March 27th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 293, Tom Bukovac, “Upstroke Me”

00:00 - Changing the stroke on the doubleneck
06:58 - Hello, friends! / Update
07:45 - Baltimore bridge crash / Life perspective
09:18 - Sitar effect / Melatron
10:11 - Gibson Doubleneck
10:34 - Ann Wilson thanks (video)
11:12 - "Life change after 100,000 subscribers?" / Heavy sessioneering
13:20 - Lesson: Upstrokes
14:08 - Lesson: Loop chords (G D F C)
15:28 - Lesson: Upstroke chord (x x 5 0 3 3]
16:21 - Upstrokes vs. Downstrokes

Uncle Larry says two necks are better than one….could be a winner but maybe just a sinner now….

here's that video about making Ann's latest record...

and...if you need something cool to put your coffee in try this friends...

March 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ “The World’s Most Natural Doubling Effect”

00:00 - Strumming the whole thing

Happy Sunday friends

February 9th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 276, Tom Bukovac, “How To Be Great At Guitar In 15 Minutes”

00:00 - Rockin'
00:41 - Session Man Rule #1: "Never write a lick you can't play."
01:11 - Pantera and Lamb of God
02:28 - Roll out of bed episodes
03:15 - '58 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior
05:54 - Gibson Doubleneck photo recognition / Historian (Eric Ernest) / Original owner
07:30 - Nick Drushel / Gibson SG break and restoration with CNC
09:04 - Argent - Hold Your Head Up / Organ madness
10:30 - Lesson: Lots of techniques & over the I
11:11 - Listening to the amazing solo
12:44 - Lesson: Guitar part
13:35 - Musicians are better now? [heavy sarcasm alert]
14:25 - "The Panteras"
15:15 - Common thread between listeners / Family playing / Malcolm Young
16:15 - Pickups (PAF, P90, minihumbuckers, etc) / Favorite pickup of all Gretsch Filtertron

Hello friends, several YouTuber friends of mine have recently suggested that I should start experimenting with clickbait video titles and thumbnails to get more views…so I thought “how to be great at guitar in 15 minutes” would REALLY get some people’s attention…even if the video has nothing to do with that

…and then I’m gonna find a picture of some really delicious looking cheesecake to put in the thumbnail…I mean, they HAVE TO click on that right?

February 7th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Man Hunt”

00:00 - Singing and a strummin'
01:36 - Quick episode & thanks
02:05 - Recognize this owner?
02:28 - Gibson EDS 1275 Doubleneck

Just wondering if any of you old guys out there might recognize this fella

One of the previous owners of my 58 Gibson EMS-1235 double neck

February 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 275, Tom Bukovac, “You Go On TV With Hair Like That?”

00:00 - Strumming some Heavenly tunes
03:15 - Hello, friends! / That Pedal Show / Episode 275
04:23 - Gibson Doubleneck and some sounds
05:06 - Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand
06:52 - Toby Keith, RIP
10:00 - Rick Beato video
10:22 - Epiphone rabbit hole
11:22 - Lesson: Cool lick / Gibson Doubleneck sounds
12:09 - Movies: Mighty Wind & Best In Show
13:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ever get nervous? / Don't read music
15:23 - Nervous about getting sick on stage / In charge of a gig and something going wrong
16:50 - Andy Gellison rework of Doubleneck
17:30 - Mortified at past recordings at all?

bed head Larry plays ya' a little early morning blues and pays tribute to a dear old departed friend

tube amp and guitar tones straight from 1958…amazing how believable the sounds were back then, even without the modelers...

and now for some fucking GENIUS comedy...

September 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 243, Tom Bukovac, "18 Strings And A Dozen Roses"

00:00 - Video footage of solo that will go down in History at Irsay gig with Ann Wilson
01:05 - Spinning into playing the Doubleneck
03:50 - What's up? / Farm Aid - Jim Irsay Band
06:00 - Homeskoolin' going on too long? / Thank you t-shirt and vacuuming
07:42 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / "How long to get ready for gig?"
08:30 - Highlight of awesome solo at Farm Aid!
08:45 - Gibson SG and what amp?
09:20 - 10 Road Dog Tips for Being on the Road ("That Dog Will Bite You")
11:20 - "Are you plastered?" / Real tired
13:00 - Gibson SG Special only on live gigs / Continue with others
15:43 - Lesson: Scale chords and moving up fretboard
18:42 - Singing and dancing on the fretboard
19:25 - NFL eletric football team (Cleveland Browns)

Uncle Larry slaves over a hot slab of VCB in an effort to entertain and educate the class.

a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after 243 free guitar lessons

You can make PayPal donations to this address:

You can make Venmo donations to this address:

AND...you can purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...

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.
There are still a few more of the hand signed limited edition Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O'Leary did left....if you wanna check one out go here:

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:

May 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 221, Tom Bukovac, "Clean Out Your Desks"

00:00 - Playing the Gibson Doubleneck
04:25 - Hello, class! / Thanks & "Foxhole buddy"
05:50 - A.I. bot companions
06:47 - Best smellin' guitar (Gibson '58 EMS-1235)
07:30 - Gifts
08:00 - Tina Turner
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / You are a wizard
09:23 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone (liner notes) / Roosevelt Gook aka Al Kooper (Producer)
10:30 - Teddy Boy!
11:07 - No BS playing
11:30 - The Contest and recognizing talent when you see it
12:58 - Blue Chevelle vs Torino / Can't be fucking around with power tools
14:15 - Disguised as a piano
14:30 - Watching Tina Turner video & touring
15:47 - Lesson: Cool lick (Amb6 [5 x 3 5 x x], Gm bend Bb [3 x x 3^ x x]) / Playing
17:00 - Unusual Gibson tone: Spruce top, hollowbody
17:45 - Heavy Metal kids and bringing back licks

