September 28th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Cereal Box Blues”

00:00 - Beautiful playing to start the day

A typical 6:45am before school moment at the house. “Boys, are your computers charged?”

September 26th, 2023

Uncle Larry’s Garage Sale (Part 6)

00:00 - Gretsch 6129 playing / Garage Sale
02:43 - 1996 Gretsch 6129
04:20 - Playing: AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
05:21 - Eventide H90
06:14 - Extremely rare '65 Firebird (P90) Non-reverse "Platypus"

1996 Gretsch 6129

Eventide H90

1965 Gibson Firebird “Platypus”

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here is an EXTREMELY COOL website devoted to the Platypus P90 Birds

August 31st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Special Edition, “Hermanos Gutiérrez”

00:00 - At the Easy Eye with the Gutierrez brothers
06:00 - Getting to know the gentlemen

A special treat for all you guitar lovers out there…Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez of Hermanos Gutiérrez.

These guys have a new record coming out next spring.

Check out some of their videos on YouTube…super cool music and beautiful dudes.

Hope you enjoy

August 31st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 241, Tom Bukovac, “Johnny Unitas Blues”

00:00 - Pink Floyd mashup ending with Country singing
07:00 - Hello, friends! / Direct TV
08:00 - White Falcon / Modulation / Thanks!
08:48 - Teddy Boy rehab / Childhood from bullying to being a camelion / Spelling
10:45 - Hermanos Gutierrez
11:22 - Tomo Fujita
12:00 - EHX Big Muff Deluxe
13:00 - Lesson: Pink Floyd motifs / (Em -> C) / (Cmaj7 -> Bm -> Fmaj)
15:03 - Lesson: Tritone (F -> B) / Beatles - I am the Walrus
15:50 - Every song has mix of 4 chords
16:45 - Tomo's nice, new Gibson Les Paul / Guthrie and big night out
18:45 - Keep practicing and bedtime trick
20:00 - Lunch with David and Tomo

Uncle Larry extols the virtues of the 2min to 5 progression that you have heard on a million songs of your youth.

Massaman on the moon

June 27th, 2023

“Hey Man Show Me A Cool Lick” (Volume 1)

00:00 - Lesson: Jerry Reed lick and more

Starring Nashville session legend John Willis.

A dear and cherished old pal of Uncle Larry.

June 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Ye Olde Tyme Chopper Blues”

00:00 - Some ole time Blues fiddlin'

Uncle Larry has a go at a totally chopped 62 Epi Crestwood straight into his old Gretsch 6161.

you guys might get a kick outta dis...

June 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 224, Tom Bukovac, "OJ Test Results"

00:00 - Slow intro playing
02:10 - Class! / Blind contest and Les Paul Burst
04:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / First video edit?
04:28 - Steely Dan, Gretsch, and the love for them, or dislike / "Don't Take Me Alive"
10:00 - Modes, jazz, mill hunky
10:40 - Yahct Rock / Christopher Cross
14:30 - Reverb and Steely Dan bone-dry guitars
15:00 - Steely Dan - Chain Lightning / Your Gold Teeth II
19:18 - Raunchy ass shit / Chain Lightning
21:30 - Results: Guitar A = Gibson ES-1235, Guitar B = Gibson ES-335, Guitar C = Gibson Les Paul Custom, Guitar D = Gibson SG (PAF), Guitar E = Gibson Les Paul (PAF)

Uncle Larry goes off a typical early morning rant.

June 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 223, Tom Bukovac, "10,000 Hour Blues"

00:00 - Some intro noodling
04:48 - Hello, class! / Thanks
05:30 - '61 Gretsch White Falcon - incredible guitar / New tail piece
09:18 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / 10,000 hrs. of playing
11:10 - Black Mountain Slide / Ziggy
12:25 - Guitar House shirts
12:47 - Phrasing flows and background track
13:10 - Glorious feedback
13:35 - Movie soundtracks and computer software
14:23 - Steely Dan
17:11 - Modes and scales
17:33 - Lesson: 2 chord loop / Playing over it
20:40 - Lesson: 2 coolest notes in passage

Larry does the real math and figures out that 10,000 hours is actually just the cover charge that gets you in the you can actually begin learning....

