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August 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 157, Tom Bukovac, “Taken By Fierce Bliss”

Chapters
00:00 - Soaring intro playing
02:38 - Hello, everyone! / Home again and Germany
03:48 - Wacken, Germany show
07:23 - Uli Jon Roth
09:45 - Eleanor Jane thanks
10:51 - Change setlist?
11:38 - Lesson (song - Greed) / Power of music
13:30 - Transport gear? / Pedalboard


Notes
Back in the homeland after a long long journey, Larry recalls some of the highs and lows of the last few crazy days…the Session Man Abroad if you will….if you must….

Very sincere thank you to all of you for supporting the show…Uncle Larry’s small but mighty army is slowly approaching 70,000 members….and believe me, i know how hard it is to make the commitment of clicking on a video of an old guy teaching guitar when there are so many “shorts” on youtube of hot girls wearing yoga pants.

I appreciate all the kind words and all the kind donations…i truly hope that you all are learning things and that these videos help shine some light on the madness of the music business.

Mostly i hope they inspire all you people out there to accomplish the nearly impossible dream all musicians share….the dream where we ask the universe to provide us “a living” solely from playing an instrument.

Heres the tip jar links if you want to donate

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Soundcheck Pt 2”

Chapters
00:00 - Soundcheck (electric) / Magic Man


Notes
Sure its a little hungover and sloppy, but this is a pretty good illustration of why Uncle Larry doesn’t use Kempers and Fractals and all that modeling horseshit. He likes it loud and raunchy, that land where the speakers and the pickups are united in total solidarity.

Tone courtesy of a 65 pro reverb and a 60 tweed 4x10 bassman

Guest vocals courtesy of our beloved band photographer Criss Cain

Video work courtesy of our beloved manager David Frey

July 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Witch Hats and Broomsticks”

Chapters
00:00 - Tour stop guided tour
04:01 - 70’s Les Paul



Notes
To my knowledge, everything about this video is factual EXCEPT it’s actually TOMORROW that we play a gig with ZZ Top…sorry guys, it was early when i filmed this.

Starring Eric “Ebo Borash from Ebo Customs Amps and a special cameo at the end by Tony “T Loose” Lucido

July 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Remember When Songs Had One Chord?”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow, soulful playing


Notes
Filmed late last night after getting home from a full day of sessioneering. Some of the harmonic possibilities available while just “pedaling” on a simple one chord motif. Also an example of the “claw”right hand technique we should all know, where you select only the strings you want to hear with your individual fingers.

Oh, and this is the best 70’s Les Paul i have personally ever seen…i usually do NOT go for any 70’s paul but this one has some magic. Picked it up in a trade recently…’71 custom, all there except for the hideous gold speed knobs that are currently on it..but don’t worry, there WILL be witch hats.

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Scuffle”

Chapters
00:00 - Upbeat playing


Notes
A brief look at some altered pyschobilly possibilities for guitar…in the south they refer to that strange land between straight time and shuffle time as “scuffle”…like a wobbly wheel goin down the road…its also a whole lotta fun

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Theory's Ways”

Chapters
00:00 - Interesting passage


Notes
I originally titled this "Progathon" but a Homeskooler named Gb Seventy3 pointed out that "Theory's Ways" is clearly what it SHOULD be called...thanks for that my friend.

See, you guys think I’m a “prog freak”…but here’s the thing you don’t understand. The ONLY prog i was ever into was just these three bands…Genesis, Yes and Jethro Tull….the rest of it i honestly couldn’t care less about.

Of course I respect all the others (like ELP, King Crimson, Gentle Giant etc etc etc) but i was never into it.

Here’s a little thing i wrote a loooong time ago…I’ve had the A and B sections of this tune floating around in my head since i was in my early 30’s (i remember writing it in some hotel room on the road in the 90’s)…i just added the C section on today so i could tart it out for you guys.

