February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 283, Tom Bukovac, “Hot Marshall Sundae”

00:00 - SG Rock 'n' Roll tone
01:00 - Old Uncle Larry on Plexi Sunday
02:00 - "Favorite Homeskoolin'?" / "Hate everything I play"
03:00 - Jeff Steele and Scott Bagman
03:45 - Foreigner and "Corporate Rock" formula
04:35 - "Crazy-ass lick" to torture someone
05:00 - Lesson: Pull-off
06:00 - Dio - Holy Diver (demon bleat)
06:45 - Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (Lakota Indian chant)
07:15 - Hot Rod Lincoln (George Frayne)
08:35 - "What rockstar that died early would you like to see to continue?" / Jimi Hendrix
09:38 - Rush
10:35 - Drummers interested in old guitars? / Greg Morrow and vintage drums
13:30 - What guitar do you want?
14:01 - '68 Marshall Plexi Super Tremolo 100W

Uncle Larry explores the absolute zenith of humankind’s experiments with tube amplification...the late 1960's Marshall Plexi panel....

File this one under "stuff Uncle Larry thinks is really fuckin' cool"...

so we have a lot of new viewers recently and here's the real inside shit folks...for realz.

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...

and where is this tip jar you say???

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:

February 17th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 282, Tom Bukovac, “Pet Smells”

00:00 - Foreigner - Double Vision
01:40 - Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers (with singing)
03:00 - Different version of Bad Company - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
04:00 - 800+ videos and Homeskoolin' community
04:55 - Amp buzz vs hiss
05:18 - Brian Wilson work / Mills
05:55 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
06:25 - "Why hate for Foreigner" / Painful lyrics / Hot Blooded ("Three Blind Mice")
09:23 - "New guy" rukus causer (Bum petty)
10:12 - Learning songs exactly like the record
12:38 - Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix play the same way?
13:40 - John Waite exploring / Fine line in changing the song's melodgy
15:20 - Pet peeve with covers
16:30 - Pay attention to the singer and lyrics / "Hit lyrics"
17:25 - "Marriage again?" / Bachelor life
18:40 - "Perfect Rock 'n' Roll guitar tone?" / Gretsch Playboy amp

Uncle Larry plays some ol’ honk and wades into some heavy VCB swamp…

November 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “I Have A Mansion…”

00:00 - Getting ready for the show

The unmistakable sound of Joe Walsh…it has NOTHING to do with any gear. I have personally witnessed him play through literally 500 different amps and about 1000 different guitars from five feet away or closer…and it always sounds EXACTLY the same.

So keep that in mind regarding any upcoming gear purchases you may be considering.

Having an absolute ball out here in San Diego kids…fun and crazy rehearsal yesterday.

So great to see all these old friends and have a blast playing some killer old rock and roll songs.

This little video stars sweet Nathan East..my dear old pal Joe Vitale, sweet Victor, Mark Reis, and Joe’s wife, sweet Marjorie.

She makes my whole day when I see her out there in the crowd dancing and boogyin’ her ass off during rehearsals…such a great vibe, kinda like Stills….not

I have also come to really look forward to the inevitable moments when our friend Stephen (undoubtedly the most thoughtful joyous well adjusted person in rock and roll history) comes out to the gigs where I am hired by the person in charge to play guitar, and then kicks me off the stage before I have even played a note…always a highlight for me.

If he would just be nice to me for 5 seconds I could help him fix whatever is going on with those re-everythinged old tweeds that look like they got puked on by Hendrix Himself that he struggles with…hahaaa

but as a wise man once said to me many years ago (in a slow southern drawl) “Tommy, you just can’t help some people”

October 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Blues For Paul Hornung"

00:00 - Some fuckin' great rauchy sounds!
05:13 - Hello, friends! / Mister Vertigo sent a pedal
05:48 - Electronic Audio Experiments - Citadel demo
08:03 - Firebird video thanks / Firebird Prototype
09:00 - Doug and Pat Show
09:43 - Football cards

I have always been a huge fan of the gorgeous dissonant rub of sliding two note scales...there is so much good shit in there, and NO ONE does it....but i do it....cuz i think it sounds fuckin' cool.

check out this pedal kids....i can't find a single thing to complain about with it...and that is pretty rare.

