July 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Boss Man & Bubba”

00:00 - Special Duesenberg Session Man

This video shows two sweetheart dudes that have both been a MAJOR positive influence on my life.

The first part was shot back on July 11th.

Vinnie ordered a special one-off short scale version of the Duesenberg Session Man Uncle Larry model, and i couldn't resist the urge to film the "unboxing" part of the program haha.
I think he truly liked it....it's a beautiful guitar.
He says he plans to use it on the next Eagles run.
Thanks to dearest Nathan (or "Navin" as Vince calls him) Fawley for taking care of us all these years.
I'm very proud to be a part of the Duesenberg team

I've learned a lot from Mr. Gill in this life....i played behind him for years, and spent many hours in the studio with him, and I'm ALWAYS learning something from watching him operate.
A true master and a lovely guy.

The fella at the end of the vid is my "mentor" or "guru" or whatever other word you would use.

He was the best man at my wedding in 2010.....he literally taught me everything i know about old guitars and amps when i was growing up.

Greg "Bubba" Sarley

I don't know what the hell i would do without him.

Love you Bubba and Vinnie....bros to the end

Thanks for watching friends.

April 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “TV Larry”

00:00 - Kelly Clarkson show taping (behind the scenes)
02:51 - Sound of the room

On the job site

Doing one song with Caitlyn Smith for the Kelly Clarkson show that airs May 11th

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....

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 196, Tom Bukovac, "Top Line"

00:00 - Mellow strumming
03:00 - Hello, folks! / Sessions unusual starts
03:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Posters vs prints (Ziggy) / Lisa Real Estate thanks
05:30 - Strumming / Duesenberg Lap Steel / Irsay gig
07:53 - VCB / Favorite drummers?
10:15 - Coolest looking guitar?  Rickenbacker 4001
11:25 - Ugliest guitar?  Gibson L6-S
12:30 - How did you do in school?
13:55 - Knife edge of rhythm and lead
16:08 - Example: "Sweet Caroline" (vocal melody, chords, fills, etc.)
17:50 - Example: "Tuesday's Gone" (digging it out of the chords)
18:45 - Example: "Radar Love" (Golden Earring - guitar, vocal, etc.)
19:41 - Lesson: Rhythm lick (Key G, chugging), picking out those notes / Claw technique


Uncle Larry gets off in the VCB weeds desperately looking for his 9 iron.

If you want one of these signed 200th episode prints go to www.ziggysartstudio.com

If you want a truly bad ass realtor contact Lisa Land at the Luxe Collective in Nashville.

If you want to relieve some of the massive burning guilt that has built up inside you from learning and stealing SO MANY of my licks and ideas for free, then i suggest you visit the Homeskoolin' PayPal tip jar at tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

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March 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 195, Tom Bukovac, "Take Your Blues Down"

00:00 - Cars - Let the Good Times Roll /  jammin'
01:44 - Checking in
02:38 - Old Cars song / Darren in Cars tribute band
03:08 - Lesson: Harmonic bit of "Let the Good Times Roll"
03:50 - Thanks for comments / Connection all over the world / New viewers
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) Numbskull : FailedRockStar : StringLocker
06:15 - What inspires you more: Guitar or Amp?
06:53 - Hybrid picking style and making a living
07:54 - "Sad music from a sad man"
08:25 - What style of music? / Caveman Rock to Jazzer
09:33 - Blues over Major
10:35 - Example: Blues over Major
12:28 - What style is left? / Allan Holdsworth
13:42 - Taxes and sports
15:30 - Lesson: Speed picking thing / Loose wrist
18:09 - Bridge pickup on Duesenberg vs Les Paul "Burst"
18:20 - Duesenberg pickup height
18:45 - Duesenberg: Great creamy, crunchy lead tone / Powerful crunch playing
19:45 - Burst: Growling, howling, singing amazing tone of the Les Paul
20:35 - Les Paul pickup height

Uncle Larry rips into the viewer comment bin with a vengeance

October 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 169, Tom Bukovac, “The Recycler”

00:00 - Slow melodic playing
04:00 - Hello, class! / '67 Dick Butkus card
04:45 - Amazing Dawgs band
06:30 - ToneQuest
07:38 - Mysterious prototype pedal / Gamechanger gear
12:10 - VCB / "What goes through your head?" (Melodies)
15:36 - Just music
16:30 - "Time for another CD" / Trip The Witch
17:31 - Duesenberg guitar / Lesson: B-Bender

Uncle Larry evokes some haunting memories of distant Homeskoolin’ melodies that flitter about in the chilly October wind like laughing ghosts.

