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July 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 323, Tom Bukovac, “Mrs. Duckwiler? Please Hold My Calls”

Chapters
00:00 - Raw Blues
02:32 - Hello, friends! / Squeaky chair / Leisrure Time Lager
03:37 - Thank you for donations / Churning out material
04:33 - Missing Episode 244
05:09 - Raw Dogging Flights (no entertainment on plane)
06:42 - Gibson Les Paul TV Junior (07:26 - story) / Brian Willis (Quarterflash)
08:29 - Gwen Stephani record and good P90 sound
10:13 - Recording tone Heaven with Goldtop (Starstruck Studios)
11:12 - Top 5 guitars / Cannot pick them out
13:50 - Great rhythm guitar track? / Ry Cooder (based entire rhythm guitar upon him)
16:00 - Lesson: Rhythm / Not putting your guitar volume on 10 / Germanium fuzz


Notes
Uncle Larry gets jiggy with an old 225 Parsons Street Firebird plugged into a forgotten old Epiphone tube amp with some particularly trashy reverb

Thank you guys for the continued support of my pitiful little homegrown channel....i hope you guys TRULY understand how much i appreciate the donations and the kind comments. it inspires me to continue on.

study this people...study it so much that it seeps into your soul and your playing.
https://youtu.be/9V9jtHjno9w?si=tal3n...

people just played differently back in this era...musicians were speaking a much deeper more soulful language....and it was happening EVERYWHERE

the tulsa sound with the leon russell crew... the muscle shoals band...the memphis studio crew... the nashville sound...it was all so rhythmic and so musical

pay REALLY CLOSE attention to this pocket that these guys have cooking here.

so relaxed., so funky....the chug, the churn, the wobble of this rhythm section is just fucking unbelievable.
no it's certainly not "perfect", or even "precise".... but it's human as fuck...and it gets that booty shakin' more than a computer ever could.
just one of many great examples of the mature/wise beyond their years musical interplay that was commonplace back in these days...no big deal, it was just the way people played.

oh, and imagine this friends....these guys were all in their 20's when they did this shit

and TOTALLY unrelated, but equally as awesome....
you guys have all seen this before...but it's time to watch it again....pure comedic genius
https://youtu.be/QIKsvWgoYss?si=o0LpP...

April 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 140, Tom Bukovac, “List Of Things To Do In The Morning”

Chapters
00:00 - Amazing playing as always
02:13 - Hey friends! / Writing tunes
03:38 - Time constraint vs experiementing with songs
05:58 - Open tunings
06:14 - Play a song over and over / Tedious long hours
09:41 - Strings / Open G Tuning
11:02 - Lesson: Bar chord, hammer on
11:48 - Lesson: Devilish sounding guitar in Open G
13:45 - Lesson: Zeppelin-ish song for Ann Wilson
14:29 - "It's all been done before" / Clever ways to make it fresh
15:14 - Great story about Reese Wyman / "Every note was new"
08:04 - Lesson: The Devil's lick


Notes
1) breakfast
2) put dishes in sink
3) brush your teeth and fix your hair
4) put your homework in your school bag
5) make sure you have your chromebook laptop AND the charger

And then…get out your ‘38 bone and get to work

Thank you guys for keeping the Homeskoolin’ dream alive….hope you are learning a TON from these videos….have you all visited the night time drop box at the musicians union yet?

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

February 14th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 91, Tom Bukovac, “Paper or Plastic?”

Chapters
00:00 - Rock, Country, Blues intro
01:38 - Tom Britt tribute / Open tunings
03:27 - Ry Cooder adaptation lesson
05:13 - Open Eb lesson / Transposing
08:03 - Slide
09:32 - Chords and octaves
10:29 - Tuning to "don't know what the hell it is."
11:30 - Open G lesson / Transposing
13:48 - Keith Richards / Low string
14:28 - Led Zeppelin - Dancing Days lesson
15:08 - Juicy jam
15:59 - V chord
16:20 - Drop low string to C lesson / IV chord


Notes
A free tutorial on open tunings and a thank you to one of my mentors...
Tom Britt

Tom Bukovac's personal Rolling Rock tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

April 22nd, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 13, Tom Bukovac, "Dancin' Days & Open G"

Chapters
00:00 - Thank you
02:07 - Coffee
02:59 - Favorite movies?
04:24 - Open tunings
07:18 - Guild Thunderbird
07:40 - Dancing Days lesson
12:38 - Rolling Stones lesson
12:55 - Cool stuff in open tuning


Notes
Thank you guys, I sincerely appreciate this little "Homeskoolin' family" more than you all know. Here's a brief chat on the classic open G tuning after a rough morning.... (from low to hi D,G,D,G,B,D)
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