April 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 298, Tom Bukovac, "Something Borrowed Something Black"

00:00 - Session take on the goldtop
01:45 - Playing some ZZ Top montage riffs into full rock n' roll into Joe Walsh on a black Gibson Les Paul Custom
08:58 - The 3 best guitars I've played but don't own (Dan Auerbach - '60 Tele Custom, Jim Bagget - '38 Martin D-18, Elliot Michael - '59 Gibson Les Paul Custom)
09:27 - '59 Gibson Les Paul Custom
10:23 - Acoustically played
10:50 - Bridge pickup
11:32 - Playing like Jimmy Page
11:58 - Out-of-phase bridge and middle pickup (shit sound)
12:24 - Neck pickup
13:10 - Trying to buy the guitar / Headstock repair, doesn't care

"well the bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar"...

The opening bit is one of Nicky G's soulful masterpieces...from the sessions we did this week.

April 3rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 297, Tom Bukovac, “Bench Bum”

00:00 - Hello, friends! (catch phrase) / Impending storm
00:57 - Changing up YouTube / 1 of 31,000 / Changing strings (dead strings)
31:57 - Crease that string to stay in tune
37:06 - Marshall stuff for sale

Uncle Larry breathes some new life into an exhausted old 69 custom.

I have had lots of inquiries about the "pile of plexi"...i'm going to start off by trying to sell the entire collection at once...35K for all 7 pieces. if you study the market on plexi's with original transformers you will clearly see that is a very fair price. I know that people who are card carrying members of the old marshall cult like to buy things in collections so i am starting there. local pickup only of course...no shipping. i would also consider a trade for a dead original slab board 59 or 60 two tone tele custom...and of course any no excuses pre 1965 es-335

November 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Hey Kid, You Like Music?”

00:00 - Larry gets Heavy, chunking Heavy Metal into light playing
00:35 - NFL favorite team
01:20 - Laugh out loud, funny comments
01:50 - Foreigners cannot comprehend Buck-ees
02:15 - Led Zeppelin cool stuff vs. cover band / Keith Richards low 6th
02:40 - Lesson: Open G tuning (Led Zeppelin) / Satanic sound
05:47 - Hated songs continued - Cheap Trick, Aerosmith....
08:05 - Film music?
08:30 - Guitar case for Les Paul...what is it? / More hated songs - Roxanne, Breakfast at Tiffany's
10:30 - Amp cannot find? Gibson GA-83-S
11:52 - Guitar cannot find? Lake Placid Blue Stratocaster turned green
12:30 - Remastered songs

Larry gets a major kick out of perhaps the most enlightened comment section in all of the Youtoobz...good stuff friends

Thank you guys for all the kind words and generous donations.

Happy Sunday folks

if you are a football fan and you haven't seen this already, you are in for a treat...cuz this is some funny ass shit right here...

October 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Blues For Paul Hornung"

00:00 - Some fuckin' great rauchy sounds!
05:13 - Hello, friends! / Mister Vertigo sent a pedal
05:48 - Electronic Audio Experiments - Citadel demo
08:03 - Firebird video thanks / Firebird Prototype
09:00 - Doug and Pat Show
09:43 - Football cards

I have always been a huge fan of the gorgeous dissonant rub of sliding two note scales...there is so much good shit in there, and NO ONE does it....but i do it....cuz i think it sounds fuckin' cool.

check out this pedal kids....i can't find a single thing to complain about with it...and that is pretty rare.

THANK YOU TO ALL you sweethearts for all the recent PayPal and Venmo donations...i really appreciate the comments saying that you guys are getting a lot out of these videos.

