June 3rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Doublewide”

00:00 - Beautiful goodnight lullabye

Uncle Larry strums one for all you night owls after a long day of sessioneering and a couple “reebs” (as Brad Pitt once said in that great old movie "Kalifornia")

had a blissful day today creating with your typical four piece band, except every guy in it is a record producer...

May 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 303, Tom Bukovac, “Father And Son”

00:00 - Putting the chords back in music
03:21 - Good morning, Homeskoolers'! / Gretsch 6120 White Falcon
03:45 - "Listen to that amp"
05:00 - Thanks for Guthrie record
06:00 - Scars of the face and stories / "His name is Robert Paulson" (Fight Club)
09:00 - Kids' lesson / Keeping kids from seeing what they shouldn't see
11:41 - Lesson: Tough guy chords / Cheesy 3rds / Tough guy E [0 2 2 4 0 0] / Connector E [4 x 2 4 x x]
15:30 - Going through the Guthrie record

Uncle Larry talks about every man’s worst fear…trying to shield their children from the horrors that come through ALL the screens…the screens are EVERYWHERE and they are relentless

Link for new record

if you guys are getting something out of these videos, the PayPal tip jar is always open...
so is the venmo one

and totally unrelated, if you want to take an unfortunate look at what REAL crazy actually looks like, dig some of this...every day it's something different with this guy....he comes after me, tim pierce, guthrie, rhett shull etc..... crazy is all around us everywhere...i'm so used to it i barely notice it anymore, but this guy has a particularly big mouth and he is extra annoying.

oy...just be careful putting yourself out there people..if you can't handle weirdos you should seriously consider another line of work.

May 1 Tom Bukovac CHALLENGED by GRAND...

on a much brighter note, here is a fuckin cool track from an amazing album that came out 20 years ago that sadly no one ever heard....this record was way ahead of its time
Soul Back

March 7th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Livin’ On Tulsa Time”

00:00 - Gretsch / Welcome / Ashville
01:11 - Vintage guitar prices
06:18 - Fender Precision Bass
07:45 - '52 Gibson Goldtop
09:20 - New merch / Designer

Drew Winn of Guitar House of Tulsa stops by for a visit.
Come see him at the vintage guitar show in Asheville this weekend, and come see him at the Amigo’s Nashville show in March 23-24.

If you want to place a hold on either of these fine instruments email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

February 17th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 282, Tom Bukovac, “Pet Smells”

00:00 - Foreigner - Double Vision
01:40 - Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers (with singing)
03:00 - Different version of Bad Company - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
04:00 - 800+ videos and Homeskoolin' community
04:55 - Amp buzz vs hiss
05:18 - Brian Wilson work / Mills
05:55 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
06:25 - "Why hate for Foreigner" / Painful lyrics / Hot Blooded ("Three Blind Mice")
09:23 - "New guy" rukus causer (Bum petty)
10:12 - Learning songs exactly like the record
12:38 - Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix play the same way?
13:40 - John Waite exploring / Fine line in changing the song's melodgy
15:20 - Pet peeve with covers
16:30 - Pay attention to the singer and lyrics / "Hit lyrics"
17:25 - "Marriage again?" / Bachelor life
18:40 - "Perfect Rock 'n' Roll guitar tone?" / Gretsch Playboy amp

Uncle Larry plays some ol’ honk and wades into some heavy VCB swamp…

January 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Smoking Lounge”

00:00 - Some effects and somber playing

Late night Larry and some expensive chords...

so...if you like the sound of this amp email my main man Ebo:

and talk to him about it....his soldering iron never goes cold, even in this weather

oh, and call him Eric, that’s his real name, it will freak him out totally…his wife and i are the only people that call him that

you will not regret it…and yes that amazing sounding spring reverb you are hearing is coming from that naughty little amp...this garish old 62 white falcon is plugged straight in

November 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 259, Tom Bukovac, “The Black Cup”

00:00 - Yes - Starship Trooper / Steve Howe - Close to the Edge
04:44 - All about flange / Ibanez, Electric Mistress / Nervous talk
06:00 - Blue Electric Mistress
07:08 - Green Electric Mistress
08:36 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Old photo of the 'mailbox letter burst'
10:27 - '62 Gretsch White Falcon
11:29 - New neon light
12:25 - Guild guitars
15:26 - Old Marshall amps (Plexi) hard to find
16:10 - Name Versus Game (vs.)

Uncle Larry takes a look at some 70s analog flanger pedals and answers some VCB

October 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ “I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Part 14”

00:00 - Just amazing composition

Three truths and a chord

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”

Email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

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 door...so 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 kids...you, 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 answer....so 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

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

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.


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