October 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 249, Tom Bukovac, “The Snake”

00:00 - Throwing down the layers again
03:02 - Hello, friends! / Thanks and session spa
04:45 - Plexi Soul / Guthrie update / Roll your weed / Gate fold
05:38 - Bought holy grail of home recording - Tascam 388
07:00 - '66 Fender Telecaster / Playing and some free licks for you
08:27 - Lesson: Good exercise for practicing / Little finger
09:00 - (VCB) / "Space between the notes?"
10:19 - Rolling Rock fuckers
10:50 - Buddy Jolly - If Tom Ever had a Video Editor
11:45 - Favorite football player / Football betting
13:54 - Dumbest website?  "Quora"
15:01 - Musicians so good back in the day? / "The great distraction"

Uncle Larry proclaims his immense lifelong love and respect for the great Kenny Stabler…and then he also discusses a bit of music...because this IS a guitar channel.

a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after watching a few of the 700-ish free videos i have posted over the last 3 years.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
You can make Venmo donations to this address:

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...

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.

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:

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:

May 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Session Update “Fro-ceanway”

00:00 - Laying down a solo for the Guthrie Trapp project
02:00 - Rolling Rock and the bottle vs. can beer taste story
04:20 - Vertex pedals (Boost) and The Gear Page comments

5/8/23....Donelson Tennessee

The last piece of the overdub puzzle to complete the 11 track instrumental LP that your dear old Uncle Larry is making with guitar slinging prodigy Guthrie Trapp…which will soon be in a theatre near you.

Co starring Eric “Ebo” Borash, Brandon Bell and the world's lightest 1966 Fender Telecaster.

oh, and totally unrelated, try to watch this whole thing without getting all queasy or getting sweaty palms....

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 fun.....here’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 Thomas....man what a tool) we got something very real going here….i for one do not take it for granted.

Rock on cats

June 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Updates From The Road, “Blues For Matt Mallet”

00:00 - PLaying intro (tapping / pull-offs)
00:55 - Hello / Update
03:33 - Outro playing
03:51 - Gibson Firebird / Duesenberg Session Man love

Hello my dear Homeskoolers….i feel like i don’t say it enough, but i greatly appreciate the honest heartfelt support of the channel.
Hope you guys know that.

Here’s another stream of consciousness ramble from a shady hotel somewhere real close to a Denny’s.

Fuck off Silviu

May 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Late Night Random Montage, "A Tribute To Your Good Taste"

00:00 - String bending intro jam
01:00 - Hello, everyone! / Video setup
01:12 - Heart songs
01:55 - Magic Man tuning
02:27 - Session with Charles Kelly
03:05 - Ben Rector with Tom on guitar
03:43 - '55 Tele & Blackstar amp
04:05 - Magic Man playing & lesson
05:37 - Sessions video

A little mish mash montage of recent Uncle Larry related items....including a little late night Tele abuse and an ice cold Rolling Rock premium lager (which, as the box says, is a " tribute to your good taste")

Here's the Ben Rector tune....

Part three of this montage features two of my dear friends....Troy Lancaster (guitarist) and Drew Bollman (engineer)....cinematography by Tony Lucido.

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March 4th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 96, Tom Bukovac, “Open Door”

00:00 - Hall and Oates type intro
02:18 - Hello, class!
02:30 - Soloing over bass, rhythm loop
05:03 - Solo
05:15 - Welcome / Ziggy's Art Studio print
06:26 - Muscle Shoals
09:10 - Jam in key of B lesson
11:13 - 2014 Fender 5 String P-Bass
12:05 - Bass lesson

How do you make a Nashville session bassist cringe??
Ask him if he has a 5 string.

Hi guys

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February 16th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 93, Tom Bukovac, “The Secret?”

00:00 - Mellow intro jam
00:24 - Check it out!
01:18 - System to explain / Cowboy chords lesson
04:40 - Invert chords up the fretboard
08:09 - CAGED? / Jumbling patterns

A brief chat cobbled together from a hazy thought that crossed my mind while i was still in bed this morning.

