June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Starship Lullaby”

00:00 - Touching playing from the heart

“I always wanted to do a collection of my acoustic numbers with the London Philharmonic…”

June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session B Roll, “The Bass Capo”

00:00 - Recording with bass capo

Session bassist Jacob Lowrey demonstrating a device that was originally pioneered by the legendary Jimmie Lee Sloas….the “bass capo”.

Jacob is lucky to be trying ANY type of capo after a incident that took place a few months ago where he fell through a roof and broke everything rib related in his body.

Also starring:
David “Bird Dog” Dorn
Drew Winn
Chris Utley
Shawn Fichter


June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 154, Tom Bukovac, “Plex Soul”

00:00 - Some rockin' intro playing
01:58 - Hello, friends!
03:39 - '65 Firebird red
04:26 - Playing keyboards
05:51 - Lesson (Echoplex gain) / Contest

Uncle Larry in a brand new green Homeskoolin’ t….damn this thing is soooo comfy…it’s like wearing a cloud.

A brief dissertation on the power of blowing up the input of an old Fender amp with the right stuff.

Totally unrelated, one of my biggest pet peeves in this world is this… when you see a thumbnail for a youtube video that has some kind of amazing photo….but then when you actually watch that video there is not a single thing in the video that even shows the photo they used in the thumbnail.

I fucking HATE that false advertising bullshit….there should be laws against this.

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venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Lead A Normal Life”

00:00 - 1970's Yamaha CP-70B amazing playing

I have had a strange affinity for the legendary Yamaha CP-70B electric grand for my whole adult life….i have probably owned 10 or so different ones over the years, but this one is special because it belonged to my dear old friend Rick Reith who sadly moved on in January.

Fond memories of him and i carrying this beast into my newly purchased scantly furnished bachelor pad in the biting cold of winter.

Brent Arledge came over and tuned it for me yesterday…he literally is the ONLY guy who tunes every piano in every studio in nashville…we often talk about the pressure of it all, can you imagine tuning a piano for a guy like Gordon Mote?

there have been many great moments in rock history for the CP70....but here is the BEST moment

June 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Late Nite Jam “Planet 1974”

00:00 - Gibson double neck guitar playing

Some cosmic debris from another time….an old school electric mistress filter matrix montage.

My friends, PLEASE do not forget to tune in to the big live stream this Sunday night, July 3rd... 7pm Central on Brett Papa’s channel Guthrie Trapp, Brett Papa and yours truly, just doing some jamming, answering questions from you guys, and most importantly GIVING AWAY A FREE DUESENBERG SESSION MAN guitar!

June 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Holy Shit, Exciting News!!!”

00:00 - Duesenberg Session Man guitar / Contest / Loop
03:48 - Blues over Major / Eb Major pentatonic

Three vids in one day???? That is SURELY some kind of record….

Well, the second one doesn’t really count because it was kind of a “private lesson”….

But anyhoo, dig this cats…i got some very exciting news Mark your calendars people!!

Sunday night July 3rd

Live stream on Brett Papa’s channel with yours truly and dearest Guthrie Trapp (and possibly another special guest) where we answer questions, jam a bit, and most importantly, pick the WINNING POSTCARD!!!

By the end of that live stream, one of you Homeskoolers out there is gonna end up with this bad ass guitar that i am playing in this video….good luck kids

June 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Private Edition “The Bayou Rocker”

00:00 - Reviewing a lesson for a generous watcher
01:32 - Start song lesson
03:10 - Chord explanation

A special thank you to a Homeskooler named Jewel Chattelier, aka “Bayou Rocker”…he wanted a private lesson on how to play this old chestnut from many years ago. https://youtu.be/L0OKFuBEbOw

Thank you bro

June 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 153, Tom Bukovac, “When I Get To Heaven”

00:00 - Making a loop
01:40 - Laying the Tele track down
05:00 - Starting track again with underlying chords
07:34 - Ending on a weird chord / Trippy tune to overlay
09:52 - Tuning / Adding tremolo
10:56 - "We got a plan now"
13:45 - Ending with Mellotron / Harmony part
16:35 - Beer break / Explanation
18:18 - Go again and retry
21:15 - Adding in bass
26:45 - Adding in the lap steel
30:26 - Building the loop final - Take 1

Loops while you wait….five tracks start finish in under 35 minutes. Even though its painful at times when the L plug comes outta the tele jack or a random youtube video starts playing out of nowhere, i thought maybe you guys might get a kick outta seeing the deep inner pain and soul wrestling that goes along with making a typical Homeskoolin’ style loop.

This one features my son’s Jazz Bass and my alltime favorite lap steel…a 30’s Rickenbacker model B

Thanks so much for watching these recent episodes that were brought to you strictly by covid and canceled tour dates. If you guys are indeed learning and growing from these videos and the madness contained within, please visit the Homeskoolin’ tip jar, which is built solely on the “honor system” and the proud integrity of Uncle Larry’s Army

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 152, “Uncle Larry's Pet Falcon Pt 2”

00:00 - Part 2 of the Gretsch playing

Same guitar, different shirt…stick around to the end if you wanna learn my favorite alltime blues lick. Thank you guys for all the kind words and support friends.

June 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Jam “Seymour Butts Blues”

00:00 - Melodic playing along with some blues

Well lads, remember when i got this newish white falcon a while back? I bonded with the guitar right away but quickly realized that the pickups it came with were lifeless crap and did not do “the Gretsch thing” that i have come to expect out of old Filtertrons.

I have owned hundreds of old Gretsches in my life…i always love the sound of the old Filtertrons but i gave up trying to fight with the guitars years ago. That old 6120 i had in the rig rundown thing i did was the final straw. Even in the rig rundown vid the thing was out of tune haha…but it still sounded good, like all old Gretsches do.

As i always say about the old Gretsches…the sound and the looks were never the problem, its just everything else.

I recently picked up a cadillac green 60 country club in a package deal of guitars that i immediately sold to dearest Jedd Hughes....he loves it, it's a cool guitar, but before i sold it i compared the pickups in i to the ones in this new white falcon. as I suspected, the old ones absolutely destroyed these new ones.

So at that point i considered just selling this white falcon….but before i did i asked Jeff Senn if he knew of any new filtertrons that really have that clean high end low output sparkle of the old ones. I normally do not like tv jones filtertrons from my past experiences with them, because i do not like high output tough guy dark sounding filtertrons…i like my filtertons like i like my coffee, super weak and airy with sparkly top end, as God intended.

So Jeff suggested i try these tv jones “Ray Butts high fidelity” model pickups, cuz it's the closest he has heard to the real thing. Thank you Jeff, you were right. Nick Drushel at Glasers put them in for me and wallah…that great old Filtertron tone on a guitar that stays in tune, has the frets in the right place, and does not have the binding crumbling off… Its an all around win.


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