May 13th, 2024

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

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

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?

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March 23rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Guitar Show!!”

00:00 - Plucking and singing
00:22 - Hey friends! / Dealer day in Nashville

Check it out today and tomorrow friends

At the AG CENTER in Williamson county

December 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 261, Tom Bukovac, “Morning Meditations With Zenmaster Larry”

00:00 - Early morning Zen video / Tuning autoharp
00:55 - Nashville tornado
01:30 - Ham sammich tuner and autoharp
02:15 - The Smokestack studio (Paul Moak) / Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
04:30 - Tuning the harp / Bob Ross
05:13 - Uni-Vibe and Strat sold / Thanks / Body and Soul Instruments
06:45 - Back to tuning the autoharp
07:47 - "Women Who Rock" tv show / Cyndi Lauper story
10:00 - VCB / The Dreggs / Kid Rock
10:54 - Music City Bridge is primo
11:30 - Appreciations / Sizable donation thanks
13:00 - NFL bets

Get your brushes and your canvas kids…it’s time to paint with Uncle Larry.

June 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Oh, Hey Man..."

00:00 - Intro to Robert Baker
04:20 - Fender Esquire
06:00 - Potientiometer codes

Uncle Larry gets a visit from a friend and well known YouTuber, dearest Robert Baker….who just happened to move here to the great country of Nashville .....a place that is completely isolated in it's own economic and social bubble.... and thusly absolutely impervious to any of the "economic woes" that may happen to occasionally devastate the rest of the United States at any given time.

Welcome my son….welcome….to…the machine….

...and if anyone wants to see ol' Uncle Larry plunkin' it waaaaaay back in 1996 on a major television broadcast check this out.....

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April 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 209, Tom Bukovac, "Instacart Blues"

00:00 - Song with chords - Remeber that?
02:40 - What's up cats! / Worn in fret job
04:30 - Thanks for past videos (John McBride & Gruhn)
05:41 - Lesson: Trip The Witch - Saturn We Miss You (C, Ebadd9, Cm7, Abadd9)
07:59 - Everyone moving to Nashville (Nash Angeles)
11:00 - Instacart
11:53 - Do you miss analog tape?
14:37 - The Gear Page
19:16 - Uncle Larry is always drunk!

Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about many an in depth VCB examination.

March 28th, 2023

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

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

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

January 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Collage, “Riverside Revival”

00:00 - Guitar emersion
04:08 - Playing the '58

Yes, the planning is still in it’s infantile stages…but i can tell you that there is nothing short of “a movement” underfoot here in the windy streets of Nashville Tennessee.

There is an amazing new venue in east nashville that is built in a totally renovated old church called “Riverside Revival”.

It is being run by some dear friends and kindred musical spirits.
Among them Nick “The Chef” Govrik….my old band mate from Trigger Hippy.

There is definitely gonna be some crazy guitar related action taking place in this building in the not so distant future.

There is even talk of a full on “Nashville Guitar Immersion” program where select people can buy a first class ticket to the full hang and inside behind the scenes access to the community of players here.

We are not sure exactly what it is gonna be yet, but you can trust me on this one thing….Nicky G knows how to throw a fuckin bad ass party.

There is no doubt that whatever ends up happening is gonna be deeeee-luxe.

There is talk of a gig in late February to kick things off and get people acquainted with the venue….a gig with myself, Guthrie Trapp, Jack Ruch, dearest Jedd Hughes and some other guests….and we will working in some master class guitar repair workshops with Greg Voros and Gruhn Guitars.

Stay tuned for further details friends.

September 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 162, Tom Bukovac, “You Guys In A Band??”

00:00 - Beautiful playing
01:43 - Hello, lads and lasses / Back home / Thanks
02:29 - Acoustic guitar Martin D-28
03:00 - Maton acoustic guitar
04:45 - Amazing Dawgs, bandmates, and being in a band
08:40 - Gambling / Spam and YouTube filters
09:54 - Bonus footage

Television's own Uncle Larry, absolutely exuberant about finally being home and being reunited with his trusty old '38 bone…waxes rhapsodic about that one thing we have ALL thought about since we were little kids….what it's like to really be in a band.

(and now, shift to "first person")

Now that touring is finally calming down and fall is on the way (praise God) it's time to put some focus on some projects that i started on a while back, such as this little instrumental EP that dear Guthrie Trapp and myself are putting together…it's so much’s a little snippet from one of the three tracks we already have "in the can"....gonna go back in soon and do some more.

Also, I couldn’t help but add in a few other crazy things at the end of this vid...a dumb meme that cracks me up... " I AM THE JUAN PERCENT"....oh and my alltime favorite thing that my sweet little boy Leo ever drew for his dear old dad….a totally random partial list he made at school one day of some of our favorite songs we like to jam in the car…precious keepsake.

