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October 5th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 113, Tom Bukovac, “Planet TD1”

Chapters
00:00 - Bedtime quiet playing
02:41 - What's up, guys / Intro
03:15 - Trip The Witch - Planet TD-1 explanation
03:41 - Planet TD-1 lesson (Key G minor)
06:00 - Further explanation / Plasma Pedal
07:10 - Bending in general
08:17 - Gilmour playing / P90s
08:50 - Jam riff / loop lesson / Chord explanations
13:09 - "Boomer" bending / Shake it off
14:03 - Putting power into bending / Push fingers together
14:51 - Hillbilly outro playing
15:44 - Link Wray - Rumble playing


Notes
A not so brief discussion about bending and a couple tunes you can learn if you’re muy bored.

Thank you guys so much for the flood of positive feedback about the Trip The Witch record….it means the world to Dean and myself.

Stay tuned for a my solo record which is coming VERY soon….in two formats…one with my annoying solos, and one with space for YOUR annoying solos.

You guys are awesome, thanks for the continued support….and to the 11 people who religiously watch every video i put up and still thumbs down it, suck a dick.

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September 21st, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 112, Tom and Guthrie, “Velvet Hammers”

Chapters
00:00 - Dressed To Kill Myself playing
02:26 - Hello, friends! / Thanks
03:18 - Guthrie Trapp intro
04:02 - Dressed To Kill Myself lesson / Chords
05:34 - B-Section
06:19 - Beatiful solo playing
07:30 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / Gibson '65 335
08:20 - Guthrie Trapp playing


Notes
Hello class…in today's presentation…a walk through the chords of the Trip The Witch song “Dressed To Kill Myself”.

Also , a couple videos of my dear old friend Guthrie Trapp absolutely destroying my ‘38 OOO-18 and my ‘37 AJ.

Also, the lovely ‘65 Gibson 335 in the video is available in this episode of Uncle Larry’s garage sale. This guitar is ABSOLUTELY ready to be someone’s main squeeze….beautiful refret and it plays like absolute butter, dead in tune. Nice fuckin guitar in the original case. Has some Bigsby holes and original tuners reinstalled after some others were on it…best part about this guitar is it has the “tweener” nut width…it’s not the classic wide pre ‘65 1 11/16” nut width, but it’s not that super skinny late 60’s feel either…its a “tweener”

9500 plus shipping

Email me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you need it

Stay tuned for super comfy Trip The Witch t shirts!

September 15th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 111, Tom Bukovac, “Wagons In Space”

Chapters
00:00 - Space Wagon playing
01:53 - Hey, Homeskoolers!
02:43 - TTW thanks
03:51 - "Prog Jam" song
04:08 - Martin acoustic
04:20 - Space Wagon lesson / Chords
06:26 - Melody / Sarah Buxton
07:12 - Tricky verse part
08:58 - Building the song
09:44 - Playing the song
11:17 - Studio mess, campout


Notes
Hello class!!! Its your weird old uncle….tonites lesson teaches you how to play "Space Wagon" from the Trip The Witch record that came out recently. This track is probably my personal fave on the album, although its a bit of a wall flower at first glance.

Today was day one of a four day Morgan Wallen record at Blackbird studios in Nashville….its nice to be able to camp out for a few days and get weird…bring out the weird toys.

I’m actually totally serious about eventually making the move to all combo amps….the big head/cabinet scenario has served me well for many years, but I always like to keep evolving and trying new things.

Thanks so much for the kind words about the TTW album, Dean and I really appreciate it.

August 8th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 109, Tom Bukovac, “Mr. Blackfinger”

Chapters
00:00 - Amazing mixed jam
04:21 - Hello, friends!
04:40 - Open strings / Deblocking chords
07:20 - EHX Blackfinger


Notes
A brief chat on chords and a look at one of the most overlooked effects in pedal history…..

Todays sound courtesy of a 1960 Stratocaster and a 64 Vox AC40 top boost. Reverb courtesy of a Boss RV-6.

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July 17th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 107, Tom Bukovac, “Penalty Kick Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Texan blues intro
01:14 - Hello, class!
01:48 - NAMM show
02:19 - Health concern addressed
02:50 - Viewer Comment Bin / Busy
03:04 - Mystery project
03:57 - Soccer
05:06 - Yola - Stand For Myself (acoustic intro)
05:56 - Ann Wilson gigs
06:50 - Effects loop vs. plugging into amp
07:54 - Albums coming out / Uncle Larry Album
09:08 - Gibson Firebird
09:27 - Mutant hybrid picking / 4ths / Thumb picking
10:23 - Chords and polychords
11:14 - Neck pickup soloing jam
11:30 - 100k pots / 'The heavens parted and God said...this is your Firebird'


Notes
Hey guys….if you’re looking for a SUPER COOL place to take your kids for an afternoon, you gotta take them to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville. You’re not gonna see a bunch of old Chevelles and the ordinary old car stuff, this place is jam packed with rare and exotic vehicles from all over the world….its a nice quiet peaceful calming afternoon, kind of like a NAMM show right?
You might even see Uncle Larry and his two sweet boys there.

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June 2nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’, "Wednesday Night Cool Chord Party"

Chapters
00:00 - Song demonstration
03:08 - Hello, class!
03:16 - Mott the Hooplet talk
03:27 - Whizz Kid chord lesson
05:00 - Whizz Kid chorus lesson
06:10 - Whizz Kid transition lesson
06:31 - Whizz Kid half step lesson
06:43 - Ebow lesson


Notes
Let me learn ya’ a little tune my dear Homeskoolers...."Whizz Kid" by Mott The Hoople...written by Ian Hunter...1973...man i love this record. Everything about it....the drum sounds, the attitude, the lyrics, the harmonic richness....its all there.

