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February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 272, Tom Bukovac, “Hit It Maestro”

Chapters
00:00 - Statesboro Blues into Bad Company into Led Zeppelin - No Quarter into playing
03:03 - Classic Rock tone Maestro Accordian Amp / Ebo cosmetic magician
04:43 - Back to playing that Rock sound / Thanks
05:50 - Party fun and Black Jack
06:30 - The Cliffs
08:45 - Playing to remember
09:13 - Rebelling against the YouTube Police / Genius of Allman Brothers Band
10:30 - Lesson: Ghostly move from bend to next note
11:58 - Allman Brothers greatest guitar shit
13:10 - Lesson: Half-step slides


Notes
Uncle Larry explores the creepy ghostly qualities of the much overlooked half step slide.

By the way that matchless is sold...

The model of the amp i am playing in this video is Maestro GA-45T with four gold 8" Jensen speakers in it, listed in the original catalog as a "Maestro Standard"...circa 1960....apparently harp players love these amps....harp, accordion...reeds...get it?

Bub always knows about the cool shit.

November 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Hey Kid, You Like Music?”

Chapters
00:00 - Larry gets Heavy, chunking Heavy Metal into light playing
00:35 - NFL favorite team
01:20 - Laugh out loud, funny comments
01:50 - Foreigners cannot comprehend Buck-ees
02:15 - Led Zeppelin cool stuff vs. cover band / Keith Richards low 6th
02:40 - Lesson: Open G tuning (Led Zeppelin) / Satanic sound
05:47 - Hated songs continued - Cheap Trick, Aerosmith....
08:05 - Film music?
08:30 - Guitar case for Les Paul...what is it? / More hated songs - Roxanne, Breakfast at Tiffany's
10:30 - Amp cannot find? Gibson GA-83-S
11:52 - Guitar cannot find? Lake Placid Blue Stratocaster turned green
12:30 - Remastered songs


Notes
Larry gets a major kick out of perhaps the most enlightened comment section in all of the Youtoobz...good stuff friends

Thank you guys for all the kind words and generous donations.

Happy Sunday folks

if you are a football fan and you haven't seen this already, you are in for a treat...cuz this is some funny ass shit right here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z8244-TWKQ

November 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 256, Tom Bukovac, "Remake/Remodel/Remaster"

Chapters
00:00 - Developing some sounds
05:51 - John Lennon guitar playing
06:15 - Day at Gruhn's
07:25 - Gibson Burst / "Beat the Burst" / Pulled from pain
08:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Buck-ees - "The most American thing"
10:25 - "Worst songs in Rock history?" / Statlin Bros., Elton John, Clapton - Forever Man / Clapton
12:20 - Lifting, stealing, borrowing songs (Led Zeppelin, Taurus, 70's)
13:17 - Remastered records thoughts? / Thank yous!
16:20 - Greg Voros checking out the Burst


Notes
Larry discusses the "great trilogy of pain" and plunks on his old very lightly flamed 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard and answers a few questions in the VCB

my PayPal tip jar address is tombukovac@gmail.com
venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

thank you friends

August 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s Volume 4

Chapters
00:00 - Intro to Corey Terrell, Eric “Ebo” Borash, Greg Voros
02:47 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son (John Forgerty)
04:27 - Fortunate Son tuning, playing, and son realizing playing incorrectly
05:48 - Tom's parts playing with John Fogerty
06:18 - Bad Moon Rising
07:11 - Discussing fucking cool guitars and P90s
12:40 - '56 Gibson Junior / '56 Gibson Junior Double Cut / Comparison
14:50 - Playing '56 Gibson Junior #1
15:45 - That acoustic guitar quality when turning it down
16:45 - Playing '56 Gibson Junior #2 / No one plays those frets
18:10 - Lower output of #2
18:46 - Back to #1 and brighter
19:05 - Gibson Double Cut with Music City Bridge
20:30 - Playing Double Cut
21:28 - Lesson: Mashing fingers bends / Playing
23:23 - Bending tip with vibrato / Playing
26:05 - Fucking awesome faux delay
27:05 - '56 Gibson Junior TV
28:25 - Led Zeppelin - Misty Moutain Hop / Playing
30:00 - Pickup height
35:00 - Bursts
46:00 - Repaired guitars, ethics, and price differences
57:00 - George Gruhn's wisdom enters the picture
65:00 - "Is there a change in the air?"


Notes
Starring the usual cast of characters

Special thanks to Heavy Duty for filming this mess.

March 28th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 204, Tom Bukovac, "A.I. Blues"

Chapters
00:00 - Sweet, slow and dreamy tune
02:42 - Hello, Homeskoolers' / Sad school shooting in Nashville
03:38 - Cat Stevens - Trouble
04:36 - Harmony Soveriegn conversion guitar
05:50 - Originality, "reminds me of...", sounds like / All music is "stolen" vs. plagiarism vs. 100% original
10:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Pet peeves - "You're not wrong."
10:45 - Kemper, modeling, and loving amps
11:51 - Vinyl for Plexi Soul
12:30 - JHS and DigiTech Bad Monkey / Klon and lower gain setting
14:45 - ChatGPT and AI (Artificial Intelligence)
16:47 - "What session would you have loved to be present?" / Led Zeppelin - Black Dog / Dancing Days


Notes
Uncle Larry gets into the VCB and recent sad events in Nashville

November 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 171, Tom Bukovac, “Trouble-Free Transmission”

