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February 7th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 90, Tom Bukovac, “Play Date”

Chapters
00:00 - John McLaughlin / Chevrolet intro
02:50 - Hello, class!
04:22 - Taj Mahal
05:04 - Guitar volume
05:41 - Fuzz pedals and volume sound
07:40 - Jazz chords & open voicings lessons
12:11 - Taj Mahal riff lesson


Notes
A brief discussion on the genius of John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra dovetailed into some old Taj Mahal.
Thanks to Brabley’s mom.

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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 31st, 2021

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

Chapters
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


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

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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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January 16th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 86, Tom Bukovac, “....And Other Things”

Chapters
00:00 - Rocking intro jam
02:03 - Hello, class!
04:12 - VCB / Enjoy music you play?
04:38 - Come up with parts you don't like?
05:59 - Pet peeves / Sympathetic ringing
07:42 - Another YouTube guy - Doug Rappoport
08:23 - Anchor picking hand
09:20 - Maple fretboards? / '57 Fender Esquire
10:43 - Micing techniques
12:49 - Joe Walsh inspired string bending lesson


Notes
A brief chat on the Browns, string bending and a little mod that all us old guys to our old Rickenbackers.

48k subscribers??? Say what???

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January 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 85, Tom Bukovac, “We All Get Replaced”

Chapters
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


Notes
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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January 2nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 84, Tom Bukovac, “I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt 4”

Chapters
00:00 - 70s intro jam
03:05 - Hello, class!
04:34 - VCB / Stretching chords
05:35 - Warm up / Pain in the arm
06:12 - String height / Low action
07:12 - Relic guitars? / Lacquer
08:51 - Farmland t-shirt
09:28 - Todd Rundgren joke
09:56 - Trip the Witch breakdown
10:24 - Crazy chord progression lesson


Notes
Just a chill little composition to kick off the new year from your dearest uncle. Thanks for all the sweet comments about this show being a bright spot of an otherwise bleak year...it truly means the world. Hang in there guys and keep on practicing.

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December 30th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 83, Tom Bukovac, Trip The Witch

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful intro jam
01:53 - Hello, class! / Duesenberg Session Man Guitar
05:03 - "Trip the Witch"
05:59 - Leslie West loss
06:49 - Christmas Depression
07:57 - Chords with harmonics / Low voicings
09:55 - Steve Morse rabbit hole


Notes
Hello class, to find the the Steve Morse video I've been obsessing over, just search for "Steve Morse band live in 1984 Part 4" sorry I'm too computer illiterate to know how to actually "post a link"...i honestly don't even know what i was thinking... beyond that, this video shows unveiling of the new Duesenberg Session Man guitar, and a brief discussion on poly chords and Christmas depression for young folks in their 20's and 30's

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December 6th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 82, Tom Bukovac, “Ph-ph-ph-ph-phases”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow jazzy intro
00:24 - Hello, class!
01:16 - Phase shifters
02:54 - MXR Phase 90 demo
03:30 - Musitronics - Mu-Tron
04:00 - All-time greatest phaser riff
05:18 - EVH - MXR Phase 90
05:46 - Genesis tune lesson
10:42 - Nashville auto mechanics?
11:27 - Tweed Bassman


Notes
A brief rant on one of America’s great past time....phase shiftin’!!!

Happy Sunday

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December 5th, 2020

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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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