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September 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 164, Tom Bukovac, “With Synchronized Tremolo”

Chapters
00:00 - Boogeying some old school guitar
04:28 - Rollin' Rock slide / Hello, class!
05:18 - Duggie Brown's Jazzmaster
05:43 - Vince Gill backup / Sting / Guitar journey meeting people
07:40 - Chris Stapleton / Earthquaker Dispatch Master
08:40 - Jaco Pastorius
09:20 - Lesson: Appropriate fingering
12:04 - Lesson: Silly, hard lick to use all 4 fingers
14:07 - Lesson: "Tempest Fugit" lick
16:00 - Lesson: Taking apart chords for different voicings
16:50 - Kentucky Thunder Bluegrass bad asses / Bluegrass solos vs Rock

19:23 - Brian Sutton lessons / Holding your body correctly
20:15 - Banjo, tempo, and effortless playing
21:50 - Guitar video jam


Notes
Little Tommy discusses proper fretboard fingering after a nice fall haircut….the little clip at the end is from the rehearsal yesterday when we were learning Sting’s tune that he was singing on the show.

Thanks for watching my little stream of consciousness rants people.

September 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus…”The Grass Is Always Bluer On The Other Side”

Chapters
00:00 - Kentucky Thunder warming up some fierce Bluegrass Country


Notes
I played a crazy gig tonite kids….a tv show honoring Vince Gill called “Giants” on CMT network….it’s supposed to air on sept 16.

I was in the house band playing behind some real bad asses….like Sting, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and many others…got to see a lot of cool people and re-connect with some dear old friends.

One of my very favorite parts of the whole gig was the fact that our band dressing room was right next to the Ricky Skaggs's band Kentucky Thunder's room, and we got to hear them warming up before the show….and they were kind enough to let me film a taste of it. i was quite surprised and honored to hear that a couple of the fellas are Homeskoolers.

Sweet guys and an absolutely INCREDIBLE sounding group of musicians….i sometimes try to imagine what it would be like to pick a banjo like this…must be a whole lotta fun

Personnel:
Jake Workman: acoustic guitar
Russ Carson: banjo
Gavin Kelso: upright bass
Mike Rogers; rhythm guitar
Dennis Parker: arch top guitar
Luke Bulla: fiddle

August 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Be The Ball Danny”

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful finger picking and strumming


Notes
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll….

July 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 156, Tom Bukovac, “Seafood Green”

Chapters
00:00 - Good, fun "Tequila" playing
00:41 - "A good lick"
01:03 - Friends! / Thanks for gifts / Kids
04:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
04:42 - Steel Panther gig?
05:12 - Headstock break? / Guitar problems cannot stand
08:27 - Guitar Player magazine
08:58 - Fender Duosonic
09:11 - "The Claw" finger playing lesson / Eric Johnson stealing
11:29 - Favorite Bukowski book?
11:38 - Locker & stolen Ann Wilson gear / Mexico
12:50 - '71 Les Paul Custom
13:17 - Miscellaneous comments / Phil Collins
16:25 - Thanks to all / Plexi Soul / Trip The Witch


Notes
I saw an ad for a Stratocaster on Reverb a couple days ago where a guy described the color as “seafood green”….oh man, that got me…

Anyway, here’s a 17 minute ramble from a guy who hasn’t been around many people any older than 9 years old in several days.

If anyone out there knows what issue of guitar player mag i got “writ up” in recently please tell me, cuz i can’t find the fucking thing....like who is on the cover?

totally unrelated, dig this crazy video....my son watched this and all he said afterwards was "knuckleheads..." kinda under his breath......hahaaaaa, wonder where he got that?

https://youtu.be/5oO226PgSkg

Thanks for watching friends

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July 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 155, Tom Bukovac, “Bubba’s Big Jam”

Chapters
00:00 - Some jammin playing
01:23 - Intro...Hello, class! / Thanks
03:01 - Special "Fuck Off to that guy"
03:32 - Viewer appreciation
04:16 - Getting sentimental / Joe Walsh / Greg Sarley
06:41 - Big Jam Distortion
07:56 - Pre Rocked Pedals
08:25 - Big Jam pedal demonstration
10:53 - Turning up the gain
11:24 - "into hair band guitar players?"
12:23 - Rainbow Room
12:45 - More of the Big Jam
13:30 - Playing an open ringing string with finger picking


Notes
A little tribute to the guy who got me into all this shit…

Gregor Sarlija…

Which turned into Greg Sarley at Ellis Island…

Which turned into Bubba P on prospect ave in the 70s

The progenator of the Multivox Big Jam Distortion pedal

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Oh, and there’s trivia too: Name the asshead that came up with this famous quote
“Did you ever notice how all of Tom’s “dear friends” are selling something”

June 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “What City Are We In?”

Chapters
00:00 - On stage pedalboard sound experiments
02:50 - Bass drum head
04:18 - Bluesman Vintage bass / Bluesman Deville
06:29 - Backstage, amps, instruments


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.

