April 6th, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 20, Tom Bukovac, "Option Anxiety"Chapters
00:00 - Country-esque playing
02:15 - Welcome to the Corona Lessons / Contest
02:52 - Duesenberg Double Cat / Multi-Benders
05:24 - Bender lesson
09:32 - The subject of "gear" / Tone is in the fingers
10:52 - Old pedal companies / How to decide what to use? / Option Anxiety
Good morning everyone...don't worry I'm not "poundin' rocks" quite yet...I actually recorded this yesterday afternoon. I apologize for all the noise and constant distractions....family man.
April 5th, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 19, Tom Bukovac, Lindsey!Chapters
00:00 - Fleetwood Mac - "Never Going Back Again"
00:43 - Welcome to Corona Lessons / Learning Lindsey's song
01:38 - "Never Going Back Again" opening riff lesson
02:22 - Stevie Nicks story
03:52 - Lindsey Buckingham story
06:30 - The feel of the song
07:02 - Picking nails
07:37 - Gig through a computer
08:09 - Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams" song lesson
10:55 - Watching contest videos
11:13 - Greatest/favorite guitar players
A hack job of “Never Goin Back Again” and a long winded diatribe about the genius of LB
April 4th, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 18, Tom Bukovac, “Time”Chapters
00:00 - Acoustic playing
00:48 - Hey dudes / global pandemic
01:29 - Viewer comments / fingerboard
01:54 - Chord shapes and patterns / Modes
03:27 - Timing / Click
07:04 - Playing with time is hard!
08:26 - Name your kids after gear
08:43 - Ohio is for prog nerds
09:22 - Underrated guitar player (Ian Anderson) / "Wond'ring Aloud"
11:03 - YouTube video Rob Martino
11:45 - Restraint / Patience and don't deviate
Time...it flexes like a whore...hey guys I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to do this today because Sarah is making me learn a million songs to play tonite for some online “internet festival” live concert....how fucking weird...I can’t even wrap my head around that.
April 3rd, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 17, Tom Bukovac, "Touch"Chapters
00:00 - Corolling Rock lessons / Traditional Country playing
02:42 - Howya all doing
03:33 - How to play real Country
04:00 - "Touch" is everything
06:03 - Ways to play a note
07:40 - Play softer and bloom / overload
I may not have time tomorrow to post another video friends, so here's what we call an "early delivery". Check out the music of the fella I mentioned here Jedd Hughes if you don't already know about him....amazing player.
April 3rd, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 16, Tom Bukovac “Harmony”Chapters
00:00 - Slow tempo playing
01:41 - Hello, everybody / Thanks
02:12 - Knowing the fretboard
03:28 - Thirds and Fourths
04:20 - Old Vince Gill song
05:04 - Tuning
05:30 - Dave Stewart wedding gift / Blackbird
05:54 - Fifths
06:27 - Beatles - "And Your Birds Can Sing"
07:01 - Joe Walsh story
Pretty self explanatory here kids...
April 2nd, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 15, Tom Bukovac, The BendsChapters
00:00 - Jazzy playing
02:30 - Hello guys / Contest
03:15 - Sixths
05:19 - Chet Atkins is a basdass
05:41 - Pre-bends lesson
08:15 - Blues bending lesson
Deep bendy thoughts...straight outta Cleveland.
April 1st, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 14, Tom Bukovac, "Viewer Homework Contest"Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful, slow playing
02:40 - Intro / Coffee
03:12 - Practicing? / Contest
04:50 - Sessions and Covid
Well it's been two weeks....you've had plenty of time to work on this shit...let's see whatcha got. I'll pick one winner in a week or so....PLEASE DO NOT GET PISSED AT ME IF I DON'T PICK YOU....i already have enough people that hate me.
March 31st, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 13, Tom Bukovac, “Session Man”Chapters
00:00 - Nasty blues playing
03:03 - Interruption / Intro
03:37 - PRS "Cleveland" story
04:55 - Sessions and playing
05:35 - Freedom in playing / "Red Light Fever"
07:32 - Aggressive vs safe playing
07:45 - Steely Dan story / Rehearse / Explore
10:52 - Session musicians and experiences
13:18 - Skillset needed to be session musician
A trip through the triumphs and the horrors of the worlds second oldest occupation.
March 30th, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 12, Tom Bukovac, "The Two Sides Of Practicing"Chapters
00:00 - 2 chord riffing
01:57 - Hello / Reader questions
02:24 - Videos referred to as Tom Time
02:50 - Fellow session player: How to approach practicing?
05:00 - Listening to how the instruments work together
05:55 - Practicing by really studying good, old songs
09:03 - Muscular part of learning / Dexterity
10:05 - View the fretboard horizontally
11:15 - Know the notes blindfolded / Know real stuff
Yet another tangent...this one inspired by a question I received about how to practice...this one goes out to you dude.
March 30th, 2020
Corona Lessons Volume 11, Tom Bukovac, “Burnin’ For You”Chapters
00:00 - Shredding
00:46 - Speed
01:23 - Clean picking / Loose arm
02:49 - Exercises
The most polarizing guitar subject of all...alternate speed picking. Although my musical tastes and interests have taken quite a long journey since my brief flirtation with the shred culture back in the mid to late 80s, I have no regrets about the picking technique i developed during those years. I just sort of stumbled on to this technique on my own when I was a kid. Here’s a couple tips/exercises to show you how I do it. Please note that I always use the shoulder of the pick when i do this.