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May 28th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 314, Tom Bukovac, “Hellhound On My Facebook Message Inbox”

Chapters
00:00 - Blooming that slide
01:14 - Playing Blues over Major (01:34 - Start playing)
02:35 - Would like to see Homeskoolers' and what they look like
03:15 - Let's talk about slide / Tom Britt lessons
06:26 - Lesson: Slide players, using fingers, muting
07:51 - Slide players and exact copies / Derek Trucks
09:09 - Lesson: Don't let slide cripple you
10:57 - Keeping in tune when using slide / Tendency to be sharp
12:32 - Playing without looking
13:03 - Buddy Emmons practiced in darkness


Notes
Uncle Larry explores the blues on a Tuesday just like any other Tuesday

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 18th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “A Cool Chopper From The Early Days Of 501chorusecho”

Chapters
00:00 - Montage
00:17 - Hey, friends! / Special guest guitar player / Talent show
01:55 - Jeff Senn selling Princeton Reverb
02:17 - Jerry Reed - Amos Moses (guitar and singing tangent)
03:36 - '73 Princeton Reverb garage sale


Notes
Todays lesson? Amps can be choppers too friends…

Contact me if you want this one that was used in this ancient video you may recall...
of a much younger Larry....without a care in the world....many years prior to "The Great Trilogy Of Pain" ....

Tom Bukovac and his Original Senn Ful...

1500 CASH LOCAL PICKUP IN NASHVILLE ONLY

i am selling this for my friend Jeff, so you will have to meet up with him

It’s probably gonna go quick so as soon after it sells I’ll post and pin a comment saying it’s sold and then, I beg you….after that PLEASE don’t flood me with a million emails after that asking if it’s still available….PLEASE i beg you


Special thanks to all who came out to throw down at the Underdog last night…one of the funnest gigs i have ever played....no shit.
GT is bringing killer live music back to this great city and i am proud to be a small part of it in any way

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

March 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Fisher Price My First Univibe”

Chapters
00:00 - Uni-Vibe testing with son


Notes
So do you remember the first time YOU ever heard an old Univibe?

My dear 11 year old son Marshall got to play one for the first time today….I think he kinda liked it actually.

Vintage 1980 Fender T shirt that Marshall is wearing courtesy of Lupco Kotevski....long time Homeskooler...thank you for the care package brother.

Also thank you to Jon Siemens for the 1979 MXR catalog he sent.

January 24th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Now And Senn"

Chapters
00:00 - Robert Plant - Ship of Fools the way it should sound


Notes
A re-visit of one of my all-time favorite Bob Plant numbers...

this one goes out to my dear old friend Seth Morton…the pride of North Florida

January 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "I've Always Pictured You With Synchronized Tremolo"

Chapters
00:00 - Amazing finger picking goods


Notes
a little electrified New Years Blooze with Uncle Larry after a long day of sessioneering....

October 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “The Ballad Of Curtis Mathes”

Chapters
00:00 - Back to plucking on the Senn
03:57 - Sirens going off while in the car


Notes
A new set of retreads to drive on down to the chicken shack….

July 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “I’ve Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt. 12”

Chapters
00:00 - Exploring the depths


Notes
Headless guitar volume 3


a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after 228 free guitar lessons...despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com

You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

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

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/merch/tom-bukovac/

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

June 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Field Trip, “The Jeff Senn Guitar Laboratory”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro to Jeff Senn / Weight
01:10 - Gig bag stains the guitar / Synthetic materials interaction
02:30 - John Suhr
03:00 - Tom's Senn Strat backstory / DiMarzio Virtual Vintage / Maple neck
04:43 - Headstock story & backstory of meeting
06:30 - Relic'd guitars
09:15 - Wear pattern and cartoonish looks
14:45 - Building the guitar
15:40 - Maple neck into rosewood fretboard / headstock
21:00 - Amount of Senn guitars
21:47 - Pickups in the guitar / Ilitch
24:15 - The reveal / Lollar Blackface / '64s
28:10 - Eric Johnson / The Gear Page / Myths - hear it, it is true
31:27 - Single 12" combo amp and switching wiring on speaker / Speaker on side
34:40 - Sound is only 1 thing in a guitar / Professional athlete analogy and finding differences in equipment
35:35 - Finding inspiration
36:25 - Pool cue & tool analogies
39:45 - How do I get a Jeff Senn guitar?
43:00 - Tour of shop and gear
47:45 - Jeff Senn bridge for Silvertone / Continued tour


Notes
Larry takes a trip to visit his dear old friend Jeff Senn.

