April 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Skool Of Rawk”

00:00 - Tour of the Skool Of Rawk

School Of Rock in Nashville TN

Totally awesome facility and a cool environment for kids.

Special thanks to Steve Rossi.

April 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 210, Tom Bukovac, "He Came From Somewhere Back In Her Long Ago"

00:00 - Pickin' with the best of them
04:04 - Hello, friends! / Trip The Witch mugs
05:00 - Some amazing picking ascending into finger picking
06:02 - Lesson: Cool lick
06:52 - Twang like a Jazzmaster / Mosrite Combo
07:28 - Back to picking
08:54 - 50% hit ratio on licks
09:25 - Sweet gifts (NFL puzzles, Spuds lamp)
11:50 - The Gear Page comments
13:20 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Percentage of wankers?
14:57 - Certain artists' insecurity / Having a good time / Dan Auerbach
17:10 - Building your own studio?
17:58 - The Gear Page comedy / Chumbawamba
19:27 - Trip The Witch with Dean DeLeo / Guthrie project

Uncle Larry damn near strangles this poor old 64 Jazzy to death in a desperate search to find the lost chord.

Followed by an awkward transition into the VCB.

Trip the witch mugs available here

April 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 209, Tom Bukovac, "Instacart Blues"

00:00 - Song with chords - Remeber that?
02:40 - What's up cats! / Worn in fret job
04:30 - Thanks for past videos (John McBride & Gruhn)
05:41 - Lesson: Trip The Witch - Saturn We Miss You (C, Ebadd9, Cm7, Abadd9)
07:59 - Everyone moving to Nashville (Nash Angeles)
11:00 - Instacart
11:53 - Do you miss analog tape?
14:37 - The Gear Page
19:16 - Uncle Larry is always drunk!

Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about many topics...plus an in depth VCB examination.

April 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Vintage Video Vault”

00:00 - Old video of fixing a guitar


Takin you back to circa 2015 here…at 2nd Gear Music in Nashville TN

We used to drink, gamble and make fun of everything in that store….Evertune bridges were clearly no exception.

Ahhhh good times

Starring a young Kris Donegan and Uncle Larry 20 pounds ago

Thanks to Mike Scaggs for unearthing this gem.

April 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s, Episode 1

00:00 - Chatting with in-depth views at Gruhn's with Fender Stratocasters
03:00 - Introduction to Stratocasters
03:50 - Maple neck Strats opinions / Tom's opinion
06:00 - Corey's opinion
07:22 - Greg's opinion
09:00 - Fretboard repair standpoint
13:00 - Comparison of 4 Strats
13:50 - '57 Strat look / Tone control on bridge pickup
16:20 - '57 Strat playing
18:10 - Early '58 Strat playing
20:45 - Late '58 Strat playing
23:14 - '59 Strat playing / Activator switch
27:50 - Thoughts / Favorites
30:45 - Prices
31:45 - Favorites / COVID price effect / Left-handed
39:50 - '63 Strat with rosewood fretboard comparison with '57
40:57 - '63 Strat playing / Back and forth
45:40 - Thoughts?
50:20 - Pickup shootout
52:32 - Sounds - pickups about same / Neck sizes / Truss rod route
57:00 - Lead sounds
61:20 - George Gruhn and electric guitars


As promised, the first installment of what will hopefully be monthly collaboration videos between Uncle Larry and the legendary Gruhn Guitars store in downtown Nashville TN.
This amazing store has been around since 1970.

Filmed on Thursday April 6th 2023

Greg Voros
Corey Terrell
George Gruhn
Uncle Larry

and five bitchin’ old Fender Stratocasters, all with “field replaceable necks”….just like the 50’s Fender catalogs claimed.

April 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Inside Blackbird”

00:00 - Inside the studio and Blackbird project and words of wisdom from John McBride


A chat with my dear friend Johnny McBride about the eagerly awaited release of

Trust me on this one Homeskoolers, best 100 bucks you’ll ever spend.

April 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 208, Tom Bukovac, "How To Properly Match Your Shirt To Your Guitar"

00:00 - Fingerstyle guitar
03:30 - Hi guys / Quick morning beer / Fun days
05:23 - Twitch with the Wook and Guthrie
06:30 - Back to guitar playing
07:20 - Gruhn's videos / John McBride (Blackbird Studios)
09:40 - Lesson: Genesis - Supper's Ready
12:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / The Gear Page
13:12 - Dementia story and Homeskoolin' videos
14:40 - Favorite Song? / David Bowie & Freddie Mercury - Under Pressure
17:15 - Nice people comments / Sitting around music stores hanging out
18:28 - Music store stories (Ron Blair)
21:00 - Joe Jackson song and comments
21:43 - Corona Lesson videos
23:20 - Lesson: Tapping (Dark Side of the Moon)
25:50 - Lesson: Chord tapping / Eddie Van Halen taking off
27:40 - Muting / Learning process
30:00 - Lesson: Muting


Uncle Larry carryin' on with nary a comma today...to the point where he reaches double the time length of one of his "normal" videos....

here is the link for tonite's livestream with sweet Guthrie....which will start at roughly 8PM central.


and if you haven't checked out some of the exciting things happening with Homeskoolin' merch in a while, you can certainly do that here....

April 5th, 2023

Uncle Larry's Garage Sale "Spring Cleaning"

00:00 - Slow Leslie playing
00:53 - Garage sale starts with Leslie
01:56 - Yamaha electric grand


Just a quickie version of ULGS

70's Leslie 825 with the minty combo preamp. $800

70's Yamaha CP-70B electric grand piano $2000 (which is half of what people are asking on reverb)

Local pickup only!!!

Email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

First come first serve....as always

April 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Bar Fly"

00:00 - All over the neck playing
03:44 - Ebo Customs amp demonstration

If you like what you are hearing here...it's all coming through this bad ass little amp i just bought recently....hand made by one of my best friends on this planet.

I can tell you guys straight up....Ebo is NOT fucking around here. All the stuff he builds is built like a brick shit house.

He does ALL of the work on these completely by himself...out of his mind out in his shop all day long soaring high on a mixture of coffee, cigarettes and solder smoke.

He has owned and worked on all the coolest amps money can buy for decades and the the boy knows what great guitar sound is.

This amp will survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse no problem.

Check out http://www.ebocustoms.com

April 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 207, Tom Bukovac, "Uncle Larry Been....Steppin' Out"

00:00 - Steppin' Out looping
03:35 - Hello, lads! / Blake Shelton session
04:30 - Jackie Greene story
05:50 - Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
06:14 - Lesson: Steppin' Out chords (F#Maj / Eb [x x 13 11 11 9])
08:00 - Thanks / Todd Sharp
08:44 - Complicated delays
09:00 - Cleveland music stores back in the day / Guild
11:30 - "Continue with pedal videos"
12:00 - Billy Sims / Beers / Kicking ass
13:03 - Date of the Fender neck?
13:29 - Nobels vs. Clones
13:57 - Jeff Senn Guitar


Tom discusses lounge piano chording and dips a toe in the VCB.

Thanks for watching guys.

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