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January 24th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 87, Tom Bukovac, “The Big Apple”

00:00 - Mellow intro riffage
02:42 - Hello, class!
04:00 - Rolling Rock guitar
04:30 - Viewer Comment Bin
04:52 - Chess / Agadmator
06:06 - Proud of material / Chris Donahoe - My Boy
07:23 - Aaron Frazer record
07:59 - Chops vs. Tone / Tone is everything
10:01 - "Just work at it"
10:54 - Strings do you use? D'Addario
11:43 - Punk or garage phase? / NYC - CBGB
14:36 - Riff / Moody chord / Suspended soloing lesson

Hey guys, here’s a not so brief chat on many things....here are some of the things i mentioned in this video if you are so inclined to check them out...if anyone can post links that would be very sweet.

1) Track i played acoustic on before falling gravely ill a few years back... "My Boy" by Chris Donahoe (available on spotify)

2) amazing chess teacher... "Agadmator" on youtube

3) extremely influential record of my youth... Life Sex & Death "The Silent Majority"

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January 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 85, Tom Bukovac, “We All Get Replaced”

00:00 - Slow intro jam
03:01 - Hello, class!
04:29 - Viewer Comment Bin
04:40 - String bending / Lesson
08:05 - Sharp pointers on guitars
08:52 - Rolling Rock
09:40 - Internal crash cymbal, click track
10:03 - Framing the vocals / Steve Cox
11:11 - Regular day job?
12:09 - Bass playing
13:12 - Switch picking
14:23 - Dean DeLeo / Feelings hurt

A brief chat on bending, my brother Mike, and the sad truth of life that once we leave the studio, our poor tracks have no one to defend them.

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December 30th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 83, Tom Bukovac, Trip The Witch

00:00 - Beautiful intro jam
01:53 - Hello, class! / Duesenberg Session Man Guitar
05:03 - "Trip the Witch"
05:59 - Leslie West loss
06:49 - Christmas Depression
07:57 - Chords with harmonics / Low voicings
09:55 - Steve Morse rabbit hole

Hello class, to find the the Steve Morse video I've been obsessing over, just search for "Steve Morse band live in 1984 Part 4" sorry I'm too computer illiterate to know how to actually "post a link"...i honestly don't even know what i was thinking... beyond that, this video shows unveiling of the new Duesenberg Session Man guitar, and a brief discussion on poly chords and Christmas depression for young folks in their 20's and 30's

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July 2nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 49, Tom Bukovac “But Seriously Folks”

00:00 - Intro Joe Walsh jam
01:12 - Hello, class!
01:38 - Joe Walsh tribute
02:14 - Loop / Synth piano and bass
02:58 - Life's Been Good talk
04:11 - Joe Walsh Tour accident
05:13 - "YouTuber" / Revv amp present
07:12 - Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good lesson

A brief chat on the genius of Joe Walsh.

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May 28th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 35, Tom Bukovac, “TV Dinner”

00:00 - Intro jam
03:43 - Greetings Lads
04:14 - '59 Les Paul Jr and Music City Bridge
05:07 - T-shirt and mug update
05:50 - Viewer Comment Bin
06:06 - Endorsements
08:02 - Perfect pitch
10:32 - Ridiculous comments / Sound quality
11:38 - Brotherly advice and cowboy chords
14:38 - C# jam and odd time signatures

A brief discussion on odd time signatures and a look into the sometimes preposterous viewer comment bin.  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 25, Tom Bukovac, “City To City”

00:00 - Baker Street intro
00:42 - Welcome
03:57 - Viewer Comment Bin / Doing your homework?
05:39 - Who are the Greats?
09:20 - Underrated players
12:33 - Magic Man lesson

A brief look at the genius of music of days long gone... t shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 7th, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 23, Tom Bukovac, “The Two Me’s”