THANK YOU TO ALL you sweethearts for all the recent PayPal and Venmo donations...i really appreciate the comments saying that you guys are getting a lot out of these videos.

Well, ya' know, i never got to replace CC in Poison... which was my dream all along.

i might have failed the BIG dream...but at least i can show you guys a few licks now that I'm old

August 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Tape Echo Madness Madness Madness Madness Madness....”

00:00 - Free trial for users
01:48 - Preview of Inside Blackbird with Tom on delays / echo devices

Hello class…check it out...here's a little preview of a really fun video we did a while back for the "Inside Blackbird" series trying out some very cool sounding seriously old school echo devices.

The full video is available at

If you use this code in the next 90 days you’ll get a month free:

Thanks for watching friends

August 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Brand New Marshall"

00:00 - Amazing playing intro
04:08 - Hello friends! / Marshall JTM Studio
05:29 - '67 Epiphone Al Caiola
07:37 - Selling some amps and info
08:20 - New JTM Studio
09:15 - New Marshall cab
09:25 - '67 Epiphone Al Caiola
10:27 - '60s Epiphone Zephyr
10:55 - '60s Ampeg ET-2 Super Echo Twin

Hello Homeskoolers....I want to send out a HUGE thank you to my old pal Hugh Gilmartin for sending out this killer new Marshall JTM Studio amp for me to try....man, what a cool amp.
These are BRAND NEW models that Marshall just released...they are available in head/2x12 cab or 1x12 combos.

Also, as you can see, i have a few items for sale in this video....as always these items are being sold on a "first come first serve" basis, kinda like the tickets were at that Who concert at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati back in December of 1979....

If you want one of these items please email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

1967 Epiphone Al Caiola guitar with case. $5800.00 shipped domestic US

Both of these amps are 1500.00 apiece and will be sold local pickup only...no shipping

1960s Epiphone Zephyr 1x12 combo

1960's Ampeg ET-2 Super Echo Twin 2x12 combo

Compare to prices on Reverb and you will see those are VERY fair prices

Ok, thats it for now kids

June 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “Division Street”

00:00 - Session and talk with Russ Pahl
02:55 - Tour of Omni
04:30 - Little keyboard playing

THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT VID IS OFFICIALLY LIVE ....go to thesessionman.com if you wanna check it out!

Uncle Larry was busy as usual today kids….he did two sessions in two different studios that were waaaay across town from each other.

This little clip is from the morning session where I led a demo session (four songs in 3 hours) for my old buddy Dan Friszell at an old studio downtown called Omnisound on Division Street.

The band was
Russ Pahl: pedal steel
Evan Hutchings: drums
Mark Hill: bass
Jenee Fleenor: fiddle
John D Willis: acoustic
David Crutcher: keys
Uncle Larry: electronic guitar

When I say i “led” the session that means I wrote the charts and got twice as much dough as the rest of the guys for doing so. By the long-standing rules of the Nashville Musicians Union AFM branch 257, every session must have an assigned “leader”, who makes twice the dough of the other cats, in return for going through the trouble of making all the charts beforehand. Also, historically, whoever is the leader of the session gets to boss people around a little more than usual on that day, People kind of treat you like it's your birthday when you are the "session leader".

This video stars the legendary Russ Pahl, who has played pedal steel and guitar on A LOT of records…he has played with Vince Gill, Dan Auerbach and Bob Plant to name a few. Russ makes some really nice guitars under the brand name of “RP Guitars” (mostly Fender Tele and Strats with a few twists and turns) and he hand winds his own custom pickups. He is the living definition and pure embodiment of the phrase "tinkerer". Contact me for his email if you would like to investigate his work further.

And…if you can name the tune that i play on the piano at the end of this video, then I KNOW that you are a cool person

May 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Studio B Roll, “Too Country?”