Chapters
00:00Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur acoustic playing
01:51 - Hello, Homeskooler's
02:38 - Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page) - Bron-Yr-Aur
03:50 - Maton Messiah guitar (Australian)
04:30 - NFL / Browns
05:10 - Lesson: Tuning CACGCE (C6)
06:23 - Lesson: Bron-Yr-Aur, sliding, chords, hammers & pull-offs
07:25 - Thanks & VCB / Don't imitate, try to be original and creative


Notes
Uncle Larry takes you back to circa age 19…when you saw whatever you saw that “made your head explode dude”.......

you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

...and did you know that Trip The Witch merch is also available??
https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/trip-the-witch-shop

September 4th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Dust Storm”

Chapters
00:00 - Soundcheck


Notes
As a wild rain and dust storm rolls in right before our gig tonite in Laughlin NV…you get a little slice of the usual backstage/soundcheck madness that accompanies the Amazing Dawgs gigs.

Dear Rob Olsen of Maton guitars was kind enough to furnish us with this lovely Maton Messiah acoustic guitar to use on this tour….definitely a step up from what we WERE doing….the pickup sounds wonderful.

More than anything, this captures the gigantic soul of our dear band photographer Criss Cain, who is kind enough to stand in for Ann and sing for her at soundchecks….one of the coolest, most genuine people i have ever known.

April 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 140, Tom Bukovac, “List Of Things To Do In The Morning”

Chapters
00:00 - Amazing playing as always
02:13 - Hey friends! / Writing tunes
03:38 - Time constraint vs experiementing with songs
05:58 - Open tunings
06:14 - Play a song over and over / Tedious long hours
09:41 - Strings / Open G Tuning
11:02 - Lesson: Bar chord, hammer on
11:48 - Lesson: Devilish sounding guitar in Open G
13:45 - Lesson: Zeppelin-ish song for Ann Wilson
14:29 - "It's all been done before" / Clever ways to make it fresh
15:14 - Great story about Reese Wyman / "Every note was new"
08:04 - Lesson: The Devil's lick


Notes
1) breakfast
2) put dishes in sink
3) brush your teeth and fix your hair
4) put your homework in your school bag
5) make sure you have your chromebook laptop AND the charger

And then…get out your ‘38 bone and get to work

Thank you guys for keeping the Homeskoolin’ dream alive….hope you are learning a TON from these videos….have you all visited the night time drop box at the musicians union yet?

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

February 14th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 91, Tom Bukovac, “Paper or Plastic?”

Chapters
00:00 - Rock, Country, Blues intro
01:38 - Tom Britt tribute / Open tunings
03:27 - Ry Cooder adaptation lesson
05:13 - Open Eb lesson / Transposing
08:03 - Slide
09:32 - Chords and octaves
10:29 - Tuning to "don't know what the hell it is."
11:30 - Open G lesson / Transposing
13:48 - Keith Richards / Low string
14:28 - Led Zeppelin - Dancing Days lesson
15:08 - Juicy jam
15:59 - V chord
16:20 - Drop low string to C lesson / IV chord


Notes
A free tutorial on open tunings and a thank you to one of my mentors...
Tom Britt

Tom Bukovac's personal Rolling Rock tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

July 15th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 53, Tom Bukovac, “And All We Have To Do Is Sing Along”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro jam
02:36 - Hello, class!
05:56 - Viewer Comment Bin / Uncle Larry origin
06:58 - COTCS - Church of the Cosmic Skulls
07:44 - Favorite thing to watch / Playing
09:11 - Chord stretch
09:41 - R&B loop jam
10:56 - Rock and Roll drum intro


Notes
A brief look into R and B in A...homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net

May 4th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 20, Tom Bukovac, “Buk-ola”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro medley jam
01:48 - Welcome / Viewer Comment Bin
03:28 - How do you practice?
05:34 - Whole tone scale lesson
07:36 - Overplaying
09:10 - Humidity / Lost my money in Vegas


Notes
A brief examination of a classic Jeff Beck number, and a thoughtless delve into the viewer comment bin. Homeskoolin’ t shirts available at guitarhouse.net PayPal tip jar tombukovac@gmail.com

April 29th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 17, Tom Bukovac, "Old. No. 33"

Chapters
00:00 - Intro jam
00:36 - Hello / Live chat
02:03 - Shipping address
02:40 - Homeskoolin' gear / Guitar House
04:09 - That Pedal Show thanks
04:22 - Viewer Comment Bin / Tea
05:15 - Lousiana groove loop lesson
08:06 - Layering guitars / contrast
09:40 - "No such thing as a bad guitar sound"
11:55 - Homework


Notes
A brief look into the viewer comment bin....guys please send any swag to this address below. Devin "The Dokta" Blotard 1308 Riverwood Dr.

April 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 13, Tom Bukovac, "Dancin' Days & Open G"

Chapters
00:00 - Thank you
02:07 - Coffee
02:59 - Favorite movies?
04:24 - Open tunings
07:18 - Guild Thunderbird
07:40 - Dancing Days lesson
12:38 - Rolling Stones lesson
12:55 - Cool stuff in open tuning


Notes
Thank you guys, I sincerely appreciate this little "Homeskoolin' family" more than you all know. Here's a brief chat on the classic open G tuning after a rough morning.... (from low to hi D,G,D,G,B,D)
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