January 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Monophonic Blues”

00:00 - Blues the way they were played
05:50 - Hello, Homeskoolers'! / Working again after the holidays
07:20 - Epiphone Zephyr Amp
07:50 - Thanks all
08:05 - '58 Goldtop
08:34 - In the session with Gordon Mote / Goldtops and old equipment / Mitch

Uncle Larry takes a stroll through the dirty south…armed only with a half dozen dead strings and a couple of unopened early pre-sticker PAF’s screwed right into a solid chunk of roughly 200 year old Honduran Hog that weighs around 8 pounds....

Thanks for watching/commenting/laughing/crying/falling and stumbling along with Larry throughout these last 3 crazy years (and please note that all of these moments have been closely monitored and recorded by my team of associates that work tirelessly behind the scenes of Homeskoolin’ Incorporated, all in an effort to provide you with the best customer service possible)

PS…the handsome face at the end of this video belongs to none other than Michael Robert “Mitch” Bukovac, who sadly left this world in 1971

The Guthrie record is coming out soon folks....it really is I swear...sorry about the wait.

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December 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 263, Tom Bukovac, “Talking Buk”

00:00 - Saying something with the guitar (Steve Wonder - I Believe)
03:33 - What's up! / Early morning breakfast
05:00 - Funny story (colonoscopy) / Pantera
07:45 - Bad to meet your heros? / John Oates
09:10 - Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
09:42 - Constructive fighting in the studio is good
10:45 - Ever walk out of a session?  Yes
14:58 - Damn fine Boogie guitar playing / Bring Boogie and chords back
15:43 - Buddy Jolly
16:37 - Video Game Math Rock?
18:00 - Definition: Cloying
18:36 - Lesson: IV Minor Chord / Gordon Mote perfect pitch

Uncle Larry plays a deep album cut and relives some past horrors and painful memories solely for your amusement and viewing pleasure.

I sincerely appreciate those that have told me that this channel helps them get through the day...i can feel the love.

October 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Those Expensive Chords”

00:00 - Happy Birthday Mr. Gordon Mote!

While most of us are still trying to learn Little Wing, there are some who dare to delve into some slightly deeper “harmonic situations”

Completely improvised harmonic situations

Some tasty twists and turns from the birthday boy.

October 24th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ “The Genius Of Gordon Mote (Pt. 2)"

00:00 - Gordon Mote in session
02:45 - Playing song
07:00 - Take 2
09:45 - Discussion
12:00 - 3 variations test / "Break" - in the piano strings

Here he is again folks.

A clip from a session we did today with Vince Gill at Vince’s studio in Nashville...

I thought you guys might learn a lot from seeing Gordon play some beautifully understated shit on an actual track in a large ensemble, instead of the usual effortless mind boggling feats of solo piano showbiz you guys are used to witnessing him do.

Dig the otherworldly touch…dig the ancient pocket.

This is once in a lifetime shit here friends.

There are literally only a few people left on this entire planet who can play LEGIT traditional old school country and western piano in it's purest form and successfully conjure the ghosts of Pigg Robbins and Floyd Cramer, and TWO of those people are on this very same session...Gordon and John Jarvis.

Believe me, we all clearly realize how spoiled we are....it's like having Jim Brown and Walter Payton in the same backfield....fun stuff kids

August 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Studio Update.... “Get Me On It”

00:00 - The man at work
02:17 - In the control room
04:40 - Gordon's genius
07:00 - Mchugh's drums

Studio update
Aug 29th 2023

Peter Frampton’s studio in Berry Hill

Session personnel:
Brandon Hood: producer and mandolin
Reed Foley: artiste
Seth Morton: lead engineer
Stix Mchugh: drums
Jacob Lowery: bass
Kris Donegan: guitar
Gordon Mote: keys
Bruce Bouton: pedal steel
Tom Bukovac: guitar
Jordan: assistant engineer

April 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 207, Tom Bukovac, "Uncle Larry Been....Steppin' Out"

00:00 - Steppin' Out looping
03:35 - Hello, lads! / Blake Shelton session
04:30 - Jackie Greene story
05:50 - Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
06:14 - Lesson: Steppin' Out chords (F#Maj / Eb [x x 13 11 11 9])
08:00 - Thanks / Todd Sharp
08:44 - Complicated delays
09:00 - Cleveland music stores back in the day / Guild
11:30 - "Continue with pedal videos"
12:00 - Billy Sims / Beers / Kicking ass
13:03 - Date of the Fender neck?
13:29 - Nobels vs. Clones
13:57 - Jeff Senn Guitar


Tom discusses lounge piano chording and dips a toe in the VCB.

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March 2nd, 2023

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

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

Uncle Larry rips into the viewer comment bin with a vengeance

January 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Piano Magic”

00:00 - The most beautiful piano playing

Gordon Mote takes us through some more of his endless repertoire on a session break during day 8 of the VG sessions....gonna be sad as hell when we have to tear the big top down tomorrow....

Oh....and guys, get a load of this….

