December 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Noise??…What Noise???”

Chapters
00:00 - Electro-Harmonix - Frequency Analyzer and idea
03:20 - Electro-Harmonix - Electric Mistress
05:13 - Ibanez FL-305 Flanger


Notes
Uncle Larry takes you on a trip to Analog City….a long forgotten place where tape hiss and noise were just part of the scenery.

There is a big difference between modern high definition video and a slightly blurry Super 8 film from the 70's....kinda the same thing with guitar pedals....

Hope you enjoy friends
you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

...and did you know that Trip The Witch merch is also available??
https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/trip-the-witch-shop

December 5th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 177, Tom Bukovac, “Burstographer”

Chapters
00:00 - Exploring the slow jam and delving into the blues
04:59 - Hello, friends!
05:35 - Eleanor Jane photographer / Calendar
07:34 - Paper football
07:50 - Oz Noy episode thank you
09:00 - Dean DeLeo and Trip The Witch
10:45 - Lesson: G7 to 4 chord


Notes
Hello dear Homeskoolers…hope all is well.

Please check out sweet Eleanor Jane’s Instagram at @eleanorjanephoto

You might want to purchase one of these lovely calendars that she made…a calendar that depicts photos of bursts and goldtops so warm and detailed that your mind can get lost on a cosmic journey just following the various flame patterns and wiggly bits.

A portion of the money from her sales goes to Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society.

Thanks for watching guys

December 3rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Quick PSA….”Follow The Yellow Brick Road”

Chapters
00:00 - Hello, friends!  Announcement


Notes
Check it out lads

All the cool jazz shit you always wanted to know, as taught by Oz Noy.

https://youtu.be/TKzvpVgH3Ko

November 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Goodbye CM”

Chapters
00:00 - Melodies from a great musician


Notes
Thank you for the life changing music.

November 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Stream Of Unconsciousness Part 2”

Chapters
00:00 - Mello meandering


Notes
improv meditation….after a long day’s work....

ya' gotta take the mind out for a walk once in a while....

thanks to all of you for watching and being so cool out there in Unclectric Larryland....

i hope the bass is punching through enough in this recording

November 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Pre-Internet Chords”

Chapters
00:00 - Guess this song


Notes
Name this toon kids….

The quick B dom9 at the end of the chorus is fucking pure genius
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Keyboard

November 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Long Form Session Update”

Chapters
00:00 - Session recording


Notes
For the real Homeskoolin’ die hards….another one way headphone studio conversation....

What if you guys found out one day that all these “studio update videos” i have put up over the years was really just me by myself in some studio talking to myself and all along there was never anyone else there with me?

Man that would be weird….

Today's session
11/28/22
Smoakstack

Jesse Key: artist
UL: guitar/producer
Mike Fahey: engineer
Zack Zinck: assistant engineer
Steve Mackey: bass
Jedd Hughes: guitar
Freddie Lee Eltringham: drums
David “Bird Dog” Dorn: keys

you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

...and did you know that Trip The Witch merch is also available??
https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/trip-the-witch-shop

November 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Cool Chord Party Volume 2”

Chapters
00:00 - Lesson: Steely Dan organ playing


Notes
I know you guys are probably tired of all the endlessly clever chord progressions and harmonic voice leading genius that you hear in pop music today, but it should ALSO be noted there was some really clever stuff that people were writing way back in the 70’s.

The boys and i were on a nice sunday drive this afternoon and my youngest asked me “dad, what’s your alltime favorite song? Is it still “under pressure” by bowie/queen?” (which i have always told them it was)… and then i said “well, it might be this one actually” and then played “fire in the hole” from the first 1972 Steely Dan album.

Amazingly enough, i never learned it before…so of course when i got home i figured it out immediately.

If you’re a chord lover, fagen and becker never disappoint…they always find a way to twist something simple into something that makes you go “Why the hell have i never thought of that?” not to mention jeff baxter’s wickedly metallic sounding pedal steel solo…

When i met jeff about a year ago the first and only thing i asked him was “Man do you remember what kinda steel you played on “fire in the hole”?”

He said “im pretty sure it was an Emmons”

Of course it was a push/pull Emmons

If you guys don’t know this song, shame on you.

November 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sunday Drive”

Chapters
00:00 - John Denver - Country Roads loop and playing


Notes
When the boys and i were driving around on our little Sunday afternoon drive yesterday, we played a million songs. When i put "country roads" by John Denver on they literally went into a trance…and so did i….

I started thinking, what IS IT about this simple song that has such power over people???

I figured it out…it's the note choice of the high harmony part that the girl (Taffy Nivert, also one of the song writers) is singing.

Very odd non-traditional harmony note choices, but SOOOOOO cool and haunting....takes me to the same emotional place that the girls singing on "Revolution Comes With An Act Of Love" by Church Of The Cosmic Skull takes me.

If you took that high harmony part away, the song woulda never made the top 100 billboard charts...that's a guarantee.

The power of the sixth note people....

John Denver rules don't take my word for it....check it out
https://youtu.be/1SKq__Ba6hE

November 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Foot Stompin’ Music”

Chapters
00:00 - Country strumming
02:10 - Guitar artwork montage


Notes
Happy t day to all my dear Homeskoolers….

Here’s some fingerpickin’ homework for the weekend.

Artwork by Fernando All from Argentina.

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