December 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Gear Talk, “The Stud Finder”

00:00 - Altered reproduction bridge for intonation

The video title may be a bit misleading…hopefully you’re not too disappointed to find out this video is actually about a guitar bridge……but not just any bridge….the MUSIC CITY STUD FINDER!!!

A replacement bridge designed by Joe Glaser, Nick Drushel, and yours truly that corrects ALL of the many inherent problems that plagued the 1954-1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior models.

Built and designed after decades of total frustration unsuccessfully trying every other replacement bridge on the market…

Homeskoolers…i implore you, if you ever trusted Uncle Larry on ONE THING in this life, let it be this.

Way more than any teaching i have ever done, or any music that i ever made, i feel like THIS invention is my greatest contribution to mankind…and i sleep a little better at night knowing that because of this bridge, i can actually say i left the world in better condition than i originally found it in….haaaaahaaaaa

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December 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 122, Tom Bukovac, “P-90 Luft Balloons”

00:00 - Rockin' intro playing
02:14 - Hello, friends!
02:50 - Shopping accident / '58 Gibson Junior
03:25 - P90 pickups / Junior playing
07:16 - Gibson Special / P90 explanation
08:28 - Special playing
09:09 - Pickup height
10:18 - Special playing (part 2) / Tuning
11:12 - Junior playing (part 2)
12:08 - Return of the VCB / Musicman cabinets
13:48 - Good guitar player vs. great / Last 1%
15:39 - TGP / Playing with your mind, not fingers
17:30 - Picture what you want to hear
18:41 - Paul Davids video
19:30 - Music collaboration / Guitar advice
21:20 - Plexi Soul / Austrailia shipping problem

A not so brief look at the virtues of old growth Honduran mahogany that was fashioned into timeless tools of war by the (arguably….but not with me) greatest guitar company in human history that resided in a little town called Kalamazoo.

I will lay out the Plexi Soul “down under” shipping situation soon….special thanks to Jedd’s dad.

Thanks for watching the show and sorry for the gratuitous “over posting” and shameless flogging of all things Homeskoolin’….no sessions for a while…a man gets “bored” sometimes….so then that man sells a few of his tools of war…so that he can then purchase some other tools of war.

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December 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Local Family Owned Sustainable Blues”

00:00 - Mesmerizing playing

A brief look at some of the things possible with an old Teisco made Silvertone TG-1 guitar with the built in .00000000000000000001 watt amp.

Thank you dear Homeskoolers for tuning in and saying such nice things to Larry.

Thank you for choosing to watch THESE videos when you are just one click away from watching a myriad of OTHER videos on youtube… videos of extremely scantily clad women “playing” guitars or pianos in that grey area blurred world of “youtube music porn”…

“Men of culture, we meet again”

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December 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Sunday Night Freak Out

00:00 - Amazing playing

A little joyous late night woodshedding after winning a grand on Dallas tonite haha….as usual, i just try to get lost and explore some new territory. Once in a while when i get lucky while practicing i feel like i stumble onto some shit i’ve never done before. Maybe it’s all an illusion.

Thanks for supporting the channel friends….i can’t tell you how much the kind words mean to me. I SINCERELY appreciate the paypal donations and the positive reviews of Trip The Witch and Plexi Soul records.

Hope you guys have a great week

This was a 64 firebird V through a 68 50 watt plexi that used to belong to the great Paul Allen.

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December 24th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Happy Holidays From Your Uncle Larry

00:00 - Beautiful "Silent Night" rendition

A very sincere holiday wish to all my dear Homeskoolers….it’s been damn near two years now that you guys have been putting up with old Uncle Larry…he truly appreciates it

I cannot wait to open presents with the precious little ones tomorrow.

One day ill show you guys the brand new black 1979 les paul deluxe i got for Christmas in 1980 when i was 12 years old. My whole family chipped in to come up with the 500 bucks it took to purchase it.

I actually still have it to this day, which is a small miracle considering how “frequently” your old Uncle Larry “liquidates” his gear.

Merry Christmas to all!

December 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “George F. Root”

00:00 - Nice beautiful, slow version of song

A little Homeskoolin style adaptation of “Battle Cry Of Freedom”….or “Rally Round The Flag”…a song that actually was used by BOTH sides during the Civil War at various times….as a songwriter, that’s when you know you got a hit right there.
I learned of this song as a wee lad through a couple heroes of mine...Tom Britt and Ry Cooder.

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December 19th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 121, Tom Bukovac, “Birthday Rock”

00:00 - Scorching intro playing!
02:11 - Happy Sunday, class! / Titans
02:45 - Marshall cab / '58 Les Paul
03:10 - T-shirts
03:54 - 53rd Birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday Tom!)
04:19 - Paul Davids response (YouTube Link) / Homeskoolers
05:24 - Vintage guitar freaks /
07:35 - Henning Vahlbruch pedals
07:56 - Plexi Soul CDs
08:36 - Viewer Comment Bin / NFL thoughts
09:10 - '58 Les Paul
09:53 - P-Bass loop, guitar lesson

Uncle Larry is gonna be 53 tomorrow kids….
Todays distortion tone courtesy of an old Multivox Big Jam Distortion that my dear old pal Bubba sent me…slapback by Henning Vahlbruch.

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December 14th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 120, Tom Bukovac, “Song For Kentucky”

00:00 - Feel-good acoustic playing
02:02 - Hello, class!
03:29 - Cowboy chords / A chord techniques
04:30 - "Smash Finger" technique
06:08 - "Use Me" interesting changes
07:46 - "Neutered" chord

Just a little tune born out of my incredible sadness for the poor folks in Kentucky that lost their entire towns to the tornadoes last friday night.

Please check out all the Red Cross donation sites.

Also a brief late night chat on “smash finger” A chords and “neutered” B chords….

You guys are awesome…thanks for watching this little channel…hope you are learning a thing or two

December 14th, 2021

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam, "Uncle Larry Went Down To Texas"

00:00 - Great Blues jam

One thing Mama always told me, "Be careful who you cut heads with son"......your poor Uncle in a bloody back alley knife fight with Grissom and KWS in Austin....fuckin' great players and great dudes.

Thanks to brother Bill Burcham for the videography....God damn it was loud as hell on that stage wasn't it?

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December 7th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 119, Tom Bukovac, “Four Forty-Something”

00:00 - Acoustic playing
01:58 - Hello, class! / Martin guitar
02:59 - Castle Recording Studio
03:54 - Liz Phair records
05:00 - Glory play along
06:34 - Explanation / Lesson
07:44 - Chords lesson
08:14 - Neil Young - Hey Hey, My My playing
09:03 - '38 000-18
09:11 - Thanks / NFL

Hello class….a brief dissertation on the absolute genius of the 1:30 long 1993 song “Glory” by Liz Phair….

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