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February 27th, 2024

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqBmIR7f6I

February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 272, Tom Bukovac, “Hit It Maestro”

Chapters
00:00 - Statesboro Blues into Bad Company into Led Zeppelin - No Quarter into playing
03:03 - Classic Rock tone Maestro Accordian Amp / Ebo cosmetic magician
04:43 - Back to playing that Rock sound / Thanks
05:50 - Party fun and Black Jack
06:30 - The Cliffs
08:45 - Playing to remember
09:13 - Rebelling against the YouTube Police / Genius of Allman Brothers Band
10:30 - Lesson: Ghostly move from bend to next note
11:58 - Allman Brothers greatest guitar shit
13:10 - Lesson: Half-step slides


Notes
Uncle Larry explores the creepy ghostly qualities of the much overlooked half step slide.

By the way that matchless is sold...

The model of the amp i am playing in this video is Maestro GA-45T with four gold 8" Jensen speakers in it, listed in the original catalog as a "Maestro Standard"...circa 1960....apparently harp players love these amps....harp, accordion...reeds...get it?

Bub always knows about the cool shit.

January 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 269, Tom Bukovac, “Got My Mojo On Temporary Hiatus”

Chapters
00:00 - Plucking Beatles and jamming on a tele
04:53 - Intro / Snow day
05:45 - Jim Irsay gig / Comfortably Numb / Stephen Stills
07:54 - Cigarette tuner / T-shirt / NFL
09:03 - '66 Tele & Goldtop / Sex appeal
10:53 - Strings brand (DR Pure Blues)
12:20 - Doors - People Are Strange
13:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Collectables / Topps cards / Beer cans
15:18 - Modeling amps / Deluxe / Princetons
16:10 - Best arm in the NFL?
17:18 - Playing with Billy Gibbons
17:52 - Selling guitar for son / Uncle Larry's Garage Sale


Notes
Uncle Larry covers a ton of snowy frozen ground in today’s episode...

the week in recap....plus a few attempts at quelling the insatiable needs of the VCB...
and a little neck squeezin' on 6 pound maple cap transition logo tele.

so we have a lot of new viewers recently ...and dearest Rick Beato told me that the video we made together a while back should be coming out very shortly, so i'm imagining there will probably be a few new arrivals from that world...

here's the real inside shit folks...i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn a lot of 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...

i'm not gonna lie people, it helps pay for beer, food for me and the boys, bills, and old guitars...that is truly all i use it for....oh, and maybe the occasional football bet...

where is this tip jar you say???

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

AND THERE'S MERCH TOO!!!!

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
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/ 

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul 

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

December 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 264, Tom Bukovac, “Flitch Matched Double Cream Quarter Sawn Blues

Chapters
00:00 - Those Blues are a comin'
04:29 - Lesson: Short picking
05:28 - Keely - Blues Disorder short demo
06:00 - Thanksgiving in December / Kenny Aronoff love / Worst ghettos in the world / Robert Keely
09:17 - Silviu -> VintagePipesNightmare / Teddy Boy
10:32 - Book of electric guitars / Rare Stratocasters
12:35 - Excited about Dec. 31st and the NFL
13:42 - '63 Gibson Firebird and the Flintstones
14:32 - The Burst is the best guitar
16:18 - "Beauty of the Burst" book (PAFs)
16:49 - Best guitar you played that's not yours?  Dan Auerbach's Tele, '38 Martin D18, Triple Pickup Les Paul Custom


Notes
Uncle Larry turns over some rocks on the shallow shores of the mysterious River of Life, and takes a few pictures with God’s camera that he found laying on a park bench…with the lens zoomed out as far as it can go.

Oh, and he tries out a pedal too…

i want to sincerely thank the dear boys at Universal Audio for sending over a nice coffee mug and comfy t shirt...much appreciated my friends.

if you are feeling like your life sucks, watch this about 3 times in a row, hug your kids and have a beer....call your boss and say "thank you for the opportunity to make a living"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHG4K-7IlOM

so....we have a LOT of new viewers recently

i never ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you learn a bunch of stuff from this channel and feel like it's helping you as a player, all i ask is that you PLEASE throw something in the tip jar

where is the tip jar?

