May 24th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Lesson “How To Rock”

Chapters
00:00 - Rock n' Roll
02:21 - Hey, friends / Ibanez 2350, bolt on neck, knobs
03:55 - K's Choice & Sam Bettens / Dan Auerbach
05:07 - Lesson: Power chord and different hammer-ons
05:50 - Lesson: Chuck Berry Rock hammer
06:08 - Lesson: Sus it hammer
06:18 - Lesson: Old Stones thing hammer (06:39 - Cont.)
07:13 - Lesson: Getting real cool hammer
08:00 - Lesson: IV chord over the I hammer (in B)
08:54 - Lesson: Fake open G tuning hammer
09:30 - Mess of intonation
10:15 - Lesson: Creepy hammer
10:37 - Getting Guthrie CDs


Notes
Uncle Larry discusses a little talked about but absolutely necessary element of rock guitar playing on a cheapo guitar

May 21st, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 310, Tom Bukovac, "The Dining Dead"

Chapters
00:00 - Plugging the Blues
01:29 - Hello, friends. / Over 900 videos / At least 18,000 hrs. / Getting better is a journey
05:20 - Sometimes just not the right guy (movie score job)
06:47 - Guitar playing is a lifestyle (Clint Strong, Tommy Immanuel) / Nobody is good at everything
09:47 - Jeff Senn Strat / Ilitch switch
11:18 - '63 Fender Stratocaster
12:52 - Jeff Senn Strat bridge
13:26 - Thank you for Guthrie gig / Cell phone videos / Brett Papa camera
15:21 - Completely on the fly and improv
16:39 - '63 Fender Strat neck


Notes
Uncle Larry stars in this exclusive Netfux reality based mini series about the ups and downs of a life in music

May 13th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 308, “In Stereo” Album Review (well back half anyway)

Chapters
00:00 - Downtown Nashville
00:28 - Playing some heavy stuff
01:27 - Ehlo, friends! / Happy Mother's Day
02:10 - Going over "In Stereo" back half of album and thanks
03:04 - "A shopping accident" story (Paragon Mills)
03:36 - Ibanez "lawsuit"
03:48 - Lab Series L5
04:27 - Lab Series L5 demonstration
05:35 - Track #6 and on deep dive


Notes
People come to Nashville from all over the world to drink 10 dollar draft beers and hear five different songs playing all at once in the 110 degree open air of Broadway…I mean, who wouldn’t?

if you wanna check out this record here's the link:
https://bakedalaskarecords.com

if you wanna throw something in the PayPal tip jar for dear Uncle Larry:
tombuovac@gmail.com

or venmo:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

May 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 307, Tom Bukovac, “Next Stop, Buffalo”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing that guitar!
04:43 - Duesenberg Session Man / Fender Pro Reverb
05:29 - Ryman update, Hermanos Gutiérrez / Quiet, instrumental performances
07:17 - Best Duesenberg Session Man / Piezo?
08:35 - "What I really want to say"
10:00 - Dear friend passed away
11:27 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / People pleaser vs. brutal honesty
14:04 - You're supposed to be lost in your 20s
15:40 - In Stereo record / Create something you like / Watching careers wax and wane
18:02 - Big producer story / Taylor Swift and Sarah Buxton
21:13 - Movies to watch: "Being There", "Smoke", "Simple Plan", "Skin"


Notes
Uncle Larry plunks on his namesake guitar and regales the Homeskoolers with story time.

May 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “No User Serviceable Parts Inside”

Chapters
00:00 - Strumming along
00:37 - Hey friends! / Gildan
01:26 - '56 Gibson Les Paul Special
02:15 - Strymon Flint Reverb
03:03 - Reverb comparison
03:33 - Back to the guitar
05:21 - Another '58 Gibson Les Paul Special
06:08 - Quarter inch up on the pickup
07:21 - Back to the '56 bridge pickup / Pukey middle sound
08:16 - Bukovac & Guthrie Record


Notes
Don’t adjust your set, you are not seeing double…it's just two TV specials from the golden age…

In the video I failed to mention that the neck on the 56 that’s for sale is a good bit chunkier than the one on my '=58.