June 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 226, Tom Bukovac, "Strat Tuesday"

Chapters
00:00 - Intro cover
00:40 - Hello, class! / The Stratocaster
04:23 - Booker T. Jones / Playing by ear vs. knowing chords
05:25 - J.D. Simo / Wah-wah
07:40 - Setup / Jeff Senn pickups? / Suhr silent system
09:18 - Jeff Senn - Bridge pickup
09:45 - Bridge on a Strat will cut your face off
11:16 - '62 Strat - Bridge pickup / Vince Gill
12:43 - '63 Strat - Bridge pickup
13:35 - Senn Strat - Bridge pickup part II
14:03 - '62 Strat - Bridge pickup part II
14:37 - '63 Strat - Bridge pickup part II
15:05 - '63 Strat - Neck pickup
15:40 - '62 Strat - Neck pickup
16:23 - Senn Strat - Neck pickup
17:00 - Lesson: Bob Schmidty lick
17:58 - '63 Strat - Neck pickup part II
18:31 - 3-way switch
19:00 - '63 Strat - Middle pickup
20:00 - Out of hundreds of pre-CBS Strats - "this is the best"
20:34 - Senn Strat - Middle pickup
21:05 - Trigger Hippy & Senn Strat story
22:40 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Expound on Chuck Berry
23:47 - Plexi Soul part II?  Guthrie project, then Dean project
24:30 - Tone is heavy... / National New Yorker thanks and donations
25:17 - Recipe for a good comment? / "Hey Tom!"
26:03 - Flatwounds vs. Roundwound & raunch / Dan Auerbach / Pre-aged strings
28:25 - Favorite album cover art
30:00 - Marshall's hiss? / Some old 100W Marshall heads are quiet
31:18 - Blind tests
32:19 - Tape hiss...love it
32:30 - Sound wizard
32:50 - Lesson: Capistan reverb sound / Firebird video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztsptU_XIPk
34:48 - Wynonna Judd memories & Dave Letterman


Notes
Uncle Larry cracks open the VCB and gives you a tour of all 3 pickups.

May 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 217, Tom Bukovac, "Generational Boogie"

Chapters
00:00 - Soft touch playing
04:26 - Hello, friends! / Loop and off the cuff playing
05:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Shit attitude
05:52 - Song stuck in the brain
06:24 - "Audio sounds better"...in free lessons
06:40 - "Murdering a whale" / Bending in tune
08:29 - Boomer bends
09:30 - Copies of a copy is far removed from Boogie origins
12:33 - Gov't Mule praise
12:55 - Blackbird Studio / Ever challenged on gigs?
14:25 - Downbeats and being exposed
19:20 - Lesson: Play along loop (D -> C, D -> C, G, C/Bb) / Fmaj scale to get back


Notes
Uncle Larry plays, talks, etc....
Thanks for getting involved in the contest friends..its fun to watch all the submissions.

April 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Bar Fly"

Chapters
00:00 - All over the neck playing
03:44 - Ebo Customs amp demonstration


Notes
If you like what you are hearing here...it's all coming through this bad ass little amp i just bought recently....hand made by one of my best friends on this planet.

I can tell you guys straight up....Ebo is NOT fucking around here. All the stuff he builds is built like a brick shit house.

He does ALL of the work on these completely by himself...out of his mind out in his shop all day long soaring high on a mixture of coffee, cigarettes and solder smoke.

