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February 15th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 279, Tom Bukovac, “Uh Oh”

Chapters
00:00 - Remember when songs had chords
01:43 - Hello, friends! / Thanks
02:44 - '60s Gibson Firebird I
03:27 - Comparing acoustic sounds of guitars
03:45 - Clickbait is REAL, it's just fun
06:00 - Gwen and Blake
07:16 - Selling piles of stuff
08:14 - 10 thumbs down
08:45 - Making up your own questions
09:11 - Pitiful video about Rick Beato / Tuning vocals (pitch correction)
11:32 - Only in Nashville story - Amp left in the studio
04:00 - Music City Bridge on Gibson Theodore
14:26 - Acoustic test - Gibson Theodore, Gibson Firebirds
16:26 - Electrified test - Gibson Theodore, Gibson Firebirds


Notes
in this clip Uncle Larry weeds through some corporate VCB and waxes rhapsodic about the acoustic benefits and harmonic richness of the beloved Music City Bridge…

Here's that new Gwen and Blake single kids...fun little number just in time for spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46T0LDRsHCc

and here's this ridiculous video where dude acts like putting some slight tuning on a lead vocal in 2024 is some sort of unspeakable act.

this is basically like saying that using your new GE dishwasher instead of hand washing your dishes is a sign of laziness and you should be absolutely embarrassed by it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpzmqgluc50&t=0s

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:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

AND...you can 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/

AND....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

February 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 274, Tom Bukovac, “Poser”

Chapters
00:00 - Epiphone P90 rockin' into AC/DC
01:50 - Hello, friends! / PAN aramic amp
02:26 - Drawing guitars / Larry hello and giving time
03:15 - Guthrie birthday / Nashville hangouts
05:35 - Mysterious characters / Ebo
08:00 - Love of Epiphone guitars
10:36 - Epiphone Crestwood
12:06 - Epiphone Wilshire
13:35 - "When is enough?"
14:00 - "Who has the most Soul?" / Ray Charles
14:57 - "How do you approach fills?"
16:06 - Official fills chart and mixing it up...no bullshit
18:10 - Carl Weathers send off (R.I.P.)


Notes
Uncle Larry extols his great adoration of Epiphone guitars of the 50s and early 60s…

February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Gear Bonus “Quality Control”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing the Gibson Theodore again
01:13 - Follow up video about the Ted guitar
01:45 - Gibson Theodore - Bridge pickup and acoustically / Music City Bridge impending
03:33 - Gibson SG - Comparison acoustically
04:11 - Gibson SG - Bridge pickup
05:48 - Gibson Theodore again
06:53 - Gibson SG again
07:45 - Gibson Theodore again
08:00 - Matchless Chieftain
08:25 - Gibson Theodore - Neck pickup
08:50 - Gibson SG - Neck pickup
09:25 - Gibson Theodore again
09:57 - Gibson Theodore cleanup
10:31 - Gibson SG cleanup
12:08 - Gibson Theodore - Neck pickup, cleanup again


Notes
A very rare gear-centric Homeskoolin' episode for ya.

however, this little opening tune goes out to my dear old friend Carmen Vandenberg.

As promised, Larry does a follow-up video after raising up the bridge pickup so you can hear this new Gibson Theodore as it is supposed to sound..…and while he was at it, he thought maybe he should compare it with some ancient golden age Honduran Hog. ...so maybe then we might all learn somethin'....

Let Larry know what you guys think in your comments.

Apologies as usual for the shit iPhone recording...corporate clearly realizes that it makes critical listening a bit "challenging"

If you guys like these videos and are looking to throw a little something in the tip jar to help the cause, you can do so here

my paypal address is:
tombukovac@gmail.com

venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

if anyone wants to take over ownership of this 1995 Matchless Chieftain 2x10" combo they can do so my emailing me at tombukovac@gmail.com
i am only asking 3200 cash....pretty fair for some old Samsonite people

the amp has spring reverb too praise Him

September 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Soul Hotel”

Chapters
00:00 - Hitting it where it counts with some deep, amazing playing
04:00 - Hello, friends! / Jim Irsay gig
04:50 - Lesson: Common Uncle Larry lick (Please watch this wizardary!) / Sneaky IV chord
06:13 - Lesson: ZZ Top - I Thank You
07:26 - Lesson: Changing Blues to D


Notes
Uncle Larry shares a bit of his morning practice ritual with his fellow Homeskoolers.

