There were 24 posts tagged: Contest

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July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Sweet Sweet Fella Who Won The Duesenberg”

00:00 - Beautiful playing by the winner of the contest! / Thanks!

Luis “Nando” Puche from Hialeah FL….glad to see it went to a kind and worthy soul…what a sweet guy…and a beautiful player…you gotta stick to the end of this vid my dear homeskoolers….the sweetness of it all will just rip your heart out.

June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 154, Tom Bukovac, “Plex Soul”

00:00 - Some rockin' intro playing
01:58 - Hello, friends!
03:39 - '65 Firebird red
04:26 - Playing keyboards
05:51 - Lesson (Echoplex gain) / Contest

Uncle Larry in a brand new green Homeskoolin’ t….damn this thing is soooo comfy…it’s like wearing a cloud.

A brief dissertation on the power of blowing up the input of an old Fender amp with the right stuff.

Totally unrelated, one of my biggest pet peeves in this world is this… when you see a thumbnail for a youtube video that has some kind of amazing photo….but then when you actually watch that video there is not a single thing in the video that even shows the photo they used in the thumbnail.

I fucking HATE that false advertising bullshit….there should be laws against this.

paypal tip jar is:

venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Holy Shit, Exciting News!!!”

00:00 - Duesenberg Session Man guitar / Contest / Loop
03:48 - Blues over Major / Eb Major pentatonic

Three vids in one day???? That is SURELY some kind of record….

Well, the second one doesn’t really count because it was kind of a “private lesson”….

But anyhoo, dig this cats…i got some very exciting news Mark your calendars people!!

Sunday night July 3rd

Live stream on Brett Papa’s channel with yours truly and dearest Guthrie Trapp (and possibly another special guest) where we answer questions, jam a bit, and most importantly, pick the WINNING POSTCARD!!!

By the end of that live stream, one of you Homeskoolers out there is gonna end up with this bad ass guitar that i am playing in this video….good luck kids

June 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Important Announcement...TRIP THE WITCH VINYL IS HERE!!

00:00 - Beautiful playing
01:26 - Hello, friends! / Travel story and wallet
03:33 - Happy Father's Day / Trip The Witch vinyl
04:18 - Fender Telecaster
05:15 - Contest
05:35 - Father's Day
06:08 - Lesson (crazy fast lick)

Hey kids….the first rule of the road as we all know…NEVER LOSE YOUR PHONE OR WALLET…..well guess what?

If you want a nice vinyl trip the witch record go here to get it

Dont forget to send your postcard to win a free Duesenberg Session Man guitar!

mail your postcard to:
Duesenberg USA
PO Box 857
Fullerton CA 92386

good luck friends

May 31st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “ Postcards From The Edge”

00:00 - Postcards

Well lookee here


May 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 148, Tom Bukovac, “A Queens Tale” Pt 2

00:00 - Viewer Comments Bin...cont. / Quick fire style
04:49 - Pissing people off
06:45 - Trip The Witch / Naming songs
07:40 - Phone recording sound
08:00 - Sayings
10:00 - Reinvent yourself?
12:05 - Comfortable cliches
14:12 - Improvise
14:50 - Michael Hedges
16:00 - What's the point of your channel?
17:24 - Smoking weed

Part two of that all that shit i said in part one.

May 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 147, Tom Bukovac, “Reaction Video Blues”

00:00 - Hello, friends! / Contest
01:21 - Return of the VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Improvising
04:25 - Let your mind go / Avoid cliches
04:45 - Thanks for kind words about son's videos
05:08 - YouTube videos you watch?  Justin Hawkins
08:20 - What do you think about _______ guitar player?
09:01 - Contrast (good day vs. tough times)

Uncle Larry, fresh outta bed with some hot takes on life outlook in general.

Send your postcards to win a free guitar to:

PO BOX 857

And check out justin hawkins rides again youtube channel

May 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Man In A Plastic Bag”

00:00 - Mixture intro playing
01:23 - Hello, friends! / Thanks
02:25 - Playing without gain / Paul Kossoff
03:48 - Contest
04:39 - '72 Deluxe / Norlin
05:52 - Thanks
06:33 - Pick handling

Hello kids, Larry just wanted to say thanks for all the kind comments on the recent Brett Papa video i did with sweet Guthrie Trapp which you can watch here…

Also, I was looking around and thinking to myself…”i got way too much shit”….im gonna sell a bunch of my sort of lower echelon stuff…none of the really blue chip stuff… I got some cool lower end stuff like my old Mosrite that i used in the “cuban breeze” video…that old Supro with the lap steel sandwich pickup i used in the “saturday night bonus jam” vid, i might launch my old Dean Cadillac (for the right price) and some other shit. I may even sell that bad ass 76 bc rich mockingbird i have.

