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September 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 162, Tom Bukovac, “You Guys In A Band??”

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful playing
01:43 - Hello, lads and lasses / Back home / Thanks
02:29 - Acoustic guitar Martin D-28
03:00 - Maton acoustic guitar
04:45 - Amazing Dawgs, bandmates, and being in a band
08:40 - Gambling / Spam and YouTube filters
09:54 - Bonus footage


Notes
Television's own Uncle Larry, absolutely exuberant about finally being home and being reunited with his trusty old '38 bone…waxes rhapsodic about that one thing we have ALL thought about since we were little kids….what it's like to really be in a band.

(and now, shift to "first person")

Now that touring is finally calming down and fall is on the way (praise God) it's time to put some focus on some projects that i started on a while back, such as this little instrumental EP that dear Guthrie Trapp and myself are putting together…it's so much fun.....here’s a little snippet from one of the three tracks we already have "in the can"....gonna go back in soon and do some more.

Also, I couldn’t help but add in a few other crazy things at the end of this vid...a dumb meme that cracks me up... " I AM THE JUAN PERCENT"....oh and my alltime favorite thing that my sweet little boy Leo ever drew for his dear old dad….a totally random partial list he made at school one day of some of our favorite songs we like to jam in the car…precious keepsake.

"you got another thing comin"
"black sabbath"
"hot rod lincoln"
"iron man"
"rock and roll music"
"yellow submarine"
"starship trooper"
"hard day's nite"
"breakin' the law"
"don't stand so close to me"
"behind my camel" (instrumental by the police off zenyatta mondatta)
and one more i could never read

Thanks again for supporting the channel folks….i am doing everything legally allowed to show you guys whatever i can…absolutely free of charge of course. Why am i doing it? Because music has been really good to me in this life, and i feel like it’s the right thing to do to give it all back to a bunch of total strangers...

i hope you guys know how much i sincerely appreciate the little community we have built here …. ya’ know, except for a few kids in the back of the room that get a little too excited at times (like Brock Thomas....man what a tool) we got something very real going here….i for one do not take it for granted.

Rock on cats

June 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 150, Tom Bukovac, “It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humility”

Chapters
00:00 - A combination of oldies and mixed playing
05:29 - Hey guys
05:48 - Chopper partscaster
06:11 - Gig in East Nashville / Thank you to all / Humidity
09:00 - Lesson (Cool licks to play)
09:46 - Duane Allman playing
10:52 - Member of YouTube and Ads
11:20 - Duane Allman playing (cont.)
12:30 - Unique style / Jeff Beck
13:10 - Lesson (Cool lick cont.)
16:07 - Blues playing / Gimme Some Money


Notes
A not so brief dissertation on the horrors of a typical Nashville summer. Please people…if you are indeed gaining knowledge and power from watching these videos…you can always visit the paypal tip jar at Tombukovac@gmail.com or the venmo tip jar at @Tom-Bukovac-1

I’m not trying to come across like some kind of Youtube martyr here, but i hope you guys realize that I purposely turn off the monetization on my videos so you don’t have to sit through fucking ads….i also never ask you fuckers to “smash that like button”…and, i never put thumbnails on my videos with big font that says “YOU ARE PLAYING HIGHWAY TO HELL WRONG AND YOU ARE A LOSER” with a picture of my face looking mean.

That HAS to be worth something

March 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 134, Tom Bukovac, “N.E.O. Rust”

Chapters
00:00 - Country/Blues pickin' with some sweet feedback
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Sending things in the mail
04:20 - Olds Cutlass / Cleveland rust
05:25 - String change / Life is hard enough
07:14 - Time enough to master/expert level 1 thing
08:39 - Harmony Meteor
09:40 - Coming out to Nashville? / Professional musician


Notes
I’m skipping Volume 133, since there were inadvertently two Volume 128’s…so if anyone ever tells you they have seen the “lost episode 133” you KNOW they are totally full of shit.

and...just for the memory books..the first video description from Corona Lessons Volume 1, back in March of 2020, that you guys probably didn't read.

