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May 29th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Know It? Hell I Wrote It”

Chapters
00:00 - Plucking and playing with that slide


Notes
Uncle Larry gets nasty in a pair of non prescription readers early on a wednesday morning.

ya know friends, you don’t have to re-tune your whole guitar to get some cool slide shit cookin...

all you gotta do is lower your high E string down to D

just tuning that high string down a whole step conjures enough of the ghosts that haunt the standard "open G" tuning that we have all grown up on to get the point across


you guys sick of this loop yet?

May 28th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 314, Tom Bukovac, “Hellhound On My Facebook Message Inbox”

Chapters
00:00 - Blooming that slide
01:14 - Playing Blues over Major (01:34 - Start playing)
02:35 - Would like to see Homeskoolers' and what they look like
03:15 - Let's talk about slide / Tom Britt lessons
06:26 - Lesson: Slide players, using fingers, muting
07:51 - Slide players and exact copies / Derek Trucks
09:09 - Lesson: Don't let slide cripple you
10:57 - Keeping in tune when using slide / Tendency to be sharp
12:32 - Playing without looking
13:03 - Buddy Emmons practiced in darkness


Notes
Uncle Larry explores the blues on a Tuesday just like any other Tuesday

February 5th, 2024

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

Chapters
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?


Notes
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
tombukovac@gmail.com
or venmo
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February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 272, Tom Bukovac, “Hit It Maestro”

Chapters
00:00 - Statesboro Blues into Bad Company into Led Zeppelin - No Quarter into playing
03:03 - Classic Rock tone Maestro Accordian Amp / Ebo cosmetic magician
04:43 - Back to playing that Rock sound / Thanks
05:50 - Party fun and Black Jack
06:30 - The Cliffs
08:45 - Playing to remember
09:13 - Rebelling against the YouTube Police / Genius of Allman Brothers Band
10:30 - Lesson: Ghostly move from bend to next note
11:58 - Allman Brothers greatest guitar shit
13:10 - Lesson: Half-step slides


Notes
Uncle Larry explores the creepy ghostly qualities of the much overlooked half step slide.

By the way that matchless is sold...

The model of the amp i am playing in this video is Maestro GA-45T with four gold 8" Jensen speakers in it, listed in the original catalog as a "Maestro Standard"...circa 1960....apparently harp players love these amps....harp, accordion...reeds...get it?

Bub always knows about the cool shit.

February 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Red Ball Train Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Sliding that Country in


Notes
This one goes out to my dear friend Tom Britt…thank you for showing me the way 30 some years ago

November 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 255, Tom Bukovac, “Hey Man, Got A Pick? “

Chapters
00:00 - Playing a loop, showing off some gifts from viewers
02:34 - Back to playing
07:22 - Hello, friends! / Thank yous to the viewers / BC Rich expert / Appreciations!
09:11 - Lots of cool picks
11:22 - Furious Slides / Guthrie Trapp record
12:22 - '62 Fender Stratocaster (best sounding) for sale
14:11 - "What is it about the slide?"
15:22 - War on Drugs guitarist?
16:08 - Ring vs. Pinky slide
16:22 - Lesson: Tom Britt and keeping that slide straight
17:22 - Picks / Folkway Music


Notes
details about 1962 Stratocaster for sale...

i asked several of my vintage dealer buddies what the current fair market price is.

i got several responses ranging from 34k on the low side to 40k on the high side.

so...in true Uncle Larry fashion...i'll go with the low side.