It doesn’t look all that hard, but it’s EXTREMELY difficult to play….a lesson in itself of letting strings ring clearly whilst fretting other notes…. In fact if anyone out there can pull this off convincingly note for note i JUST MIGHT even send then a nice comfy Homeskoolin t shirt on the house haha

Thanks for watching and supporting the channel friends…oh and fuck off Axel

June 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Round, “Dog Ears & Dog Years”

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' the P-90s
03:50 - '55 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior


Notes
Hello friends….just thought you guys might get a late nite kick outta the tone genarated by this gnarly old P-90 that has recently floated across my transom (hello Janine).

I truly wish this beat up old gig warrior from a distant world could talk….i wonder what this student model golden era Gibson has witnessed in it’s life….

i tried to ask it, but it just stared at me, mocking me with it’s stately limed mahogany countenance.

To be continued….

June 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, Recently Unearthed Footage of Larry Playing A Garnet Herzog

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' American Woman on guitar


Notes
A brief look at some of the things the Amazing Dawgs do to prepare for a show….starring Tony Lucido, Eric “Ebo” Borash, Gary “Hard-On” Hartung, and Sarah Johnson.

June 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin Class Quiz….”You Think You Got Ears Kid?”

Chapters
00:00 - Tale of the tele, strat, and paul
03:38 - Quiz


Notes
Get all 6 phases of the sequence right and old Larry and the rest of the class will be holy shit impressed

A is the 58 burst
B is the 62 strat
C is the 60 tele custom


i'll post the answer later


Collect the whole set!!
Offer won’t last long so act now!!

May 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sky Diving Pt 3”

Chapters
00:00 - Outrageous playing as always


Notes
After a long session that went on all day today, where i did 11 fucking songs…i was just starting to get warmed up.

so when i got home i busted out the old burst and turned the old princeton reverb all the way up, like ya do…

(weirdo delay courtesy of old blood endeavors black fountain oil can delay pedal)

May 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Man In A Plastic Bag”

Chapters
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


Notes
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…

https://youtu.be/YCFFjWtXYGE

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 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 142, Tom Bukovac, “Guitar Is Cool”

Chapters
00:00 - Great playing with a little raunch
03:43 - Lost note / Hello, friends!
04:05 - Tube Echoplex
05:06 - Preamp control
06:30 - Demo without
07:24 - Demo with
08:23 - Comparison talk
09:09 - "Smell" pedal / Candles
10:17 - Volume control on guitar / Fuzz magic
14:07 - Holding guitar neck for sustain
15:20 - Herco pick / Back on the road / Twanging notes on a Tele


Notes
A brief look at “sustain” and “gain structure” and “scented candles for guitar nerds”….

“I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And i can picture us attacking that world because they’d never expect it”

Thanks for watching the channel kids

April 12th, 2022

Tom Bukovac….Caveman

Chapters
00:00 - Playing some rockin' riffs


Notes
I found an old 60’s 10” Oxford speaker out in my garage and decided to throw it in my old 58 Vibrolux…which of course led to all this juvenile behavior….gimme a break guys….im just happy to be alive.

This one goes out to my dear old friend Chris Nelson Gilman

March 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “My Clone Sleeps Alone”

Chapters
00:00 - Play through of a clone of a Fender Tweed Deluxe.


Notes
After original Fender Tweed Deluxes reached 8-10k i finally decided to give up hunting one and have my buddy Mike Scaggs make me this killer clone. He did a wonderful job and the amp sounds amazing…you can clearly hear in this clip how bad ass this thing sounds. If any of you guys out there are hunting a cool hand built amp at an EXTREMELY reasonable price look no further. I have known this guy for almost 30 years and he is about as trustworthy of a person as you will ever meet on this planet. Check out old Scank and his amps at www.p2pamps.com

March 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 131, Tom Bukovac, “Hello?….hello???…hello????…hello????”

Chapters
00:00 - Spacey, trippy playing
00:50 - Hello, friends! / 501chorusecho? / Roland Chorus Echo (RE-501)
14:00 - Opening it up


Notes
s this thing on???

Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about capstans and pinch rollers, and explores some of Japan’s proudest moments in great detail.