May 20th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 145, Tom Bukovac, “Deep Early Morning Thoughts”

00:00 - Playing through with Mother Of Violence
03:16 - Peter Gabriel talk
05:08 - Letterman show and Sid McGinnis
06:18 - Sting / Songs in original Key
08:32 - Great idea for contest
10:24 - Song lesson

Uncle Larry waxing rhapsodic after just rolling outta bed, about some of the coolest music ever written/recorded…in his humble opinion.

send your postcard to
Duesenberg USA
Uncle Larry
PO Box 857
Fullerton CA 92836

you guys don't have to send a utility bill with the postcard....i'm just saying...when i pick a winner i'm gonna make whoever won email me a utility bill to prove they actually live there before i send the guitar. ya dig? also....everyone can enter, i don't care what country you live in....but i secretly hope i pick a domestic US winner cuz i fucking hate shipping international.

Peter Gabriel “Mother Of Violence”

“Walking the street with her naked feet So full of rhythm but I can't find the beat Snapping her heels clicking her toes Everybody knows just where she goes Ah fear, fear, she's the mother of violence Making me tense to watch the way she breed Fear, she's the mother of violence You know self-defense is all you need It's getting hard to breathe It's getting so hard to believe To believe in anything at all Mouth all dry eyes, blood shot Data stored in microdot Kicking the cloud with my moccasin shoes T.v. Dinner, T.V. News Ah 'cause fear Fear, she's the mother of violence Don't make any sense to watch the way she breed Fear, she's the mother of violence Making me tense to watch the way she feed The only way you know she's there Is the subtle flavor in the air Getting hard to breathe Hard to believe in anything at all But fear”

May 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 144, Tom Bukovac, “Uncle Larry’s Garage Sale (High Roller Edition)”

00:00 - Playing and singing / Gibson ES-335
14:20 - Contest

Hello friends…just Larry takin’ a ride on a particularly friendly lightweight chunk of firewood from 225 Parsons St. in Kalamazoo Michigan.

If you wanna taste the rainbow on this one contact Gruhn Guitars at 615-256-2033 and when someone answers just say “yes, uh, i’d like to buy that bad ass 335 you guys have”

January 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 123, Tom Bukovac, “The Element Of Surprise”

00:00 - Funky, blues mixed jamming
01:06 - Shredding it
01:56 - Hello, class!
02:23 - Snowy Nashville
03:30 - Rick Reith thanks
04:26 - Duesenberg guitar contest
05:25 - Opening tuning and figuring it out
05:56 - Duesenberg Starplayer (Limited Edition)
06:26 - Trip The Witch / / Plexi Soul
07:45 - Viewer Comment Bin (VCB) / Least favorites form of music
09:42 - The best guitar you've ever played?
12:10 - Being a "YouTuber"
14:22 - Element of surprise / Unpredictable playing
16:00 - Paul Davids video (YouTube Link) / "Fuck-off Gilbert"
17:00 - A friend passing

A brief chat on all kinda shit…and here's all the links you need people....

Trip The Witch merch, like CD's. posters and comfy ass t-shirts:

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul digital download:

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul CD's (yes, actual CD's that you can play in your 2005 Camry):

Homeskoolin’ merch like t-shirts, kick ass coffee mugs:

If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Paypal use this address:

If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Venmo use this address: @Tom-Bukovac-1

November 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ “Hot Chick With A Bucket”

00:00 - Beautiful roots playing
02:33 - Guthrie Trapp
05:19 - Fiddle stuff / Drone playing
07:11 - Piano, melody notes in between
08:20 - Contest

A brief foray into droning strings and acoustic moods….y’all gotta check out Guthrie’s “Guitar Night” gig…don’t worry I’m gonna help them come up with a better name for it.

October 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update…PLEASE read the video description below!

00:00 - Mini pedalboard build

Bandcamp links:

As soon as i know the link to the bandcamp website where the album will be posted for sale, i will pin it on the comments for this video.

Dearest Nathan from Duesenberg proposed a brilliant idea. In an effort to include EVERYONE….we are gonna do it this way. Everyone who buys both copies of the record will automatically be entered into a drawing that will most likely happen on Christmas morning….the winner will receive a new Duesenberg Session Man guitar.

I want this to be a two part contest type deal…I'm thinking part one is the drawing where EVERYONE who buys both versions of the record can win….part two will be for all the players out there…where we will give away an Ebo Customs amp to whoever wins the playing portion.