May 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “For Old Guitar Freaks Only” (must read video description for link)

00:00 - Quick look in a session at the White Falcon
00:30 - Hey, friends! / George Gruhn video

I think you vintage guitar freaks out there will greatly appreciate the SERIOUS wisdom George Gruhn is laying down in this video.

May 14th, 2023

The Many Moods Of Uncle Larry part 2 "For Norma"

00:00 - Beautiful playing on Mother's Day for his mom

...and so forth....
you get the idea

and the winner of this name this episode contest??

(which (his user name) is a reference to what my dear homeschoolers?)

May 14th, 2023

The Many Moods Of Uncle Larry part 1 "Eleanor Bigsby"

00:00 - Jamming on the Falcon

Happy mothers day to all you beautiful women out there...the very same beautiful women that, according to my youtube analytics, comprise literally 1 pct of my viewing demographic.

I'm starting a new interactive thing, the beloved viewer, can name this jam.
You've seen all my titles....whoever gets closest to a true weirdo Uncle Larry type title, idiomatically speaking, wins bragging rights.

the winner(s) of the first round were two dudes that had the same they each get 50% winner status:

nice work boys!

May 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 215, Tom Bukovac, "Orange Skin Blues"

00:00 - Some Country playing and whammy bar playing
02:45 - Hello, class!
03:33 - Guitar picks / Rolling Rock pick / Favorite
05:38 - '62 Strat / Wang bars (Vibrato vs. Tremolo) / Leo Fender
07:25 - Talent show at son's school (Back In Black)
07:48 - Lesson: Wang bars (whammy bar, trem, vibrato) and how to use it
09:40 - Floating the bar
10:18 - Different position
10:45 - Setting up a wang bar and measurement
12:10Gretsch Sparkle Jet with Bigsby measurement
14:11 - Subtle effect
15:33 - Teddy Boy! altercation / Totalling up guitar expenditure / Brian May
19:20 - Pickup height
20:15 - Thanks
21:21 - Plexi Soul CDs
21:45 - Music City Bridge
23:20 - Go practice!  "Stop watching The Gear Page"

Uncle Larry addresses a major problem in the guitar culture...a complete and total misunderstanding of what that shiny metal bar that sticks out of your bridge is supposed to do.

Thanks for watching kids, i mean it

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May 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 213, Tom Bukovac, "Jimmie Webster Blues"

00:00 - Playing the White Falcon
01:55 - Intro
02:45 - Guthrie project update
03:10 - Lesson: Some chords to learn (Ebmaj7 [x 1 1 0 3 3])
03:33 - '61 Gretsch White Falcon
03:55 - Session musicians fund called Intellectual Property Rights Fund / Nice check
04:50 - Continued look at the Gretsch
05:10 - Gretsch backpad / Tone control switch / Filter'Trons / demo
09:29 - Lesson: Leading chord for G7 in "faux jazz" style [4 5 4 5 6 6] / Playing
11:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / What are the important things? / Real friend, handyman, etc.
13:45 - Hackett Brothers Automotive / 2 cars
15:15 - 2 phones
15:38 - "Uncle Larry" tone on the Guthrie project / Recognizable playing
17:15 - Blowup speakers and strings / Playing
18:40 - "Facemelter"
19:12 - Dislike to going to studios? (Parking & coffee)
21:21 - Surreal moment of Willie Nelson's birthday gig? Daniel Lanois

Uncle Larry sticks his hand way down to the bottom of the VCB bucket, and plays a few riffs on an early double cut variant of the model 6136 Gretsch which most folks know as the White Falcon.

oh....and here's one for all the guys that still think Eddie Van Halen invented tapping.