"My attempt at lifting the spirits of my fellow man up a bit in this fucking crazy time of world crisis....stupid virus....and furthermore....

Even though i basically stay home and play the guitar all day anyway, I'm not comfortable with the fact that now i HAVE to stay home and play the guitar all day.

I hear all of you who suggested that I do "Skype" lessons or something...unfortunately this is the best I can do....until i learn what "Skype" means...

and also, for anyone that might be thinking to themselves "man, Tom Bukovac sure has been putting up a lot of youtube videos lately...who does he think he is...some kinda celebrity??" ....keep in mind that i participate in ABSOLUTELY ZERO social media of any kind. I have very strong beliefs that social media is the downfall of all mankind....

although it can be argued that youtube itself is a form of social media, i feel like it gets a pass because it can actually be "educational" ....and because it can actually be "cool"...and unlike the other forms of social media, it isn't a "total waste of time" solely invented to "feed the ego" while simultaneously robbing the world of any of the "beautiful mystery" it once had....

wow, lookie there....my first RANT..."

March 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 132, “Hard Lessons And Hard Hats”

Chapters
00:00 - Wisdom from real musicians / Best advice
00:20 - Bryan Sutton - 1. Listening.  2. Less notes.
01:24 - Jerry Roe - 1. "It's just music, don't worry about it." - Jerry Reed  2. Ask about money first.
02:36 - Dave Cohen - Don't play 3rds.
03:40 - Paul Franklin - Bring your pencil and plan your escape.
04:38 - Ben Burgess - 1. Lyrics are everything.  2. Learn your shapes.
06:31 - Joey Moi - 1. Read a chart.  2. Don't spook the band.
08:00 - Reading a chart / Nickelback
09:12 - Talent in Nashville
10:00 - Little Tommy Bukovac - Everything you play should frame the vocal
13:13 - Clarify the money


Notes
As the late afternoon session rolls into the night session, post dinner, that’s usually when the REAL deep talks start happening.

It pains me to think about the combined total hours of studio experience the seven people interviewed in this video have accumulated in their lifetimes….hope there is something here you Homeskoolers can use.
Thanks for watching guys

From left to right:
Joey Moi: producer
Ben Burgess: artist
Dave Cohen: keyboards
Jerry Roe: drums
Paul Franklin: pedal steel
Bryan Sutton: acoustic guitar
Yours Truly: electric guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas played bass today on this session but he is not in this video

Filmed at Blackbird studio D

July 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin Bonus, “Donelson Bowl”

Chapters
00:00 - Bowling Alley


Notes
For all the Nashville dads out there looking for a GREAT WAY to kill an afternoon in the air conditioning…..Donelson Bowl….Nashville’s coolest bowling alley since 1960….and it remains mostly unchanged since. One of this town’s best kept secrets.

Daniel "Paco" Herrera appears courtesy of Polymer Records.


Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

May 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Restaurant Review “Nicky G’s Kitchen Downtown”

Chapters
00:00 - The Kitchen Downtown
00:55 - Music room / kids playing


Notes
If you happen to live in Nashville or if you plan to visit soon you absolutely MUST check out this amazing restaurant....its called “Kitchen Downtown” in the legendary Arcade in downtown Nashville. Owned and operated by one of my best pals on this earth...Nick “NICKY G” Govrik....a hard working Hungarian who provides healthy and delicious food for very reasonable prices.

Nick was the bassist and main songwriter for Trigger Hippy, the band i played in back in the mid 10’s with Steve Gorman, Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene. You will love this place, Uncle Larry guarantees it.

Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

May 13th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 105, Tom Bukovac, “The Bluebird 6 Minor”

Chapters
00:00 - Mellow, galloping intro with delay
02:30 - Hello, class!
03:06 - Busy / Projects
03:45 - VCB - Hot stuff
04:14 - Tesla Cyber Truck
05:08 - '65 Impala
05:21 - Tom's guitar shop (Second Gear Used Music)
06:55 - Terrible audio quality in videos / Take it easy
07:40 - Oregon Trail settlers
08:17 - Listener sings over Tom's material (Pat)
09:08 - Making chords more interesting
09:50 - Bluebird 6th minor chord lesson
12:18 - Men At Work lessons (Who Can It Be Now / Overkill)
13:52 - Crazy, bad ass chord lesson


Notes
A not so brief chat on Elon Musk and also an explanation of the inner workings of the ancient mysterious “Bluebird 6 Minor chord”.

Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

March 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 99, Tom Bukovac, “Blues In Sea”

Chapters
00:00 - Blues soloing
10:24 - Hello, class!
10:45 - Divorce / New house / Flood / Garage
13:31 - Blues in C
15:47 - PRS Cleveland Korina
16:32 - Sessions


Notes
Hello dear class, checkin’ in with some flood and divorce updates....thanks very much to everyone who sent sweet messages being concerned about the recent bad weather.

Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

I sincerely thank all of you sweet people for watching the show and being so supportive and encouraging over the last year or so of madness.

September 21st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 70, Tom Bukovac, “Fall Is Here!!!!!”

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful, bluesy intro
03:17 - Hello, class!
04:13 - Rare edit (Pro-Reverb problem)
04:20 - Viewer Comment Bin / Busy
05:00 - Dirty Mary Crazy Larry movie
05:28 - Co-host w/ Michael Palmisano
06:06 - Musician and engineer relationtionship?
08:30 - Ron Ellis pickups / Gibson Les Paul
09:55 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale (Echoplex)
11:18 - Fender Tweed Deluxe / E Blues lesson


Notes
https://youtu.be/wjDJL57ofY4 - Check out this cool table.

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
T shirts and mugs available at www.guitarhouse.net

August 17th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 63, Tom Bukovac, “And Your Bird Is Red”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro rockin' jam
02:16 - Hey, cats!
04:18 - Viewer Comment Bin / Rituals
06:41 - Copy right claim
08:04 - Humbuckers in Nashville
10:27 - Rock 'n' roll untamed lesson
11:42 - Speed picking / Thumb angle


Notes
See guys I’m still writing stuff in here...i thought about calling this video “My Red Bird Performs” but i thought that mighta been a little too inside for anyone who’s not from the UK...thanks for watching the show.

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
T shirts and mugs available at www.guitarhouse.net

July 30th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 59, Tom Bukovac, “Cardboard Cut Outs In The Shade”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro cosmic jam
03:37 - Hello, class!
04:52 - Viewer Comment Bin / AC
05:43 - Pedal steel?
07:03 - Wah wah?
08:08 - Complementing the singer
10:22 - Cardboard cutouts
10:52 - Blues with weird time signature
11:43 - Tonal shading lesson


Notes
A brief chat on tone and Covid era sports.

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

July 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 56, Tom Bukovac, “Simple Cleveland Man”

Chapters
00:00 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Intro
01:07 - Hello, class!
02:20 - "VCB" - Viewer Comment Bin
02:56 -  Chord, melody tangents
06:46 - Live vs Studio playing
08:05 - Homeskoolin' song decisions
08:49 - Simple Man lesson (the lift)


Notes
A brief examination of an otherworldly occurrence that took place near Jacksonville Florida almost 50 years ago.

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

May 25th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 33, Tom Bukovac, “The Salad Days”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro blues jam
03:03 - Hello, class!
04:35 - Viewer Comment Bin
05:30 - Kemper profile
06:39 - Rolling Rock baths
07:18 - Back life story
14:36 - Loop lesson


Notes
A brief look into the viewer comment bin and a description of my painful early years. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

March 29th, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 10, Tom Bukovac PHRASING!!!

Chapters
00:00 - Hello, everybody!
00:27 - One reader comment to respond to
00:55 - The most important thing in music / Phrasing
02:35 - 100 guitar players play this... / Voice
03:47 - Automatic vibrato vs. conscious
04:34 - Different types of vibrato
06:12 - Amazing Nashville guitarists?


Notes
The key to all music is one thing people....phrasing. I apologize but for some unknown technical reason this video doesn't quite start at the beginning when you first turn it on.
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