00:00 - Intro jam
00:55 - Welcome
01:20 - Guitar House / Rolling Rock t-shirt
03:01 - Viewer Comment Bin
03:33 - Quiet Session Man / Acting / 2 me's
06:02 - Nashville studios
07:43 - Funny 2 session story on the fly
09:19 - Senn guitar stains from gig bag
10:00 - Nashville guitar words
11:59 - Tone control lesson

A brief chat about schizophrenia and a look into the viewer comment bin. order a Homeskoolin' t shirt at guitarhouse.net

May 6th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 22, Tom Bukovac, “Hair Of The Dog”

00:00 - Intro jam
03:07 - Welcome
04:20 - Pitiful show thanks
05:02 - Viewer Comment Bin / Venues
07:35 - White Mountain Bread
08:02 - Hard alcohol / belts?
09:52 - Firebird loop lesson

A brief recollection of touring days gone by and more gold from the viewer comment bin. Homeskoolin t shirts available at guitarhouse.net PayPal tip jar tombukovac@gmail.com

May 5th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 21, Tom Bukovac, “The Over/Under”

00:00 - Intro trippy jam
02:56 - Welcome
03:21 - Viewer Comment Bin
03:50 - Wipe down guitars?
05:11 - Closing your eyes
05:36 - Rolling Rock and beer
06:27 - Vince Gill / Acoustic / SG
10:21 - Vegas
11:21 - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
14:38 - Old Southern Joke reference
18:11 - 4 Chord loop lesson

A brief chat existential jam and a rummage through the viewer comment bin. order a Homeskoolin' t shirt at guitarhouse.net  Homeskoolin' tip jar is PayPal tombukovac@gmail.com

April 27th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 16, Tom Bukovac, “Bon Temps Rouler”

00:00 - Loop intro
01:56 - Welcome / Contest Videos
02:48 - Viewer Comment Bin / Alternate picking
03:27 - Speed
05:26 - Alternate picking lick lesson
07:26 - Balance fatherhood and guitar playing
10:24 - John Oates and Fender amp
11:58 - Strong ear
13:56 - Lousiana groove lesson

A brief discussion on having children.... from the perspective of a lifelong guitar player.

April 25th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 15, Tom Bukovac, “Another Contest?”

00:00 - Intro jam
00:48 - Clavinet-like Strat / Buck Dharma
01:34 - Don't Fear the Reaper
01:56 - XTS Contest
02:44 - XTS Modded Tremolo
04:00 - XTS Contest cont.
06:04 - Steve Khan - Gamour Profession
07:50 - String bending
10:10 - Private chat

Contest Rules
1) you gotta use one of my loops, from any one of my videos....
2) no longer than a minute
3) video MUST be labeled “XTS Challenge” with your name, or it will automatically be disqualified....you can win the usual bragging rights AND a free pedal this time!! check out the website to browse pedals www.xacttone.com

April 24th, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 14, Tom Bukovac "Rolling Rock Memories"

00:00 - Gospel chord intro
01:59 - Welcome
02:40 - Viewer Comment Bin
02:55 - Basement vs stage
07:08 - Session isn't for me?
12:56 - Play with a Beatle
13:35 - Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks
16:00 - Chord progression lesson

A brief chat on tone, being a session man, Tom Hanks...and acknowledging the fact that Joe Walsh clearly knows a helluva lot more about playing in an arena than I do.

April 21st, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 12, Tom Bukovac, "First Month's Free"

00:00 - Beatles intro / talk
02:14 - I would like to acknowledge
02:49 - Viewer Comment Bin
03:00 - Donations and thanks
05:06 - Guitar House / Rolling Rock
05:20 - Nashville number chart (vi IV I V )
08:43 - Learned from musicians in sessions
09:39 - "Because the song sucks"
10:56 - "Power of stupid"
13:20 - Certain devices in music
16:50 - Lesson: Beatles, I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

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