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com

You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1


AND...you can purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

September 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 244, Tom Bukovac, "Thrill To The Exciting New Sound Of Stereo"

Chapters
00:00 - Plicking some Doors on '70 Mustang
01:10 - "Woke up this morning" / Doors / "Iconic Band" question?
03:31 - Episode 244 / Volto / Fall weather
04:55 - Garage Sale thank you
05:20 - Garage Sale: 1970 Fender Mustang for sale / Give away guitars
06:27 - Garage Sale: 1952 Gibson Les Paul
08:38 - '52 Les Paul playing
10:13 - Tube reverb
11:18 - Tone shaping with Ebo Customs E-Verb
13:20 - How good can a guitar sound?
14:14 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Favorite song to play live?
15:03 - Hit songs and the power
17:58 - Gibson's biggest fails?
23:30 - Electro-Harmonix (EHX) best pedal company
25:30 - Bought entire collection
28:35 - Biggest regret selling guitar? / Not a hoarder / '59 Jazzmaster (the best)
30:30 - '61 Gibson SG TV Junior / Pulling the trigger / Doubleneck
33:30 - "Soft porn" YouTube instrument lessons
35:17 - Footage of Eric Clapton & Stephen Stills


Notes
There's a lot here...

Email me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you want one of these old plunks

December 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Gutbucket Blues Version 2.0”

Chapters
00:00 - Digging down to the roots hard core


Notes
DADF#AD

Dadfad


#rhythm&blooze

This one goes out to my dear old friend Tom Britt

December 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Holiday Smears & The Mash-up The NFL Never Talks About”

Chapters
00:00 - Digging down to the roots
04:46 - Little piano holiday music & NFL


Notes
Another snow day here in the hood….working on some new smears for 2023, and some banjo rolls (try doing that, it is soooooooo hard)….i spent years trying to get the same power out of each note that danny gatton did….while holding a pick in my middle finger.

June 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “What City Are We In?”

Chapters
00:00 - On stage pedalboard sound experiments
02:50 - Bass drum head
04:18 - Bluesman Vintage bass / Bluesman Deville
06:29 - Backstage, amps, instruments


Notes
A brief look at some of the things the Amazing Dawgs do to prepare for a show….starring Tony Lucido, Eric “Ebo” Borash, Gary “Hard-On” Hartung, and Sarah Johnson.

September 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Edition Riff Giveaway, “Stream Of Unconsciousness”

Chapters
00:00 - Soulful blues playing


Notes
Remember class…if you don’t get called for fouls, you ain’t playin’ basketball.

Fall is almost here….and I am SOOOOOO happy about it.

Today’s puzzle, a ‘58 Les Paul though an old bar whore ‘64 electric instruments Super Reverb my buddy Brett found me.

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

August 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Monday Night Bonus…”Buzz Saw Blues

Chapters
00:00 - Badass Blues loop jam


Notes
One of my favorite guitar tones of all time is the super bright razzy blown speaker distortion effect. Such as the direct sounding buzz saw tone on "Black Dog" by Jimmy Page.

Getting pretty close here with an old Roger Mayer Voodoo-1 through an old AC30. Another old pedal that gives up that tone in spades is the old Multivox Big Jam Distortion…although sadly i dont own one. Hope you guys enjoy!

July 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 108, Tom Bukovac, “Reverb Math”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow ambient jam
02:17 - Hello, class!
04:37 - Baritone strings / Gauge
05:29 - Wrapping strings
06:28 - Jerry Jones Neptune Longhorn Baritone / A tuning
07:40 - Gibson Eb-2D Bass garage sale


Notes
Hello class, just a brief exploratory look at baritone guitars….keep in mind, EVERY guitar sounds cool when you tune it down low enough. Props to John Scott from Bluesman Vintage guitars in Nashville. You may want to contact him if you like lightweight guitars…the Strat he had with him yesterday was literally the lightest Strat i have ever felt in my entire life…5 pounds tops.