Just a little tune I just made up to go with my hotel room coffee with no real half and half.

September 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Uncle Larry Plays The Hits”

Chapters
00:00 - Rehearsing for a big show


Notes
Uncle Larry goes back to his cover band roots on a gig in Indy.

Starring
Stacey McKracken
Peter Wolf
Sweet Mikey Mills
The Tireless Kenny Aronoff
Ebo
and many others

September 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “An Unboxing Of Sorts”

Chapters
00:00 - '61 Gibson SG Special with Music City Bridge
06:33 - Rocking the SG
12:30 - The magic sound


Notes
You thought Larry would never do a silly "unboxing video"…...
well...you were dead wrong.

Here’s an in depth look at a 1961 Gibson SG Special I purchased recently from the fine folks at LA Vintage. Thank you Clif

Check out their website here friends:
https://www.lavintagegear.com

August 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "The Boogie"

Chapters
00:00 - Playing the '52 Lester


Notes
shake your booty

August 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Primitive Gold"

Chapters
00:00 - '52 Gibson Les Paul guitar gets new bridge
03:10 - Out of phase pickups due to wiring and poles
05:30 - Frets, fretboard, inlays and depth of inlays
08:50 - Tour of the rest of the guitar
10:32 - Old Gibson case
11:00 - Hardest part?
13:20 - In tune
16:40 - Playing


Notes
In this video Larry picks up a very crude early first year model ‘52 Les Paul that was just worked on by Andrew Jellison at Strung Out Guitar Repair in Nashville.

The miracle bridge that retrofits on to the ancient original tailpiece that these guitars came with from the factory is designed by Music City Bridge.

https://musiccitybridge.com/products/trapeze-wrap-over-tailpiece

Hope you enjoy

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.

July 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Neck Romancer”

Chapters
00:00 - Little blues playing with some fine tone


Notes
What’s that old saying? “The Lord loves the middle position on an old P-90 Gibson”

I may be in pain, and a little too ghastly to show from the neck up at the moment, but it’s still fun to play the guitar my friends.

Maybe there’s a lick or two in here you can steal my dear Homeskoolers.

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.
http://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.

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

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/

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

April 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Saturday Bonus “Plug It Up”

Chapters
00:00 - '65 reverse Firebird with factory P-90s / Just call me the "Birdman"
02:00 - Raised pickups, tuned bridge, tuners, filed nut, pitted frets
04:07 - '65 non-reverse Firebird I / Tune-o-matic
06:16 - Exciting shootout of Firebirds / Starting with reverse playing
08:17 - Non-reverse playing


Notes
This video brought to you by the Birdman Of Nash Angeles.

If you wanna get your old bird in tune for the first time in its life contact Nick Drushel at Glaser Instruments

He’s a good lookin’ boy and a damn fine machinist.

March 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 198, Tom Bukovac "Ember Red Destruction Machine"

Chapters
00:00 - Boogie with some Rolling slide guitar
02:20 - Just Larry / No NFL / CD Collection / 80,000 Subscribers
03:39 - Michael Rhodes funeral
05:20 - Guthrie and album completion
05:55 - New Morgan Wallen record
07:00 - Favorite question: Every band or artist everyone likes except you?
08:38 - BTPA Cables - really cool
09:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / CDs / David and David
10:58 - Reaching far for an audience / YouTube is the only Social Media outlet worth a shit
12:00 - Newfoundland customs agent story
13:42 - '66 Gibson Firebird, non-reverse, P90, destruction machine
14:22 - 3rd & Lindsley remix DVD coming out


Notes

Uncle Larry gets busy with a tweed big box Tremolux with the channels jumped by a high quality BTPA cable.

https://btpa.com


and totally unrelated....great example of what I'm always talking about in terms of getting on a cool part and STAYING WITH IT...if you ever deviate from it there better be a DAMN GOOD reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3lgmnsTdcA

January 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Public Service Announcement “MCB Locking Studs”

Chapters
00:00 - Little shreddin'
00:23 - Hello, friends! / Gold Top and Music City Bridge update


Notes
Uncle Larry demonstrates the wondrous new development from the boys at Music City Bridge on some extremely heavy borrowed new goldtop with a gigantic neck shape that was never found in nature.

https://musiccitybridge.com
https://youtu.be/MEv3r5EwAMQ

December 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Snow Day Bonus “Blues For Rex”

Chapters
00:00 - The madman is out to get down!