This is all still being put together and nothing is carved in stone here. I will present all the final details about the contest situation as soon as they are officially cemented I swear.

I want to sincerely thank my dear friends at XTS pedalboards here in Nashville for throwing this killer little fly board together for me on VERY short notice…these guys are the absolute greatest and i appreciate them so much.

Stay tuned for the link to my silly record guys…thank you SO MUCH for your continued support of the channel.

I can’t express how much i cherish the heartfelt comments many of you have sent about how i have helped so many of you get through covid with these lessons…it means the world to me and i hope you all know that.

Rock on brothers

October 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update “Morning Bone…..uh…”

00:00 - Nice acoustic playing
01:24 - Hello, friends!
01:42 - A couple of things to tell you
01:47 - Solo record out on Fri, Oct 28th, 2021
02:34 - Ask one thing - Don't pirate record
03:33 - '38 Bone acoustic
03:51 - Busy schedule / Blackbird Studio
05:04 - Ann Wilson at Neptune / Roger Fisher
06:06 - Trip The Witch news
07:00 - One last thought / Contest?

A brief chat and the unmistakable tone of a forward shifted 38 bone.

June 9th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 39, Tom Bukovac, “Funky Little Guitar Man”

00:00 - Intro montage / blues jam
04:26 - Hello, class!
05:14 - T-Shirt idea contest
06:37 - Lick idea / bends lesson
09:44 - Another blues lesson

A brief exploration of country guitar twang...and an invitation to design a t shirt. PayPal tip jar:

May 1st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 18, Tom Bukovac, “R&B and Contest Results”

00:00 - Intro jam
01:30 - Welcome / Contest winners
07:20 - Pitch List (Chris Lindsey)
08:18 - City of Nashville
09:06 - '59 Gibson 335 / divot neck
11:15 - R&B type lick lesson

Quarantone courtesy of 1959 Gibson ES-335 straight into Bogner Goldfinger...

Heres the list of XTS challenge contest no particular order...
Hannes Porombka
Jake Curran
Kaven Girouard
Eric Potapenko
Emerson Swinford
Victoire Buffet
Kevin Afflack
Thurman Juan

Congrats!! Contact support to claim prizes Homeskoolin’ t shirts available at Check out Chris Lindsey Pitch List podcast Homeskoolin’ tip jar: PayPal

April 25th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 15, Tom Bukovac, “Another Contest?”

00:00 - Intro jam
00:48 - Clavinet-like Strat / Buck Dharma
01:34 - Don't Fear the Reaper
01:56 - XTS Contest
02:44 - XTS Modded Tremolo
04:00 - XTS Contest cont.
06:04 - Steve Khan - Gamour Profession
07:50 - String bending
10:10 - Private chat

Contest Rules
1) you gotta use one of my loops, from any one of my videos....
2) no longer than a minute
3) video MUST be labeled “XTS Challenge” with your name, or it will automatically be can win the usual bragging rights AND a free pedal this time!! check out the website to browse pedals

April 14th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 6, Tom Bukovac, Hillbilly Pickin & Contest Results!

00:00 - Hellbilly Intro
01:51 - Welcome
02:30 - Contest winners
03:54 - Reader Comments / Trigger Hippy
06:09 - No back problems / hearing loss (tinnitis)
07:32 - Country guitar players
08:41 - Phil Baugh
09:11 - "Douchey and Uninspiring" / "Fuck-off"
09:37 - No Corporate Sponsorship / Pitiful Little Show
09:55 - Old Blues turnaround lick

Congrats to Luke Cyrus Goetze...thank you to all participants!!! Trigger Hippy has a new album called "Full Circle and Then Some" available now...check it out!

April 6th, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 21, Tom Bukovac, “Fake Jazz & Contest Winners”

00:00 - Loop jamming
02:07 - What's happening?
02:27 - Chord progression lesson
03:32 - Contest results and modification
08:00 - Larry Carlton / Steely Dan

Lads...I appreciate all the hard guys are awesome....if you didn't make the list PLEASE DO NOT LET IT DISCOURAGE YOU...keep on practicing!!

April 6th, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 20, Tom Bukovac, "Option Anxiety"

00:00 - Country-esque playing
02:15 - Welcome to the Corona Lessons / Contest
02:52 - Duesenberg Double Cat / Multi-Benders
05:24 - Bender lesson
09:32 - The subject of "gear" / Tone is in the fingers
10:52 - Old pedal companies / How to decide what to use? / Option Anxiety

Good morning everyone...don't worry I'm not "poundin' rocks" quite yet...I actually recorded this yesterday afternoon. I apologize for all the noise and constant man.
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