April 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 298, Tom Bukovac, "Something Borrowed Something Black"

00:00 - Session take on the goldtop
01:45 - Playing some ZZ Top montage riffs into full rock n' roll into Joe Walsh on a black Gibson Les Paul Custom
08:58 - The 3 best guitars I've played but don't own (Dan Auerbach - '60 Tele Custom, Jim Bagget - '38 Martin D-18, Elliot Michael - '59 Gibson Les Paul Custom)
09:27 - '59 Gibson Les Paul Custom
10:23 - Acoustically played
10:50 - Bridge pickup
11:32 - Playing like Jimmy Page
11:58 - Out-of-phase bridge and middle pickup (shit sound)
12:24 - Neck pickup
13:10 - Trying to buy the guitar / Headstock repair, doesn't care

"well the bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar"...

The opening bit is one of Nicky G's soulful masterpieces...from the sessions we did this week.

April 5th, 2024

Holmeskoolin’ Bonus “Early Morning Bench Time”

00:00 - Reverend Willy's string change on '57 Goldtop / Haggling

Coffee and PAF’s with Larry.

March 9th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Saturday Guitar Repairs Pt 1....."it's NEVER the tuners”

00:00 - Intro
02:14 - Fender Strat
03:00 - Change string? / Can't tune them with dents (D'Addario)
04:11 - Horseshit about not staying in tune
05:00 - Nut, nut slots, and tuning / Tuners
06:00 - Yuengling / Rolling Rock
06:36 - Update / Door Dash / Jamie Johnson
08:55 - Correction / Garage Sale thanks
09:35 - "The harder you work the luckier you get"
10:36 - "Records you played on?" / Allmusic.com (search credits: Tom Bukovac)
12:13 - Sam Bettens
13:10 - Lesson: D & G string winding

Long form Larry with what might be the most boring Homeskoolin’ video of all time.

This one is for the real die hard Homeskoolers…you know who you are.

the instrumental record i made with dearest Guthrie Trapp is scheduled for release on May 1st...very exciting.

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:
You can make Venmo donations to this address:

but wait....THERE'S MERCH TOO!!!!

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

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.

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:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:

March 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 288, Tom Bukovac, “Triggered Hippies”

00:00 - Little acoustic strumming
02:23 - Hello, friends! / Little background of Tommy Bukovac
03:14 - "Oh, Southern Man" / Compare North to South / Social animal
05:03 - Nicky G and plane crash story (Nashville)
05:50 - Garage Sale over / '57 Goldtop & '58 Burst, why anything else? / Scarlett Johansson
07:30 - Old beer cans thanks
08:01 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / '84 Gibson J45
09:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Listen to records you like and study the emotion
12:00 - What makes a musician great? / Connection between sound and emotions (that's the secret) / Good records have 'worlds'
13:23 - "'Dead zone' after football?"
13:34 - Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV)
15:00 - Trigger Hippy days with Nicky G, Joan Osborne
17:50 - Analytical mind in great musicians

Uncle Larry gets deep into the VCB here….we might want to send a search party to retrieve him…

March 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Uncle Larry’s Early Spring Collection Garage Sale”

00:00 - Picking a good tune out (Ann Wilson - This Is Now [Tom Bukovac])
01:15 - Hello, everybody!
01:40 - Nicky G / Vance Powell
02:17 - Lesson: This Is Now / Chords that test intonation
04:30 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / Thanks
05:52 - Princeton Reverb
06:45 - BC Rich Mockingbird
08:10 - Fender Esquire
10:58 - Digitech Whammy

Ok friends…as always, the first responder/committer gets it.

if you want any of this stuff email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

65 Princeton reverb…I WILL NOT SHIP THIS…LOCAL PICKUP ONLY 4250 cash…this thing is painfully straight and in EXTREMELY condition.

77 bc rich mockingbird 7k plus shipping

54 esquire …a VERY reasonable 20k firm on this plus shipping…look on reverb, people are asking 20k for refinished 54 and 55 esquires on there

Original digitech whammy with power supply
600 plus 30 bucks shipping

March 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “A Damned Important Announcement”

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

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

February 26th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 286, Tom Bukovac, "The Great Healer"

00:00 - Deep acoustic playing (K's Choice - Wait)
02:59 - Hello, friends! / Session / Mystery episode
04:09 - Lidor "Homeskooler" Ellis quiz (Answers below)
06:02 - #1. Name of music store sells Homeskooler merch?
06:18 - #2. What is Uncle Larry's favorite key to play in?
06:24 - #3. What was the name that almost won before Homeskoolin'?
06:45 - #4. What was the first "edit" video?
06:54 - #5. T-shirt brand Larry hates?
07:01 - #6. First guest?
07:11 - #7. Restaurant that named a sandwich after him?
07:23 - #8. What would Larry be doing if he wasn't a sessionman?
07:35 - #9. Beatle band member Larry played with?
07:45 - #10. Prog-Rock band Larry likes?
08:00 - Fun gig played / Nicky G / The fun to play and where it is at
09:30 - Walter Peyton and record game and the flu
10:13 - Jerry Garcia on TV

#1 - The Guitar House
#2 - B minor
#3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPAixw05PQ&t=144s (Tom Time)
#4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16JmESuiTPc&t=09m33s
#5 - Gildan
#6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y35aPlus-Kw
#7 - Farmland
#8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AwDNSMeN1U&t=395s (Restore old cars)
#9 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knDeT3YBy0Y&t=776s (Ringo Starr)
#10 - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Uncle Larry enjoys a post work greyhound and plays a solo version of one of his alltime favorite songs...that probably 99 pct of you out there won't recognize....

The "so you think you're a Homeskooler test" was put together by Leo "Lidor" Ellis.

February 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 273, Tom Bukovac, “Soul & Bowl Revue”

00:00 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone nice rendition blend into Beatles ending
03:28 - How's everyone doin'?
04:40 - Galavanting Nashville / Gruhn's / Brett Papa collaboration
05:52 - Horshoe Bigsby on '62 Crestwood
07:02 - Nicky G show
08:47 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Guitar temptations NAMM
10:50 - Lesson: Playing slide w/o slide
13:15 - Wedding gigs hate / Twist and Shout
14:30 - "G string 'out of tune'?"
15:30 - 100,000 subscribers and plaque
16:30 - Lynyrd Skynyrd phaser?

Uncle Larry gushes about his life eternal love of the “horseshoe Bigbsy” and recaps some details of the weekend.

and...if you can't feel something from this, you might wanna go to a doctor and have him check real carefully to see if you are still alive...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man

Thanks for watching the channel friends....if you feel like you are indeed getting something out of these bizarre yet extremely low cost musings, please feel free to visit the old Paypl tip jar at
or venmo

September 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sunday Leftovers”

00:00 - That amazing thing Tom does - playing
03:17 - Bag Men band live footage
04:55 - Electric football

A classic Larry hodgepodge of random footage to help get you through the last NFL-less Sunday we are going to have to deal with for a good while….

the live band jam in the middle is the Bag Men…a new trio project starring Steve Gorman, Luther Dickinson and Nick “Nicky G” Govrik....caught in action at The Basement in Nashville TN....the OG Basement.

Chiefs/Bears electric football game ended up being stalled after a group decision to eat some Rao’s pasta....that segment stars Scank, Marshall and Mikey Gossin from the Gloriana's.

The board of directors wanted me to mention that if one was so compelled to throw a "Sunday offering" in the Homeskoolin' collection plate, one could do that by going to PayPal and using the address tombukovac@gmail.com

and totally unrelated...this is an AMAZING video...

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.



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