00:00 - Recording a rockin' track

Uncle Larry applies a thick coat of oil based rawk to a session yesterday at Oceanway Studio in Nashville TN

Engineer: Joe “The Goose” Baldridge (he gets a great loud)
Artist: Jewels Gold (actual name i'm told, no kidding)
Drummer: Jordan Perlson
Bass man: Mark Hill
Organ: David Crutcher

May 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 217, Tom Bukovac, "Generational Boogie"

00:00 - Soft touch playing
04:26 - Hello, friends! / Loop and off the cuff playing
05:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Shit attitude
05:52 - Song stuck in the brain
06:24 - "Audio sounds better"...in free lessons
06:40 - "Murdering a whale" / Bending in tune
08:29 - Boomer bends
09:30 - Copies of a copy is far removed from Boogie origins
12:33 - Gov't Mule praise
12:55 - Blackbird Studio / Ever challenged on gigs?
14:25 - Downbeats and being exposed
19:20 - Lesson: Play along loop (D -> C, D -> C, G, C/Bb) / Fmaj scale to get back

Uncle Larry plays, talks, etc....
Thanks for getting involved in the contest friends..its fun to watch all the submissions.

April 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Behind The Scenes Bonus “The Latest Breakthrough In Sound Recording Technology”

00:00 - Look into professional testing and rare devices

A quick behind the scenes look at today’s Inside Blackbird video shoot.

This particular video was a deep deep dive on the mad world of ancient echo devices.

So much fun and such a learning experience.

Johnny McBride
Eric “Ebo” Borash
David Kalmusky
Matt Bender
Joey Stanca
Sweet Ally
and the rest of the fine video crew at Blackbird Studio in Nashville TN

April 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 211, Tom Bukovac, "The Power Of Delegation"

00:00 - Annie Lenox - No More I Love You's into a version of Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
02:14 - Hello from Uncle Larry / Johnny McBride shoot
03:48 - Dave Stewart story (Delegation power)
05:28 - Professionals
07:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / The Gear Page donation thanks
08:00 - "2 Kinds of people in this world" / Try to thank all patronage
09:45 - "Who's the impossible musician?" (Hint: song 10:17)
10:33 - Church video and Gretsch guitar (Possibly for sale)
11:45 - Song played at your funeral (Peter Gabriel - Indigo)
12:35 - "Bursting into flames going into church" deserves a "fuck-off"
13:33 - Annie Lenox - No More I Love You's
14:10 - Most common comment? (1 guitar & 1 amp) / Twilight Zone / NFL card
16:36 - Cleveland socks
17:15 - Lesson: "No More I Love You's" (Bass notes makes it expensive sounding)

Uncle Larry tells us about the two kinds of people in this world.

April 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Inside Blackbird”

00:00 - Inside the studio and Blackbird project and words of wisdom from John McBride


A chat with my dear friend Johnny McBride about the eagerly awaited release of

Trust me on this one Homeskoolers, best 100 bucks you’ll ever spend.

April 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 208, Tom Bukovac, "How To Properly Match Your Shirt To Your Guitar"

00:00 - Fingerstyle guitar
03:30 - Hi guys / Quick morning beer / Fun days
05:23 - Twitch with the Wook and Guthrie
06:30 - Back to guitar playing
07:20 - Gruhn's videos / John McBride (Blackbird Studios)
09:40 - Lesson: Genesis - Supper's Ready
12:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / The Gear Page
13:12 - Dementia story and Homeskoolin' videos
14:40 - Favorite Song? / David Bowie & Freddie Mercury - Under Pressure
17:15 - Nice people comments / Sitting around music stores hanging out
18:28 - Music store stories (Ron Blair)
21:00 - Joe Jackson song and comments
21:43 - Corona Lesson videos
23:20 - Lesson: Tapping (Dark Side of the Moon)
25:50 - Lesson: Chord tapping / Eddie Van Halen taking off
27:40 - Muting / Learning process
30:00 - Lesson: Muting


Uncle Larry carryin' on with nary a comma today...to the point where he reaches double the time length of one of his "normal" videos....

here is the link for tonite's livestream with sweet Guthrie....which will start at roughly 8PM central.


and if you haven't checked out some of the exciting things happening with Homeskoolin' merch in a while, you can certainly do that here....

