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September 15th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 111, Tom Bukovac, “Wagons In Space”

00:00 - Space Wagon playing
01:53 - Hey, Homeskoolers!
02:43 - TTW thanks
03:51 - "Prog Jam" song
04:08 - Martin acoustic
04:20 - Space Wagon lesson / Chords
06:26 - Melody / Sarah Buxton
07:12 - Tricky verse part
08:58 - Building the song
09:44 - Playing the song
11:17 - Studio mess, campout

Hello class!!! Its your weird old uncle….tonites lesson teaches you how to play "Space Wagon" from the Trip The Witch record that came out recently. This track is probably my personal fave on the album, although its a bit of a wall flower at first glance.

Today was day one of a four day Morgan Wallen record at Blackbird studios in Nashville….its nice to be able to camp out for a few days and get weird…bring out the weird toys.

I’m actually totally serious about eventually making the move to all combo amps….the big head/cabinet scenario has served me well for many years, but I always like to keep evolving and trying new things.

Thanks so much for the kind words about the TTW album, Dean and I really appreciate it.

August 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Travelin’ Session Man”

00:00 - Back to sessions

Just a quick hello to all you Homeskoolers out there…its been a while, but things are getting back to “normal”….and more importantly FALL IS COMING….Praise the Baby Jesus….

August 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update Part 2, “Acoustic Fever”

00:00 - Acoustic track playing

For the truly bored who wanna get a long winded look at the life of a session man….here is part 2 my friends.

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August 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update Part 1 “Acoustic Fever”

00:00 - Acoustic track playing

Monday August 9th 2021…Soultrain Studios in Berry Hill.
Working on a project with an extremely talented Aussie fella named Wes Dean.

Wes sang, played some great acoustic and blew me away with some absolutely wicked Bob Dylan/Neil Young style harmonica playing….(which is one thing we are SORELY lacking here in the Nashville session scene in my opinion).
Corky Courtelyou producing and engineering.
Kyle Blunt Pro Tools operator.
I played electric and a bit of acoustic as you see here.
The legendary Freddie Eltringham on drums.
Adam Beard on an olive drab P bass.
Charlie Lowell on keys.

I know it sucks when you can’t hear the context of the track that I am playing along with, but unfortunately thats all I can give you guys without pissing off the artist I am working for.

The guitar I'm playing is a 1937 Gibson Advanced Jumbo that I just recently purchased from Gruhn Guitars. I had to sell about five guitars to even remotely afford it but thats just fine with me....the thing is truly not of this earth.

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thanks for watching the show guys

July 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 108, Tom Bukovac, “Reverb Math”

00:00 - Slow ambient jam
02:17 - Hello, class!
04:37 - Baritone strings / Gauge
05:29 - Wrapping strings
06:28 - Jerry Jones Neptune Longhorn Baritone / A tuning
07:40 - Gibson Eb-2D Bass garage sale

Hello class, just a brief exploratory look at baritone guitars….keep in mind, EVERY guitar sounds cool when you tune it down low enough. Props to John Scott from Bluesman Vintage guitars in Nashville. You may want to contact him if you like lightweight guitars…the Strat he had with him yesterday was literally the lightest Strat i have ever felt in my entire life…5 pounds tops.

If you guys want either of the two instruments from Uncle Larrys Garage Sale just email me at

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May 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Late Night Random Montage, "A Tribute To Your Good Taste"

00:00 - String bending intro jam
01:00 - Hello, everyone! / Video setup
01:12 - Heart songs
01:55 - Magic Man tuning
02:27 - Session with Charles Kelly
03:05 - Ben Rector with Tom on guitar
03:43 - '55 Tele & Blackstar amp
04:05 - Magic Man playing & lesson
05:37 - Sessions video

A little mish mash montage of recent Uncle Larry related items....including a little late night Tele abuse and an ice cold Rolling Rock premium lager (which, as the box says, is a " tribute to your good taste")

Here's the Ben Rector tune....

Part three of this montage features two of my dear friends....Troy Lancaster (guitarist) and Drew Bollman (engineer)....cinematography by Tony Lucido.

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May 24th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “The Italian Job”

00:00 - Session (acoustic guitar)
02:27 - Victor (drum kit / stacking cymbals)
03:12 - Tony (bass guitar / '64 Gibson Thunderbird)
04:11 - Thoughts on playing / Country of origin
05:08 - Tom (guitar rig / quick look)
05:28 - Kay guitar

Monday May 24, 2021....Blackbird Studio A

Connor McCutcheon: artist
Julian Raymond: producer
Lowell “Lloyd” Reynolds: engineer
Steve Cordray: pro tools
Jerry Mcpherson: guitar
Me: guitar
Victor Indrizzo: drums
Tony Lucido: bass
Tim Lauer: keys

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May 18th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Isolation Dot Com”

00:00 - Isolation cab fun

May 18, 2021.... I always wanted to make a website called “” where you have live camera feeds with video and audio of isolated guitar cabinets in various studios all over nashvlle where all you can hear is the audio coming through the guitar cabinets but with no context of the music is was playing along to. It might be boring for some but real weirdos like me might find it fascinating. Here is one such example Todays session Rick Huckaby: vocals, acoustic guitar and songs Glenn Worf: bass Nir Z: drums Me: electric guitar Shannon Forrest: engineer

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May 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 104, Tom Bukovac, “The Queen’s Chair”

00:00 - Nasty old blues, soloing intro jam
05:31 - Hello, class! / Blowing up amp
05:55 - Thanks to everone / Session update
06:27 - Lynryd Skynyrd - Working for MCA / Bending tonic lesson
07:40 - Tony Iommi - War Pigs / Root note bend lesson
08:50 - Blues playing
09:08 - Session update

A brief chat on bending the tonic note and an inside look at todays one of a 3 day project

Session log:
Monday 5/10/21
Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville TN

Artist: Dave Hause
Producer: Will Hoge
Engineer: David Axelrod
Sadler Vaden: guitar
Chris Powell: drums
Gary Tallent: bass
Billy Justineau: keys
Me: guitar

Thanks for watching!

