December 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 266, Tom Bukovac, “Christmas In Gold”

00:00 - Special singing and playing
02:10 - Breaking into the outer realms
04:20 - Whazzup! / Birthday gifts thanks!
05:00 - Phase 100 Script logo / Topps card Bukovac t-shirt / Books and albums
07:00 - VCB / Live setting tempo Singer vs. Guitarist (Opry Rules: Always follow the singer) / Framing the vocal
12:36 - King Crimson, Robert Fripp / Bill Bruford vs. Alan White (Yes) / More presents
14:19 - '57 Les Paul PAF Goldtop / Blowing shit up

Happy holidays dear friends…hope you all have great times with your families and I hope that you can avoid the usual frustrations that come from being secluded with your relatives that have terrible communication skills.

Thank you for the 3rd year of supporting this loony little channel

November 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 259, Tom Bukovac, “The Black Cup”

00:00 - Yes - Starship Trooper / Steve Howe - Close to the Edge
04:44 - All about flange / Ibanez, Electric Mistress / Nervous talk
06:00 - Blue Electric Mistress
07:08 - Green Electric Mistress
08:36 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Old photo of the 'mailbox letter burst'
10:27 - '62 Gretsch White Falcon
11:29 - New neon light
12:25 - Guild guitars
15:26 - Old Marshall amps (Plexi) hard to find
16:10 - Name Versus Game (vs.)

Uncle Larry takes a look at some 70s analog flanger pedals and answers some VCB

October 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 246, Tom Bukovac “You’re Soaking In It”

00:00 - Rockin the Fender with a lil' Rough Boys
02:00 - The Who - Rough Boys and Pete Townshend
03:09 - Listening to the song
04:54 - Thanks and appreciation
06:34 - Another "Fuck Off" and more garage sales
07:12 - '54 Fender Esquire / Meeting people at a party analogy
09:53 - What is your favorite Genesis album?
11:24 - What is your favorite Yes album? / Some bad and good songs (Future Times)
14:00 - Keeley Noble Screamer / Ebo E-Verb
15:25 - Roxy Music?
17:15 - Why don't you like Cream?
18:14 - "Wedges are death" vs. in-ear
20:16 - Journey as a player?  Progressing and making records
21:45 - Allan Holdsworth brain implant chip / Play what you want to play
23:50 - Fishing for a cool chord
24:31 - Lesson: Golden Earring - Radar Love / Norway musicians story

Special thanks to Blackbird Studios for letting me use their blazing fast 5G internet to upload these videos.

June 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Update, "Birthday Gig Video Release and New Website News"

00:00 - Another day of slow, trippy playing (Police - Tea in the Sahara)
03:30 - Hey all! / About Tom / Thanks, Yuengling, working
05:30 - Live video of 3rd & Lindsley / Buy on new website
07:30 - "Guthrie Trapp and Tom Bukovac In Stereo" record
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
08:45 - Lesson: vi -> iv7
09:30 - Take a minute to see if I like or not
10:35 - Playing in the moment / Police songs
11:45 - Lesson: Bending the strings
13:20 - Duke Levine talk
15:05 - Pete Townshend - All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

Wait just a minute....Uncle Larry has a website now??? Whattttt????

Check it out kids:


The freshly re-mixed live video from the birthday gig at 3rd and Lindsley on December 20th 2022 is finally ALMOST ready to launch. Should be up in the next day or two. You can purchase a digital download of it from the new website for $14.99 if you like.

It features guest appearances by Guthrie Trapp, Jedd Hughes and Wendy Moten.  It also features a few clams and an occasional video glitch that was unfixable in post... but in the big picture these are only minor inconveniences...it's all in the spirit of live performance and it's many imminent dangers.

Most importantly, the original audio tracks from this show were beautifully remixed by the legendary engineer Steve Marcantonio,....Steve made a lot of big records in New York...J Geils, John Lennon etc

Special thanks to young David McLeod for putting the new website together.

Special thanks to Sting for writing the fucking amazing song I played at the beginning of the video...

"Tea In The Sahara"

"My sisters and I
Have one wish before we die

And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he'd never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand"

Totally unrelated but still cool, here's that Duke Levine thing i mentioned in today's vid....absolutely transcendental shit.


Despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them, a lot of newer viewers have been asking "where is the tip jar?" lately...well, if you feel led to contribute a little something to the Homeskoolin' cause after well over 200 free guitar lessons, you can do that here.

For PayPal donations use this address:
For Venmo donations use this address:

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:

and a LOT of people don't seem to know that they can go here to purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...

You can also get some very cool Guthrie Trapp and Jedd Hughes merch at that same site.

Over the last couple years, Uncle Larry made a couple records that you 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:

Thanks for watching the show friends..I hope you are learning how to find your own voice on the guitar.

August 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 110, Tom Bukovac, “Unclelectric Larryland”

00:00 - Bad ass intro jam / Come On
02:00 - Hello, class!
02:58 - Stressful morning / Leo (son) sick
03:25 - Cover tune / Jimi doing Earl
04:42 - '60 Strat / Tuned down to Eb
05:07 - The Gear Page / Thin Lipped Cups
05:52 - Trip the Witch / Jon Anderson
07:30 - Viewer Comment Bin / Football
07:52 - Best 5 guitar amplifiers
09:01 - Direct box
09:42 - Bus story and sense of humor
10:52 - Roland BeeBaa Fuzz
11:31 - Top 5 Worst Guitar Inventions / Thanks
12:45 - EHX Frequency Analyzer

A brief chat on many things, including hurricanes, tunings, pedals, and people who are NOT fun to hang out with at parties.

Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

August 30th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 66, Tom Bukovac, “Faux Acoustic”

00:00 - Clean intro jam
02:09 - Hello, class!
02:25 - Les Paul Jr. / Volume control
03:30 - Dave Stewart record
04:35 - Ukelele / "Off-brand"
05:21 - Cooper Time Cube delay
06:10 - Viewer Comment Bin / Multiple instruments?
08:28 - Music store etiquette / Young hipster story
10:50 - Chords / Yes - Wurm reminiscent lesson

A brief examination of the wonders of the volume control on an old Les Paul Junior. Thanks for watching the show my dear Homeskoolers.

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

June 2nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 37, Tom Bukovac, “Solid Gold Party Rock”

00:00 - Intro Robert John - Sad Eyes jam
02:42 - Hello, class!
06:35 - Viewer Comment Bin / If I wasn't a session man?
07:59 - Dynamics and touch
10:54 - Confidence
12:28 - Sound in your head
15:01 - Improvising and melody
19:34 - Sad Eyes lesson

A brief look at a 70s AM classic and a walk through the always entertaining viewer comment bin.  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 21st, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 31, Tom Bukovac, “Sharp....Distance....”

00:00 - Yes - Long Distance Runaround loop jam
01:21 - Hello Lads / Garage light
02:21 - Sessions
02:43 - Who's part? Conversation
04:19 - Les Paul Custom
04:34 - Yes - Long Distance Runaround lesson
06:57 - Yes - Fragile album
07:40 - Disliked styles of music
08:52 - Gildan

A brief chat about the genius of Yes “Fragile” record and a look into the viewer comment bin.  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 15th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 29, Tom Bukovac, “Existential Friday”

00:00 - Intro Cosmic jam
04:37 - Hello friends / Welcome / Thanks
07:02 - Viewer Comment Bin
07:17 - Yes - Tormato
08:09 - Talent vs hard work
08:56 - Explore / Hard work
09:53 - Big jumps
10:34 - Gildans
11:13 - Just play
12:56 - Ebow

A cosmic slab of self indulgence and a brief examination of the virtues of the electronic bow. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

May 14th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 28, Tom Bukovac, “Gettin’ In Tune”

00:00 - Reggae intro jam
01:49 - "Hello, class!"
02:23 - Covid-19 Depression
02:53 - Yes - Close to the Edge
03:37 - Future of Sessions
05:37 - Viewer Comment Bin / Street Theory
06:19 - Notes and chords recipe lesson
07:30 - Bouncing bass notes lesson
09:00 - Most important part: Tuning
15:17 - The guitar nut / Tuning

A brief chat on tuning and a few gems from the viewer comment bin. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com


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