February 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Northeast Ohio Outlaw"

00:00 - Playing: Willie Nelson - Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground


No person on this earth has ever been a bigger Willie fan than my dear departed mother Norma who moved on many years ago.

This one goes out to her....

This particular tune was from back in the old days when they really hadn't figured out how to write a great country song yet...ya' know, like they do nowadays.

I mean, just look at these amateur hour lyrics...

"If you had not have fallen
Then I would not have found you
Angel flying too close to the ground
And I patched up your broken wing and hung around a while
Trying to keep your spirits up and your fever down

I knew someday that you would fly away
For love's the greatest healer to be found
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground

Fly on, fly on past, the speed of sound
I'd rather see you up than see you down
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.

So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground."

February 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Raunch Dressing”

00:00 - Rockin finger pickin / Full-blown rock
03:22 - '60 Fender Tweed Princeton
04:00 - Pedalboard look
04:27 - 80's Super Champ
04:50 - '63 Gibson SG

Hello friends….contact me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you want the 63 SG (11.5k) or the Super Champ (1400.00)

Gonna be a week or so until the Super Champ is ready to go (unless you fix amps yourself)…it has a noisy tube that i would like to have fixed before i sell it.

Larry don’t sell no bullshit.

Buyer must pick up in person. Cash deals only. No shipping….unless of course there wa$ $ome kind of con$iderable incentive to do $o.....

February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ “EXTREMELY Rare and Unexpected Gear Related Bonus Video”

00:00 - Hello, friends! / Mini-humbuckers vs. Firebird pickups
01:25 - Mini-humbucker, bridge, tone on 10 demo (Les Paul)
02:36 - Firebird pickup, bridge, tone on 10 demo (Firebird)
03:30 - What do we notice? / Differences
04:06 - Nobels & Firebird pickup
05:00 - Nobels & Mini-humbucker

Your dear uncle shines some light on the age old comparison between “firebird pickups” and “regular mini humbuckers” as they are known on the street.

so...what do YOU hear dear Homeskoolers??

Test notes:
a) both guitars tuned down a half step and outfitted with only the finest roundwound strings.

b) a 1954 fender tweed deluxe vacuum tube amplifier and a no-balls odr-1 overdrive pedal were used as a control.

February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 191, Tom Bukovac, “Hats….and Capes”

00:00 - Speed picking that acoustic
00:40 - Hello, cats! / Back to picking
01:58 - Faux fingerpickin' thanks and explanation
02:37 - Lesson: Faux picking
04:44 - Dorito type picks
08:00 - Heavy VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Hands
09:50 - Nashville High String?
10:24 - Do you think about Sessions after they are complete?
11:18 - Hardest thing to get across to the listener? / Never sounds like live
13:13 - A conduit for music / Outstanding excellence
14:33 - Eagles or Chiefs for Super Bowl 57 / Wrestling and football players
16:23 - Still recording on iPhone? Yes
16:34 - Nick Drake
16:47 - The right hand impacts the most / Percussion instrument
18:30 - Feeling of throwing guitar in fireplace / Witness to astounding guitar playing and overcoming it
24:00 - Get into character when you are playing
26:38 - Seth Taylor guitar player met in sessions
27:38 - What is the biggest pet peeve on talkback
29:47 - 2 qualifications for person on the other side of the glass (nice or genius)

The rambler….just a ramblin’ on and on…carryin on without a comma…..

Larry gets deep into the VCB

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February 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Faux Fingerpickin’”

00:00 - Precise picking on an acoustic with some sonic strumming

Uncle Larry demonstrates a technique he often uses in the studio…when you want something to sound like finger picking, except you want every note to be the exact same velocity, as if it was played by a computer…you can do it with a flat pick….but its hard as hell to do. This one takes lots of practice kids.

February 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Double Play Session Bonus Footage

00:00 - A look into sessions

From today’s Aaron Lewis session at the Blackbird Studio in sunny downtown Nashville TN.

February 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin Volume 190, Tom Bukovac, “Soul Dust”

00:00 - Soulful playing
05:04 - What's up cats! / Staind
06:06 - Early '90s MIJ Gretsch 6129
07:25 - Acoustic guitar, Open E chord and intonation
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Great resource of lessons
11:00 - '64 Fender Jazzmaster
12:20 - Guitars tell me where to go
13:00 - Jazzmasters pickups too low
13:45 - Les Paul Custom - the one that is the best
14:25 - Picking and a playing the Jazzmaster

Uncle Larry has a go on a couple new plunks and discusses recent events along with a brief glimpse into the VCB.

February 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Dance Party, “Mission Impossible Blooze”

00:00 - Playing the blues

Uncle Larry gets way out in the blues wilderness, fighting for his life, out there alone in the devil’s blues triangle where the only form of survival against the merciless blues monsters is to throw my fedora at them and proudly show them my bowling shirt with the chili peppers embroidered on it.

If he can just make it back to his 66 caddy that is parked by the blues metroparks entrance, everything will be alright.

Hey its guthrie birthday today!

February 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Remember Chords?”

00:00 - 'Classical' way of playing again, with chords!

This is the day of the expanding man…

this one goes out to brother Steve Cox



February 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Daily Double Bonus “The BONG”

00:00 - Some soulful playing as always
01:16 - Gibson 335 and getting it to sound great
04:01 - Norman Blake story: different brand strings

uhhhhh…probably not the kind of bong you guys are thinking of…

i'm talking about the acoustic PURITY of the sound of each individual string...and the SUSTAIN....
the point of contact....the shit that can make a lifer guitar player slowly descend into the pit of madness when it ain't right....

Special thanks to Nick from Glaser Instruments for doing an amazing job refretting this old dog…nice work my man.

Thanks for watching people…and for the kind words…and for the generosity

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