January 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Guitar Slinger”

00:00 - Plethora of guitars and knowledge

Day 2 of a 10 day Vince Gill session in downtown Nashville TN

Jedd Hughes
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Justin Niebank
Matt Rausch

August 10th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Studio Update, “Ally and Jimmie”

00:00 - Studio tour

Wednesday August 10, 2022….Morgan Wallen session at Oceanway studio in Nashville.

Joey Moi producing
Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass
Bryan Sutton on acoustic
Dave Cohen on keys
Jerry Roe drums
Josh Ditty and Ryan Yount engineering

and sweet Ally Gecewicz playing the role of production assistant and studio tour guide.

and if that isn’t enough pure entertainment, Jimmie Lee Sloas, without a doubt the most beloved session man in Nashville TN, shows us his two sweet ‘59 P basses

June 9th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Take Two”

00:00 - Heart - Little Queen cover in the studio

This is the second take of the Amazing Dawgs playing “Little Queen” at yesterdays rehearsal…not too shabby, but it will get way better.

Guest vocalist is the amazing Criss “Sabbath” Cain….he is the band photographer that tours with us. Coolest dude on earth, he is always kind enough to sit in for Ann at soundchecks and rehearsals, because any real musician absolutely HATES playing without a singer.

The back half of this clip features a 9 year old guest guitarist you may have heard me talk about before. First time he ever played with headphones on.
How hard did he stick the knife on that riff in the break???
After he got done he said, “those guys were playing the chorus chords wrong” hahaaaa

Look out world.

March 31st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 136, Tom Bukovac, “Sky Diving Pt. 2”

00:00 - Far out playing with some tastey boost
08:15 - Hello, friends! / 1978 BC Rich Super Eagle
09:00 - Barracuda Analog Flanger
10:10 - Tuning / Super Eagle boost
11:26 - Digital EQ built into a pickup
12:45 - Busy Summer coming up / Ann Wilson
14:00 - Castle Recording Studio
14:40 - 2 chord intro jam lesson

A totally improv stream of unconsciousness ramble from a guy who worked all day….and a look at some summer plans.

December 7th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 119, Tom Bukovac, “Four Forty-Something”

00:00 - Acoustic playing
01:58 - Hello, class! / Martin guitar
02:59 - Castle Recording Studio
03:54 - Liz Phair records
05:00 - Glory play along
06:34 - Explanation / Lesson
07:44 - Chords lesson
08:14 - Neil Young - Hey Hey, My My playing
09:03 - '38 000-18
09:11 - Thanks / NFL

Hello class….a brief dissertation on the absolute genius of the 1:30 long 1993 song “Glory” by Liz Phair….

Thank you for the continued support of the channel…..lots of cool new merch coming soon

Go to www.guitarhouse.net

October 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 114, Tom Bukovac, “Utility Guy”

00:00 - Todd Lombardo

10/27/21 brief update at Blackbird Studio….introducing you Homeskoolers to sweet Todd Lombardo, acoustic player extraordinaire.
Thanks for watching the show guys.

Todd is considering starting a little Youtube channel of his own....he is open to starting a dialogue with all of you guys to answer any questions you may have about the Nashville session scene or anything else for that matter...he is a brilliant guy, one of those "deep thinker" type cats that is always up for a conversation that IMMEDIATELY gets past surface talk.....
here's a video he made tonight for you guys

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

October 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update “Morning Bone…..uh…”

00:00 - Nice acoustic playing
01:24 - Hello, friends!
01:42 - A couple of things to tell you
01:47 - Solo record out on Fri, Oct 28th, 2021
02:34 - Ask one thing - Don't pirate record
03:33 - '38 Bone acoustic
03:51 - Busy schedule / Blackbird Studio
05:04 - Ann Wilson at Neptune / Roger Fisher
06:06 - Trip The Witch news
07:00 - One last thought / Contest?

A brief chat and the unmistakable tone of a forward shifted 38 bone.


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