"you got another thing comin"
"black sabbath"
"hot rod lincoln"
"iron man"
"rock and roll music"
"yellow submarine"
"starship trooper"
"hard day's nite"
"breakin' the law"
"don't stand so close to me"
"behind my camel" (instrumental by the police off zenyatta mondatta)
and one more i could never read

Thanks again for supporting the channel folks….i am doing everything legally allowed to show you guys whatever i can…absolutely free of charge of course. Why am i doing it? Because music has been really good to me in this life, and i feel like it’s the right thing to do to give it all back to a bunch of total strangers...

i hope you guys know how much i sincerely appreciate the little community we have built here …. ya’ know, except for a few kids in the back of the room that get a little too excited at times (like Brock what a tool) we got something very real going here….i for one do not take it for granted.

Rock on cats

June 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 150, Tom Bukovac, “It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humility”

00:00 - A combination of oldies and mixed playing
05:29 - Hey guys
05:48 - Chopper partscaster
06:11 - Gig in East Nashville / Thank you to all / Humidity
09:00 - Lesson (Cool licks to play)
09:46 - Duane Allman playing
10:52 - Member of YouTube and Ads
11:20 - Duane Allman playing (cont.)
12:30 - Unique style / Jeff Beck
13:10 - Lesson (Cool lick cont.)
16:07 - Blues playing / Gimme Some Money

A not so brief dissertation on the horrors of a typical Nashville summer. Please people…if you are indeed gaining knowledge and power from watching these videos…you can always visit the paypal tip jar at or the venmo tip jar at @Tom-Bukovac-1

I’m not trying to come across like some kind of Youtube martyr here, but i hope you guys realize that I purposely turn off the monetization on my videos so you don’t have to sit through fucking ads….i also never ask you fuckers to “smash that like button”…and, i never put thumbnails on my videos with big font that says “YOU ARE PLAYING HIGHWAY TO HELL WRONG AND YOU ARE A LOSER” with a picture of my face looking mean.

That HAS to be worth something

March 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 134, Tom Bukovac, “N.E.O. Rust”

00:00 - Country/Blues pickin' with some sweet feedback
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Sending things in the mail
04:20 - Olds Cutlass / Cleveland rust
05:25 - String change / Life is hard enough
07:14 - Time enough to master/expert level 1 thing
08:39 - Harmony Meteor
09:40 - Coming out to Nashville? / Professional musician

I’m skipping Volume 133, since there were inadvertently two Volume 128’s…so if anyone ever tells you they have seen the “lost episode 133” you KNOW they are totally full of shit.

and...just for the memory books..the first video description from Corona Lessons Volume 1, back in March of 2020, that you guys probably didn't read.

"My attempt at lifting the spirits of my fellow man up a bit in this fucking crazy time of world crisis....stupid virus....and furthermore....

Even though i basically stay home and play the guitar all day anyway, I'm not comfortable with the fact that now i HAVE to stay home and play the guitar all day.

I hear all of you who suggested that I do "Skype" lessons or something...unfortunately this is the best I can do....until i learn what "Skype" means...

and also, for anyone that might be thinking to themselves "man, Tom Bukovac sure has been putting up a lot of youtube videos lately...who does he think he is...some kinda celebrity??" ....keep in mind that i participate in ABSOLUTELY ZERO social media of any kind. I have very strong beliefs that social media is the downfall of all mankind....

although it can be argued that youtube itself is a form of social media, i feel like it gets a pass because it can actually be "educational" ....and because it can actually be "cool"...and unlike the other forms of social media, it isn't a "total waste of time" solely invented to "feed the ego" while simultaneously robbing the world of any of the "beautiful mystery" it once had....

wow, lookie first RANT..."

March 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 132, “Hard Lessons And Hard Hats”

00:00 - Wisdom from real musicians / Best advice
00:20 - Bryan Sutton - 1. Listening.  2. Less notes.
01:24 - Jerry Roe - 1. "It's just music, don't worry about it." - Jerry Reed  2. Ask about money first.
02:36 - Dave Cohen - Don't play 3rds.
03:40 - Paul Franklin - Bring your pencil and plan your escape.
04:38 - Ben Burgess - 1. Lyrics are everything.  2. Learn your shapes.
06:31 - Joey Moi - 1. Read a chart.  2. Don't spook the band.
08:00 - Reading a chart / Nickelback
09:12 - Talent in Nashville
10:00 - Little Tommy Bukovac - Everything you play should frame the vocal
13:13 - Clarify the money

As the late afternoon session rolls into the night session, post dinner, that’s usually when the REAL deep talks start happening.

It pains me to think about the combined total hours of studio experience the seven people interviewed in this video have accumulated in their lifetimes….hope there is something here you Homeskoolers can use.
Thanks for watching guys

From left to right:
Joey Moi: producer
Ben Burgess: artist
Dave Cohen: keyboards
Jerry Roe: drums
Paul Franklin: pedal steel
Bryan Sutton: acoustic guitar
Yours Truly: electric guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas played bass today on this session but he is not in this video

Filmed at Blackbird studio D

July 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin Bonus, “Donelson Bowl”

00:00 - Bowling Alley

For all the Nashville dads out there looking for a GREAT WAY to kill an afternoon in the air conditioning…..Donelson Bowl….Nashville’s coolest bowling alley since 1960….and it remains mostly unchanged since. One of this town’s best kept secrets.

