July 3rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ PSA

00:00 - PSA

Check it out tonite kids! https://youtu.be/aGmhFmtzMP0

July 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 155, Tom Bukovac, “Bubba’s Big Jam”

00:00 - Some jammin playing
01:23 - Intro...Hello, class! / Thanks
03:01 - Special "Fuck Off to that guy"
03:32 - Viewer appreciation
04:16 - Getting sentimental / Joe Walsh / Greg Sarley
06:41 - Big Jam Distortion
07:56 - Pre Rocked Pedals
08:25 - Big Jam pedal demonstration
10:53 - Turning up the gain
11:24 - "into hair band guitar players?"
12:23 - Rainbow Room
12:45 - More of the Big Jam
13:30 - Playing an open ringing string with finger picking

A little tribute to the guy who got me into all this shit…

Gregor Sarlija…

Which turned into Greg Sarley at Ellis Island…

Which turned into Bubba P on prospect ave in the 70s

The progenator of the Multivox Big Jam Distortion pedal

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Oh, and there’s trivia too: Name the asshead that came up with this famous quote
“Did you ever notice how all of Tom’s “dear friends” are selling something”

July 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Suggestion For Alternate Law And Order Theme”

00:00 - Some keyboard playing for TV shows

Sometimes in my free time i like to come up with possible alternate theme ideas to popular shows. What do you guys think?

July 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Today’s Homework Winner”

00:00 - Answer back from viewer

Ok, so when i casually suggested earlier today that maybe some of you guys might try taking a stab at goofing around with that tricky tune i put up this afternoon called “Theory’s Ways”, i was NOT expecting someone to come along and play it cold, fucking dead on note for note.

Well this cat sure as hell did…his name is Lidor Elimelich. He has been a Homeskooler since the beginning.

I am knocked out that he got all the little details EXACTLY right….and that thing is NOT easy to play.

Right on bro…nice work

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Scuffle”

00:00 - Upbeat playing

A brief look at some altered pyschobilly possibilities for guitar…in the south they refer to that strange land between straight time and shuffle time as “scuffle”…like a wobbly wheel goin down the road…its also a whole lotta fun

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Theory's Ways”

00:00 - Interesting passage

I originally titled this "Progathon" but a Homeskooler named Gb Seventy3 pointed out that "Theory's Ways" is clearly what it SHOULD be called...thanks for that my friend.

See, you guys think I’m a “prog freak”…but here’s the thing you don’t understand. The ONLY prog i was ever into was just these three bands…Genesis, Yes and Jethro Tull….the rest of it i honestly couldn’t care less about.

Of course I respect all the others (like ELP, King Crimson, Gentle Giant etc etc etc) but i was never into it.

Here’s a little thing i wrote a loooong time ago…I’ve had the A and B sections of this tune floating around in my head since i was in my early 30’s (i remember writing it in some hotel room on the road in the 90’s)…i just added the C section on today so i could tart it out for you guys.

It doesn’t look all that hard, but it’s EXTREMELY difficult to play….a lesson in itself of letting strings ring clearly whilst fretting other notes…. In fact if anyone out there can pull this off convincingly note for note i JUST MIGHT even send then a nice comfy Homeskoolin t shirt on the house haha

Thanks for watching and supporting the channel friends…oh and fuck off Axel

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Starship Lullaby”

00:00 - Touching playing from the heart

“I always wanted to do a collection of my acoustic numbers with the London Philharmonic…”

June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session B Roll, “The Bass Capo”

00:00 - Recording with bass capo

Session bassist Jacob Lowrey demonstrating a device that was originally pioneered by the legendary Jimmie Lee Sloas….the “bass capo”.

Jacob is lucky to be trying ANY type of capo after a incident that took place a few months ago where he fell through a roof and broke everything rib related in his body.

Also starring:
David “Bird Dog” Dorn
Drew Winn
Chris Utley
Shawn Fichter


June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 154, Tom Bukovac, “Plex Soul”

00:00 - Some rockin' intro playing
01:58 - Hello, friends!
03:39 - '65 Firebird red
04:26 - Playing keyboards
05:51 - Lesson (Echoplex gain) / Contest

Uncle Larry in a brand new green Homeskoolin’ t….damn this thing is soooo comfy…it’s like wearing a cloud.

A brief dissertation on the power of blowing up the input of an old Fender amp with the right stuff.

Totally unrelated, one of my biggest pet peeves in this world is this… when you see a thumbnail for a youtube video that has some kind of amazing photo….but then when you actually watch that video there is not a single thing in the video that even shows the photo they used in the thumbnail.

I fucking HATE that false advertising bullshit….there should be laws against this.

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June 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Lead A Normal Life”

00:00 - 1970's Yamaha CP-70B amazing playing

I have had a strange affinity for the legendary Yamaha CP-70B electric grand for my whole adult life….i have probably owned 10 or so different ones over the years, but this one is special because it belonged to my dear old friend Rick Reith who sadly moved on in January.

Fond memories of him and i carrying this beast into my newly purchased scantly furnished bachelor pad in the biting cold of winter.

Brent Arledge came over and tuned it for me yesterday…he literally is the ONLY guy who tunes every piano in every studio in nashville…we often talk about the pressure of it all, can you imagine tuning a piano for a guy like Gordon Mote?

there have been many great moments in rock history for the CP70....but here is the BEST moment


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