If interested email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

to buy the Guthrie Trapp "In Stereo" record click here friends

https://bakedalaskarecords.com/products/in-stereo-cd

May 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 306, Tom Bukovac, “In Stereo” Album Review” (well, first half anyway)

Chapters
00:00 - Sliding and a pickin'
00:20 - Good morning / "In Stereo" record deep dive setup
01:27 - Coffee and not giving a fuck
02:45 - Folgers Classic Roast is the Gildan of coffee
03:33 - Beer snobs / Being picky
04:04 - "In Stereo" talk
05:10 - Tracks listing order, dissection
06:05 - Track sequencing


Notes
Uncle Larry goes through the first few tracks of the new album with you ….

If you haven’t heard the record yet you should save this video to watch later…seriously

here is the link to buy the record
https://bakedalaskarecords.com

Unrelated, if any of you guys are looking for a bangin 56 les paul tv special I have one here for sale. A friend brought it over…he wants 15k plus domestic US shipping for it

It’s a damn nice guitar

Cons:
Old Grovers clearly put on a million years ago, original keys not included

Refretted with slightly larger than original sized frets

Comes in a 70s Gibson les paul case

Pros:
Nice comfortable weight

Beautiful fairly worn original TV finish with no overspray and no repairs whatsoever

Big chunky kick ass neck

It’s already got a music city bridge on it

all original parts otherwise

This guitar plays great, sounds great, looks great

Email me for photos at tombukovac@gmail.com

April 30th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ PSA “MIDNITE TONITE!!”

Chapters
00:00 - Tom Bukovac & Guthrie Trapp record release


Notes
Rock and roll lads

https://bakedalaskarecords.com/

April 26th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 301, Tom Bukovac “Stairway To Cleveland”

Chapters
00:00 - Putting some magic into the echo
05:57 - Hello, friends! / "Zombie Channel" / Update, producing, thanks, house with pool
09:09 - Guthrie record
10:02 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Go on the road again? / NFL
12:09 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / '62 neck Telecaster
13:10 - Clean '65 Princeton Reverb / 2 of each of everything
14:27 - Thanks and a little insight and advice / Blocking some people like Teddy Boy


Notes
Uncle Larry busts back onto the YouTube scene with a vengeance after a hiatus of sorts.

Heres the link to the Guthrie record that comes out May 1st
https://bakedalaskarecords.com


...and how fucking awesome is this?

Shopping in Stores in 1971: Retro Vid...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXIieWtO1aE

April 25th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ PSA…”In Stereo”…releasing May 1st!

Chapters
00:00 - Signing copies of new releases / Who did this confounded cover?


Notes
Thanks to my dear friend Stix Mchugh and Nick from Glasers for helping me sign 250 CDs today

May 1st my friends...all details here
https://bakedalaskarecords.com

April 19th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Back In Tweed Deluxe City”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing the keys
00:48 - Amp play through set up and speakers (Scank "Uncle Larry" / '61 Tweed / '58 Tweed)
01:31 - Gibson SG Special (Secret treble bleed)
01:55 - Scank "Uncle Larry" play through
02:35 - '61 Tweed play through
03:25 - '58 Tweed play through
04:00 - New to the Tweed and Blues
04:10 - Scank "Uncle Larry"
04:35 - '61 Tweed
05:13 - Thanks to viewer Ron
05:25 - '58 Tweed
05:51 - Speaker differences
06:12 - Negative feedback / Scank "Uncle Larry"
07:10 - '61 Tweed
07:25 - '58 Tweed
08:11 - Turn it to 2 / Tuning them in
08:50 - Scank "Uncle Larry" / Putting a mic on them
09:16 - '61 Tweed
09:31 - '58 Tweed
10:06 - Tom Bukovac & Guthrie Trapp - In Stereo


Notes
Uncle Larry’s old pal Mike “Scank” Scaggs shows us some Tweed Deluxes....old and new.

also:

The Guthrie record is gonna be out in less than two weeks....the sound quality of the CD is unreal....looking forward to seeing what all you audiophiles with 50K stereos say.
Mixes by Brandon Bell and mastering by Eric Conn

AND....i just re-loaded 300 more new "Plexi Soul" CD's at guitar house in Tulsa if anyone wants one...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/tom-bukovac-plexi-soul-cd.html


if you wanna check out one of Scank's tweed deluxes go here:
https://www.p2pamps.com

March 30th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 295, Tom Bukovac “Colorado”