34K plus actual day shipping costs (which will probably be 500.00) is the price people.

i just weighed it, it's waffling back and forth between 8.0 and 8.2 on my digital postal scale.

nice big chunky neck...beautifully refretted a while ago by Greg Voros.

also includes the original case candy fender book in case pocket that i'm told is worth over 500 all day long.

as you guys know i've owned hundreds of pre-cbs strats... this is by far the best sounding one i ever had, which is why i always kept it.


email me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you are interested

November 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 254, Tom Bukovac, “Deluxe Rentverb”

Chapters
00:00 - Nice pickin' n slidin'
05:00 - Hello, friends! / Back home / Monday Night Football and the unders
07:12 - Furious titanium slide / Joe Walsh
10:25 - Nathan East (Bass)
11:13 - Alienating my audience / Pissing people off
11:57 - Paul Kossoff
12:58 - And we're off playing
13:19 - Lesson: Tucked pick, hybrid picking (Em7, G, Asus, C)
15:00 - Gibson SG P90 expressiveness / 'Deluxe Rentverb'


Notes
Uncle Larry talks about road life and rentals….and titanium slides…

September 28th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Cereal Box Blues Mach II”

Chapters
00:00 - Nice feedback, slide guitar


Notes
Larry being driven around by one of the cleanest late 50’s Danelectro U-2’s a man could ever find after a long day of sessioneering.

June 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 223, Tom Bukovac, "10,000 Hour Blues"

Chapters
00:00 - Some intro noodling
04:48 - Hello, class! / Thanks
05:30 - '61 Gretsch White Falcon - incredible guitar / New tail piece
09:18 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / 10,000 hrs. of playing
11:10 - Black Mountain Slide / Ziggy
12:25 - Guitar House shirts
12:47 - Phrasing flows and background track
13:10 - Glorious feedback
13:35 - Movie soundtracks and computer software
14:23 - Steely Dan
17:11 - Modes and scales
17:33 - Lesson: 2 chord loop / Playing over it
20:40 - Lesson: 2 coolest notes in passage


Notes
Larry does the real math and figures out that 10,000 hours is actually just the cover charge that gets you in the door...so you can actually begin learning....

May 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 214, Tom Bukovac, "The Viking Scale"

Chapters
00:00 - Jamming on some strings
01:13 - Demonstration of ashtray (faraday cage) on a guitar (with and without)
02:00 - Hello / Box of Rock rehousing / Greg Voros coffee
03:08 - Speed playing around
03:28 - Lesson: "The Viking Scale"
04:12 - "Original Ace Hendrix Strap"
04:35 - '54 Esquire / Playing
05:45 - Ashtray cover back on comparison
05:58 - Pedals (Simulate ashtray cover / Snare rattle)
06:44 - Joe Glaser & Music City Bridge cool idea
07:15 - Tele bridge pickup in guitar demo
08:16 - Steel guitar playing / Waylon Jennings
09:13 - "Learn how to fix a Wurlitzer"
09:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ebo comedic timing
10:00 - Grammar helping a viewer / Session players humor and getting serious
11:45 - Bohemian Grove
13:22 - Double slide / Learning new tricks
14:17 - Lesson: New trick / Doubling track
16:37 - The Gear Page and the ODR-1 / Social Media is not cool


Notes
Uncle Larry filets and pan fries the VCB and plunks around on a nice old slab of golden age Fullerton Fender.

December 7th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 178, Tom Bukovac, “Blues For Don Ho”

Chapters
00:00 - Most Rock 'n Roll scream (Ann Wilson, Sean )
01:45 - Gibson Roy Smeck playing
02:35 - Gibson Roy Smeck guitar
04:07 - 50th birthday party / George Gruhn story
07:20 - Football cards
08:58 - Baseball card set story
10:49 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Electro-Harmonix & Boss pedals
14:13 - Vignette
14:42 - Cool sounds / Rules of recording
16:50 - Microphones & get creative with mics
18:28 - Digital world
18:47 - Oz Noy
20:13 - Favorite phaser?
21:25 - Ann Wilson & recording
22:29 - Lesson: Slide playing
23:40 - Football concussion and crash test


Notes
Uncle Larry deep dives into some uncomfortably non music related musings….and sings the praises of the greatest pedal company of all time.

