May 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “At The Hop”

Chapters
00:00 - Picking technique


Notes
So, i’m working on this reallllly fucking hard picking technique that kinda simulates a fast slapback delay pedal but with no effects…

For God’s sake people…do not attempt this at home without adult supervision.

May 20th, 2024

Owners Manual for Uncle Larry’s Sleepy Time Calm Relaxation Elixir

Chapters
00:00 - Good morning / "Fresh outta bed", dick comment
00:43 - Thanks and bringing a lesson
01:14 - Lesson 1: Rhythm aerobic exercise / Mute
03:18 - Lesson 2: Hybrid picking
04:09 - Lesson 3: Bob Britt cut-off picking
05:17 - Lesson 4: Chromatic bridge to rhythm
06:27 - Lesson 5: Inversion chromatic from Bb
06:46 - Lesson 6: All-time favorite lick back to whole
07:50 - Lesson 7: Dmaj pull down to IV chord unison bend into the ending
09:00 -Ending comments


Notes
Just some old barrel house rock and roll rhythm guitar that doesn’t like that terribly difficult…until you try it

March 27th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 293, Tom Bukovac, “Upstroke Me”

Chapters
00:00 - Changing the stroke on the doubleneck
06:58 - Hello, friends! / Update
07:45 - Baltimore bridge crash / Life perspective
09:18 - Sitar effect / Melatron
10:11 - Gibson Doubleneck
10:34 - Ann Wilson thanks (video)
11:12 - "Life change after 100,000 subscribers?" / Heavy sessioneering
13:20 - Lesson: Upstrokes
14:08 - Lesson: Loop chords (G D F C)
15:28 - Lesson: Upstroke chord (x x 5 0 3 3]
16:21 - Upstrokes vs. Downstrokes


Notes
Uncle Larry says two necks are better than one….could be a winner but maybe just a sinner now….

here's that video about making Ann's latest record...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dlor1o5r2g

and...if you need something cool to put your coffee in try this friends...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/tom-bukovac-homeskoolin-mug.html

March 15th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ “Hey Man Show Me A Cool Lick” (expanded edition)

Chapters
00:00 - Interview with Bryan Sutton in session
02:13 - Show me a good lick
02:50 - Acoustic bliss
03:18 - Lesson: Jerry Reed-ish change
04:08 - Lesson: Decending lick
05:30 - Lesson: Dmin decension to G7 with sweep
06:50 - Lesson: Bluegrass vs Rock open chords picking
07:38 - Picks
10:35 - Lesson: Rhythm (important deep dive)
13:48 - Joey Moi interview
16:05 - Danny Dugmore appearance


Notes
Starring
Bryan Sutton
Joey Moi
Danny Dugmore

December 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 264, Tom Bukovac, “Flitch Matched Double Cream Quarter Sawn Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Those Blues are a comin'
04:29 - Lesson: Short picking
05:28 - Keely - Blues Disorder short demo
06:00 - Thanksgiving in December / Kenny Aronoff love / Worst ghettos in the world / Robert Keely
09:17 - Silviu -> VintagePipesNightmare / Teddy Boy
10:32 - Book of electric guitars / Rare Stratocasters
12:35 - Excited about Dec. 31st and the NFL
13:42 - '63 Gibson Firebird and the Flintstones
14:32 - The Burst is the best guitar
16:18 - "Beauty of the Burst" book (PAFs)
16:49 - Best guitar you played that's not yours?  Dan Auerbach's Tele, '38 Martin D18, Triple Pickup Les Paul Custom


Notes
Uncle Larry turns over some rocks on the shallow shores of the mysterious River of Life, and takes a few pictures with God’s camera that he found laying on a park bench…with the lens zoomed out as far as it can go.

Oh, and he tries out a pedal too…

i want to sincerely thank the dear boys at Universal Audio for sending over a nice coffee mug and comfy t shirt...much appreciated my friends.

if you are feeling like your life sucks, watch this about 3 times in a row, hug your kids and have a beer....call your boss and say "thank you for the opportunity to make a living"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHG4K-7IlOM

so....we have a LOT of new viewers recently

i never ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you learn a bunch of stuff from this channel and feel like it's helping you as a player, all i ask is that you PLEASE throw something in the tip jar

where is the tip jar?

