May 28th, 2024

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

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

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

February 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 281, Tom Bukovac, “The Cleveland Weatherman”

00:00 - Covering Country - Hank Williams Jr. and more
03:44 - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
04:43 - Lyrics are important / Singer is direction
06:15 - Hank Williams Jr.
07:30 - Steven Tyler
08:00 - Hermanos Gutierrez
09:50 - Careful about putting something over someone else's work
10:42 - '65 Epiphone Frontier
12:20 - Brian Wilson and playing on record
12:55 - Tom Britt and paintings

Uncle Larry reminisces a bit about his undying love for real country music and real singers....

here is the new Hermanos Gutierrez track

and check out some of Tom Britt's amazing art work...i love this shit

February 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Red Ball Train Blues”

00:00 - Sliding that Country in

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? “

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

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

December 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Gutbucket Blues Version 2.0”

00:00 - Digging down to the roots hard core




This one goes out to my dear old friend Tom Britt

December 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “George F. Root”

00:00 - Nice beautiful, slow version of song

A little Homeskoolin style adaptation of “Battle Cry Of Freedom”….or “Rally Round The Flag”…a song that actually was used by BOTH sides during the Civil War at various times….as a songwriter, that’s when you know you got a hit right there.
I learned of this song as a wee lad through a couple heroes of mine...Tom Britt and Ry Cooder.

Check out www.guitarhouse.net kids Its all there

New t shirts, plexi soul cd’s, you name it!!

February 14th, 2021

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

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

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


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