Here's a video you might get a kick out of:

https://www.historycolorado.org/story/our-exhibits/2018/07/06/once-trash-now-treasure-story-behind-1952-topps-mickey-mantle-card

Here's a story you might get a cry out of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U

June 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 151, Tom Bukovac, “Dog After Surgery”

Chapters
00:00 - Amazing Dawg slide guitar
05:05 - Hello, kids / Gig at the basement East / Good gigs
06:45 - Lesson (How to play slide)


Notes
A brief look at slide guitar from a delirious man who just woke up.
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July 17th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Saturday Night Bonus Jam

Chapters
00:00 - Mesmerizing playing


Notes
Just a little late night Saturday viewer appreciation bonus track….to hopefully help enhance any buzz you may already be working on. Thanks for watching guys

Your pal

Uncle Larry

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

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September 27th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 71, Tom Bukovac, “Strange Daze”

Chapters
00:00 - People Are Strange intro
00:46 - Hello, class!
02:00 - Viewer Comment Bin / Ads
02:34 - Session Man vs. Homeskoolin'?
04:02 - Melodic playing / Solo: Rhythm or Melody
06:13 - "No idea what you are talking about."
06:54 - Question Guy / Humor
07:44 - Who's iconic guitarist, but not for you?
08:27 - The Doors
09:34 - Great record making / RHCP - Under the Bridge
11:37 - People Are Strange lesson


Notes
A brief look at one of my favorite solos of all time and a deep dive into the VCB.

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August 1st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 60, Tom Bukovac “Full Rotor Jacket”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro loop jam
03:16 - Hello, class!
05:30 - Video descriptions / Movie
06:49 - Session Man Sandwich
07:51 - Playing for emotion
10:27 - Leslie
11:04 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / Vintage Rat
12:28 - Guitar slide lesson


Notes
See? I write stuff in here.....stuff about the videos that you should consider reading before you ask me stuff .

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

July 16th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 54, Tom Bukovac, “Just Cream Please”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro jam
02:54 - Hello, class!
05:18 - '78 Mesa Boogie Mark II amp
06:13 - Paul Reed Smith guitar
06:42 - Paul Reed Smith story
07:46 - View Comment Bin / Punk overhyped
09:35 - Slide guitar playing / Derek Trucks
10:56 - Thomas Joseph Bukovac hype / Slovenian
11:51 - Intro jam lesson / playing


Notes
A brief foray into walkin’ blues and an apology to eastlake north high school.

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T shirts and mugs available at www.guitarhouse.net

May 7th, 2020

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

Chapters
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


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

April 29th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 17, Tom Bukovac, "Old. No. 33"

Chapters
00:00 - Intro jam
00:36 - Hello / Live chat
02:03 - Shipping address
02:40 - Homeskoolin' gear / Guitar House
04:09 - That Pedal Show thanks
04:22 - Viewer Comment Bin / Tea
05:15 - Lousiana groove loop lesson
08:06 - Layering guitars / contrast
09:40 - "No such thing as a bad guitar sound"
11:55 - Homework


Notes
A brief look into the viewer comment bin....guys please send any swag to this address below. Devin "The Dokta" Blotard 1308 Riverwood Dr.

March 22nd, 2020

Corona Lessons volume 3, Tom Bukovac, southern harmony & faux slide

Chapters
00:00 - Hello everybody / Intro and cool licks
00:48 - Lesson: Faux slide licks and demostrations


Notes
Here's a few riffs you can play if you ever forget your slide at the gig.... thanks for the kind words on previous videos everyone....since playing guitar is basically the only thing I can actually do in this life, i figure this is my small contribution to getting us through the "cris-o-lation" of "the great netflix war of 2020"....

Yes, this situation we are currently in is more fucked up than Harvey Weinstein' genitalia, but i do believe we will get through it and there will be a Renaissance on the other side....also, as soon as this is shit is over, these videos will stop and I'm going to start charging full corporate rate for these lessons...

People have asked about what amp I'm using on these videos...you would die if I told ya.
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