If you guys want either of the two instruments from Uncle Larrys Garage Sale just email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

Buyer pays all shipping


Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Track, “High & Lonesome”

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful pedal steel-esque playing


Notes
Here’s one for the night owls….cheers to all you sweethearts

Love

Uncle Larry

July 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 51, Tom Bukovac, “Smoky Mountain Blues"

Chapters
00:00 - Smoky Mountain Blues


Notes
Just a little tune I have been mucking about with over the last 4 or 5 days up here in the Smoky Mountains on a nice little family vacay. Think of it as an addendum to Tom Sawyer....and don’t you fret because class will resume as usual VERY soon kids....love, your pal, Little Tommy

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

June 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 44, Tom Bukovac, “Gimme All Your Tumblin’ Dice”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro 70's jam
01:46 - Hello, class!
02:20 - 2 Loops / Blues over Major
02:48 - 4 Chord progression
03:39 - E pentatonic over Key of E Major lesson
06:50 - Loop - Key / Overdub
08:51 - Pull-offs lesson


Notes
A brief foray into the notes to avoid when playing in major keys. Coffee mugs and new t shirts are in at guitarhouse.net Homeskoolin  PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

June 9th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 39, Tom Bukovac, “Funky Little Guitar Man”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro montage / blues jam
04:26 - Hello, class!
05:14 - T-Shirt idea contest
06:37 - Lick idea / bends lesson
09:44 - Another blues lesson


Notes
A brief exploration of country guitar twang...and an invitation to design a t shirt. PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 25th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 33, Tom Bukovac, “The Salad Days”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro blues jam
03:03 - Hello, class!
04:35 - Viewer Comment Bin
05:30 - Kemper profile
06:39 - Rolling Rock baths
07:18 - Back life story
14:36 - Loop lesson


Notes
A brief look into the viewer comment bin and a description of my painful early years. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 12th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 27 “Tom Bukovac, "Tennessee Jack Ford”

Chapters
00:00 - Blues jam


Notes
A very brief three chord blues exploration in the key of B. Check out my friend and former 80’s guitar student Bobby Latina’s band “The Jack Fords” from Cleveland Ohio.

April 20th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 11, Tom Bukovac, “The Power Of The 5 Minor”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro sad jam
02:40 - Guitar House
03:00 - Coolest viewers
04:02 - Monty Python reference
05:15 - Gear talk
06:56 - How sessions work
10:45 - Make session magic
13:20 - Tom's material / lesson
14:42 - Blues over major: "I don't fuckin' like it at all"


Notes
A brief chat on the strange elusive power of the “Coldplay chord”

April 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 3, Tom Bukovac, “Train-Kept-A-Memphis”

Chapters
00:00 - Mean intro jamming
03:43 - Important discussion about bread
05:15 - Little lick lesson
07:17 - Little lick lesson 2
08:45 - Blues lick lesson (proper Sports Bar)
10:00 - Joe Walsh
10:49 - Pick Scrapes (Van Halen)
11:57 - Blues lick lesson 2 (Piano rip off)
14:35 - Noisey P90s


Notes
A discussion on bread and some semi-usable sports bar blues licks...filmed yesterday. Solid korina guitar my buddy made for me, with old Dimarzio Super Distortion plugged into an old Gretsch 6161 combo amp.

April 7th, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 22, Tom Bukovac, “Homeschoolin’”

Chapters
00:00 - Changing the name of the show
03:13 - Jeff Senn strat
07:18 - Jeff Senn video and people learning
08:10 - Song lesson
09:06 - Breakout of patterns and boxes lessons (gold)


Notes
Deep morning thoughts...reflections on my “dark years”
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