May 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 218, Tom Bukovac, "The Bad News Vent"

Chapters
00:00 - Intro playing
04:00 - Hello, friends! / Thanks / Taking kids to school
05:30 - Contest and the myriad of players, even weirdos
06:40 - "Can't stand looking at your mouth"
07:00 - Young gal from Jersey and a TV show
07:53 - Friend's Fender Stratocaster (Black?)
08:00 - Strung Out Repairs - Andy Jellison
10:00 - What kind of fuzz is that? / Can't tell you everything!
10:30 - Favorite comments -> Melodic pickups! :)
11:27 - Ann Wilson decision
12:33 - Producing credits, stepping on toes, and lucky to be here
14:30 - Can't tell a person, "that stove is hot!" / Got to learn firsthand experience
15:30 - Producing for people / Driving or guiding the project
16:50 - Father like son, telling people how to do their part
17:45 - Collaboration lights the fire
18:18 - Involuntary guitar face
19:25 - Bring string bending back / Bending in tune
19:50 - Being in the studio under a microscope / Exploiting weakness / Special person for session work
21:30 - Checking the phone
23:20 - Music style reflects society and how newer generation is growing up


Notes
Larry gets a little deeper here than he does on most Thursdays after a busy week of sessions.

a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after 218 free guitar lessons...despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com

You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to...
one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

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...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

May 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Studio B Roll, “Too Country?”

Chapters
00:00 - Recording a rockin' track


Notes
Uncle Larry applies a thick coat of oil based rawk to a session yesterday at Oceanway Studio in Nashville TN

Engineer: Joe “The Goose” Baldridge (he gets a great loud)
Artist: Jewels Gold (actual name i'm told, no kidding)
Drummer: Jordan Perlson
Bass man: Mark Hill
Organ: David Crutcher

May 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 217, Tom Bukovac, "Generational Boogie"

Chapters
00:00 - Soft touch playing
04:26 - Hello, friends! / Loop and off the cuff playing
05:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Shit attitude
05:52 - Song stuck in the brain
06:24 - "Audio sounds better"...in free lessons
06:40 - "Murdering a whale" / Bending in tune
08:29 - Boomer bends
09:30 - Copies of a copy is far removed from Boogie origins
12:33 - Gov't Mule praise
12:55 - Blackbird Studio / Ever challenged on gigs?
14:25 - Downbeats and being exposed
19:20 - Lesson: Play along loop (D -> C, D -> C, G, C/Bb) / Fmaj scale to get back


Notes
Uncle Larry plays, talks, etc....
Thanks for getting involved in the contest friends..its fun to watch all the submissions.

May 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ “Through The Past Quickly” (Volume 1)

Chapters
00:00 - Down-tuned strumming


Notes
Tune the whole guitar down a whole step

022032
X33010
XX4422
XX3311

What’s even more amazing than these chords is the vocal melody written over them
TAGS

Acoustic

May 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ XTS String Bending Contest

Chapters
00:00 - Intro to contest
01:45 - String bending contest and rules


Notes
Hello lads...let's bring back the dying art of string bending....cuz it's the coolest shit ever.

The contest rules are pretty much laid out here in this video

The guy who is donating the signed Uncle Larry print is named Tony Branham…thanks for that Tony.

The boys in the back room at XTS are donating a pedal to be named later (even if I have to buy it from them haha)

The bending video of mine that you get extra points for copying (cuz it's fucking hard as hell to play) is called "Three Chords & The Truth & Some Bends"

Email me a link to your youtube video.

My email is tombukovac@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: title your video "XTS String Bending Contest...(followed by your name)"

if you put "Bukovac" or "Homeskoolin" in the title you are disqualified.

Try to keep your submission under 2 minutes

Categories that will be harshly judged:
A) sexiness
B) tuning accuracy
C) creativity…or if you choose to copy mine, your overall accuracy of learning it

May 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Three Chords & The Truth & Some Bends"

Chapters
00:00 - Finger pickin' good into a bender


Notes
Uncle Larry gettin weird early in the mornin'....hell what else is new?

May 14th, 2023

The Many Moods Of Uncle Larry part 2 "For Norma"

Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful playing on Mother's Day for his mom


Notes
...and so forth....
you get the idea

and the winner of this name this episode contest??
itsrael2

(which (his user name) is a reference to what my dear homeschoolers?)

May 14th, 2023

The Many Moods Of Uncle Larry part 1 "Eleanor Bigsby"

Chapters
00:00 - Jamming on the Falcon


Notes
Happy mothers day to all you beautiful women out there...the very same beautiful women that, according to my youtube analytics, comprise literally 1 pct of my viewing demographic.

I'm starting a new interactive thing kids...you, the beloved viewer, can name this jam.
You've seen all my titles....whoever gets closest to a true weirdo Uncle Larry type title, idiomatically speaking, wins bragging rights.

the winner(s) of the first round were two dudes that had the same answer....so they each get 50% winner status:
tomcoryell
garymillen64

nice work boys!

May 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 216, Tom Bukovac, "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em"

Chapters
00:00 - Beatle-esque intro playing
01:05 - Hello, friends! / Fun night with Gov't Mule and playing with them
03:00 - Plugging in and there's no audio (Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs3Yf82sVsE)
03:45 - Collage of sound and loudness - "God's Stereo System"
04:30 - Rock'Em Sock'Em
05:36 - Nick, Audley, Warren story / Dreams
07:12 - VCB / Dan Auerbach project / Guitar shop
08:19 - More testosterone playing?
09:33 - Skipping the talking vs. skipping the playing / Free channel
11:09 - Fastest Tom can play? BPM
11:40 - Lesson: Cascading harmony moving all around and the unexpected
13:18 - Lesson: A lot of Tom's playing style
14:15 - Lesson: Cool chord (Absus/E [0 x 6 6 4 4])
14:42 - Mama's and the Papa's - California Dreamin'
16:00 - John Unitas card



Notes
Uncle Larry with the news of the day.

This day.

Summer is here...make sure you keep those ants out of the kitchen folks.

and...everyone knows that chiropractic porn is one of the fastest growing industries of 2023.

this channel is pioneering the way with some cutting edge content.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvAemQx8pV8&t=0s

May 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Friday On My Mind”

Chapters
00:00 - Introduction
00:38 - Son, Marshall's new SG
01:00 - "Issues" on the newer Gibson guitars / Sticky neck
02:32 - Greg Voros shows us how to un-sticky a neck


Notes
Greg Voros gives us some idea how to reduce that sticky fly paper feeling on the back of the neck of your new Gibson.

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