…and answers some VCB

you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

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

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?

you can find that here:

...and did you know that comfy Homeskoolin' merch of all types is available?

just go here to see it....

October 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Teddy Boy’s Blues”

00:00 - Country Blues playing for YouTube watcher Teddy Boy

Thanks for watching kids


September 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ PSA, “TV Time”

00:00 - Beautiful crunch playing
01:56 - Hello, class!
02:30 - Who carries Duesenberg model
03:55 - Vince Gill CMT Special "Giants"
04:20 - Rickenbacker 360 Bubbletop

Hi guys.....if you're bored tonite check out the show i played on called "Giants" honoring Vince Gill
on the CMT network
8pm central...y'all better hurry

Stores in the U.S. that carry the Duesenberg Session Man guitar:
The Guitar Sanctuary, TX
Palen Music Center, MO
Sound Pure, NC
N' Stuff Music, PA
Lark Guitars, TX
Huber & Breese Music, MI
Willcutt Guitar, KY
Boston Guitars, MA
Midwood Guitars, NC
Spicer Music, AL
Ye Olde Music, SC
Danville Music, CA
Music Villa. MT

Thank you to all of you guys for believing in the model!

August 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Road Update “A Nice European Coffee”

00:00 - Tour update

Just checkin in from Hamburg….thanks for watching the show kids.

July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Sweet Sweet Fella Who Won The Duesenberg

00:00 - Beautiful playing by the winner of the contest! / Thanks!

Luis “Nando” Puche from Hialeah FL….glad to see it went to a kind and worthy soul…what a sweet guy…and a beautiful player…you gotta stick to the end of this vid my dear homeskoolers….the sweetness of it all will just rip your heart out.

July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Everybody Loves Danny”

00:00 - Back stage gear tour
04:00 - Danny Dugmore

Day two of a three day odyssey….special guests, our beloved Bryan Sutton and the legendary Dan Dugmore…check out his credits on allmusic.com kids…a true session man.

July 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 155, Tom Bukovac, “Bubba’s Big Jam”

00:00 - Some jammin playing
01:23 - Intro...Hello, class! / Thanks
03:01 - Special "Fuck Off to that guy"
03:32 - Viewer appreciation
04:16 - Getting sentimental / Joe Walsh / Greg Sarley
06:41 - Big Jam Distortion
07:56 - Pre Rocked Pedals
08:25 - Big Jam pedal demonstration
10:53 - Turning up the gain
11:24 - "into hair band guitar players?"
12:23 - Rainbow Room
12:45 - More of the Big Jam
13:30 - Playing an open ringing string with finger picking

A little tribute to the guy who got me into all this shit…

Gregor Sarlija…

Which turned into Greg Sarley at Ellis Island…

Which turned into Bubba P on prospect ave in the 70s

The progenator of the Multivox Big Jam Distortion pedal

If you are enjoying this insanity please hit the tip jar
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Oh, and there’s trivia too: Name the asshead that came up with this famous quote
“Did you ever notice how all of Tom’s “dear friends” are selling something”

June 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Holy Shit, Exciting News!!!”

00:00 - Duesenberg Session Man guitar / Contest / Loop
03:48 - Blues over Major / Eb Major pentatonic

Three vids in one day???? That is SURELY some kind of record….

Well, the second one doesn’t really count because it was kind of a “private lesson”….

But anyhoo, dig this cats…i got some very exciting news Mark your calendars people!!

Sunday night July 3rd

Live stream on Brett Papa’s channel with yours truly and dearest Guthrie Trapp (and possibly another special guest) where we answer questions, jam a bit, and most importantly, pick the WINNING POSTCARD!!!

By the end of that live stream, one of you Homeskoolers out there is gonna end up with this bad ass guitar that i am playing in this video….good luck kids

May 20th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Many Moods Of Johnny Youtube”

00:00 - Somber playing with some reverse effects


Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
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May 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 144, Tom Bukovac, “Uncle Larry’s Garage Sale (High Roller Edition)”

00:00 - Playing and singing / Gibson ES-335
14:20 - Contest

Hello friends…just Larry takin’ a ride on a particularly friendly lightweight chunk of firewood from 225 Parsons St. in Kalamazoo Michigan.