May 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 212, Tom Bukovac, "The Chord NO ONE Can Hear"

00:00 - Some Old-Country influence and singing
01:14 - Hi guys!  Beautiful to be back / Pool
02:20 - Willie Nelson gig thoughts / Working hard
03:47 - Living Legends / Band
04:45 - Willie Nelson great song writer
05:32 - Videos from gig / Volume and remaster
06:18 - 3rd & Lindsley remaster
07:09 - How was Keith Richards
07:55 - COVID restrictions / Separate tents
09:45 - Ann Wilson tour decline
10:58 - Highlights of the show / Sheryl, Beck, etc.
12:18 - Past shows with Willie
13:23 - Rental gear, how was it? / Missing personal guitars
14:35 - Quiz: Willie gig charts for prize
16:45 - Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke  (Can you hear this chord?)
18:22 - Guthrie record finishing / Band name / Fantasic material and arrangements

Larry reflects on some of the bizarre and mysterious things that have floated across his transom in the last week or so.

Oh...and don't you need some Homeskoolin' merch?

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.

October 11th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Studio Update, “Gear, Gear, Gear!!!!”

00:00 - A little tour around the instruments and microphones
01:48 - '62 Country Club
02:31 - Gibson Custom
03:15 - Pedals / treble booster (R2R Electric) / Ebo / Tranzformer (api select)

Day two of a four day record project for Morgan Wallen and Joey Moi at Blackbird Studios in Nashville TN. There is enough gear in this place to kill an elephant. Thought i would give ya a little tour Hope you enjoy

August 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “OK Card Pt. 2”

00:00 - 1962 Gretsch playing

A brief foray on a cadillac green 62 country club….complete with some phantom bigsby.

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June 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 152, “Uncle Larry's Pet Falcon Pt 2”

00:00 - Part 2 of the Gretsch playing

Same guitar, different shirt…stick around to the end if you wanna learn my favorite alltime blues lick. Thank you guys for all the kind words and support friends.

June 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Jam “Seymour Butts Blues”

00:00 - Melodic playing along with some blues

Well lads, remember when i got this newish white falcon a while back? I bonded with the guitar right away but quickly realized that the pickups it came with were lifeless crap and did not do “the Gretsch thing” that i have come to expect out of old Filtertrons.

I have owned hundreds of old Gretsches in my life…i always love the sound of the old Filtertrons but i gave up trying to fight with the guitars years ago. That old 6120 i had in the rig rundown thing i did was the final straw. Even in the rig rundown vid the thing was out of tune haha…but it still sounded good, like all old Gretsches do.

As i always say about the old Gretsches…the sound and the looks were never the problem, its just everything else.

I recently picked up a cadillac green 60 country club in a package deal of guitars that i immediately sold to dearest Jedd Hughes....he loves it, it's a cool guitar, but before i sold it i compared the pickups in i to the ones in this new white falcon. as I suspected, the old ones absolutely destroyed these new ones.

So at that point i considered just selling this white falcon….but before i did i asked Jeff Senn if he knew of any new filtertrons that really have that clean high end low output sparkle of the old ones. I normally do not like tv jones filtertrons from my past experiences with them, because i do not like high output tough guy dark sounding filtertrons…i like my filtertons like i like my coffee, super weak and airy with sparkly top end, as God intended.

So Jeff suggested i try these tv jones “Ray Butts high fidelity” model pickups, cuz it's the closest he has heard to the real thing. Thank you Jeff, you were right. Nick Drushel at Glasers put them in for me and wallah…that great old Filtertron tone on a guitar that stays in tune, has the frets in the right place, and does not have the binding crumbling off… Its an all around win.

May 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, Tom Bukovac, “OK Card”

00:00 - Emotionally beautiful playing

Another Ambienscape brought to you by Larry…i wish someone could hear all the notes going on in my head that my fingers cannot possibly reach while all this madness is going on.

Thanks for watching the channel…you guys are cool.

This one goes out to my old buddy World's Best Wanker.....i hope he finds what he is looking for in that dark lonely basement of his Dear Ol' Mum's house.


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