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

October 17th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 248, Tom Bukovac, "Sight Unseen"

Chapters
00:00 - Getting down with early morning rock 'n' roll
03:08 - Intro / NFL season
04:03 - Feelin' sick and having a session
05:45 - Flipping guitars and finding wonderful guitars
07:30 - Gary Rossington slide guitar trick with screwdriver
09:11 - Firebird I redo
10:25 - "Can you help tweak my guitar?" question (Cannot)
11:09 - Buying guitars sight unseen / Buying Firebird I
15:10 - Lesson: Speed picking / All in the wrist


Notes
Larry discusses many topics here...some perhaps a bit graphic in nature.

a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after 248 free guitar lessons

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.

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


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

July 20th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Competition Blue"

Chapters
00:00 - Fingerpickin' good


Notes
Headless guitar...volume 2


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


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

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/

June 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 225, Tom Bukovac, "Deuce & A Cawtahh"

Chapters
00:00 - Full body guitar, ZZ Top-esque playing
04:48 - "Good tone is heavy and hard to carry" / Summer camp / Thanks for 20 million views
06:15 - Epiphone amps / Smashing reverb tank & hot swap guitar
07:30 - Sticky shirt and wearing out the guitar
08:00 - Analog tape hiss
08:50 - Magic Sam & raunchy guitar
10:03 - Chuck Berry raunchiness
11:00 - Lesson: Rhythym percussive thing & picking / Blues playing
14:30 - Love for the Firebird
14:40 - Steely Dan singing / Believe in what you sing, it's great
16:16 - "Night Bob" roady / Becker
17:10 - Keep up the good work / Guitar comparison comments / Doubleneck
19:40 - Blind guitar test discussion / Listening with your eyes
21:50 - Donald Fagen pronounces "Oregon"
22:10 - Early '60s Epiphone Zephyr amp
23:30 - 1940 National New Yorker (Memphis Minnie)


Notes
Uncle Larry shows you how to do a long forgotten ancient technique of picking the guitar.


a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after 225 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

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/

May 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "I've Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt. 11"

Chapters
00:00 - Brilliant stretched chords


Notes
Simple lines intertwining....
this one is harder than it looks. Give it a try.

Echo courtesy of an old lavender DanEcho I bought in a pawn shop yesterday for 40 bucks cash out the door.

April 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 210, Tom Bukovac, "He Came From Somewhere Back In Her Long Ago"

Chapters
00:00 - Pickin' with the best of them
04:04 - Hello, friends! / Trip The Witch mugs
05:00 - Some amazing picking ascending into finger picking
06:02 - Lesson: Cool lick
06:52 - Twang like a Jazzmaster / Mosrite Combo
07:28 - Back to picking
08:54 - 50% hit ratio on licks
09:25 - Sweet gifts (NFL puzzles, Spuds lamp)
11:50 - The Gear Page comments
13:20 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Percentage of wankers?
14:57 - Certain artists' insecurity / Having a good time / Dan Auerbach
17:10 - Building your own studio?
17:58 - The Gear Page comedy / Chumbawamba
19:27 - Trip The Witch with Dean DeLeo / Guthrie project


Notes
Uncle Larry damn near strangles this poor old 64 Jazzy to death in a desperate search to find the lost chord.

Followed by an awkward transition into the VCB.

Trip the witch mugs available here
https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/trip-the-witch-shop

April 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 208, Tom Bukovac, "How To Properly Match Your Shirt To Your Guitar"

Chapters
00:00 - Fingerstyle guitar
03:30 - Hi guys / Quick morning beer / Fun days
05:23 - Twitch with the Wook and Guthrie
06:30 - Back to guitar playing
07:20 - Gruhn's videos / John McBride (Blackbird Studios)
09:40 - Lesson: Genesis - Supper's Ready
12:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / The Gear Page
13:12 - Dementia story and Homeskoolin' videos
14:40 - Favorite Song? / David Bowie & Freddie Mercury - Under Pressure
17:15 - Nice people comments / Sitting around music stores hanging out
18:28 - Music store stories (Ron Blair)
21:00 - Joe Jackson song and comments
21:43 - Corona Lesson videos
23:20 - Lesson: Tapping (Dark Side of the Moon)
25:50 - Lesson: Chord tapping / Eddie Van Halen taking off
27:40 - Muting / Learning process
30:00 - Lesson: Muting