Chapters
00:00 - Loopin' with the echoing '58 Burst
06:21 - Hello, Homeskoolers'!
06:43 - '58 Gibson Les Paul "Burst" / "Like your favorite restaurante" / Internet transportation of guitars
07:45 - Brett Papa video of Tom and Guthrie in the studio / Guthrie record / Expensive to make a record
08:44 - "Using cowboy chords?" /  CAGED
10:00 - Friend wants a 70's Fawn Marshall JMP
10:28 - Selling Marshalls?
11:37 - Best effect pedal company / Electro-Harmonix
12:58 - Talking with Eric "Ebo" Borash
14:04 - Lesson: Loop & "4 Bar Loop" / New Country songs themes (alcohol) / "Colorado" song


Notes
i just did a google images search for "beautiful colorado snowy landscape" to put something pretty in the thumbnail for this video.
i don't know who those people are, but those snowy mountains in the background are just beautiful aren't they?

in this video...Uncle Larry plunks on a 58 burst and gets into some naughty VCB...

"can't forget the way her brown hair catches the wind...shoulda stayed in coloraaaaaadoooo".....
ya' know, something like that for the last bit of the soaring chorus...



and....since we have a lot of new viewers coming along recently...
let me tell ya' how shit works around here...
first off, i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn some useful stuff from this channel and feel like it is indeed helping you as a player, all i ask is that you just throw a little something in the tip jar...especially since it's tax season ferchrissakes

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1


a person could potentially purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merch..including several different extremely comfortable and nice feeling T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...i pride myself on having the comfiest t shirts on earth...no scratchy bad fitting horseshit here people.. check it out at
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com

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.

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

March 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “A Damned Important Announcement”

Chapters
00:00 - Squaking out the guitar amp literally
00:54 - Hey, friends! / Fender ST Champ
02:18 - Release date for Guthrie record (May 1st)
03:25 - Lesson: Tablature explanation
04:50 - Tough Dsus chord to grab [10 12 0 11 8 10]
05:13 - Concept of tab we can use
05:30 - Guthrie record on nice vinyl only
06:07 - Nicky G
06:14 - Lesson: Tabbed chords [2 2 0 2 3 5]
06:29 - Lesson: Tabbed chords [7 7 0 7 8 10]
06:58 - Lesson: Tabbed chords [3 x 5 4 2 0]
07:16 - Lesson: Tabbed chords [0 2 2 3 3 3]
07:40 - Lesson: Weezer - Say It Ain't So


Notes
May 1st…that's the day

Fender ST Champ…that's the guitar

We need to get as many of these as we can over here in “Merica people.
I PROMISE you that this a no brainer purchase….even if you don’t have kids.
The fun factor is 10 out of 10

January 17th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 270, Tom Bukovac “See Tommy Play”

Chapters
00:00 - Bellowing the acoustic
04:55 - Hello, friends! / Starstruck Studio (Reba McIntyre)
06:30 - Norm Snead
07:30 - Thanks / Tele jam
08:05 - Stream of consciousness / Natural flow
10:35 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
11:09 - Lesson: Cool, odd picking lick
13:36 - Bukowski poem
13:50 - Great singers and Irsay gig singing
14:40 - Homeskoolin' learning / Guthrie record
16:11 - In the studio


Notes
RIP Norm Snead

November 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 255, Tom Bukovac, “Hey Man, Got A Pick? “

Chapters
00:00 - Playing a loop, showing off some gifts from viewers
02:34 - Back to playing
07:22 - Hello, friends! / Thank yous to the viewers / BC Rich expert / Appreciations!
09:11 - Lots of cool picks
11:22 - Furious Slides / Guthrie Trapp record
12:22 - '62 Fender Stratocaster (best sounding) for sale
14:11 - "What is it about the slide?"
15:22 - War on Drugs guitarist?
16:08 - Ring vs. Pinky slide
16:22 - Lesson: Tom Britt and keeping that slide straight
17:22 - Picks / Folkway Music


Notes
details about 1962 Stratocaster for sale...

i asked several of my vintage dealer buddies what the current fair market price is.

i got several responses ranging from 34k on the low side to 40k on the high side.

so...in true Uncle Larry fashion...i'll go with the low side.

