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August 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Monday Night Bonus…”Buzz Saw Blues”

00:00 - Badass Blues loop jam

One of my favorite guitar tones of all time is the super bright razzy blown speaker distortion effect. Such as the direct sounding buzz saw tone on "Black Dog" by Jimmy Page.

Getting pretty close here with an old Roger Mayer Voodoo-1 through an old AC30. Another old pedal that gives up that tone in spades is the old Multivox Big Jam Distortion…although sadly i dont own one. Hope you guys enjoy!

June 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Quickie Update “The Great Procrastinator”

00:00 - Heart - Magic Man in regular tuning lesson
01:00 - Middle bridge part
01:30 - Separate section
01:45 - Improv

Well kids, rehearsals for the upcoming gigs I’m doing with Ann Wilson start next monday, so amidst being solo super dad, I am having to learn 20 fairly complicated guitar heavy tunes that you definitely cannot fake (like i do on most gigs haha)…. Factor that in with a lot of sessions lately and that would explain the fact that I haven’t been around much.

At age 52, the goal on any live gig is to bring as little gear as possible. As absolutely genius as Roger Fisher’s composition and playing on this old Heart stuff is, in an effort to try to not bring an extra guitar just for one song, i figured out how to play this amazing bit of guitar wizardry that Roger came up with in regular tuning instead of the way he did it….by tuning the B up to D (ouch) and tuning the high E to G (ouch ouch). Its a little tricky, but it sounds pretty close….the F add 9 chord is a tough grab unless you fancy yourself a bit of a manly man (133033 from low to high)….Roger had the touch, watch some of those mid 70s live versions of Magic Man and dig the way he milks the heavy gain tone with beautiful bends and very thoughtful liquid vibrato (not to mention top shelf pick scrapes)

Once again, hats off to the pioneering creative genius and groundbreaking musicianship that was abundant in most of the music that came before “the great distraction” Hope you enjoy…heartfelt thanks to all those who have continued to hit the tip jar and support the channel.

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June 1st, 2021

Homeskoolin’, Tom Bukovac, Bonus Jam “Sky Diving”

00:00 - Improve jam

I’m a big believer in total free form improvisation....ever since i was a kid i would always practice this way...start some motif or groove, and then start taking as many chances as i possibly could inside of it until i totally fuck it up....and then start a new one.....i suppose its kinda what i always imagined sky diving to feel like, although i have never personally done that.

It’s the most musical way to practice....because you are always playing “in song mode” so to speak.

I worked on a session all day today and when i got home i still felt like playing guitar....been at this shit for 43 years now and i gotta admit i still love it. I doubt there are many things in this life that can hold a persons attention for that long.

This is my old 64 sg into that plastic blackstar practice amp on my kitchen counter. This one is for the really bored people out there.

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January 24th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 87, Tom Bukovac, “The Big Apple”

00:00 - Mellow intro riffage
02:42 - Hello, class!
04:00 - Rolling Rock guitar
04:30 - Viewer Comment Bin
04:52 - Chess / Agadmator
06:06 - Proud of material / Chris Donahoe - My Boy
07:23 - Aaron Frazer record
07:59 - Chops vs. Tone / Tone is everything
10:01 - "Just work at it"
10:54 - Strings do you use? D'Addario
11:43 - Punk or garage phase? / NYC - CBGB
14:36 - Riff / Moody chord / Suspended soloing lesson

Hey guys, here’s a not so brief chat on many are some of the things i mentioned in this video if you are so inclined to check them out...if anyone can post links that would be very sweet.

1) Track i played acoustic on before falling gravely ill a few years back... "My Boy" by Chris Donahoe (available on spotify)

2) amazing chess teacher... "Agadmator" on youtube

3) extremely influential record of my youth... Life Sex & Death "The Silent Majority"

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January 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 85, Tom Bukovac, “We All Get Replaced”

00:00 - Slow intro jam
03:01 - Hello, class!
04:29 - Viewer Comment Bin
04:40 - String bending / Lesson
08:05 - Sharp pointers on guitars
08:52 - Rolling Rock
09:40 - Internal crash cymbal, click track
10:03 - Framing the vocals / Steve Cox
11:11 - Regular day job?
12:09 - Bass playing
13:12 - Switch picking
14:23 - Dean DeLeo / Feelings hurt

A brief chat on bending, my brother Mike, and the sad truth of life that once we leave the studio, our poor tracks have no one to defend them.