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April 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “The Gridiron and The Choir”

00:00 - Session witht he choir
02:01 - Touchdown Zack (electric football game)

4/27/ 3 of tracking on Ann Wilson session at Backstage Studio....after a long day of tracking the boys had a moment to kick back, while the choir did their thing on a certain old cover song about “an original sinner born from original sin”

50s Tudor Tru-Action vibrating football still brings the excitement like it did 40 years ago....and yes i also have an old “rod hockey” table game

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March 28th, 2021

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

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

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.

March 8th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 97, Tom Bukovac, “Takin’ Requests”

00:00 - Rockin' intro jam
04:22 - Hello, class!
05:30 - 100th Episode show
08:40- Homeskoolin' beer
09:25 - Duesenberg Blackbird guitar
09:44 - Tuning / Creasing string at bridge
12:15 - Harmonics lesson
14:03 - Wurly effects lesson

I wore my WMMS shirt today in honor of the passing of Cleveland legend Michael Stanley....RIP Michael.

If you guys have a favorite Homeskoolin’ opener that would work good in a live set please tell me...I’m all ears

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January 31st, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 88, Tom Bukovac, “The Tank”

00:00 - '58 Les Paul straight into '59 Bassman / Life, Sex & Death - Tank
01:15 - Hello, class!
03:23 - VCB / How's Farmland?
04:07 - Disappointed teacher?
04:34 - Rare cut / Learning chords?
06:17 - Sports Bar Blues
07:20 - Drummers: Musical vs. Groove / Song sense
09:46 - Casino movie
10:20 - Keeping guitars in tune (always nut)
13:32 - Trivial raffle / Name This Riff

A brief discussion on blues, jazz and tuning....Cleveland style.

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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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December 5th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 81, Tom Bukovac, “Up The Neck”

00:00 - Rock intro lick jam
03:09 - Hello, class!
05:20 - VCB / Wintertime guitar storage
07:54 - Miracle pedalboard sound
08:43 - Session effects switching
11:09 - Bad Company - Shooting Star / Dark sound lesson
12:48 - Back and forth between chords / Adding thumb bass note

A brief chat on tone, a rarely seen in nature bent note finger tap, and a look at “putting out fires” on your pedalboard.

Oh...and thanks to all the class members who came to Uncle Larry’s defense yesterday in the VCB when our old joyless buddy Mr. Fizz flat out insulted my dear wife. Fizzy was promptly “pinned to the wall of mockery” (as your dear classmate Danny pointed out) and subsequently fizzed out somethin’ terrible.

Love to all...happy Saturday lads

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November 15th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 78, “Uncle Larry’s Slight Return”

00:00 - Intro up-tempo blues jam
01:55 - Hello, class!
02:49 - ' 69 Gibson Les Paul
03:47 - Thank you for gear
04:14 - VCB / Position of guitar on lap
05:30 - American Politics discussions?
06:30 - Shoulder of pick
07:05 - Appreciation as you get older / Jerry Lee Lewis song
08:36 - Bob Seger - Rick Veato
10:42 - Compliments to the Session Man / Little arpeggiating lesson
12:14 - Totally exposed / Iron Man / Heated battle
14:04 - Crazy blues lick lesson

Heres a little tune called "I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants (part two)"
Glad to be back...happy Sunday to all.
Go to Farmland!!!

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October 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 75, Tom Bukovac, “The Missing Piece”

00:00 - Eminence Front type loop jam
02:03 - Hello, class!
03:57 - '58 Les Paul
04:04 - Viewer Comment Bin / Kids books
05:29 - Pure joy of playing
08:04 - Strat bridge setup / Jeff Senn
09:26 - Trigger Hippy gear
10:28 - Good job, "Bloke"
11:09 - 3 part loop lesson / stretch chord

A brief discussion on children’s books and Stratocaster bridges. Limited edition signed prints available at

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October 17th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 74, Tom Bukovac, “Campin’ Man”

00:00 - Intro bluesy jam
03:00 - Stratocaster, vibe trick
03:28 - Hello, class!
06:01 - Viewer Comment Bin / EVH
09:03 - Nervous during sessions?
10:22 - Cheap guitar playing
12:06 - Blues lick lesson / Power of the 5th

A brief discussion on the flatted fifth and the recently departed master of the pick scrape. Wish me luck today, I aint much of a wilderness man.

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October 3rd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 72, Tom Bukovac, “Supa Fuzz”

00:00 - You Can't Kill Rock and Roll intro
02:08 - Hello, class!
04:45 - Viewer Comment Bin
05:03 - '58 Les Paul / Tone machine
05:34 - Learning by ear
06:58 - Making charts
09:21 - Help by Homeskoolin'
10:02 - Engineer disliking tone?
12:33 - "Classmate is off his meds" / Non-corporate response
14:34 - You Can't Kill Rock and Roll lesson

A brief explanation of my intense love for the 1981 Ozzy Osbourne song “You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll”....and a look inside the topsy turvy world known as the “viewer comment bin”....

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September 27th, 2020

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

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

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

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