vocal melody, chords, fills, etc.)
17:50 - Example: "Tuesday's Gone" (digging it out of the chords)
18:45 - Example: "Radar Love" (Golden Earring - guitar, vocal, etc.)
19:41 - Lesson: Rhythm lick (Key G, chugging), picking out those notes / Claw technique


Uncle Larry gets off in the VCB weeds desperately looking for his 9 iron.

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If you want a truly bad ass realtor contact Lisa Land at the Luxe Collective in Nashville.

If you want to relieve some of the massive burning guilt that has built up inside you from learning and stealing SO MANY of my licks and ideas for free, then i suggest you visit the Homeskoolin' PayPal tip jar at
Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

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March 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Monday's Gone"

00:00 - Lynryd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone / Showing to respect to a passing of a great

R.I.P. Gary

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March 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “In Memoriam”

00:00 - Outer world playing
00:50- Hello, friends!
01:45 - Passing of a great musician Michael Rhodes / Stories

Well, all the bass players in the world just went up one rung…..goodbye Mick

February 22nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Whipping Wind Blues"

00:00 - Amazing acoustic plucking


Larry out on the back porch on a beautiful day in sunny downtown nashville tennessee.

If you like the sound of this old harmony sovereign look up a fella named james burkett from dothan alabama...he does them up reeeal nice

totally unrelated, check out this old tune next time you need a good cry...jesus

top 10 greatest lyrics ever written?

"Passing Afternoon" by Samuel Beam

"There are times that walk from you like some passing afternoon
Summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon
And she chose a yard to burn but the ground remembers her
Wooden spoons, her children stir her Bougainvillea blooms

There are things that drift away like our endless, numbered days
Autumn blew the quilt right off the perfect bed she made
And she's chosen to believe in the hymns her mother sings
Sunday pulls its children from their piles of fallen leaves

There are sailing ships that pass all our bodies in the grass
Springtime calls her children until she lets them go at last
And she's chosen where to be, though she's lost her wedding ring
Somewhere near her misplaced jar of Bougainvillea seeds
There are things we can't recall, Blind as night that finds us all
Winter tucks her children in, her fragile china dolls
But my hands remember hers, rolling around the shaded ferns
Naked arms, her secrets still like songs I'd never learned
There are names across the sea, only now I do believe
Sometimes, with the window closed, she'll sit and think of me
But she'll mend his tattered clothes and they'll kiss as if they know
A baby sleeps in all our bones, so scared to be alone"



February 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 192, Tom Bukovac, "The Limitations Of Incarnation"

00:00 - Acoustic jamming
04:18 - It's Larry / Rig Rundown
05:10 - Long session
05:42 - Tuning and playing
06:48 - Hillbilly b7?
09:03 - Loose and limber hands
09:49 - Willie Nelson is NOT dead / Stories about mother
14:23 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Acoustic guitar and scratches
15:19 - Derek Trucks / Derek Trucks story
16:45 - Beating the hell out of an instrument / Dynamics
17:50 - Burt Bacharach
19:30 - Otis Gibbs
19:53 - Smoke some weed / Rick / Beer
21:42 - Why are we here? / Life

If you like the ones where Larry just rambles on and on...well...then this one is for YOU

February 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Northeast Ohio Outlaw"

00:00 - Playing: Willie Nelson - Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground


No person on this earth has ever been a bigger Willie fan than my dear departed mother Norma who moved on many years ago.

This one goes out to her....

This particular tune was from back in the old days when they really hadn't figured out how to write a great country song yet...ya' know, like they do nowadays.

I mean, just look at these amateur hour lyrics...

"If you had not have fallen
Then I would not have found you
Angel flying too close to the ground
And I patched up your broken wing and hung around a while
Trying to keep your spirits up and your fever down

I knew someday that you would fly away
For love's the greatest healer to be found
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground

Fly on, fly on past, the speed of sound
I'd rather see you up than see you down
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.

So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground."

February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 191, Tom Bukovac, “Hats….and Capes”

00:00 - Speed picking that acoustic
00:40 - Hello, cats! / Back to picking
01:58 - Faux fingerpickin' thanks and explanation
02:37 - Lesson: Faux picking
04:44 - Dorito type picks
08:00 - Heavy VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Hands
09:50 - Nashville High String?
10:24 - Do you think about Sessions after they are complete?
11:18 - Hardest thing to get across to the listener? / Never sounds like live
13:13 - A conduit for music / Outstanding excellence
14:33 - Eagles or Chiefs for Super Bowl 57 / Wrestling and football players
16:23 - Still recording on iPhone? Yes
16:34 - Nick Drake
16:47 - The right hand impacts the most / Percussion instrument
18:30 - Feeling of throwing guitar in fireplace / Witness to astounding guitar playing and overcoming it
24:00 - Get into character when you are playing
26:38 - Seth Taylor guitar player met in sessions
27:38 - What is the biggest pet peeve on talkback
29:47 - 2 qualifications for person on the other side of the glass (nice or genius)

The rambler….just a ramblin’ on and on…carryin on without a comma…..