34K plus actual day shipping costs (which will probably be 500.00) is the price people.

i just weighed it, it's waffling back and forth between 8.0 and 8.2 on my digital postal scale.

nice big chunky neck...beautifully refretted a while ago by Greg Voros.

also includes the original case candy fender book in case pocket that i'm told is worth over 500 all day long.

as you guys know i've owned hundreds of pre-cbs strats... this is by far the best sounding one i ever had, which is why i always kept it.


email me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you are interested

October 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 249, Tom Bukovac, “The Snake”

Chapters
00:00 - Throwing down the layers again
03:02 - Hello, friends! / Thanks and session spa
04:45 - Plexi Soul / Guthrie update / Roll your weed / Gate fold
05:38 - Bought holy grail of home recording - Tascam 388
07:00 - '66 Fender Telecaster / Playing and some free licks for you
08:27 - Lesson: Good exercise for practicing / Little finger
09:00 - (VCB) / "Space between the notes?"
10:19 - Rolling Rock fuckers
10:50 - Buddy Jolly - If Tom Ever had a Video Editor
11:45 - Favorite football player / Football betting
13:54 - Dumbest website?  "Quora"
15:01 - Musicians so good back in the day? / "The great distraction"


Notes
Uncle Larry proclaims his immense lifelong love and respect for the great Kenny Stabler…and then he also discusses a bit of music...because this IS a guitar channel.

a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after watching a few of the 700-ish free videos i have posted over the last 3 years.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

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...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com

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:
https://www.ziggysartstudio.com

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

October 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Steel Your Heart Away"

Chapters
00:00 - Ole cowboy playing
02:30 - Hello, friends! / Long day Vince Gill session
03:32 - Real quick message about Plexi Soul
04:50 - Guthrie Trapp record
05:58 - Footage from session


Notes
Kids...we are SO CLOSE to having Plexi Soul on vinyl!! Stay tuned for forthcoming link friends....

The inside of the luxurious gatefold cover opens up to quite the scene....picture basically my entire life story shown in several grainy Polaroid photos laid out on a messy coffee table the morning after a boozy party strictly for grown ups.

And....if thats not enough to get your blood pumpin', you can thrill to the sound of the greatest living pedal steel guitar player on this planet...Paul Franklin.

Oh, and fuck off Teddy Boy you miserable twat...

September 20th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 242, "Time Capsule Blues"

Chapters
00:00 - Little strumming in the kitchen
02:30 - Hello, class! / Losing voice
03:15 - Billy Gibbons gig
05:18 - Talking with the man at Guthrie's gig
06:00 - Craziest cover version - Mastodon / Best cover version - Jeff Beck
06:48 - Favorite Gibbons guitar sounds (Nationwide)
08:00 - Guthrie at the Underdog bringing back the scene in Nashville
10:45 - Brand new, old stock 1959 Gibson / '57 Telecaster as new
12:55 - Robert Keeley / Noble Screamer
14:35 - '61 Gibson SG Special
17:30 - Lesson: Good guitar lick [3 3 2 x x x] -> F#m7 [2 0 2 x x x] -> [1 1 0 0 3 x]
19:00 - Chris Isaak - Wicked Game / James Calvin Wilsey
21:34 - Doug and Pat Show


Notes
You are unique...just like everyone else.

July 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Mondo Bandage"

Chapters
00:00 - Acoustic playing into / Surgery announcement
03:25 - Good news - Plexi Soul vinyl album
04:30 - Guthrie Trapp record


Notes
Hello friends...don't be frightened. Your old buddy is fine. I just went in for some surgery yesterday to remove an area of basal cell carcinoma (inflitrative type) thats been there for years actually.

Supposedly the operation was a success...the people at Vanderbilt were soooooo cool and soooo sweet.
I highly recommend plastic surgeon Dr. Galen Perdikis....he's a real bad ass and it's nice to know there is a real live professional around when it's time to get some big holes cut in your head.

The good news is my facial recognition on my phone still works.

Also, the whole time this is going on, I have been thinking how surprised the world would be if it was skin cancer that took me out....and not some liver or kidney issue haha

Special thanks to my dear old friend Nicky G....ain't a better man in this world in my book.

A little advice to you young cats out there...putting the necessary time in to develop some REAL friendships with a few VERY carefully selected people in this lifetime is a lot more important than nailing the solo to "Kid Charlemagne" or getting a pedal with a convincing Dumble tone.

That shit ain't gonna pick you up on a work day at 9am to take you to the hospital when you need it.

June 26th, 2023

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

Chapters
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


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

Check it out kids:

http://thesessionman.com

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krcp0uEBnsU


and....

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:
tombukovac@gmail.com
For Venmo donations use this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

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:
https://www.ziggysartstudio.com

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...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/me...

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album...

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/alb...


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

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