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April 25th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 103, Tom Bukovac, “Herkermer Pushbroom”

Chapters
00:00 - Def Leppard - Bringin On The Heartbreak intro
01:32 - Hello, class! / Genius guitar parts
02:26 - House party / Rolling Stones / Fine music
03:56 - Busy schedule
04:25 - VCB / Play what the song needs
06:50 - Wish some songs were different / Suggestions
07:36 - Major and minor connection - "Not how I approach" lesson
09:15 - Rare gear exception - Speakers / Pickups
11:50 - '51 Fender Precision Bass / 1st year for fretted bass


Notes
A brief chat on the art of making records and a look into the VCB

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April 11th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 102, Tom Bukovac, “Smear Chopper”

Chapters
00:00 - Rock jamming with bends
05:05 - Hello, class!
05:17 - Thanks for 100 & 101 shows
06:00 - "Never fronted a band" / Orbiting
07:16 - Eastlake / Gildan
07:43 - Gibson "Chopper" / Trace Foster
08:47 - Tweed Deluxe / Pedals / Rock playing
09:40 - Duesenberg giveaway at show / Thanks


Notes
Sunday post gig reflections and some gratuitous smears on an ugly old chopper that has stolen my heart.

Sincere thanks to all you Homeskoolers for your undying support.

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April 4th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 99 1/2, Tom Bukovac, “The New Fifths”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow, mellow greatness
03:36 - Sliding 4ths lesson
04:55 - Hello, Homeskoolers
05:15 - Potentional new scene / playing
06:34 - Thanks / 100th Episode show
07:26 - Sliding 4ths lesson revisited


Notes
It’s just your weird uncle checkin in from sunny downtown Nashville TN to say Happy Easter to my dear Homeskoolin’ class....and to also bore you to sleep with a brief discussion on sliding 4ths.

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March 28th, 2021

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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 17th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 98, Tom Bukovac, “Eastlake North Notable Alumni”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow blues intro
03:43 - Strangling the string lesson
04:20 - Hello, class!
04:44 - VCB / Stipe Miocic
06:00 - Don't look at fretboard
07:30 - Pedalboard order
08:52 - Most embarrassing story
13:33 - Altered blues loop lesson
16:25 - 100th Episode show


Notes
A brief chat on that fear that all men have of having something planned in the future that cannot be moved....and a few words about Stipe Miocic, who is, in my humble opinion, a bad bad man.

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100th episode prints available at www.ziggysartstudio and I think theres only a few left sadly

March 8th, 2021

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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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March 4th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 96, Tom Bukovac, “Open Door”

Chapters
00:00 - Hall and Oates type intro
02:18 - Hello, class!
02:30 - Soloing over bass, rhythm loop
05:03 - Solo
05:15 - Welcome / Ziggy's Art Studio print
06:26 - Muscle Shoals
09:10 - Jam in key of B lesson
11:13 - 2014 Fender 5 String P-Bass
12:05 - Bass lesson


Notes
How do you make a Nashville session bassist cringe??
Ask him if he has a 5 string.

Hi guys

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February 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 95, Tom Bukovac, “Seven Kalimbas”

Chapters
00:00 - Far out blues loop intro jam
04:06 - String plucking lesson
05:01 - Hi guys
07:35 - 1937 Gibson L5
09:14 - Thanks
10:04 - Brain-twister 3 chord loop lesson
11:44 - Soloing over the loop
12:36 - Soloing / Sliding lesson


Notes
A brief chat on one of my favorite guitar techniques....the 6 string Cleveland kalimba. Check out 100th episode limited edition print at www.ziggysartstudio

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February 18th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 94, Tom Bukovac, “Pronounced Boo-kuh-vak”

Chapters
00:00 - Old time Country intro
00:39 - What's up!
02:10 - Adaptation of Country music
02:44 - Tell what chords are behind lead lesson
05:12 - Using partial melodies to create illusions
05:50 - Mutated CAGED system / Bored class member
06:50 - Shifting chords practice / Shapes and knowledge
08:05 - Do I have to learn theory?
08:24 - Chess player / Homework / Philosophical
10:57 - Playing / Tape loop thoughts
12:16 - '59 335 deep tone / PAFs
15:23 - Cool lick lesson


Notes
A brief stream of consciousness ramble on infinite tape loops in the mind, the power of the 6th note, and the brain’s ability to learn and retain at various ages. Check out www.ziggysartstudio for a look at the 100th Homeskoolin episode commemorative print...if it ain’t up yet it will be soon.

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Thanks for watching guys

February 16th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 93, Tom Bukovac, “The Secret?”

Chapters
00:00 - Mellow intro jam
00:24 - Check it out!
01:18 - System to explain / Cowboy chords lesson
04:40 - Invert chords up the fretboard
08:09 - CAGED? / Jumbling patterns


Notes
A brief chat cobbled together from a hazy thought that crossed my mind while i was still in bed this morning.

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