Not a SINGLE ONE of you out there realized that there were TWO volume 128’s of the Homeskoolin series…. even more proof that Larry needs a secretary…..secret-a-larry

Thank you guys for the kind words and kind donations….you guys really know how to make a gal feel welcome and loved.

Larry appreciates it

February 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Sunday Night Bonus Jam, “Lead Leopard”

Chapters
00:00 - Def Leppard - "Bringin' On the Heartbreak"


Notes
Ya’ know friends, they don’t write ‘em like they used to…takin you back to 1981 with another Mutt Lange creation that stands the test of time.

I have always heard that the AMAZING backing vocals on this track were all actually performed by Mutt himself (uncredited on the album liner notes of course)….

I’m not on the instagram…but i wanted to tell you guys that you should check out what Dean Deleo is doing on there recently. He has been putting up videos where he goes through the Trip The Witch record track by track and shows you some of the instruments he used and some of the parts he played on the record.

Basically a much higher quality much more tasteful and professional version of what I did a few weeks back when i had the C19….and i went through the tracks blabbering on about how hungover i was.

Thanks for watching the show kids

February 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Morning Meditations With Larry”

Chapters
00:00 - Soulful playing
03:51 - Hello, class / Thanks
04:28 - Humidifier / Mosquitos
05:45 - E Maj & C Maj / Jumping around fretboard in scale
07:30 - Learning guitar and empathizing (flip it over)


Notes
Part one of a series of unfortunate “morning meditations” you Homeskoolers might have to endure….Larry rambles on about nothing once again.

February 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 126, Tom Bukovac, “A Hillbilly’s Approach To Major Tonality”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow intro playing
02:45 - Deluxe Reverb / Covid / Thanks
04:29 - Bob Ezrin / Peter Gabriel / Tony Levin / Sting
08:40 - Sessions, voicing chords
09:54 - Chords and "bonus notes" (Tim Lauer - keyboards)
12:25 - Staying away from chords
13:29 - Piano voicings and extensions
18:46 - Gibson Les Paul setup
19:21 - Return to chords and voicings
20:20 - Internet at Bukovac house
20:45 - Expand your chords
21:10 - Guitar tuned
22:58 - Dean DeLeo signing CDs


Notes
Uncle Larry on day 4 of having Covid, gettin’ all deep and probably pissing some more people off, as usual

correction....Allan Schwartzberg played drums on the first PG solo album, not Jerry Marotta...
also, please note I named every song on that album from memory except..."Waiting For The Big One" hahaaaa

January 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin Daily Double, “Sentimental Case”

Chapters
00:00 - Blues playing
00:40 - Hey, guys / 1979 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
01:07 - Christmas story


Notes
A little stroll down memory lane aimed mostly at the real diehard Homeskoolers out there….a rare daily double. Can you tell sessions have been a little slow lately? Hahaaa

December 19th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 121, Tom Bukovac, “Birthday Rock”

Chapters
00:00 - Scorching intro playing!
02:11 - Happy Sunday, class! / Titans
02:45 - Marshall cab / '58 Les Paul
03:10 - T-shirts
03:54 - 53rd Birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday Tom!)
04:19 - Paul Davids response (YouTube Link) / Homeskoolers
05:24 - Vintage guitar freaks / guitarhq.com
07:35 - Henning Vahlbruch pedals
07:56 - Plexi Soul CDs
08:36 - Viewer Comment Bin / NFL thoughts
09:10 - '58 Les Paul
09:53 - P-Bass loop, guitar lesson


Notes
Uncle Larry is gonna be 53 tomorrow kids….
Todays distortion tone courtesy of an old Multivox Big Jam Distortion that my dear old pal Bubba sent me…slapback by Henning Vahlbruch.

New t shirts designed by Ryan Conover…our resident graphic design genius….thank you sir Check out www.guitarhq.com for more AMAZING and accurate vintage guitar info than you could ever handle.

Go to www.guitarhouse.net for new shirts and other Uncle Larry merch

Uncle Larrys Paypal Tip Jar is Tombukovac@gmail.com
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