If you wanna taste the rainbow on this one contact Gruhn Guitars at 615-256-2033 and when someone answers just say “yes, uh, i’d like to buy that bad ass 335 you guys have”

May 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ rare gear review, “Tough Guy Delay”

00:00 - RE-202 demo
00:58 - Friends! / Gear reviews and demo pedals
01:57 - Roland Space Echo pedal review
02:37 - First impressions
03:57 - Look and features
05:00 - Demo
06:14 - EQ controls / Gain
07:43 - Reverb
09:03 - Tap tempo
09:58 - Saturation
10:44 - Mode selector

A rare gear review from Larry….filled to the brim with brutal honesty, laughter and tears.

Special thank you to dearest James Hatem and the fine people at Roland for letting me try this cool new pedal…the RE-202.

Please note, this device has far more to offer than i glanced upon in this precursory perfunctory analysis, including a “warp” freak out mode that happens when you hold down the pedal, but i wasn’t emotionally ready to delve into all that in this video.

totally unrelated, these rug cleaning vids have at least temporarily taken the place of old NFL films in Larry's current youtube watch list

If you like this channel and the weird guy who talks on it, you can throw something in the tip jar via paypal


February 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin Short, “Hillbilly Promenade”

00:00 - Beautiful playing

Grab that special gal and give her a slow dance to this one friends….


January 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 123, Tom Bukovac, “The Element Of Surprise”

00:00 - Funky, blues mixed jamming
01:06 - Shredding it
01:56 - Hello, class!
02:23 - Snowy Nashville
03:30 - Rick Reith thanks
04:26 - Duesenberg guitar contest
05:25 - Opening tuning and figuring it out
05:56 - Duesenberg Starplayer (Limited Edition)
06:26 - Trip The Witch / shop.bandwear.com / Plexi Soul
07:45 - Viewer Comment Bin (VCB) / Least favorites form of music
09:42 - The best guitar you've ever played?
12:10 - Being a "YouTuber"
14:22 - Element of surprise / Unpredictable playing
16:00 - Paul Davids video (YouTube Link) / "Fuck-off Gilbert"
17:00 - A friend passing

A brief chat on all kinda shit…and here's all the links you need people....

Trip The Witch merch, like CD's. posters and comfy ass t-shirts:

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul digital download:

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul CD's (yes, actual CD's that you can play in your 2005 Camry):

Homeskoolin’ merch like t-shirts, kick ass coffee mugs: www.guitarhouse.net

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January 15th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Song For The Dokta”

00:00 - Sad day tunes

Sorry i haven’t been around much lately folks….been having a bit of a rough go.

I lost a very close friend last Tuesday night…i found him dead in his house …. suspected heart attack….and to top it all off? all this happened on his 55th birthday.

The Dokta…. known to most of the world as Richard L Reith….known to my two sweet boys as “Uncle Rick”.

I have known the kid since i was 16….

we lived together in shit hole rental houses back in our early nashville days when we were both broke desperately trying to get our careers going…..later on we co-owned 2nd Gear music store here in nashville together for 3 years.

Sarah and I finally told the boys tonite that he is gone….they took it hard.
Fuckin’ horrible.

He was an ace of a guy…very intelligent, good at fixing and building stuff…strong as an ox.

remember the vid a while back where i had a friend out in my garage helping me rebuild from the flood? That was him.

He was always there when you needed him. A front house sound man and road manager by trade….he worked with all kinds of artists….including Eric Johnson, which is a gig he particularly loved. he loved old Genesis and Zappa as much as i did. He rarely drank, but he smoked weed powerful enough to kill most normal men all goddamn day long. Dammit i’m gonna miss him. See ya down the road my man

January 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Extra Credit “Obsession Man”

00:00 - Tennessee blues playing

Happy Sunday folks….just a brief exploration on my trusty old Doozy Multi-Bender….football bets are going reasonably well today so far…let’s hope the packers and vikings score 43 points or more tonite in the 11 degree weather they are playing in.

Appreciate those who watch/donate/say nice things….it means a lot to larry that you tune in….
I had a guy tell me that im looking haggered lately.
He gave me some “sage advice” saying i need sleep.

What’s that old saying, “walk a mile in another man’s shoes or shut the fuck up and stop trying to give life advice to a 53 year dude from cleveland who is forged in iron by deep inner pain and decades of back alley knife fights.”….i can’t quite remember but it’s something like that.

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Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net


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