September 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Pedal Board Cam”

00:00 - Footage: Pedalboard cam
04:30 - Guitar playing / Heart - Even It Up
10:12 - Ann Wilson greetings / Ann Wilson - Black Wing
17:00 - Ann Wilson - Greed
20:30 - Heart - Magic Man
26:45 - Tom solo / Heart - Crazy On You
33:25 - The Who - Rain On Me
39:15 - Band intro / Heart - Barracuda
44:30 - Heart - Straight On
50:10 - Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Ann Wilson live, Sunday September 25th in Houston Texas….opening for Jeff Beck and The ZZ Tops…

In case you were ever wondering what pedal changes Larry makes on what songs, here ya go As my dear friend Joe Vitale once said watching me on a session….”Buko, it looks like you’re trying to put out a fire”

Hope you enjoy

August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Soundcheck Pt 2”

00:00 - Soundcheck (electric) / Magic Man

Sure its a little hungover and sloppy, but this is a pretty good illustration of why Uncle Larry doesn’t use Kempers and Fractals and all that modeling horseshit. He likes it loud and raunchy, that land where the speakers and the pickups are united in total solidarity.

Tone courtesy of a 65 pro reverb and a 60 tweed 4x10 bassman

Guest vocals courtesy of our beloved band photographer Criss Cain

Video work courtesy of our beloved manager David Frey

June 9th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Take Two”

00:00 - Heart - Little Queen cover in the studio

This is the second take of the Amazing Dawgs playing “Little Queen” at yesterdays rehearsal…not too shabby, but it will get way better.

Guest vocalist is the amazing Criss “Sabbath” Cain….he is the band photographer that tours with us. Coolest dude on earth, he is always kind enough to sit in for Ann at soundchecks and rehearsals, because any real musician absolutely HATES playing without a singer.

The back half of this clip features a 9 year old guest guitarist you may have heard me talk about before. First time he ever played with headphones on.
How hard did he stick the knife on that riff in the break???
After he got done he said, “those guys were playing the chorus chords wrong” hahaaaa

Look out world.

June 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin Bonus, “The Guy Who Does Heart Covers”

00:00 - Heart - Little Queen cover practice
03:14 - Riff discussion / Rehearsal
03:46 - Fill notation
04:38 - "The Trip Out Section"
05:27 - Heart songs and compositions
06:13 - Gigs insight
07:25 - Kicking some sweet licks / "The guy that does Heart covers"

Hi guys, just checkin in.

February 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 130, Tom Bukovac, “Involuntary Wah Face”

00:00 - Jamming some unexpected changes with wah
02:15 - Hello, class!
03:55 - VCB / ES-335 and other guitars
04:20 - '60 Gibson ES-335
04:55 - Keeping guitars around / Naming guitars / Great guitars
06:54 - Best guitar pedal ever made?
09:26 - Guess this song
10:24 - Makes me want to quit / Mistakes
12:07 - Pet Peeves (mini pedals, guitar locks, amps, old guitars)
17:00 - Def Leppard - "Bringin' Home the Heartbreak" analysis

It has been scientifically proven that no person on earth can play a wah without simultaneously moving their mouth.

Larry rambles on here about basically everything except Russia invading the Ukraine

Thank you guys for your continued partronage of the show. If you guys truly are learning something from watching a man self destruct before your very eyes, then please by all means, throw a little something in the tip jar. If you’re not and you think the show is complete bollocks then don’t.

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February 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Sunday Night Bonus Jam, “Lead Leopard”

00:00 - Def Leppard - "Bringin' On the Heartbreak"

Ya’ know friends, they don’t write ‘em like they used to…takin you back to 1981 with another Mutt Lange creation that stands the test of time.

I have always heard that the AMAZING backing vocals on this track were all actually performed by Mutt himself (uncredited on the album liner notes of course)….

I’m not on the instagram…but i wanted to tell you guys that you should check out what Dean Deleo is doing on there recently. He has been putting up videos where he goes through the Trip The Witch record track by track and shows you some of the instruments he used and some of the parts he played on the record.

Basically a much higher quality much more tasteful and professional version of what I did a few weeks back when i had the C19….and i went through the tracks blabbering on about how hungover i was.

Thanks for watching the show kids

August 15th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Road Update “He’s A Magic Clam”

00:00 - Intro to backstage
00:42 - Onstage performance
02:52 - Boatyard restaurant

August 15th 2021….Annapolis MD….had the most AMAZING lunch with the Amazing Dawgs (minus dear Paul) today at a seafood place down by the water called The Boatyard Bar and Grille. Speaking of clams, if anyone can find any footage of last nights show in Alexandria VA, your dear Uncle Larry blew the solo in “Straight On” so badly that the entire earth shifted on it’s axis for about 7-8 seconds. If anyone can find it PLEASE post it.

