February 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "East Ohio Blues"

00:00 - Building and delivering a heartfelt tune

for all the folks that woke up one day and discovered that their whole town had been poisoned by a toxic train goin off the tracks...coulda happened to anybody anywhere.

February 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin ' Volume 193, Tom Bukovac, "The Hounds Of Hell"

00:00 - Starting out with the "Hounds of Hell" / Hello, friends!
01:22 - Lynryd Skynyrd love
02:55 - Lesson: Unison bend - you know that one thing
03:45 - Skynyrd using it to great effect
04:33 - "Working for MCA" study
05:55 - Devilish bend / Prog music
06:50 - Lesson: Overbending the root note (Tony Iommi too) / "Hounds of Hell"
07:40 - "Poison Whiskey"
08:45 - Example of "Hounds of Hell" (Poison Whiskey)
10:00 - "I Ain't the One" / Reverse cymbals
10:37 - Good hook (I Ain't the One)
10:49 - Behind the solo / Rehearsal and work
11:28 - Genius example and never the same (I Ain't the One)
12:13 - Weird groups of 3 / So tight and rehearsed
12:48 - The Allman Brothers Band vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd (Don't get pissed)
13:25 - Iron fist of Ronnie Van Zant
14:30 - Back to weird transistions (Saturday Night Special) / Counting out bars

Early morning bed head Larry gets a little choked up reminiscing about one of his alltime favorite bands.

February 22nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Whipping Wind Blues"

00:00 - Amazing acoustic plucking


Larry out on the back porch on a beautiful day in sunny downtown nashville tennessee.

If you like the sound of this old harmony sovereign look up a fella named james burkett from dothan alabama...he does them up reeeal nice

totally unrelated, check out this old tune next time you need a good cry...jesus

top 10 greatest lyrics ever written?


"Passing Afternoon" by Samuel Beam

"There are times that walk from you like some passing afternoon
Summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon
And she chose a yard to burn but the ground remembers her
Wooden spoons, her children stir her Bougainvillea blooms

There are things that drift away like our endless, numbered days
Autumn blew the quilt right off the perfect bed she made
And she's chosen to believe in the hymns her mother sings
Sunday pulls its children from their piles of fallen leaves

There are sailing ships that pass all our bodies in the grass
Springtime calls her children until she lets them go at last
And she's chosen where to be, though she's lost her wedding ring
Somewhere near her misplaced jar of Bougainvillea seeds
There are things we can't recall, Blind as night that finds us all
Winter tucks her children in, her fragile china dolls
But my hands remember hers, rolling around the shaded ferns
Naked arms, her secrets still like songs I'd never learned
There are names across the sea, only now I do believe
Sometimes, with the window closed, she'll sit and think of me
But she'll mend his tattered clothes and they'll kiss as if they know
A baby sleeps in all our bones, so scared to be alone"



February 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 192, Tom Bukovac, "The Limitations Of Incarnation"

00:00 - Acoustic jamming
04:18 - It's Larry / Rig Rundown
05:10 - Long session
05:42 - Tuning and playing
06:48 - Hillbilly b7?
09:03 - Loose and limber hands
09:49 - Willie Nelson is NOT dead / Stories about mother
14:23 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Acoustic guitar and scratches
15:19 - Derek Trucks / Derek Trucks story
16:45 - Beating the hell out of an instrument / Dynamics
17:50 - Burt Bacharach
19:30 - Otis Gibbs
19:53 - Smoke some weed / Rick / Beer
21:42 - Why are we here? / Life

If you like the ones where Larry just rambles on and on...well...then this one is for YOU

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.


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