May 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 148, Tom Bukovac, “A Queens Tale” Pt 2

Chapters
00:00 - Viewer Comments Bin...cont. / Quick fire style
04:49 - Pissing people off
06:45 - Trip The Witch / Naming songs
07:40 - Phone recording sound
08:00 - Sayings
10:00 - Reinvent yourself?
12:05 - Comfortable cliches
14:12 - Improvise
14:50 - Michael Hedges
16:00 - What's the point of your channel?
17:24 - Smoking weed


Notes
Part two of that all that shit i said in part one.

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.

April 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Late Night PSA….”Black Mountain Ziggy”

Chapters
00:00 - Thumb pick playing
03:22 - Hey guys! / Good day
03:47 - Hinged pick
06:56 - Open strings picking lesson


Notes
A brief slightly out of tune late night exploration on my dear son’s dakota red 66 fender duo sonic….and a little public service announcement letting you know about two things that are available.

check out the thumb pick with a very comfortable and unique “hinged” design that i am using in this video at:
blackmountainpicks.com

AND….i thought these limited edition signed prints were all gone long ago, but ziggy, the amazing artist that drew these, reminded me there are still 21 of them left. Check them out at:
ziggysartstudio.com

He also wanted me to tell you that there is free shipping on these prints.

Thank you guys for taking this class that seemingly never ends… i hope you all know how much i sincerely appreciate the Homeskoolin’ Family. I am always blown away by the kindness and warmth of the comments that i find in the VCB.

Yours truly,
Uncle Larry

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"


Notes
A brief chat about surf music and a look into the always fascinating viewer comment bin.

February 5th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 125, Tom Bukovac, “Cabin Fever Jazz”

Chapters
00:00 - Crazy guitar playing
09:30 - '54 Esquire / Old Brain Twister lesson
11:25 - Trip The Witch CDs & t-shirts
12:05 - 4 note chromatic pattern playing
13:20 - Sound and fun playing
14:14 - Difference Rosewood vs. Maple teles / Blues pickin'
16:16 - E13 / Index finger crazy shit
17:40 - Cool sound upstroke on saddles / Clavinet imitation


Notes
“Well…maybe he HAS finally lost it….”

January 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Short…”Brain Twister”

Chapters
00:00 - Chicken pickin'


Notes
The first Homeskoolin’ “Short”, for what it’s worth.

So, can anyone out there actually play this clean?

I almost got it….pretty fuckin’ tough riff at the end. Ya’ know, i got some great advice years ago…it was something along the lines of “Tom, don’t ever write a riff you can’t play”

This sweet old 54 Esquire chopper in this video is a cherished gift from a dear dear friend who would be a real strong contender for “the coolest dude to ever inhabit this earth”…if that was ever a contest.

Rock on Homeskoolers!!

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


Notes
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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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


Notes
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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July 17th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 107, Tom Bukovac, “Penalty Kick Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Texan blues intro
01:14 - Hello, class!
01:48 - NAMM show
02:19 - Health concern addressed
02:50 - Viewer Comment Bin / Busy
03:04 - Mystery project
03:57 - Soccer
05:06 - Yola - Stand For Myself (acoustic intro)
05:56 - Ann Wilson gigs
06:50 - Effects loop vs. plugging into amp
07:54 - Albums coming out / Uncle Larry Album
09:08 - Gibson Firebird
09:27 - Mutant hybrid picking / 4ths / Thumb picking
10:23 - Chords and polychords
11:14 - Neck pickup soloing jam
11:30 - 100k pots / 'The heavens parted and God said...this is your Firebird'


Notes
Hey guys….if you’re looking for a SUPER COOL place to take your kids for an afternoon, you gotta take them to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville. You’re not gonna see a bunch of old Chevelles and the ordinary old car stuff, this place is jam packed with rare and exotic vehicles from all over the world….its a nice quiet peaceful calming afternoon, kind of like a NAMM show right?
You might even see Uncle Larry and his two sweet boys there.

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June 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Track, “High & Lonesome”

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful pedal steel-esque playing


Notes
Here’s one for the night owls….cheers to all you sweethearts

Love

Uncle Larry

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.

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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.

February 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 95, Tom Bukovac, “Seven Kalimbas”

Chapters
00:00 - Far out blues loop intro jam
04:06 - String plucking lesson
05:01 - Hi guys
07:35 - 1937 Gibson L5
09:14 - Thanks
10:04 - Brain-twister 3 chord loop lesson
11:44 - Soloing over the loop
12:36 - Soloing / Sliding lesson


Notes
A brief chat on one of my favorite guitar techniques....the 6 string Cleveland kalimba. Check out 100th episode limited edition print at www.ziggysartstudio

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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 24th, 2021

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

Chapters
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


Notes
Hey guys, here’s a not so brief chat on many things....here 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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