Larry gets deep into the VCB

If you guys are indeed learning from this channel feel free to visit the paypal tip jar

February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Faux Fingerpickin’”

00:00 - Precise picking on an acoustic with some sonic strumming

Uncle Larry demonstrates a technique he often uses in the studio…when you want something to sound like finger picking, except you want every note to be the exact same velocity, as if it was played by a computer…you can do it with a flat pick….but its hard as hell to do. This one takes lots of practice kids.

February 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Double Play Session Bonus Footage

00:00 - A look into sessions

From today’s Aaron Lewis session at the Blackbird Studio in sunny downtown Nashville TN.

February 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Remember Chords?”

00:00 - 'Classical' way of playing again, with chords!

This is the day of the expanding man…

this one goes out to brother Steve Cox



February 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 189, Tom Bukovac, “I Felt The Earth Shook”

00:00 - Hello, class! / Cancelled school
00:58 - Concept video / Preparing for a gig
05:00 - Chartbook / Laminated paper story
07:00 - Studying the songs / Taking notes
12:55 - Having gear ready
15:00 - Have the music playing in the background
15:53 - Thanks

Uncle Larry discusses some of the finer points of preparing for a common “pickup gig” in these modern times.

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 186, Tom Bukovac, “13”

00:00 - Little mellow strumming
02:32 - What's up Homeskoolers / Greetings and Jeff Beck
05:09 - Game: Name tracks from an album / That's who you are (age: 13)
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Vince Gill and session knowledge
11:45 - Did you ever play football?
13:00 - Stolen guitars?
15:26 - Bring on the Night - Police / Cover songs
16:10 - Thanks and learning from lessons / Stealing knowledge and uniqueness
18:47 - Tinnitis
20:25 - Live stream setup?
20:55 - Amp mainly used? Princeton Reverb
21:38 - Yes - Fragile

Uncle Larry discusses the important formative years of the typical lifer musician...and more specifically the "magic age"....13

Thanks for watching dear Homeskoolers...

Donation links:
Paypal is

Venmo is @Tom_Bukovac-1

and it's cold out there...getchya a hoodie

January 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Guitar Slinger”

00:00 - Plethora of guitars and knowledge

Day 2 of a 10 day Vince Gill session in downtown Nashville TN

Jedd Hughes
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Justin Niebank
Matt Rausch

December 15th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “In The Arms Of Uncle Larry”

00:00 - Hank Williams Jr. - Arms of Cocaine cover
01:19 - Bump the link / Thanks / Amazing playing
04:35 - High end guitar sale
06:07 - NFL / Appreciation
07:48 - Session footage

Ok kids here is the link for the pay per view streaming aspect of the big Uncle Larry show on Dec 20....please tell all your friends.

and if you wanna get your hillbilly on and hear a REAL singer sing that old song i'm doing here, well then here ya' of my alltime favorite drinkin' songs

December 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ PSA “Pay Per View Blues”

00:00 - Playing guitar as well as dad
01:37 - Hey, friends! / Announcement
03:43 - Jim Irsay footage

THIS IS THE LINK to the pay per view stream for the upcoming live Uncle Larry show on December 20th.

PLEASE use the tip jar on this one friends….to pay the poor overworked band guys….they will be busting their asses to learn my silly songs.

By the way, all riffs in the opening of this video were written by Marshall....who just turned 10.

December 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Lake Erie Stomp”

00:00 - Escaping acoustic playing

A little bonus jam for the owls of the night…

November 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Goodbye CM”

00:00 - Melodies from a great musician

Thank you for the life changing music.

November 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Long Form Session Update”

00:00 - Session recording

For the real Homeskoolin’ die hards….another one way headphone studio conversation....

What if you guys found out one day that all these “studio update videos” i have put up over the years was really just me by myself in some studio talking to myself and all along there was never anyone else there with me?

Man that would be weird….

Today's session

Jesse Key: artist
UL: guitar/producer
Mike Fahey: engineer
Zack Zinck: assistant engineer
Steve Mackey: bass
Jedd Hughes: guitar
Freddie Lee Eltringham: drums
David “Bird Dog” Dorn: keys

you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

Paypal is

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?

...and did you know that Trip The Witch merch is also available??
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