Notes

Uncle Larry carryin' on with nary a comma today...to the point where he reaches double the time length of one of his "normal" videos....


here is the link for tonite's livestream with sweet Guthrie....which will start at roughly 8PM central.

https://www.twitch.tv/iamthewook

and if you haven't checked out some of the exciting things happening with Homeskoolin' merch in a while, you can certainly do that here....
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

March 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 199.5, Tom Bukovac, "Municipal Stadium Blues"

Chapters
00:00 - Little light playing with feedback
02:44 - Just ole Larry Bukovac / Bob Feller
04:35 - 1940 National New Yorker
06:24 - Bobby Gatewood
07:09 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Best record no one's every heard - I am Shelby Lynne
08:09 - "Uncle Larry"??
09:08 - Terrible writing blues / Sweep picking
09:44 - Log of all the sessions?
11:45 - Starting your own cult? / Koolaid
12:30 - Special 200th episode (Special guest?)
13:00 - Lesson: Cool chord E add 6 9 / tablature: [0 9 6 6 9 0]


Notes

Uncle Larry tries to put out several blazing hot VCB fires in one swell foop....whilst relying slightly less than usual on "the corporate eye"...


totally unrelated....this melody is so satisfying to me...it checks all the boxes of pleasing harmony and time in my brain...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opiUajt1_S0

March 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 195, Tom Bukovac, "Take Your Blues Down"

Chapters
00:00 - Cars - Let the Good Times Roll /  jammin'
01:44 - Checking in
02:38 - Old Cars song / Darren in Cars tribute band
03:08 - Lesson: Harmonic bit of "Let the Good Times Roll"
03:50 - Thanks for comments / Connection all over the world / New viewers
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) Numbskull : FailedRockStar : StringLocker
06:15 - What inspires you more: Guitar or Amp?
06:53 - Hybrid picking style and making a living
07:54 - "Sad music from a sad man"
08:25 - What style of music? / Caveman Rock to Jazzer
09:33 - Blues over Major
10:35 - Example: Blues over Major
12:28 - What style is left? / Allan Holdsworth
13:42 - Taxes and sports
15:30 - Lesson: Speed picking thing / Loose wrist
18:09 - Bridge pickup on Duesenberg vs Les Paul "Burst"
18:20 - Duesenberg pickup height
18:45 - Duesenberg: Great creamy, crunchy lead tone / Powerful crunch playing
19:45 - Burst: Growling, howling, singing amazing tone of the Les Paul
20:35 - Les Paul pickup height


Notes
Uncle Larry rips into the viewer comment bin with a vengeance

February 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Raunch Dressing”

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin finger pickin / Full-blown rock
03:22 - '60 Fender Tweed Princeton
04:00 - Pedalboard look
04:27 - 80's Super Champ
04:50 - '63 Gibson SG


Notes
Hello friends….contact me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you want the 63 SG (11.5k) or the Super Champ (1400.00)

Gonna be a week or so until the Super Champ is ready to go (unless you fix amps yourself)…it has a noisy tube that i would like to have fixed before i sell it.

Larry don’t sell no bullshit.

Buyer must pick up in person. Cash deals only. No shipping….unless of course there wa$ $ome kind of con$iderable incentive to do $o.....

February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 191, Tom Bukovac, “Hats….and Capes”

Chapters
00:00 - Speed picking that acoustic
00:40 - Hello, cats! / Back to picking
01:58 - Faux fingerpickin' thanks and explanation
02:37 - Lesson: Faux picking
04:44 - Dorito type picks
08:00 - Heavy VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Hands
09:50 - Nashville High String?
10:24 - Do you think about Sessions after they are complete?
11:18 - Hardest thing to get across to the listener? / Never sounds like live
13:13 - A conduit for music / Outstanding excellence
14:33 - Eagles or Chiefs for Super Bowl 57 / Wrestling and football players
16:23 - Still recording on iPhone? Yes
16:34 - Nick Drake
16:47 - The right hand impacts the most / Percussion instrument
18:30 - Feeling of throwing guitar in fireplace / Witness to astounding guitar playing and overcoming it
24:00 - Get into character when you are playing
26:38 - Seth Taylor guitar player met in sessions
27:38 - What is the biggest pet peeve on talkback
29:47 - 2 qualifications for person on the other side of the glass (nice or genius)


Notes
The rambler….just a ramblin’ on and on…carryin on without a comma…..