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November 3rd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 77, Tom Bukovac, “Elexshun Day Blues”

00:00 - Intro space blues jam
02:52 - Hello, class!
03:47 - '64 Gibson SG (335)
04:12 - VCB / Dave Stewart
05:07 - High end bar food diet
06:11 - Requirements to buy a guitar?
07:43 - Mind blowing music lately
10:20 - Bridge vs. Neck pickup
11:47 - Advanced left-hand muting lesson
14:50 - Shifting time signature lesson

A brief chat on time signatures and left hand muting. Remember the cool limited run of 75 Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O’Leary did? Well they are all sold out but he still has the original one...a hand painted 24X30 canvas. If you want it contact him at I think the price is 700 framed and shipped

Thanks for supporting the show guys

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October 23rd, 2020

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

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

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

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September 3rd, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 67, Tom Bukovac “Rattlin’ Tube Blues”

00:00 - Long raunchy rock jam intro / "I'm in a mood today."
03:50 - Hello, class!
04:10 - Video / "Boys being boys" / Gambling
04:38 - Dave Stewart project / Sweet Dreams tracks
05:32 - 40,000 Subscribers / Thanks
06:02 - Viewer Comment Bin / Motorcycle?
06:50 - Go for it / Make mistakes
07:42 - Been to the Crossroads? No, Cleveland.
08:30 - Teach your parts to recording artist?
09:18 - Rob Thomas beat boxing
10:26 - Pick lesson / Major to minor blues lick
12:53 - How to get out of a rut?

A brief look through the VCB and a good illustration of why octal tubes suck.

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August 8th, 2020

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

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

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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July 12th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 52, Tom Bukovac, “Wilderness Man”

00:00 - Intro space loop jam
03:19 - Hello, class! / Family trip
04:34 - Viewer Comment Bin / Thanks
05:35 - Backing tracks
08:09 - Chess
09:04 - Get over bad days
10:35 - 3 Chord jam / Major 7 lesson

A brief chat on old the glory days of entertainment.

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June 20th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 43, Tom Bukovac, “Fathers Day”

00:00 - Intro loop jam
03:02 - Hello, class! / Thanks
05:04 - Viewer Comment Bin / That Pedal Show
05:56 - MXR rubber knob
07:01 - Cleveland Browns
07:26 - Boxing match
07:57 - Don't get excited / Blooming notes
09:33 - A rare edit
10:00 - Loop jam lesson
11:35 - '64 SG - Best one

A brief exploration of poly chords and a little taste of "Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting".  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at if you like the show, PayPal tip jar:

May 14th, 2020

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

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

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

May 5th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 21, Tom Bukovac, “The Over/Under”

00:00 - Intro trippy jam
02:56 - Welcome
03:21 - Viewer Comment Bin
03:50 - Wipe down guitars?
05:11 - Closing your eyes
05:36 - Rolling Rock and beer
06:27 - Vince Gill / Acoustic / SG
10:21 - Vegas
11:21 - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
14:38 - Old Southern Joke reference
18:11 - 4 Chord loop lesson

A brief chat existential jam and a rummage through the viewer comment bin. order a Homeskoolin' t shirt at  Homeskoolin' tip jar is PayPal

April 12th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 4, Tom Bukovac “The Smear”

00:00 - Welcome
00:48 - The Smear (Billy Gibbons king) lesson
02:39 - ZZ Top - Arrested For Driving While Blind lesson
03:45 - Contrast bass notes lesson
04:12 - Alex Harvey Band - Midnight Moses
04:56 - Double-stop bends
05:43 - Whole Lotta Love Smear lesson
06:41 - War Pigs Smear
07:21 - Key of G (Edgar Winter)
09:44 - Aerosmith Tune?
10:43 - Play for a minute...
11:20 - Van Halen - Janie's Crying lesson

An in depth look at one of the great natural wonders of the world...the smear.
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