Well, ya' know, i never got to replace CC in Poison... which was my dream all along.

i might have failed the BIG dream...but at least i can show you guys a few licks now that I'm old

June 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Update, "Birthday Gig Video Release and New Website News"

00:00 - Another day of slow, trippy playing (Police - Tea in the Sahara)
03:30 - Hey all! / About Tom / Thanks, Yuengling, working
05:30 - Live video of 3rd & Lindsley / Buy on new website
07:30 - "Guthrie Trapp and Tom Bukovac In Stereo" record
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
08:45 - Lesson: vi -> iv7
09:30 - Take a minute to see if I like or not
10:35 - Playing in the moment / Police songs
11:45 - Lesson: Bending the strings
13:20 - Duke Levine talk
15:05 - Pete Townshend - All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

Wait just a minute....Uncle Larry has a website now??? Whattttt????

Check it out kids:


The freshly re-mixed live video from the birthday gig at 3rd and Lindsley on December 20th 2022 is finally ALMOST ready to launch. Should be up in the next day or two. You can purchase a digital download of it from the new website for $14.99 if you like.

It features guest appearances by Guthrie Trapp, Jedd Hughes and Wendy Moten.  It also features a few clams and an occasional video glitch that was unfixable in post... but in the big picture these are only minor inconveniences...it's all in the spirit of live performance and it's many imminent dangers.

Most importantly, the original audio tracks from this show were beautifully remixed by the legendary engineer Steve Marcantonio,....Steve made a lot of big records in New York...J Geils, John Lennon etc

Special thanks to young David McLeod for putting the new website together.

Special thanks to Sting for writing the fucking amazing song I played at the beginning of the video...

"Tea In The Sahara"

"My sisters and I
Have one wish before we die

And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he'd never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand"

Totally unrelated but still cool, here's that Duke Levine thing i mentioned in today's vid....absolutely transcendental shit.


Despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them, a lot of newer viewers have been asking "where is the tip jar?" lately...well, if you feel led to contribute a little something to the Homeskoolin' cause after well over 200 free guitar lessons, you can do that here.

For PayPal donations use this address:
For Venmo donations use this address:

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:

and a LOT of people don't seem to know that they can go here to purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...

You can also get some very cool Guthrie Trapp and Jedd Hughes merch at that same site.

Over the last couple years, Uncle Larry made a couple records that you 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:

Thanks for watching the show friends..I hope you are learning how to find your own voice on the guitar.

May 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 222, Tom Bukovac, "Leather Pants In June"

00:00 - Spacey McCartney playing
02:25 - Hello, class! / Scank Amp
03:12 - '69 Les Paul Custom
04:58 - Audio cut out / Merch
05:40 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Rush
07:00 - String Gauge
07:30 - Lightest and heaviest guitar owned?
08:30 - Flying V
09:59 - Thoughtful for negative folk
11:00 - 1,200 records played on
12:00 - Guthrie record and new name
13:00 - Playing guitar to overcome disadvantage / Just you and the guitar
15:30 - Whammy bar / Danny Gatton
17:00 - Loud playing (Angus Young, Daryl Hall & John Oates)
18:41 - Being in the mix
20:10 - Lesson: Paul McCartney - Ram On (Cmaj7, C6, B, E/B)

Uncle Larry reflects back on a busy day of endless string changing and intonation adjustments. Thanks for watching friends.

March 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Mad Dogs And Clevelanders"

00:00 - Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker / Tom Bukovac Rendition)
03:20 - All time favorite tunes / Howya going mate!
03:55 - "Mad Dog with Soul" (Joe Cocker documentary)
04:20 - The Struts (Session project)
05:00 - Watch Delta Lady from live performance of "Mad Dog with Soul"

Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about one of the greatest voices to ever step up to a microphone....and the great convergence of England and Tulsa.

May 21st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 31, Tom Bukovac, “Sharp....Distance....”

00:00 - Yes - Long Distance Runaround loop jam
01:21 - Hello Lads / Garage light
02:21 - Sessions
02:43 - Who's part? Conversation
04:19 - Les Paul Custom
04:34 - Yes - Long Distance Runaround lesson
06:57 - Yes - Fragile album
07:40 - Disliked styles of music
08:52 - Gildan

A brief chat about the genius of Yes “Fragile” record and a look into the viewer comment bin.  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com


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