July 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 324, Tom Bukovac, “Drive Vs. Talent”

00:00 - Fuckin' rawkin' the doubleneck
01:43 - Hello, friends! / Working the sessions today
03:30 - Listening and be tasteful with great musicians in a session ("Don't throw too much paint")
05:34 - Ann Wilson cancelled tour due to cancer
06:17 - Gibson Doubleneck (EMS-1235 unique hollowbody) / Joe Bonamassa
08:31 - Positive comments about Class Presentation / Economics about project
09:56 - Teaching classes in the future / "Pisses me off" when teaching and they didn't practice
11:00 - Lesson: Practice what someone shows you and then Explore
11:51 - Always be in song mode, don't start and stop / Bubba
14:50 - "Caucasian people rushing" / Out of context / The Gear Page
16:00 - Playing
17:16 - Lesson: Smitty's lick (5 note lick)

Uncle Larry gets his chunk on after a fun day of sessioneering with some sweet old friends.

This one goes out to our boy Deercreek Audio, also known as "The Poolside Stalker".
Deercreek is a long time Homeskooler who likes to sit in his studio late at night in his tight bike shorts and put drums on my little jams using his trusty Alesis HR-16 drum machine....and he also loves to substitute all of my original bass notes with his Yamaha DX-7 set on the "Night Court Bass" (patch number 78).

Deercreek and Sting Locker (V.P. of Homeskoolin' Industries) have a bit of what some might call a "strained relationship".....kind of a love hate thing you might say.

June 30th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 322, Tom Bukovac, “Turn Me On, I’m A Sideman”

00:00 - Rockin out
06:05 - "Ebo" Tweed Deluxe / Magic settings / Granny wisdom
07:33 - Update
08:14 - Get on The Gear Page / Tendency to rush guitar playing (BobbyS) / Practicing "rests"
10:49 - Afraid of the holes and space in music
12:34 - Class Presentation turn out
13:40 - Tiny little world / Vice President (String Locker)
14:38 - Rick Beato interview
16:12 - Pompus in reviewing someone's guitar player
17:42 - Fix something on the house

Uncle Larry gives you some more deep early morning thoughts and heats up the tubes on a whipped old super late tweed deluxe (1961) that looks like someone peed on it.

if this channel is indeed a consistent source of musical ideas and concepts you regularly steal, please pay the toll at
tombukovac@gmail.com (paypal)
@Tom-Bukovac-1 (venmo)

it all helps my friends....i'm going broke trying to get the boys moved into a house that they are actually gonna want to invite their friends to when they are all old enough to drive and smoke weed out of a toilet paper roll with a hole punched in it...

now i need that grill that all the brats are gonna get cooked on...and the cut up vegetables that get grilled with a little olive oil and salt inside the tin foil....you know what i'm sayin'...

June 28th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Class Presentation (Volume 1, Anthony Ziomek)

00:00 - Mixing it up on the Senn Strat
03:06 - Hello, friends! / Explanation of new platform / Ebo amp drop off
04:20 - Rick Beato
05:37 - Vinyl record in 10 days
05:54 - Volume 1 - Anthony Ziomek (07:20 - Start)
14:17 - Lesson: Vibrato / Trem bar / Whammy

The pilot episode of a potential new Homeskoolin' spin-off series....(well, that is of course if anybody actually LIKES it)....

So here's the pitch...
a Homeskooler submits a 3-5 minute video of their guitar playing to be evaluated by Uncle Larry AND the rest of the class....you gotta clearly show both your hands in the video....a solo performance with no accompaniment or backing tracks is preferred, but not mandatory.

Larry will then watch the video and of course make his patented BRUTALLY honest assessments of that person's touch, technique, feel, sound, pocket and all the rest of the elements that go into playing guitar for real.

Todays student for your consideration is Anthony Ziomek

It takes some thick skin to open yourself up to this type of thing in the first place…I appreciate you being willing to participate Anthony...you got balls my friend.

So, if anyone else wants to try their hand at this madness just go ahead and email me at tombukovac@gmail.com and we can discuss details.

It's gonna cost you 500 bucks to get your video sent off to the lab and get your test results back friends. You have to be patient too...that is VERY important.

This 500 bucks is the same fee i charge for actual in person guitar lessons (that sadly i never have time to actually do, but i wish i could)....oh well...someday friends.

I sincerely hope this helps all of you learn a thing or two that can be useful down the road...

and totally unrelated, but still fun...damn i love a nasty blues harp.

• Blues & Dank Nugs (Tom Bukovac Cover)

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

but wait....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

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:

There is also an instrumental record Larry made with Guthrie Trapp called "In Stereo" that can be found here...



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