May 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 307, Tom Bukovac, “Next Stop, Buffalo”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing that guitar!
04:43 - Duesenberg Session Man / Fender Pro Reverb
05:29 - Ryman update, Hermanos Gutiérrez / Quiet, instrumental performances
07:17 - Best Duesenberg Session Man / Piezo?
08:35 - "What I really want to say"
10:00 - Dear friend passed away
11:27 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / People pleaser vs. brutal honesty
14:04 - You're supposed to be lost in your 20s
15:40 - In Stereo record / Create something you like / Watching careers wax and wane
18:02 - Big producer story / Taylor Swift and Sarah Buxton
21:13 - Movies to watch: "Being There", "Smoke", "Simple Plan", "Skin"


Notes
Uncle Larry plunks on his namesake guitar and regales the Homeskoolers with story time.

February 21st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 285, Tom Bukovac “The Top 5 Most Asked Homeskoolin’ Questions”

Chapters
00:00 - Hello, friends! / Elaborate full production
00:32 - Jacob Collier / "Greatest Night in Pop" (We Are the World)
02:13 - Martin D-45 / "Then I'd be happy" (Black hole inside us all)
03:19 - "What are the top 5 questions?"
  1. "New, cheap guitar as good as old?"
  2. "What New pickups as good as old?"
  3. "Desert island guitar and amp?"
  4. "Will you evaluate my playing?"
  5. "Are new Nobels pedals as good as old?"
04:50 - Today's setup
06:20 - Duesenberg bridge
06:50 - Duesenberg neck
07:09 - Burst with PAFs bridge
07:49 - Burst with PAFs neck
08:21 - 2006 SG Special Lollar P90s bridge
09:01 - 2006 SG Special Lollar P90s neck
09:17 - '61 SG Special original P90s bridge
09:49 - '61 SG Special original P90s neck
10:30 - Fender Tele with '62 and Ellis bridge
11:26 - Esquire with original bridge
12:03 - "What New pickups as good as old?" / Don't know
12:32 - "Desert island guitar and amp?" / Goldtop and Princeton
13:00 - "Will you evaluate my playing?" / Don't always have time / Lessons
13:33 - "Are new Nobels pedals as good as old?" / Nothing as good as original


Notes
The title pretty much says it all here kids....

today's test gear...
amp: dead original 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb with original 10" Jensen
pedals: original no-balls ODR-1, strymon el cap slapback, tiny bit of reverb from the amp

full disclosure...i completely forgot to mention that the bridge pickup in the 1954 esquire is actually an original wound fender pickup taken out of a 1960 tele custom, so not original to the guitar, but still over 60 years old.


If you guys are getting something useful out of these ridiculous videos please feel free to visit the tip jar...

paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com
venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

Thank you for watching...and i TRULY mean that. Uncle Larry realizes that you have PLENTY of other choices when it comes to Youtube travel.

July 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Boss Man & Bubba”

Chapters
00:00 - Special Duesenberg Session Man


Notes
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”

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


Notes
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"

Chapters
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


Notes

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.

https://www.twitch.tv/iamthewook

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

March 8th, 2023

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

Chapters
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


Notes

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

If you want some soft comfy high quality Homeskoolin' merch go here:
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/me...

March 2nd, 2023

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

Chapters
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


Notes
Uncle Larry rips into the viewer comment bin with a vengeance

September 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ PSA, “TV Time”

Chapters
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


Notes
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”

Chapters
00:00 - Tour update


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

July 8th, 2022

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

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


Notes
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 1st, 2022

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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!!!”

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


Notes
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”

Chapters
00:00 - Somber playing with some reverse effects


Notes


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

May 18th, 2022

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

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


Notes
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”

January 17th, 2022

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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:
https://shop.bandwear.com/collections...

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul digital download:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album...

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul CD's (yes, actual CD's that you can play in your 2005 Camry):
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Homeskoolin’ merch like t-shirts, kick ass coffee mugs: www.guitarhouse.net

If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Paypal use this address: tombukovac@gmail.com

If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Venmo use this address: @Tom-Bukovac-1

January 15th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Song For The Dokta”

Chapters
00:00 - Sad day tunes


Notes
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

August 6th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Special Edition…”How Not To Use A Wang Bar”

Chapters
00:00 - Good morning Home Skoolers
00:21 - Barracuda request from friend
01:07 - Memory vs charting
02:21 - Chug and multiple musicians
03:38 - Quick story of pre-song exploration
03:59 - Heart - Barracuda lesson / Intro
04:34 - Cowboy G6 / Tuning by 5ths
05:11 - Barracuda - next phrase
05:30 - Lick debate
06:05 - "Don't count it, I just feel it"
06:31 - Next section / 2 guitar harmony
07:22 - Lovely stop / Bull joke reference
07:59 - Back to the turnaround / Harmonic lick
08:30 - Subtle wangulation and mayonnaise
09:24 - 2nd Verse
09:40 - Trill lick or "you're fired"
10:08 - B section 2nd time
10:29 - Bridge
10:53 - Creepy underneath stuff
11:08 - Solo
12:12 - Roger Fisher respect
12:49 - Ending / Psychedelic
13:45 - Cool effect with 4ths


Notes
A brief early morning dissertation on how i play “Barracuda” and not abusing holes. Hope you enjoy.

June 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Updates From The Road, “Blues For Matt Mallet”

Chapters
00:00 - PLaying intro (tapping / pull-offs)
00:55 - Hello / Update
03:33 - Outro playing
03:51 - Gibson Firebird / Duesenberg Session Man love


Notes
Hello my dear Homeskoolers….i feel like i don’t say it enough, but i greatly appreciate the honest heartfelt support of the channel.
Hope you guys know that.

Here’s another stream of consciousness ramble from a shady hotel somewhere real close to a Denny’s.

Fuck off Silviu

June 13th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Early Rehearsal rough cut

Chapters
00:00 - Magic Man playthrough (whole song)


Notes
June 13, 2021….Smoakstack Studio in Nashville TN….getting our little band of session cats ready for four Ann Wilson gigs in Florida in late June.

Second run through of Magic Man…replete with a few crash and burns….but hey, thats why you rehearse.

So excited to playing with these great musicians…Tony “T-bone” Lucido on bass and photographic memory for song arrangements with no charts….Paul Moak on guitar, synth and cape….we will add drums and the chick singer this week.

Thanks for watching the show folks

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

February 7th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 90, Tom Bukovac, “Play Date”

Chapters
00:00 - John McLaughlin / Chevrolet intro
02:50 - Hello, class!
04:22 - Taj Mahal
05:04 - Guitar volume
05:41 - Fuzz pedals and volume sound
07:40 - Jazz chords & open voicings lessons
12:11 - Taj Mahal riff lesson


Notes
A brief discussion on the genius of John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra dovetailed into some old Taj Mahal.
Thanks to Brabley’s mom.

Tom Bukovac’s personal Rolling Rock tip jar  is tombukovac@gmail.com
Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net

If anyone wants to take a stab at learning that “Dance Of Maya” riff (maybe like if you’re not that into sports ball) go ahead and email your version to me at tombukovac@gmail.com

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