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February 7th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 90, Tom Bukovac, “Play Date”

Chapters
00:00 - John McLaughlin / Chevrolet intro
02:50 - Hello, class!
04:22 - Taj Mahal
05:04 - Guitar volume
05:41 - Fuzz pedals and volume sound
07:40 - Jazz chords & open voicings lessons
12:11 - Taj Mahal riff lesson


Notes
A brief discussion on the genius of John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra dovetailed into some old Taj Mahal.
Thanks to Brabley’s mom.

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February 6th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 89, Tom Bukovac, “Light Up The Eagle”

Chapters
00:00 - Hank Williams Jr - A Country Boy Can't Survive
05:09 - Hello, class!
06:39 - Viewer Comment Bin
06:45 - Philly band
07:10 - Tuning
08:31 - Record dry or with effects
09:45 - Straight into the amp
11:03 - Lap Steel
11:22 - Pre-Homeskoolin' - Corona Lessons
12:32 - Favorite comment (Jazz, Blues, and Honesty)
13:45 - Fingerpicking, muting lesson
14:54 - Hank Williams Jr genius chord progression lesson


Notes
A brief discussion on the genius of Hank Williams JR.

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January 16th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 86, Tom Bukovac, “....And Other Things”

Chapters
00:00 - Rocking intro jam
02:03 - Hello, class!
04:12 - VCB / Enjoy music you play?
04:38 - Come up with parts you don't like?
05:59 - Pet peeves / Sympathetic ringing
07:42 - Another YouTube guy - Doug Rappoport
08:23 - Anchor picking hand
09:20 - Maple fretboards? / '57 Fender Esquire
10:43 - Micing techniques
12:49 - Joe Walsh inspired string bending lesson


Notes
A brief chat on the Browns, string bending and a little mod that all us old guys to our old Rickenbackers.

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January 9th, 2021

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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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December 6th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 82, Tom Bukovac, “Ph-ph-ph-ph-phases”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow jazzy intro
00:24 - Hello, class!
01:16 - Phase shifters
02:54 - MXR Phase 90 demo
03:30 - Musitronics - Mu-Tron
04:00 - All-time greatest phaser riff
05:18 - EVH - MXR Phase 90
05:46 - Genesis tune lesson
10:42 - Nashville auto mechanics?
11:27 - Tweed Bassman


Notes
A brief rant on one of America’s great past time....phase shiftin’!!!

Happy Sunday

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November 23rd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 80, Tom Bukovac, “The Spy”

Chapters
00:00 - Reggae intro jam
02:23 - Hello, class!
04:29 - VCB / Eagles vs Browns
04:53 - Football trivia
05:19 - Gibson 335
05:27 - Heavy drinking, beneath you
06:10 - Get free - Orbiting
07:49 - Mastering a guitar - impossible
09:09 - Upstrokes? / Lesson
10:28 - Crazy, tough, reggae lick lesson / bouncing fingers
12:08 - Brian Setzer chord lesson
13:11 - "Outside" on last chord lesson


Notes
A not-so-brief discussion on everything from football to reggae...

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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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October 4th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 73, Tom Bukovac, “Uncle Larry Needs Your Help”

Chapters
00:00 - Trippy, depressing jam
04:55 - Hello, class! / Analogman
05:55 - Uncle Larry needs your help / Band name
08:44 - Viewer Comment Bin / Duped
09:38 - Working with Mutt Lange?
11:11 - Risking anonymity / Farmland
13:04 - Loop, chord lesson


Notes
A brief look at the power of 6th chords and some shameless begging for you creative geniuses to help us think of a band name for this crazy instrumental project i am doing with Dean Deleo from STP.

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September 27th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 71, Tom Bukovac, “Strange Daze”

Chapters
00:00 - People Are Strange intro
00:46 - Hello, class!
02:00 - Viewer Comment Bin / Ads
02:34 - Session Man vs. Homeskoolin'?
04:02 - Melodic playing / Solo: Rhythm or Melody
06:13 - "No idea what you are talking about."
06:54 - Question Guy / Humor
07:44 - Who's iconic guitarist, but not for you?
08:27 - The Doors
09:34 - Great record making / RHCP - Under the Bridge
11:37 - People Are Strange lesson


Notes
A brief look at one of my favorite solos of all time and a deep dive into the VCB.

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September 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 68, Tom Bukovac, “Fresh Cuts”

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' intro jam
02:13 - Headstock feedback / Hello, class!
02:47 - '59 Gibson 335
04:09 - VCB / Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
05:08 - "The sack on you" / Trigger Hippy - Turpentine
07:00 - Weezer - Blue Album
08:45 - AC/DC type rock jam lesson
10:55 - Overdub secret notes


Notes
A brief declaration of my love for Lionel Richie and Weezer. Plus a secret mystery overdub part from a song we cant mention.

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