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August 6th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Special Edition…”How Not To Use A Wang Bar”

00:00 - Good morning Home Skoolers
00:21 - Barracuda request from friend
01:07 - Memory vs charting
02:21 - Chug and multiple musicians
03:38 - Quick story of pre-song exploration
03:59 - Heart - Barracuda lesson / Intro
04:34 - Cowboy G6 / Tuning by 5ths
05:11 - Barracuda - next phrase
05:30 - Lick debate
06:05 - "Don't count it, I just feel it"
06:31 - Next section / 2 guitar harmony
07:22 - Lovely stop / Bull joke reference
07:59 - Back to the turnaround / Harmonic lick
08:30 - Subtle wangulation and mayonnaise
09:24 - 2nd Verse
09:40 - Trill lick or "you're fired"
10:08 - B section 2nd time
10:29 - Bridge
10:53 - Creepy underneath stuff
11:08 - Solo
12:12 - Roger Fisher respect
12:49 - Ending / Psychedelic
13:45 - Cool effect with 4ths

A brief early morning dissertation on how i play “Barracuda” and not abusing holes. Hope you enjoy.

June 13th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Early Rehearsal rough cut

00:00 - Magic Man playthrough (whole song)

June 13, 2021….Smoakstack Studio in Nashville TN….getting our little band of session cats ready for four Ann Wilson gigs in Florida in late June.

Second run through of Magic Man…replete with a few crash and burns….but hey, thats why you rehearse.

So excited to playing with these great musicians…Tony “T-bone” Lucido on bass and photographic memory for song arrangements with no charts….Paul Moak on guitar, synth and cape….we will add drums and the chick singer this week.

Thanks for watching the show folks

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June 12th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Song Learning Update

00:00 - Ending part of Crazy On You playthrough

When i am figuring out tunes i like to know ALL the parts, not just the guitar parts….when i was learning “Crazy On You” for this Ann Wilson gig i just HAD to figure out the fairly complex vocal arrangement that happens over the E chord….

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June 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Quickie Update “The Great Procrastinator”

00:00 - Heart - Magic Man in regular tuning lesson
01:00 - Middle bridge part
01:30 - Separate section
01:45 - Improv

Well kids, rehearsals for the upcoming gigs I’m doing with Ann Wilson start next monday, so amidst being solo super dad, I am having to learn 20 fairly complicated guitar heavy tunes that you definitely cannot fake (like i do on most gigs haha)…. Factor that in with a lot of sessions lately and that would explain the fact that I haven’t been around much.

At age 52, the goal on any live gig is to bring as little gear as possible. As absolutely genius as Roger Fisher’s composition and playing on this old Heart stuff is, in an effort to try to not bring an extra guitar just for one song, i figured out how to play this amazing bit of guitar wizardry that Roger came up with in regular tuning instead of the way he did it….by tuning the B up to D (ouch) and tuning the high E to G (ouch ouch). Its a little tricky, but it sounds pretty close….the F add 9 chord is a tough grab unless you fancy yourself a bit of a manly man (133033 from low to high)….Roger had the touch, watch some of those mid 70s live versions of Magic Man and dig the way he milks the heavy gain tone with beautiful bends and very thoughtful liquid vibrato (not to mention top shelf pick scrapes)

Once again, hats off to the pioneering creative genius and groundbreaking musicianship that was abundant in most of the music that came before “the great distraction” Hope you enjoy…heartfelt thanks to all those who have continued to hit the tip jar and support the channel.

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May 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Late Night Random Montage, "A Tribute To Your Good Taste"

00:00 - String bending intro jam
01:00 - Hello, everyone! / Video setup
01:12 - Heart songs
01:55 - Magic Man tuning
02:27 - Session with Charles Kelly
03:05 - Ben Rector with Tom on guitar
03:43 - '55 Tele & Blackstar amp
04:05 - Magic Man playing & lesson
05:37 - Sessions video

A little mish mash montage of recent Uncle Larry related items....including a little late night Tele abuse and an ice cold Rolling Rock premium lager (which, as the box says, is a " tribute to your good taste")

Here's the Ben Rector tune....

Part three of this montage features two of my dear friends....Troy Lancaster (guitarist) and Drew Bollman (engineer)....cinematography by Tony Lucido.

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April 25th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 103, Tom Bukovac, “Herkermer Pushbroom”

00:00 - Def Leppard - Bringin On The Heartbreak intro
01:32 - Hello, class! / Genius guitar parts
02:26 - House party / Rolling Stones / Fine music
03:56 - Busy schedule
04:25 - VCB / Play what the song needs
06:50 - Wish some songs were different / Suggestions
07:36 - Major and minor connection - "Not how I approach" lesson
09:15 - Rare gear exception - Speakers / Pickups
11:50 - '51 Fender Precision Bass / 1st year for fretted bass

A brief chat on the art of making records and a look into the VCB

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February 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 95, Tom Bukovac, “Seven Kalimbas”

00:00 - Far out blues loop intro jam
04:06 - String plucking lesson
05:01 - Hi guys
07:35 - 1937 Gibson L5
09:14 - Thanks
10:04 - Brain-twister 3 chord loop lesson
11:44 - Soloing over the loop
12:36 - Soloing / Sliding lesson

A brief chat on one of my favorite guitar techniques....the 6 string Cleveland kalimba. Check out 100th episode limited edition print at www.ziggysartstudio

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