This will probably get taken down for copyright infringement, but its ok if it does...all im trying to do here is illustrate what a work of genius this is.

Little whizz kid mystified me
She was a New York City beat
She came on flash, monster mash
Motors in her feet
Now we moved out from Manhattan
To her home on the Brooklyn Heights
Her dad's a street punk and her mum's a drunk
But we made out alright
Far far from home, oh I felt so alone
Could not spin to the speed of the city
Oh send me my ticket, I'm too scared to stick
With my little whizz kid - such a pity
Now she really tried her hardest
Just to make me leave the band
She even hired a toy "rent-a-boy"
Straight from a Times Square stand
Oh thank you little whizz kid
But me and my friends gotta eat
So get back to school or the typing pool
Just get yourself out on the street
Send you victorious, happy and glorious
You got the stardust, the sawdust, and the smile
Don't lose your sting, how I'd hate you to swing
Oh my little whizz kid, you got such a style
She's a cute super sleeper
She don't dive in deeper
A natural leaper, she don't let people pass
Watch out for the auto-mite
Quick or she's outta sight
Oh my whizz kid, you know you're such a gas
Such a gas

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January 31st, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 88, Tom Bukovac, “The Tank”

Chapters
00:00 - '58 Les Paul straight into '59 Bassman / Life, Sex & Death - Tank
01:15 - Hello, class!
03:23 - VCB / How's Farmland?
04:07 - Disappointed teacher?
04:34 - Rare cut / Learning chords?
06:17 - Sports Bar Blues
07:20 - Drummers: Musical vs. Groove / Song sense
09:46 - Casino movie
10:20 - Keeping guitars in tune (always nut)
13:32 - Trivial raffle / Name This Riff


Notes
A brief discussion on blues, jazz and tuning....Cleveland style.

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January 2nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 84, Tom Bukovac, “I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt 4”

Chapters
00:00 - 70s intro jam
03:05 - Hello, class!
04:34 - VCB / Stretching chords
05:35 - Warm up / Pain in the arm
06:12 - String height / Low action
07:12 - Relic guitars? / Lacquer
08:51 - Farmland t-shirt
09:28 - Todd Rundgren joke
09:56 - Trip the Witch breakdown
10:24 - Crazy chord progression lesson


Notes
Just a chill little composition to kick off the new year from your dearest uncle. Thanks for all the sweet comments about this show being a bright spot of an otherwise bleak year...it truly means the world. Hang in there guys and keep on practicing.

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October 23rd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 76, Tom Bukovac, “Common Tones For The Common Man”

Chapters
00:00 - Light loop intro jam
02:47 - Hello, class!
03:25 - Band name / Anonymity at risk
06:13 - Viewer Comment Bin / Ultimate tone?
09:55 - Connecting chords lesson


Notes
This is just a little tune i made up titled "I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants"

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September 12th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 69, Tom Bukovac, “Firebird Lullaby”

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful, soulful intro
03:20 - Hello, class!
04:18 - '63 Gibson Firebird
04:39 - Phone message question / Intonation
05:03 - VCB / Frets
07:56 - '63 Gibson 335
08:20 - Gibson guitars and frets / Pythagorean
11:23 - Bridges
11:59 - Chords lesson
16:02 - Tone control / Weapon use secretly


Notes
A brief discussion on Pythagoras and his contribution to the guitar culture.

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August 8th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 62, Tom Bukovac, “Cop Show Music”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro "cop show" jam
02:24 - Hello, class!
03:54 - VCB / Volume level?
04:04 - Fender Pro Reverb
04:44 - "Negative Ned Ryerson"
06:10 - Taylor or PRS? / "Not doing homework"
06:29 - Lots of t-shirts
07:00 - Amps / Dumble
08:18 - Pinky
09:06 - Steve Howe Guitar Player
09:38 - Ibanez Flaming Wah / No go
09:58 - Chord, loop lesson
04:43 - '64 Gibson SG


Notes
See i still write stuff in here....stuff about the videos....remember Cannon? Kojack? Rockford Files? Columbo? Ok heres your trivia question...what was the name of the epic song from the Gaucho sessions that got accidentally erased by a bonehead engineer?

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June 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 44, Tom Bukovac, “Gimme All Your Tumblin’ Dice”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro 70's jam
01:46 - Hello, class!
02:20 - 2 Loops / Blues over Major
02:48 - 4 Chord progression
03:39 - E pentatonic over Key of E Major lesson
06:50 - Loop - Key / Overdub
08:51 - Pull-offs lesson


Notes
A brief foray into the notes to avoid when playing in major keys. Coffee mugs and new t shirts are in at guitarhouse.net Homeskoolin  PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 14th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 28, Tom Bukovac, “Gettin’ In Tune”

Chapters
00:00 - Reggae intro jam
01:49 - "Hello, class!"
02:23 - Covid-19 Depression
02:53 - Yes - Close to the Edge
03:37 - Future of Sessions
05:37 - Viewer Comment Bin / Street Theory
06:19 - Notes and chords recipe lesson
07:30 - Bouncing bass notes lesson
09:00 - Most important part: Tuning
15:17 - The guitar nut / Tuning


Notes
A brief chat on tuning and a few gems from the viewer comment bin. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com
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