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May 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Parallel O'Graham"

00:00 - Strumming away that beautiful day

The lazy trees sway in ghostly harmony while Uncle Larry plows the back forty with a cool southern breeze at his back....
the unmistakable scent of late spring fills the ancient valley with fleeting memories of youth that dance in the wind without a single care...

where the hell did I put that cooler?
Lord I need a drink


May 13th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Wire Choir ‘75”

00:00 - Amazing chords

Uncle Larry takes a trip back to the 70’s on an old pawn shop Guild 12 string

May 7th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ PSA “Readin’ and Ryman”

00:00 - Beatles playing
00:41 - Hello and announcement with Hermanos Gutiérrez
02:18 - Ray Renfro - Cleveland Browns (NFL card)

A quick PSA from Larry that might cure any boredom you might incur this evening

April 18th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Earth Man”

00:00 - Challenging chord exploration

Uncle Larry explores the well known drop D tuning that they use in all those songs about trucks and drinkin’…but in a slightly different way…

disclaimer: this probably won't be of much interest to string locker and all you guys out there who wear les paul juniors down below your knees.

and....a serious gold star to any Homeskooler who can actually play this...difficulty level= 9.8/10


April 17th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Hey Man Nice Yacht”

00:00 - A tune that goes somewhere

Uncle Larry explores the deepest depths of the ocean with a dry old chunk of nicely bursted Kalamazoo...

and hey kid...you like rock and roll?


April 11th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Heartburn Highways”

00:00 - Masters playing

Little Tommy and Cousin Bryan get into some fretboard shenanigans on company time.

Cinematography by Jimmie Lee Sloas.

April 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 300, Tom Bukovac, “When Chairs Fly”

00:00 - The Black Keys - On The Game
01:18 - Hey, early morning Larry / 100,000 Subscribers plaque / Fishing
02:55 - "Eclipse Monday" / Homeskooler Tweed Deluxe buy
03:43 - The Black Keys
05:00 - '63 Gibson Southern Jumbo / Old Gibson beater, run of the mill acoustic
07:43 - "The booze guy" / Negative connotation and cannot conform to everyone
10:44 - Morgan Wallace "chair" incident
12:53 - "Kalamazoo Corral" Gibson shootout video comments
13:38 - "Which one do you like to play?" / Refretting the Goldtop
15:06 - '57 Gibson ES-175
16:00 - Signing out

Sorry I had to repost this as there was a problem with the first upload

Southern jumbos, eclipses, 300th episodes…you name it we got it in this video friends.
Thank you guys again for being so cool and supporting the cause to bring chords back to music throughout the last 4 years and throughout 300 episodes and 900 plus videos.

It truly means a lot to Larry.

Larry’s PayPal tip jar feed hose pipe is connected to this address
His Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

March 29th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 294, Tom Bukovac, “The Waiting List”

00:00 - Strumming along
00:40 - Hello / Enjoy the Spring / Thanks
01:45 - Tuning at 432hz
02:36 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Finances / Pool rental for guitar lessons
03:45 - Funny story about neighborhood gym / Swimming pools available
05:55 - Lesson: Unique vs technique (band members comparison to session members)
13:30 - Clean up on eisle 7 (detail work)
15:00 - Session work

Uncle Larry answers some thought provoking VCB questions…

March 15th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ “Hey Man Show Me A Cool Lick” (expanded edition)

00:00 - Interview with Bryan Sutton in session
02:13 - Show me a good lick
02:50 - Acoustic bliss
03:18 - Lesson: Jerry Reed-ish change
04:08 - Lesson: Decending lick
05:30 - Lesson: Dmin decension to G7 with sweep
06:50 - Lesson: Bluegrass vs Rock open chords picking
07:38 - Picks
10:35 - Lesson: Rhythm (important deep dive)
13:48 - Joey Moi interview
16:05 - Danny Dugmore appearance

Bryan Sutton
Joey Moi
Danny Dugmore

March 13th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Bros Before Hoedowns”

00:00 - Playing like there is no tomorrow
03:43 - Hello, Homeskoolers'! / Sessions and scheduling (The Triple) / Gwen Stephani
05:35 - Thank you for setup videos
05:50 - Livestream
06:40 - Lesson: Mountain jam

Uncle Larry STILL tickin’ after 11 straight hours of intense sessioneering….

