May 24th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “The Italian Job”

00:00 - Session (acoustic guitar)
02:27 - Victor (drum kit / stacking cymbals)
03:12 - Tony (bass guitar / '64 Gibson Thunderbird)
04:11 - Thoughts on playing / Country of origin
05:08 - Tom (guitar rig / quick look)
05:28 - Kay guitar

Monday May 24, 2021....Blackbird Studio A

Connor McCutcheon: artist
Julian Raymond: producer
Lowell “Lloyd” Reynolds: engineer
Steve Cordray: pro tools
Jerry Mcpherson: guitar
Me: guitar
Victor Indrizzo: drums
Tony Lucido: bass
Tim Lauer: keys

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May 18th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Isolation Dot Com”

00:00 - Isolation cab fun

May 18, 2021.... I always wanted to make a website called “” where you have live camera feeds with video and audio of isolated guitar cabinets in various studios all over nashvlle where all you can hear is the audio coming through the guitar cabinets but with no context of the music is was playing along to. It might be boring for some but real weirdos like me might find it fascinating. Here is one such example Todays session Rick Huckaby: vocals, acoustic guitar and songs Glenn Worf: bass Nir Z: drums Me: electric guitar Shannon Forrest: engineer

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May 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 104, Tom Bukovac, “The Queen’s Chair”

00:00 - Nasty old blues, soloing intro jam
05:31 - Hello, class! / Blowing up amp
05:55 - Thanks to everone / Session update
06:27 - Lynryd Skynyrd - Working for MCA / Bending tonic lesson
07:40 - Tony Iommi - War Pigs / Root note bend lesson
08:50 - Blues playing
09:08 - Session update

A brief chat on bending the tonic note and an inside look at todays one of a 3 day project

Session log:
Monday 5/10/21
Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville TN

Artist: Dave Hause
Producer: Will Hoge
Engineer: David Axelrod
Sadler Vaden: guitar
Chris Powell: drums
Gary Tallent: bass
Billy Justineau: keys
Me: guitar

Thanks for watching!

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April 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “The Gridiron and The Choir”

00:00 - Session with the choir
02:01 - Touchdown Zack (electric football game)

4/27/ 3 of tracking on Ann Wilson session at Backstage Studio....after a long day of tracking the boys had a moment to kick back, while the choir did their thing on a certain old cover song about “an original sinner born from original sin”

50s Tudor Tru-Action vibrating football still brings the excitement like it did 40 years ago....and yes i also have an old “rod hockey” table game

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March 28th, 2021

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

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

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 8th, 2021

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

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

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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January 31st, 2021

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

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

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

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January 9th, 2021

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

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

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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December 5th, 2020

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

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

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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November 15th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 78, “Uncle Larry’s Slight Return”

00:00 - Intro up-tempo blues jam
01:55 - Hello, class!
02:49 - ' 69 Gibson Les Paul
03:47 - Thank you for gear
04:14 - VCB / Position of guitar on lap
05:30 - American Politics discussions?
06:30 - Shoulder of pick
07:05 - Appreciation as you get older / Jerry Lee Lewis song
08:36 - Bob Seger - Rick Veato
10:42 - Compliments to the Session Man / Little arpeggiating lesson
12:14 - Totally exposed / Iron Man / Heated battle
14:04 - Crazy blues lick lesson

Heres a little tune called "I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants (part two)"
Glad to be back...happy Sunday to all.
Go to Farmland!!!

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October 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 75, Tom Bukovac, “The Missing Piece”

00:00 - Eminence Front type loop jam
02:03 - Hello, class!
03:57 - '58 Les Paul
04:04 - Viewer Comment Bin / Kids books
05:29 - Pure joy of playing
08:04 - Strat bridge setup / Jeff Senn
09:26 - Trigger Hippy gear
10:28 - Good job, "Bloke"
11:09 - 3 part loop lesson / stretch chord

A brief discussion on children’s books and Stratocaster bridges. Limited edition signed prints available at

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October 17th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 74, Tom Bukovac, “Campin’ Man”

00:00 - Intro bluesy jam
03:00 - Stratocaster, vibe trick
03:28 - Hello, class!
06:01 - Viewer Comment Bin / EVH
09:03 - Nervous during sessions?
10:22 - Cheap guitar playing
12:06 - Blues lick lesson / Power of the 5th

A brief discussion on the flatted fifth and the recently departed master of the pick scrape. Wish me luck today, I aint much of a wilderness man.