He has owned and worked on all the coolest amps money can buy for decades and the the boy knows what great guitar sound is.

This amp will survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse no problem.

Check out http://www.ebocustoms.com

April 3rd, 2023

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

Chapters
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


Notes

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

Thanks for watching guys.

If you are enjoying these videos the PayPal tip jar is
tombukovac@gmail.com

the venmo tip jar is @tom-bukovac-1

February 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 194, Tom Bukovac, "The Unseen World"

Chapters
00:00 - Some plucking around
01:30 - Hello, everyone!
03:11 - Senn guitar
03:22 - Paper or plastic / "Save the planet"
04:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / '60 Tweed Princeton / Strat and pickups
05:54 - Lynyrd Skynyrd thanks
06:25 - New pre-scribers / Rotten apples and hiding users
07:23 - '58 Gibson EMS 1235 Hollowbody Doubleneck / Story
10:54 - East Ohio thanks
11:36 - Lesson: Tablature chord Dmin7 / "Instant Larry"
12:51 - Shameless plug
14:25 - Outro playing


Notes

Monday morning coffee talk and VCB with Larry.

link to COMFY HOMESKOOLIN MERCH

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

link to TRIP THE WITCH CD's and T SHIRTS

https://shop.bandwear.com/tripthewitch


and our boy ziggy at ziggysartstudio.com has a little something special planned to commemorate the 200th Homeskoolin' episode

and totally unrelated.....as ludicrous as this is....i GUARANTEE you won't be able to stop watching it til the end

December 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “New Year’s Lullaby”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing like there ain't no tomorrow


Notes
Thank you dear Homeskoolers…

Let us have a toast to 2023!!!

December 25th, 2022

A Little Christmas Number For The Dear Homeskoolers

Chapters
00:00 - Christmas tunes


Notes
You knew it was coming…

THANK YOU guys sincerely for the 2 plus years of encouragement.

Man i sure miss the bots that used to respond to every comment on the video saying “you won a prize” don’t you?

Hope they’re doing alright this Christmas

November 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sunday Drive”

Chapters
00:00 - John Denver - Country Roads loop and playing


Notes
When the boys and i were driving around on our little Sunday afternoon drive yesterday, we played a million songs. When i put "country roads" by John Denver on they literally went into a trance…and so did i….

I started thinking, what IS IT about this simple song that has such power over people???

I figured it out…it's the note choice of the high harmony part that the girl (Taffy Nivert, also one of the song writers) is singing.

Very odd non-traditional harmony note choices, but SOOOOOO cool and haunting....takes me to the same emotional place that the girls singing on "Revolution Comes With An Act Of Love" by Church Of The Cosmic Skull takes me.

If you took that high harmony part away, the song woulda never made the top 100 billboard charts...that's a guarantee.

The power of the sixth note people....

John Denver rules don't take my word for it....check it out
https://youtu.be/1SKq__Ba6hE

October 10th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 167, Tom Bukovac, “Super Echo Twin”

Chapters
00:00 - Plucking some tunes
04:43 - Hello, friends! / High Life
05:15 - Ampeg amp
07:07 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
07:17 - Lesson: Strumming like a pendulum / "Scrape the beat"
09:48 - Tone knob use
10:33 - Fruit of the Loom and brand t-shirts
11:07 - Pickup brightness
11:35 - Dream music?  Absolutely
11:59 - Bayou rocker / New ideas keep flowing
13:21 - Danocaster Tele for sale / playing
15:45 - Cheifs / Sessions / Thanks to Homeskoolin crowd


Notes
After a long day of sessions, Larry plunks his old Strat through a really fun old ‘64 Ampeg ET-2 and answers a few questions from the VCB.

July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Everybody Loves Danny”

Chapters
00:00 - Back stage gear tour
04:00 - Danny Dugmore


Notes
Day two of a three day odyssey….special guests, our beloved Bryan Sutton and the legendary Dan Dugmore…check out his credits on allmusic.com kids…a true session man.
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