Why does he do it you ask?
Because he knows that one day he is gonna look back on these times as the REAL good old days and he knows that one day he is gonna really gonna miss the shit out of all this music and all these people.

End of day one of two solid days of Gwen Stefani sessions…a little tired, but absolutely thrilled to playing with such an amazing band in an amazing studio with an amazing artist.

March 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam Collage ”Worth A Google"

00:00 - Percussion into strumming a song
03:27 - Another percussion session at home jam

Uncle Larry digs a few trenches for your sonic amusement....acoustic drums by the Philly Kid.... Jordan Perlson.

and....since we have a lot of new viewers coming along recently...
let me tell ya' how shit works around here...
first off, i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn some useful stuff from this channel and feel like it is indeed helping you as a player, all i ask is that you just throw a little something in the tip jar...especially since it's tax season ferchrissakes

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
You can make Venmo donations to this address:

a person could potentially purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merch..including several different extremely comfortable and nice feeling T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...i pride myself on having the comfiest t shirts on earth...no scratchy bad fitting horseshit here people.. check it out at

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.

You can see all kinds of weird old photos there, you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to... one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:


March 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 288, Tom Bukovac, “Triggered Hippies”

00:00 - Little acoustic strumming
02:23 - Hello, friends! / Little background of Tommy Bukovac
03:14 - "Oh, Southern Man" / Compare North to South / Social animal
05:03 - Nicky G and plane crash story (Nashville)
05:50 - Garage Sale over / '57 Goldtop & '58 Burst, why anything else? / Scarlett Johansson
07:30 - Old beer cans thanks
08:01 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / '84 Gibson J45
09:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Listen to records you like and study the emotion
12:00 - What makes a musician great? / Connection between sound and emotions (that's the secret) / Good records have 'worlds'
13:23 - "'Dead zone' after football?"
13:34 - Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV)
15:00 - Trigger Hippy days with Nicky G, Joan Osborne
17:50 - Analytical mind in great musicians

Uncle Larry gets deep into the VCB here….we might want to send a search party to retrieve him…

March 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “The Money Notes” with Bryan Sutton

00:00 - Chords, changes, and what notes will hit the target
01:00 - Starting in F# / Ab to Dominant 7
02:04 - Outlining melody over chords and 'the note'
02:44 - "Is there a best option?" vs "This will work!"
03:30 - D Major
04:33 - "Whole other vibe" - Key of E
05:40 - Favorite chord progression
07:45 - Bryan update / Bela Fleck / Billy Strings story
10:13 - "Obscure Blue-Grass that everyone should listen to?"

Bryan Sutton sharing a minute of his lunch break to talk about the best notes of some familiar chords.

February 27th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 287, Tom Bukovac, “Session Man”

00:00 - Acoustic playing and some singing (Hank Williams Jr., The Blues Man)
03:49 - Love that song! / Howya doing / Blues and R&B gig
04:48 - Ole riff played at Mom's bar story
06:25 - Rickey Medlocke, Blackfoot, Highway Song
06:54 - Listen to this tone
07:36 - Lesson: Ricky Medlock song
08:54 - Thanks
09:25 - Pop quiz results / Day 2 session
10:45 - Being an Ironman recording
11:25 - Patrick McNally #1 Homeskooler
12:00 - Hank Williams Jr.
12:17 - Lesson: Hank song chords and hook
13:13 - Phase guitar intro and verse riffs
14:30 - Little hooks and riffs to enrich a song

Uncle Larry relives the old days of the juke box at the Surfside Lounge in Eastlake Ohio in the late 70's.