Notes
You know ol’ Larry is tryin to GIT some when you see that tongue sticking out like a bloodhound.

Hope you guys are all warm and cozy…it takes more than a bomb cyclone to bring the Homeskoolers down.

August 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 161, Tom Bukovac, “Rainbow Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Song playthrough
03:25 - Hello, class! / Uncle Larry
04:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Thanks
05:15 - James Honeyman Scott & episode
06:02 - "Good tone is heavy and hard to carry."  -Tom Bukovac (Amps)
06:24 - Stringing guitar
07:29 - What was your first pedal? DOD Flanger
08:01 - Chrissy Hines and James Honeyman Scott appreciation
08:25 - Any advice? Don't end up in jail or killing yourself, you're good
09:30 - Steve Hackett - The Battle of Epping Forest (echo)
12:05 - Pet peeves / Gruhn's Guitars / Original guitars (Beato & Rhett)


Notes
This one goes out to one of the baddest motherfuckers that ever roamed this earth….Joey D

RIP brother

and...the echo guitar that kicks in at :51 on this....come on man
https://youtu.be/S3V2Ctw3XNU

and....if i ever heard a pedal that can create the effect that happens at
3:16 of my pitiful video today when both guitars play the same thing. that would be cool

December 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 122, Tom Bukovac, “P-90 Luft Balloons”

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' intro playing
02:14 - Hello, friends!
02:50 - Shopping accident / '58 Gibson Junior
03:25 - P90 pickups / Junior playing
07:16 - Gibson Special / P90 explanation
08:28 - Special playing
09:09 - Pickup height
10:18 - Special playing (part 2) / Tuning
11:12 - Junior playing (part 2)
12:08 - Return of the VCB / Musicman cabinets
13:48 - Good guitar player vs. great / Last 1%
15:39 - TGP / Playing with your mind, not fingers
17:30 - Picture what you want to hear
18:41 - Paul Davids video
19:30 - Music collaboration / Guitar advice
21:20 - Plexi Soul / Austrailia shipping problem


Notes
A not so brief look at the virtues of old growth Honduran mahogany that was fashioned into timeless tools of war by the (arguably….but not with me) greatest guitar company in human history that resided in a little town called Kalamazoo.

I will lay out the Plexi Soul “down under” shipping situation soon….special thanks to Jedd’s dad.

Thanks for watching the show and sorry for the gratuitous “over posting” and shameless flogging of all things Homeskoolin’….no sessions for a while…a man gets “bored” sometimes….so then that man sells a few of his tools of war…so that he can then purchase some other tools of war.

R.I.P. John Madden….one of the greatest football personalities that ever walked the streets of America

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com
Merch is www.guitarhouse.net

October 5th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 113, Tom Bukovac, “Planet TD1”

Chapters
00:00 - Bedtime quiet playing
02:41 - What's up, guys / Intro
03:15 - Trip The Witch - Planet TD-1 explanation
03:41 - Planet TD-1 lesson (Key G minor)
06:00 - Further explanation / Plasma Pedal
07:10 - Bending in general
08:17 - Gilmour playing / P90s
08:50 - Jam riff / loop lesson / Chord explanations
13:09 - "Boomer" bending / Shake it off
14:03 - Putting power into bending / Push fingers together
14:51 - Hillbilly outro playing
15:44 - Link Wray - Rumble playing


Notes
A not so brief discussion about bending and a couple tunes you can learn if you’re muy bored.

Thank you guys so much for the flood of positive feedback about the Trip The Witch record….it means the world to Dean and myself.

Stay tuned for a my solo record which is coming VERY soon….in two formats…one with my annoying solos, and one with space for YOUR annoying solos.

You guys are awesome, thanks for the continued support….and to the 11 people who religiously watch every video i put up and still thumbs down it, suck a dick.

Homeskoolin’ merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

August 17th, 2020

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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.

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
T shirts and mugs available at www.guitarhouse.net
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