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October 3rd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 72, Tom Bukovac, “Supa Fuzz”

00:00 - You Can't Kill Rock and Roll intro
02:08 - Hello, class!
04:45 - Viewer Comment Bin
05:03 - '58 Les Paul / Tone machine
05:34 - Learning by ear
06:58 - Making charts
09:21 - Help by Homeskoolin'
10:02 - Engineer disliking tone?
12:33 - "Classmate is off his meds" / Non-corporate response
14:34 - You Can't Kill Rock and Roll lesson

A brief explanation of my intense love for the 1981 Ozzy Osbourne song “You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll”....and a look inside the topsy turvy world known as the “viewer comment bin”....

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September 27th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 71, Tom Bukovac, “Strange Daze”

00:00 - People Are Strange intro
00:46 - Hello, class!
02:00 - Viewer Comment Bin / Ads
02:34 - Session Man vs. Homeskoolin'?
04:02 - Melodic playing / Solo: Rhythm or Melody
06:13 - "No idea what you are talking about."
06:54 - Question Guy / Humor
07:44 - Who's iconic guitarist, but not for you?
08:27 - The Doors
09:34 - Great record making / RHCP - Under the Bridge
11:37 - People Are Strange lesson

A brief look at one of my favorite solos of all time and a deep dive into the VCB.

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September 21st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 70, Tom Bukovac, “Fall Is Here!!!!!”

00:00 - Beautiful, bluesy intro
03:17 - Hello, class!
04:13 - Rare edit (Pro-Reverb problem)
04:20 - Viewer Comment Bin / Busy
05:00 - Dirty Mary Crazy Larry movie
05:28 - Co-host w/ Michael Palmisano
06:06 - Musician and engineer relationtionship?
08:30 - Ron Ellis pickups / Gibson Les Paul
09:55 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale (Echoplex)
11:18 - Fender Tweed Deluxe / E Blues lesson

Notes - Check out this cool table.

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August 18th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 64, Tom Bukovac, “The Bird Returns”

00:00 - Intro mellow, bluesy jam
02:25 - Howya doing, class!
03:21 - Viewer Comment Bin
03:29 - How long to come up with jams?
04:25 - Protecting Intellectual Property
05:23 - Gracious manner / Trolls
06:19 - Missing most in pre-Corona?
07:38 - Session, acheiving sound
09:44 - Amp and speaker?  Clear sounds, not too loud
11:21 - Gold mine of guitar secrets / Stealing material
14:22 - Thumb bass notes / Stretching jam lesson

Hey guys....please forgive the slight rattle in the low notes...must have been something on the old work bench/hi tech video production station.

July 12th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 52, Tom Bukovac, “Wilderness Man”

00:00 - Intro space loop jam
03:19 - Hello, class! / Family trip
04:34 - Viewer Comment Bin / Thanks
05:35 - Backing tracks
08:09 - Chess
09:04 - Get over bad days
10:35 - 3 Chord jam / Major 7 lesson

A brief chat on old the glory days of entertainment.

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June 27th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 46, Tom Bukovac, “Workin’ Man”

00:00 - Look into a session

On location in Nashville number 12, at the end of two really fun days of recording with Johnny Reid at his amazing studio. Killer band....Bryan Sutton on acoustic, Freddie Eltringham on skins, Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass, Paul Franklin on steel, Tim Lauer on keys, Corky on the console. I am plunking on a '37 Martin OOO-28.

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June 20th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 43, Tom Bukovac, “Fathers Day”

00:00 - Intro loop jam
03:02 - Hello, class! / Thanks
05:04 - Viewer Comment Bin / That Pedal Show
05:56 - MXR rubber knob
07:01 - Cleveland Browns
07:26 - Boxing match
07:57 - Don't get excited / Blooming notes
09:33 - A rare edit
10:00 - Loop jam lesson
11:35 - '64 SG - Best one

A brief exploration of poly chords and a little taste of "Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting".  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at if you like the show, PayPal tip jar:

June 19th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 42, Tom Bukovac, “The Genius of Gordon Mote”

00:00 - Introduction and interview of Gordon Mote

A chat with one of the most fascinating musicians and fascinating people i have ever known. Well class, everything i always preach to you about...touch, feel, phrasing....its all here in spades....hope you enjoy.

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