This one goes out to my dear friends Matt Warren...and James Mitchell, who was the first guy to ever teach me about the "blues man"....love you cats

and totally unrelated....how the hell can anyone sing this good live?

February 26th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 286, Tom Bukovac, "The Great Healer"

00:00 - Deep acoustic playing (K's Choice - Wait)
02:59 - Hello, friends! / Session / Mystery episode
04:09 - Lidor "Homeskooler" Ellis quiz (Answers below)
06:02 - #1. Name of music store sells Homeskooler merch?
06:18 - #2. What is Uncle Larry's favorite key to play in?
06:24 - #3. What was the name that almost won before Homeskoolin'?
06:45 - #4. What was the first "edit" video?
06:54 - #5. T-shirt brand Larry hates?
07:01 - #6. First guest?
07:11 - #7. Restaurant that named a sandwich after him?
07:23 - #8. What would Larry be doing if he wasn't a sessionman?
07:35 - #9. Beatle band member Larry played with?
07:45 - #10. Prog-Rock band Larry likes?
08:00 - Fun gig played / Nicky G / The fun to play and where it is at
09:30 - Walter Peyton and record game and the flu
10:13 - Jerry Garcia on TV

#1 - The Guitar House
#2 - B minor
#3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPAixw05PQ&t=144s (Tom Time)
#4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16JmESuiTPc&t=09m33s
#5 - Gildan
#6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y35aPlus-Kw
#7 - Farmland
#8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AwDNSMeN1U&t=395s (Restore old cars)
#9 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knDeT3YBy0Y&t=776s (Ringo Starr)
#10 - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Uncle Larry enjoys a post work greyhound and plays a solo version of one of his alltime favorite songs...that probably 99 pct of you out there won't recognize....

The "so you think you're a Homeskooler test" was put together by Leo "Lidor" Ellis.

February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 284, Tom Bukovac, "Lord Loves A Workin' Man"

00:00 - Helium fun
00:18 - Strumming away
02:44 - Starship Tommy, Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow and working on Stevie Nicks track
04:16 - Kay Jumbo with Hank Williams Sr. pic
04:44 - Nice guitar book (Vic DaPra)
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / "What guitars have you never owned?" / Dean Cadillac
07:20 - Thanks for the nicest emails viewers send!
11:40 - Lesson: Altered tuning / Chool Chord

Uncle Larry recaps a week of heavy sessioneering and dips a toe in the dark dark waters of the VCB.

February 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 281, Tom Bukovac, “The Cleveland Weatherman”

00:00 - Covering Country - Hank Williams Jr. and more
03:44 - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
04:43 - Lyrics are important / Singer is direction
06:15 - Hank Williams Jr.
07:30 - Steven Tyler
08:00 - Hermanos Gutierrez
09:50 - Careful about putting something over someone else's work
10:42 - '65 Epiphone Frontier
12:20 - Brian Wilson and playing on record
12:55 - Tom Britt and paintings

Uncle Larry reminisces a bit about his undying love for real country music and real singers....

here is the new Hermanos Gutierrez track

and check out some of Tom Britt's amazing art work...i love this shit

February 12th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Sunday Glue”

00:00 - Repair of an ole acoustic
02:42 - Pantera footage with Greg, Corey, and Eric

Dearest Nathan Golliher shows us how to glue up some funky old binding.

Thanks to all for watching the channel...we are almost at 100K subs...wow

if you guys are getting some inspiration and good ideas out of these videos please visit the tip jar

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

Thank you folks

February 7th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Man Hunt”

00:00 - Singing and a strummin'
01:36 - Quick episode & thanks
02:05 - Recognize this owner?
02:28 - Gibson EDS 1275 Doubleneck

Just wondering if any of you old guys out there might recognize this fella

One of the previous owners of my 58 Gibson EMS-1235 double neck

February 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Red Ball Train Blues”

00:00 - Sliding that Country in

This one goes out to my dear friend Tom Britt…thank you for showing me the way 30 some years ago
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