August 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 240, Tom Bukovac, "The Naughty Triad"

00:00 - Mesmerizing playing
04:55 - Yo, it's Uncle Larry / Thank you and Joe Glaser
07:00 - VCB / "Do you drink milk?"
08:09 - "Biggest fear?" / Shopping mall as Hell
09:00 - Guitars that speak to you / Les Paul TV Special
12:50 -  '62 Fender Stratocaster
13:50 - Why are there popular YouTube guitarists? / Comparable level of guitar playing vs. superior playing
18:38 - Lesson: Lower voicing of chords with root in the middle
20:50 - Rare string break
20:19 - Strings and picks / NFL card

Uncle Larry discusses a vast array of subjects in volume 240...everything from naughty triads to cookie dough....

May 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 222, Tom Bukovac, "Leather Pants In June"

00:00 - Spacey McCartney playing
02:25 - Hello, class! / Scank Amp
03:12 - '69 Les Paul Custom
04:58 - Audio cut out / Merch
05:40 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Rush
07:00 - String Gauge
07:30 - Lightest and heaviest guitar owned?
08:30 - Flying V
09:59 - Thoughtful for negative folk
11:00 - 1,200 records played on
12:00 - Guthrie record and new name
13:00 - Playing guitar to overcome disadvantage / Just you and the guitar
15:30 - Whammy bar / Danny Gatton
17:00 - Loud playing (Angus Young, Daryl Hall & John Oates)
18:41 - Being in the mix
20:10 - Lesson: Paul McCartney - Ram On (Cmaj7, C6, B, E/B)

Uncle Larry reflects back on a busy day of endless string changing and intonation adjustments. Thanks for watching friends.

May 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin Volume 143 Part 1, “The Freaks That Carry Your Luggage”

00:00 - Music City Bridge Saavy

Part one of a two part saga showing the eternal happiness that a Music City Bridge product can bring into a person’s life.....musiccitybridge.com

and dig this classic:


April 25th, 2022

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

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 - Bar chord, hammer on lesson
11:48 - Devilish sounding guitar in Open G lesson
13:45 - Zeppelin-ish song for Ann Wilson lesson
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 - The Devil's lick lesson

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?

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March 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 134, Tom Bukovac, “N.E.O. Rust”

00:00 - Country/Blues pickin' with some sweet feedback
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Sending things in the mail
04:20 - Olds Cutlass / Cleveland rust
05:25 - String change / Life is hard enough
07:14 - Time enough to master/expert level 1 thing
08:39 - Harmony Meteor
09:40 - Coming out to Nashville? / Professional musician

I’m skipping Volume 133, since there were inadvertently two Volume 128’s…so if anyone ever tells you they have seen the “lost episode 133” you KNOW they are totally full of shit.

and...just for the memory books..the first video description from Corona Lessons Volume 1, back in March of 2020, that you guys probably didn't read.

"My attempt at lifting the spirits of my fellow man up a bit in this fucking crazy time of world crisis....stupid virus....and furthermore....

Even though i basically stay home and play the guitar all day anyway, I'm not comfortable with the fact that now i HAVE to stay home and play the guitar all day.

I hear all of you who suggested that I do "Skype" lessons or something...unfortunately this is the best I can do....until i learn what "Skype" means...

and also, for anyone that might be thinking to themselves "man, Tom Bukovac sure has been putting up a lot of youtube videos lately...who does he think he is...some kinda celebrity??" ....keep in mind that i participate in ABSOLUTELY ZERO social media of any kind. I have very strong beliefs that social media is the downfall of all mankind....

although it can be argued that youtube itself is a form of social media, i feel like it gets a pass because it can actually be "educational" ....and because it can actually be "cool"...and unlike the other forms of social media, it isn't a "total waste of time" solely invented to "feed the ego" while simultaneously robbing the world of any of the "beautiful mystery" it once had....

wow, lookie there....my first RANT..."

March 14th, 2022

Uncle Larry’s Message To The World

00:00 - Issues with strings.

Can we PLEASE stop this horrible horrible plague that has become an epidemic in the world of guitar???


August 8th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 109, Tom Bukovac, “Mr. Blackfinger”

00:00 - Amazing mixed jam
04:21 - Hello, friends!
04:40 - Open strings / Deblocking chords
07:20 - EHX Blackfinger

A brief chat on chords and a look at one of the most overlooked effects in pedal history…..

Todays sound courtesy of a 1960 Stratocaster and a 64 Vox AC40 top boost. Reverb courtesy of a Boss RV-6.

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July 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 108, Tom Bukovac, “Reverb Math”

00:00 - Slow ambient jam
02:17 - Hello, class!
04:37 - Baritone strings / Gauge
05:29 - Wrapping strings
06:28 - Jerry Jones Neptune Longhorn Baritone / A tuning
07:40 - Gibson Eb-2D Bass garage sale

Hello class, just a brief exploratory look at baritone guitars….keep in mind, EVERY guitar sounds cool when you tune it down low enough. Props to John Scott from Bluesman Vintage guitars in Nashville. You may want to contact him if you like lightweight guitars…the Strat he had with him yesterday was literally the lightest Strat i have ever felt in my entire life…5 pounds tops.

If you guys want either of the two instruments from Uncle Larrys Garage Sale just email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

Buyer pays all shipping

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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 2nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 84, Tom Bukovac, “I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt 4”

00:00 - 70s intro jam
03:05 - Hello, class!
04:34 - VCB / Stretching chords
05:35 - Warm up / Pain in the arm
06:12 - String height / Low action
07:12 - Relic guitars? / Lacquer
08:51 - Farmland t-shirt
09:28 - Todd Rundgren joke
09:56 - Trip the Witch breakdown
10:24 - Crazy chord progression lesson

Just a chill little composition to kick off the new year from your dearest uncle. Thanks for all the sweet comments about this show being a bright spot of an otherwise bleak year...it truly means the world. Hang in there guys and keep on practicing.

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June 23rd, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 45, Tom Bukovac, “4 and 5 at 7”

00:00 - Intro celtic jam
03:32 - Good Morning Class
04:10 - Open strings riffs
04:57 - Trills lesson
05:39 - Key of B lesson / Mark Knopfler
07:14 - 4ths & 5ths / Saddest chord
08:13 - Horizontal layout of chords
09:00 - Tops of chords lesson
09:48 - The 5ths lesson
10:54 - Ego waffles
11:15 - The 4ths lesson
13:14 - Upstroke picking

A brief ramble on harmony.
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May 2nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 19, Tom Bukovac, “Retro Twang”

00:00 - Twang jam intro
01:10 - Hello
03:00 - Weapons used secretly
04:42 - Fender Jazzmaster
05:15 - Midrange in the mix
06:28 - Harmony Silvertone Jupiter
09:10 - Guild Starfire III Bixby

Fellas....the T SHIRTS WILL ALL BE SHIPPING LATER THIS WEEK....please be patient. I originally ordered 150 and we have already sold over 200, so the guy making them is doing a double run...and i will get some 3XLs for all you big boned lads. My garage is the noisiest “single coil pickup environment” on earth sorry.


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