Daniel "Paco" Herrera appears courtesy of Polymer Records.

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May 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Restaurant Review “Nicky G’s Kitchen Downtown”

00:00 - The Kitchen Downtown
00:55 - Music room / kids playing

If you happen to live in Nashville or if you plan to visit soon you absolutely MUST check out this amazing restaurant....its called “Kitchen Downtown” in the legendary Arcade in downtown Nashville. Owned and operated by one of my best pals on this earth...Nick “NICKY G” Govrik....a hard working Hungarian who provides healthy and delicious food for very reasonable prices.

Nick was the bassist and main songwriter for Trigger Hippy, the band i played in back in the mid 10’s with Steve Gorman, Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene. You will love this place, Uncle Larry guarantees it.

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May 13th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 105, Tom Bukovac, “The Bluebird 6 Minor”

00:00 - Mellow, galloping intro with delay
02:30 - Hello, class!
03:06 - Busy / Projects
03:45 - VCB - Hot stuff
04:14 - Tesla Cyber Truck
05:08 - '65 Impala
05:21 - Tom's guitar shop (Second Gear Used Music)
06:55 - Terrible audio quality in videos / Take it easy
07:40 - Oregon Trail settlers
08:17 - Listener sings over Tom's material (Pat)
09:08 - Making chords more interesting
09:50 - Bluebird 6th minor chord lesson
12:18 - Men At Work lessons (Who Can It Be Now / Overkill)
13:52 - Crazy, bad ass chord lesson

A not so brief chat on Elon Musk and also an explanation of the inner workings of the ancient mysterious “Bluebird 6 Minor chord”.

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March 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 99, Tom Bukovac, “Blues In Sea”

00:00 - Blues soloing
10:24 - Hello, class!
10:45 - Divorce / New house / Flood / Garage
13:31 - Blues in C
15:47 - PRS Cleveland Korina
16:32 - Sessions

Hello dear class, checkin’ in with some flood and divorce updates....thanks very much to everyone who sent sweet messages being concerned about the recent bad weather.

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I sincerely thank all of you sweet people for watching the show and being so supportive and encouraging over the last year or so of madness.

September 21st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 70, Tom Bukovac, “Fall Is Here!!!!!”

00:00 - Beautiful, bluesy intro
03:17 - Hello, class!
04:13 - Rare edit (Pro-Reverb problem)
04:20 - Viewer Comment Bin / Busy
05:00 - Dirty Mary Crazy Larry movie
05:28 - Co-host w/ Michael Palmisano
06:06 - Musician and engineer relationtionship?
08:30 - Ron Ellis pickups / Gibson Les Paul
09:55 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale (Echoplex)
11:18 - Fender Tweed Deluxe / E Blues lesson

Notes - Check out this cool table.

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August 17th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 63, Tom Bukovac, “And Your Bird Is Red”

00:00 - Intro rockin' jam
02:16 - Hey, cats!
04:18 - Viewer Comment Bin / Rituals
06:41 - Copy right claim
08:04 - Humbuckers in Nashville
10:27 - Rock 'n' roll untamed lesson
11:42 - Speed picking / Thumb angle

See guys I’m still writing stuff in here...i thought about calling this video “My Red Bird Performs” but i thought that mighta been a little too inside for anyone who’s not from the UK...thanks for watching the show.

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July 30th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 59, Tom Bukovac, “Cardboard Cut Outs In The Shade”

00:00 - Intro cosmic jam
03:37 - Hello, class!
04:52 - Viewer Comment Bin / AC
05:43 - Pedal steel?
07:03 - Wah wah?
08:08 - Complementing the singer
10:22 - Cardboard cutouts
10:52 - Blues with weird time signature
11:43 - Tonal shading lesson

A brief chat on tone and Covid era sports.

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July 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 56, Tom Bukovac, “Simple Cleveland Man”

00:00 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Intro
01:07 - Hello, class!
02:20 - "VCB" - Viewer Comment Bin
02:56 -  Chord, melody tangents
06:46 - Live vs Studio playing
08:05 - Homeskoolin' song decisions
08:49 - Simple Man lesson (the lift)

A brief examination of an otherworldly occurrence that took place near Jacksonville Florida almost 50 years ago.

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May 25th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 33, Tom Bukovac, “The Salad Days”

00:00 - Intro blues jam
03:03 - Hello, class!
04:35 - Viewer Comment Bin
05:30 - Kemper profile
06:39 - Rolling Rock baths
07:18 - Back life story
14:36 - Loop lesson

A brief look into the viewer comment bin and a description of my painful early years. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at if you like the show, PayPal tip jar:


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