Larry gets deep into the VCB

If you guys are indeed learning from this channel feel free to visit the paypal tip jar
Tombukovac@gmail.com

February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Faux Fingerpickin’”

Chapters
00:00 - Precise picking on an acoustic with some sonic strumming


Notes
Uncle Larry demonstrates a technique he often uses in the studio…when you want something to sound like finger picking, except you want every note to be the exact same velocity, as if it was played by a computer…you can do it with a flat pick….but its hard as hell to do. This one takes lots of practice kids.

January 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Williamson County Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Finger pickin' with the best of them


Notes
Uncle Larry conjures some Southern sounds from an instrument born in Kalamazoo.

Sorry I ain't been around cats.....been W-O-R-K-I-N-G my hillbilly ASS off.

January 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 182, Tom Bukovac, “The Great Gear Chase”

Chapters
00:00 - Mixing it up from rockin to
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Thanks / Vince Gill
04:49 - Bills game and cardiac arrest on field
05:39 - Billy Gibbons story
07:12 - Quora junk mail
08:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Gordon Mote
08:44 - Camaraderie in sessions
11:25 - Paul McCartney
12:45 - New Year's Resolution
13:08 - Kick head back
13:37 - Remastering 3rd & Lindley
14:27 - Fingertip tone / Different sound with different person with same gear
22:25 - Lesson: Pick straight eighth notes and play melody with fingers


Notes
Uncle Larry is wearing a hole in his soap box again…firing off maybe even more hot takes than usual.

Tell me this isn't the cutest damned thing you ever saw....what a sweet sweet boy...god it KILLS me.
https://youtu.be/CONDKDDUHQM

Thanks for watching and supporting the show guys


Paypal tip jar is Tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

November 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 176, Tom Bukovac, “81 Is The New 78”

Chapters
00:00 - Country pickin'
02:01 - Intro
02:26 - Lesson: Picking fingers
03:08 - Lesson: Piano voicing / Deconstructing chord notes for picking
05:55 - Lesson: Angle of the pick
10:00 - Circle of 5ths vs. Circle of 4ths
11:34 - Santo and Johnny - Sleepwalk
12:15 - Twitch / Guthrie Trapp
13:45 - Lesson: F Chord progression / Playing


Notes
He just woke up and his hair is a mess, but Uncle Larry can still teach ya’ some redneck guitar licks while he is having his coffee.

Today’s tone courtesy of a lightly/tastefully chopped 54 esquire and a 59 tweed deluxe.

Probably around 6 tonite things are when things are gonna get cookin' on twitch.com...here is the link

https://www.twitch.tv/iamthewook

Ya' know, if anyone out there has some nice old 50's or 60's football cards they wanna sell or trade for guitars, please email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

Uncle Larry's therapist suggested that maybe he should try getting his mind off music for a minute, and collecting old cards is the closest thing Larry has to a "non-music related hobby"....

September 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 164, Tom Bukovac, “With Synchronized Tremolo”

Chapters
00:00 - Boogeying some old school guitar
04:28 - Rollin' Rock slide / Hello, class!
05:18 - Duggie Brown's Jazzmaster
05:43 - Vince Gill backup / Sting / Guitar journey meeting people
07:40 - Chris Stapleton / Earthquaker Dispatch Master
08:40 - Jaco Pastorius
09:20 - Lesson: Appropriate fingering
12:04 - Lesson: Silly, hard lick to use all 4 fingers
14:07 - Lesson: "Tempest Fugit" lick
16:00 - Lesson: Taking apart chords for different voicings
16:50 - Kentucky Thunder Bluegrass bad asses / Bluegrass solos vs Rock

19:23 - Brian Sutton lessons / Holding your body correctly
20:15 - Banjo, tempo, and effortless playing
21:50 - Guitar video jam


Notes
Little Tommy discusses proper fretboard fingering after a nice fall haircut….the little clip at the end is from the rehearsal yesterday when we were learning Sting’s tune that he was singing on the show.

Thanks for watching my little stream of consciousness rants people.

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