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 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “High Lonesome Larry”

00:00 - Some Country twanging

Larry takes a stroll on a whipped old 60 Jazzy…he had to borrow some reverb from a couple neighboring counties to complete the making of this video…however no animals were harmed

November 24th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 258, Tom Bukovac, “The Lazy River Of Phase”

00:00 - Some straight from the heart playing
01:30 - Hello, friends! / No food coma / NFL
03:00 - Mu-Tron - Phaser sound is supposed to sound like
04:46 - Best Big Muff? / Kit Rae website / Ram's Head Big Muff and bypass
07:33 - Never know what to expect...mix it up / Gruhn's and special guest
08:15 - Life's pretty good, zoom out and look at life from a different perspective
10:30 - Rolling Stones and the genius of Brian Jones
11:23 - Lesson: Ruby Tuesday and riding the sus
12:33 - Dumble amps / Pre-70's Marshalls cult / Cults
14:00 - Subscription based addition to Homeskoolin' / Liking free shit
15:10 - The Boss Bruce Springsteen

Uncle Larry exits the chaotic world of Gen Z cellphone tone and goes back to his analog roots....

here's a couple things you guys might like...

full original broadcast with commercials and all...fuckin' rad

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 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 210, Tom Bukovac, "He Came From Somewhere Back In Her Long Ago"

00:00 - Pickin' with the best of them
04:04 - Hello, friends! / Trip The Witch mugs
05:00 - Some amazing picking ascending into finger picking
06:02 - Lesson: Cool lick
06:52 - Twang like a Jazzmaster / Mosrite Combo
07:28 - Back to picking
08:54 - 50% hit ratio on licks
09:25 - Sweet gifts (NFL puzzles, Spuds lamp)
11:50 - The Gear Page comments
13:20 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Percentage of wankers?
14:57 - Certain artists' insecurity / Having a good time / Dan Auerbach
17:10 - Building your own studio?
17:58 - The Gear Page comedy / Chumbawamba
19:27 - Trip The Witch with Dean DeLeo / Guthrie project

Uncle Larry damn near strangles this poor old 64 Jazzy to death in a desperate search to find the lost chord.

Followed by an awkward transition into the VCB.

Trip the witch mugs available here

February 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin Volume 190, Tom Bukovac, “Soul Dust”

00:00 - Soulful playing
05:04 - What's up cats! / Staind
06:06 - Early '90s MIJ Gretsch 6129
07:25 - Acoustic guitar, Open E chord and intonation
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Great resource of lessons
11:00 - '64 Fender Jazzmaster
12:20 - Guitars tell me where to go
13:00 - Jazzmasters pickups too low
13:45 - Les Paul Custom - the one that is the best
14:25 - Picking and a playing the Jazzmaster

Uncle Larry has a go on a couple new plunks and discusses recent events along with a brief glimpse into the VCB.

January 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Blues For Sweet Dougie Brown”

00:00 - Space blues

Takin’ a late night trip on a mid 60's jazzy that my old buddy the hornswaggler let me borrow ages ago…. just a little groove for all you insomniacs to possibly drift off to sleep by...

thank you guys for supporting the channel…we are up to damn near 75k prescribers...can you even believe it?

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

paypool haha

and special thanks to David Price for the cool rare Mexican variant of the 1978 topps Brian Sipe card

how awesome is this?


January 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 183, Tom Bukovac, “But I Never Sarrr Them Winging”

00:00 - Tranquil playing
02:39 - Hello, friends! / Gildan
03:30 - Stuffed toy
04:53 - Real estate agent
08:15 - Whackiness and friends
10:00 - The ole garage
10:47 - Pool and swimming
11:47 - Encompassing life
12:45 - Spontaneous fucking around videos
13:36 - Yards
15:30 - Find gear what works for you
16:25 - Various guitars vs. one / George Gruhn
17:53 - Billy Gibbons
19:16 - Gear doesn't matter
20:45 - Good guitar player can play anything
21:20 - Perfect pitch and great musician
21:45 - Jimi Hendrix thoughts / Little playing
23:43 - Lesson: Tritone substitution

Rant away Larry…rant away....

oh, and here's a song everyone should know

October 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Late Nite Bonus “Nowheresville”

00:00 - Beautiful song

A little late night blues for all the ones that like to skool at home, after the kids go to bed.

This one goes out to an old long lost friend who has drifted far away…

Thanks for watching the show friends.

September 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 164, Tom Bukovac, “With Synchronized Tremolo”

00:00 - Boogeying some old school guitar
04:28 - Rollin' Rock slide / Hello, class!
05:18 - Duggie Brown's Jazzmaster
05:43 - Vince Gill backup / Sting / Guitar journey meeting people
07:40 - Chris Stapleton / Earthquaker Dispatch Master
08:40 - Jaco Pastorius
09:20 - Lesson: Appropriate fingering
12:04 - Lesson: Silly, hard lick to use all 4 fingers
14:07 - Lesson: "Tempest Fugit" lick
16:00 - Lesson: Taking apart chords for different voicings
16:50 - Kentucky Thunder Bluegrass bad asses / Bluegrass solos vs Rock

19:23 - Brian Sutton lessons / Holding your body correctly
20:15 - Banjo, tempo, and effortless playing
21:50 - Guitar video jam

Little Tommy discusses proper fretboard fingering after a nice fall haircut….the little clip at the end is from the rehearsal yesterday when we were learning Sting’s tune that he was singing on the show.

Thanks for watching my little stream of consciousness rants people.

June 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Lost Chords”

00:00 - Some unusual chord changing

A recently unearthed chordal collage from Larry. Learn this one kids.

May 2nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 19, Tom Bukovac, “Retro Twang”

00:00 - Twang jam intro
01:10 - Hello
03:00 - Weapons used secretly
04:42 - Fender Jazzmaster
05:15 - Midrange in the mix
06:28 - Harmony Silvertone Jupiter
09:10 - Guild Starfire III Bixby

Fellas....the T SHIRTS WILL ALL BE SHIPPING LATER THIS WEEK....please be patient. I originally ordered 150 and we have already sold over 200, so the guy making them is doing a double run...and i will get some 3XLs for all you big boned lads. My garage is the noisiest “single coil pickup environment” on earth sorry.


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