...and totally unrelated, dig how UNBELIEVABLY musical Phil’s drumming is on this track from 1971…my God....perfection

January 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 187, Tom Bukovac, “From The Hills Of Northeast Ohio”

00:00 - Great fun with Gordon Mote and friends / Pickin' some Country
01:56 - Hello, cats!
03:30 - Country licks on the SG
04:35 - Lesson: Sliding 6ths
07:09 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Best kid books
09:28 - Session musician conversations and landscape?
13:10 - Hunting guitars?
14:45 - Great live band / Fender Blackfaces pointing right at you
18:27 - Tuning Nazi guy / Doing better on sound
20:10 - Agreement on when musicians are 13 and what they are listening to

Uncle Larry likes to pick a simple country and western song once in a while.

Intro footage taken by the legendary John Jarvis

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Peeyanna Man”

00:00 - Gordon showing us a song
03:05 - Top 5 piano intros!

Gordon and Vinnie discuss the finer points of the great classic country and western piano intros….just FYI…Pig Robbins is knocking it outta the park here. The Ted Williams of piano.

January 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 182, Tom Bukovac, “The Great Gear Chase”

00:00 - Mixing it up from rockin to
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Thanks / Vince Gill
04:49 - Bills game and cardiac arrest on field
05:39 - Billy Gibbons story
07:12 - Quora junk mail
08:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Gordon Mote
08:44 - Camaraderie in sessions
11:25 - Paul McCartney
12:45 - New Year's Resolution
13:08 - Kick head back
13:37 - Remastering 3rd & Lindley
14:27 - Fingertip tone / Different sound with different person with same gear
22:25 - Lesson: Pick straight eighth notes and play melody with fingers

Uncle Larry is wearing a hole in his soap box again…firing off maybe even more hot takes than usual.

Tell me this isn't the cutest damned thing you ever saw....what a sweet sweet boy...god it KILLS me.

Thanks for watching and supporting the show guys

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January 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Human Tuner”

00:00 - Gordon Mote & Kris Donegan interviews
04:20 - Gordon's amazing, perfect pitch demonstration

Some shenanigans from todays session at Backstage Studio

Starring (in no particular order):
Gordon Mote
Kris Donegan
Steve Mackey
Elvie Shane
Todd Lombardo
Freddie Eltringham

April 12th, 2022

0:23 / 1:45 Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Here’s How I Meant To Play It”

00:00 - Gordon Mote playing "That's What Friends Are For", correctly.

The madman himself….filmed a week ago the very morning of my eventual demise….sure it’s easy for HIM!

April 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “A Pretty Good Ear”

00:00 - Gordon finds each note on keyboard that Tom plays (Perfect pitch)

Thursday 4/29/21 at Oceanway Studio in Nashville. My dear friend and legendary piano man Gordon Mote indulging me in another one of my silly childish games.

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February 12th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Pharoah Manganese”

00:00 - Gordon and piano playing

Feb 12 2021....Soundstage studios in Nashville.
Gordon Mote on the piano.....today was a day of song demos for dear Brandon Hood and Philbilly.
Band was:
Chris Mchugh on drums
Bruce Bouton on steel
Mark Hill on bass
Troy Lancaster on electric
Brandon Hood on acoustic

Engineering staff was Drew Bollman and Cam

December 5th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 81, Tom Bukovac, “Up The Neck”

00:00 - Rock intro lick jam
03:09 - Hello, class!
05:20 - VCB / Wintertime guitar storage
07:54 - Miracle pedalboard sound
08:43 - Session effects switching
11:09 - Bad Company - Shooting Star / Dark sound lesson
12:48 - Back and forth between chords / Adding thumb bass note

A brief chat on tone, a rarely seen in nature bent note finger tap, and a look at “putting out fires” on your pedalboard.

Oh...and thanks to all the class members who came to Uncle Larry’s defense yesterday in the VCB when our old joyless buddy Mr. Fizz flat out insulted my dear wife. Fizzy was promptly “pinned to the wall of mockery” (as your dear classmate Danny pointed out) and subsequently fizzed out somethin’ terrible.

Love to all...happy Saturday lads

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July 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 56, Tom Bukovac, “Simple Cleveland Man”

00:00 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Intro
01:07 - Hello, class!
02:20 - "VCB" - Viewer Comment Bin
02:56 -  Chord, melody tangents
06:46 - Live vs Studio playing
08:05 - Homeskoolin' song decisions
08:49 - Simple Man lesson (the lift)

A brief examination of an otherworldly occurrence that took place near Jacksonville Florida almost 50 years ago.

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June 20th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 43, Tom Bukovac, “Fathers Day”

00:00 - Intro loop jam
03:02 - Hello, class! / Thanks
05:04 - Viewer Comment Bin / That Pedal Show
05:56 - MXR rubber knob
07:01 - Cleveland Browns
07:26 - Boxing match
07:57 - Don't get excited / Blooming notes
09:33 - A rare edit
10:00 - Loop jam lesson
11:35 - '64 SG - Best one

A brief exploration of poly chords and a little taste of "Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting".  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

June 19th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 42, Tom Bukovac, “The Genius of Gordon Mote

00:00 - Introduction and interview of Gordon Mote

A chat with one of the most fascinating musicians and fascinating people i have ever known. Well class, everything i always preach to you about...touch, feel, phrasing....its all here in spades....hope you enjoy.

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