I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
Tryin' to reach my destination before the sun went down
The old CB was blarin' away on channel 1-9!
When there came a little boy's voice on the radio line
And he said: "Breaker 1-9! Is anyone there?
ome on back, truckers and talk to Teddy Boy"
Well, I keyed the mike and said: "You got it, Teddy Boy"
And a little boy's voice came back on the air
"'Preciate the break, Who we got on that end?"
I told him my handle, and, then he began:
"Now, I'm not supposed to bother you fellows out there
Mom says you're busy and for me to stay off the air
But you see, I get lonely and it helps to talk
'Cause that's about all I can do, I'm crippled, and, I can't walk!"
I came back and told him to fire up that mike
And I'd talk to him, as long as he liked
"This was my dad's radio", the little boy said
"But I guess it's mine and mom's now, 'cause my daddy's dead!"
"Dad had a wreck about a month ago
He was trying to get home in a blindin' snow
Mom has to work now, to make ends meet
And I'm not much help, with my two crippled feet!"
"She says not to worry that we'll make it alright
But, I hear her crying, sometimes late at night
You know there's just one thing I want more than anything else to see
Aw, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me!"
"But, you see, my dad used to take me for rides when he was home
But, I guess that's all over now, since my daddy's gone
Not one breaker came on the old CB
As that little crippled boy talked with me
I tried hard to swallow a lump that just wouldn't stay down
As I thought about my boy back in Greenville Town
"Dad was going to take mom and me with him later on this year, Why,
l remember 'I'm saying: 'Someday this old truck will be yours, Teddy Boy"
But, I know I'll never get to ride an 18-wheeler again
But, this old base will keep me in touch with all my trucker friends!"
"Teddy Boy's gonna back on out now and leave you alone
'Cause it's about time for mom to come home
But, you give me a shout when you're passin' through
And I'll sure be happy to come back to you!"
Well, I came back and I said: uh! "Before you go 10-10
What's your home 20, little CB friend?"
Well, he gave me his address and I didn't once hesitate
'Cause this hot load of freight was just gonna have to wait
I turned that truck around on a dime
And headed straight for Jackson Street, 229
And as I rounded the corner, oh, I got one heck of a shock
late wheelers were lined up for three city blocks!
Why, I guess every driver for miles around had caught Teddy Boy's call
And that little crippled boy was having a ball
For as fast as one driver would carry him in
Another would carry him to his truck and take off again
Well, you better believe I took my turn at riding Teddy Boy
And then I carried him back in and put him down in his chair
And buddy if I never live to see happiness again
I want you to know I saw it that day, in the face of that little man
We took up a collection for him before his mama got home
And each driver said goodbye and then they all were gone
He shook my hand with a mile-long grin
And said: "So long, trucker I'll catch ya again!"
Well, I hit the Interstate with tears in my eyes
I turned on the radio and I got another surprise
"Breaker 1-9!" Came a voice on the air
"Just one word of thanks from Mama Teddy Boy!!"
"We wish each and every one, a special prayer for you
'Cause, You just made my little boy's dream come true
I'll sign off now, before, I start to cry
May God ride with you, 10-4, and goodbye

February 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 194, Tom Bukovac, "The Unseen World"

00:00 - Some plucking around
01:30 - Hello, everyone!
03:11 - Senn guitar
03:22 - Paper or plastic / "Save the planet"
04:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / '60 Tweed Princeton / Strat and pickups
05:54 - Lynyrd Skynyrd thanks
06:25 - New pre-scribers / Rotten apples and hiding users
07:23 - '58 Gibson EMS 1235 Hollowbody Doubleneck / Story
10:54 - East Ohio thanks
11:36 - Lesson: Tablature chord Dmin7 / "Instant Larry"
12:51 - Shameless plug
14:25 - Outro playing


Monday morning coffee talk and VCB with Larry.





and our boy ziggy at ziggysartstudio.com has a little something special planned to commemorate the 200th Homeskoolin' episode

and totally unrelated.....as ludicrous as this is....i GUARANTEE you won't be able to stop watching it til the end

February 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "East Ohio Blues"

00:00 - Building and delivering a heartfelt tune

for all the folks that woke up one day and discovered that their whole town had been poisoned by a toxic train goin off the tracks...coulda happened to anybody anywhere.

August 10th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Suitcase Roads”

00:00 - Melodic double neck playing

So what PAF’s are the ones that keep YOU up late at night?

A little psycho-delic electric mandolin blues you can use, as interpreted through the lens of a southern fried lake erie boy….

Saturn we miss you

July 10th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam, “Velcro Blooze”

00:00 - Rockin' the double neck guitar

I should be sleepin’, but sometimes it’s hard to sleep with these old PAF’s around.

Thanks for watchin’ the Homeskoolin’ show lads and lasses.

June 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Late Nite Jam “Planet 1974”

00:00 - Gibson double neck guitar playing

Some cosmic debris from another time….an old school electric mistress filter matrix montage.

My friends, PLEASE do not forget to tune in to the big live stream this Sunday night, July 3rd... 7pm Central on Brett Papa’s channel Guthrie Trapp, Brett Papa and yours truly, just doing some jamming, answering questions from you guys, and most importantly GIVING AWAY A FREE DUESENBERG SESSION MAN guitar!


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