March 14th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 290, Tom Bukovac, “The New Jazzmaster”

00:00 - Quiet blissful notes that form something else
02:25 - Hello, Homeskoolers'! / New chair
03:00 - Beer, thanks, Gwen, staying up for a minute
03:17 - Lesson: Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (Steve Lukather)
04:55 - Gwen Stephani / Learning all the time / Gear brought to session
07:03 - The sound of the Jaguar / Unique compared to Jazzmaster / "Jazzmaster harder to fit into track"
10:38 - Unbelievable tone of the Gibson Les Paul Special / Love John Cougar
12:45 - Using the Burst in conjunction with poinky guitar in session is great
14:18 - Old Gretsch guitars and their sound / No sustain in Gretsch for studio / ES-335 & P90 jangle for alternative

Uncle Larry gets pretty deep into the mindset of recording guitars….I apologize as this one may quite possibly bore the hell out of anyone who isn’t a studio rat.
Thanks for watchin’ anyway!

and....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...especially since it's taxseason

you can make PayPal donations to this address:
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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:

December 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Inner City Blues”

00:00 - Soulful, captivating Blues jam (Marvin Gaye take)

can you hear the sirens in the distance and feel the steam rising from the sewer grates?

i can

June 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 227, Tom Bukovac, "Got A Girl In Cincinnatti..."

00:00 - Song and dance, without the dance / Medley Michael Jackson - Beat It
03:45 - Thank you for comments / Robert Baker help with YouTube Channel
05:00 - Old concert programs (Eddie Van Halen photo of guitars)
06:10 - Wynonna Judd / Dave Letterman / Epiphone Crestwood best "chopper" ever had / Dan Huff story
07:30 - '64 Lake Placid Blue Fender Jaguar
08:00 - Cranking the mute on (cool sound, but goes sharp) / Adjustable individual string mute
09:45 - NFL cards (Hewrtitt Dixon)
10:36 - Kameron Marlowe - one-take singer / James Otto - loudest singer
12:00 - Coming to Nashville and getting vintage acoustic guitar with songs in it
13:00 - Watching YouTube and numbskulls who don't know shit
15:30 - "Strat Tuesday" video and joke / Ole Clevelander
16:25 - "Catch 22" band, spandex, hair, metal, glam
17:00 - Hearing damage & wearing ear protection / Hearing aid story
18:13 - Meaningful compliments are from people that don't overuse them / Club soundman compliment story
20:56 - Strat video comments / Rewire Strat tone controls
23:00 - Strat guitar shape & ergonomics

Uncle Larry talks about mutes and numbskulls.

May 15th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Silent Lake Placidity”

00:00 - Again, beautiful mixture of playing

A little "live practicing" after i put my sweet sweet boys to bed on a borrowed 64 lpb jag…wow, cool guitar.


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