December 23rd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Snow Day Bonus “Blues For Rex”Chapters
00:00 - The madman is out to get down!
You know ol’ Larry is tryin to GIT some when you see that tongue sticking out like a bloodhound.
Hope you guys are all warm and cozy…it takes more than a bomb cyclone to bring the Homeskoolers down.
August 26th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 161, Tom Bukovac, “Rainbow Blues”Chapters
00:00 - Song playthrough
03:25 - Hello, class! / Uncle Larry
04:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Thanks
05:15 - James Honeyman Scott & episode
06:02 - "Good tone is heavy and hard to carry." -Tom Bukovac (Amps)
06:24 - Stringing guitar
07:29 - What was your first pedal? DOD Flanger
08:01 - Chrissy Hines and James Honeyman Scott appreciation
08:25 - Any advice? Don't end up in jail or killing yourself, you're good
09:30 - Steve Hackett - The Battle of Epping Forest (echo)
12:05 - Pet peeves / Gruhn's Guitars / Original guitars (Beato & Rhett)
This one goes out to one of the baddest motherfuckers that ever roamed this earth….Joey D
and...the echo guitar that kicks in at :51 on this....come on man
and....if i ever heard a pedal that can create the effect that happens at 3:16 of my pitiful video today when both guitars play the same thing. that would be cool
April 22nd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 139, Tom Bukovac, “Well How Big Ol’ Boy Was He?”Chapters
00:00 - Passionate swirling playing with a flanger
03:09 - Ibanez Flanger (FL-305)
03:30 - Hey friends!
04:00 - Sessions with Ann Wilson and Tom's new song
05:15 - Collaboration is the greatest part of music
07:48 - Creative people
08:50 - '57 Gibson Les Paul Special and Music City Stud Finder bridge
09:15 - Musician Union drop-box idea
10:15 - Music City Stud Finder bridge
11:13 - Randy Newman - I Love LA
13:00 - I Love LA poly chords lesson / Genesis & Tony Banks
14:40 - Bass note with sliding 4ths and little rubs lesson
17:47 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - On the Hunt playing
A brief discussion on using triads over a single pedaling bass note to create "harmonic tension"
There have been many musical giants who have roamed the earth and conquered long before the time we are in now…we must always listen back and learn from those ancestors who learned/wrote and performed music before “the great distraction” took place.
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February 17th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 129, Tom Bukovac, “Nantucket Hayride”Chapters
00:00 - Amazing playing w/ a little Nazareth
01:31 - Hello, class! / Kids
03:15 - 60's movie soundtrack sound
03:41 - 3rd person talking
04:10 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Rock n Roll heart
04:47 - Clarity of voice when playing
05:35 - Bringing out the sound / Voice leading
07:08 - Putting out a peaceful calm
08:21 - Hatemail / Captain Caveman
08:47 - Trip The Witch merch
09:31 - YouTube - Vice Grip Garage
13:08 - Ann Wilson day 2 / Paul Moak
14:04 - D Chord and "Smoke on the Water"
A brief chat about surf music and a look into the always fascinating viewer comment bin.
February 7th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 127, Tom Bukovac, “Local Family Owned Sustainable Rock”Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' playing
02:45 - Hello, class!
03:20 - Covid and overposting / Thanks
05:47 - Viewer Comment Bin (VCB) / Top wrap
07:45 - Bengals or Rams / Candles
10:19 - Raise kids right
10:40 - Old guitars and the unexplained
13:41 - TV Shows / Ricky Gervais
15:45 - Songs that blow your mind?
16:32 - Best art created by high IQ / Beatles / Get Back
18:11 - Biggest influences?
A brief foray into the VCB and a little raunch from some old p-90s
December 29th, 2021
Homeskoolin’ Volume 122, Tom Bukovac, “P-90 Luft Balloons”Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' intro playing
02:14 - Hello, friends!
02:50 - Shopping accident / '58 Gibson Junior
03:25 - P90 pickups / Junior playing
07:16 - Gibson Special / P90 explanation
08:28 - Special playing
09:09 - Pickup height
10:18 - Special playing (part 2) / Tuning
11:12 - Junior playing (part 2)
12:08 - Return of the VCB / Musicman cabinets
13:48 - Good guitar player vs. great / Last 1%
15:39 - TGP / Playing with your mind, not fingers
17:30 - Picture what you want to hear
18:41 - Paul Davids video
19:30 - Music collaboration / Guitar advice
21:20 - Plexi Soul / Austrailia shipping problem
A not so brief look at the virtues of old growth Honduran mahogany that was fashioned into timeless tools of war by the (arguably….but not with me) greatest guitar company in human history that resided in a little town called Kalamazoo.
I will lay out the Plexi Soul “down under” shipping situation soon….special thanks to Jedd’s dad.
Thanks for watching the show and sorry for the gratuitous “over posting” and shameless flogging of all things Homeskoolin’….no sessions for a while…a man gets “bored” sometimes….so then that man sells a few of his tools of war…so that he can then purchase some other tools of war.
R.I.P. John Madden….one of the greatest football personalities that ever walked the streets of America
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December 24th, 2021
Homeskoolin’ Happy Holidays From Your Uncle LarryChapters
00:00 - Beautiful "Silent Night" rendition
A very sincere holiday wish to all my dear Homeskoolers….it’s been damn near two years now that you guys have been putting up with old Uncle Larry…he truly appreciates it
I cannot wait to open presents with the precious little ones tomorrow.
One day ill show you guys the brand new black 1979 les paul deluxe i got for Christmas in 1980 when i was 12 years old. My whole family chipped in to come up with the 500 bucks it took to purchase it.
I actually still have it to this day, which is a small miracle considering how “frequently” your old Uncle Larry “liquidates” his gear.
Merry Christmas to all!
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
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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April 16th, 2020
Homeskoolin’ Volume 8, Tom Bukovac, “Workingman’s Bread”Chapters
00:00 - Jerry Garcia intro riffage
01:51 - Magical properties / Dickie Betts
02:54 - New logo / Farmland
03:43 - Reader Comments
04:44 - Secret in 4th finger
06:27 - Not selling something
07:38 - Modeling amps and quitting
08:40 - Hard on oneself
10:32 - So much to learn / Ted Greene
A brief chat on human nature.