June 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Private Edition “The Bayou Rocker”

Chapters
00:00 - Reviewing a lesson for a generous watcher
01:32 - Start song lesson
03:10 - Chord explanation


Notes
A special thank you to a Homeskooler named Jewel Chattelier, aka “Bayou Rocker”…he wanted a private lesson on how to play this old chestnut from many years ago. https://youtu.be/L0OKFuBEbOw

Thank you bro

June 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 153, Tom Bukovac, “When I Get To Heaven”

Chapters
00:00 - Making a loop
01:40 - Laying the Tele track down
05:00 - Starting track again with underlying chords
07:34 - Ending on a weird chord / Trippy tune to overlay
09:52 - Tuning / Adding tremolo
10:56 - "We got a plan now"
13:45 - Ending with Mellotron / Harmony part
16:35 - Beer break / Explanation
18:18 - Go again and retry
21:15 - Adding in bass
26:45 - Adding in the lap steel
30:26 - Building the loop final - Take 1


Notes
Loops while you wait….five tracks start finish in under 35 minutes. Even though its painful at times when the L plug comes outta the tele jack or a random youtube video starts playing out of nowhere, i thought maybe you guys might get a kick outta seeing the deep inner pain and soul wrestling that goes along with making a typical Homeskoolin’ style loop.

This one features my son’s Jazz Bass and my alltime favorite lap steel…a 30’s Rickenbacker model B

Thanks so much for watching these recent episodes that were brought to you strictly by covid and canceled tour dates. If you guys are indeed learning and growing from these videos and the madness contained within, please visit the Homeskoolin’ tip jar, which is built solely on the “honor system” and the proud integrity of Uncle Larry’s Army

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 152, “Uncle Larry's Pet Falcon Pt 2”

Chapters
00:00 - Part 2 of the Gretsch playing


Notes
Same guitar, different shirt…stick around to the end if you wanna learn my favorite alltime blues lick. Thank you guys for all the kind words and support friends.

June 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Jam “Seymour Butts Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Melodic playing along with some blues


Notes
Well lads, remember when i got this newish white falcon a while back? I bonded with the guitar right away but quickly realized that the pickups it came with were lifeless crap and did not do “the Gretsch thing” that i have come to expect out of old Filtertrons.

I have owned hundreds of old Gretsches in my life…i always love the sound of the old Filtertrons but i gave up trying to fight with the guitars years ago. That old 6120 i had in the rig rundown thing i did was the final straw. Even in the rig rundown vid the thing was out of tune haha…but it still sounded good, like all old Gretsches do.

As i always say about the old Gretsches…the sound and the looks were never the problem, its just everything else.

I recently picked up a cadillac green 60 country club in a package deal of guitars that i immediately sold to dearest Jedd Hughes....he loves it, it's a cool guitar, but before i sold it i compared the pickups in i to the ones in this new white falcon. as I suspected, the old ones absolutely destroyed these new ones.

So at that point i considered just selling this white falcon….but before i did i asked Jeff Senn if he knew of any new filtertrons that really have that clean high end low output sparkle of the old ones. I normally do not like tv jones filtertrons from my past experiences with them, because i do not like high output tough guy dark sounding filtertrons…i like my filtertons like i like my coffee, super weak and airy with sparkly top end, as God intended.

So Jeff suggested i try these tv jones “Ray Butts high fidelity” model pickups, cuz it's the closest he has heard to the real thing. Thank you Jeff, you were right. Nick Drushel at Glasers put them in for me and wallah…that great old Filtertron tone on a guitar that stays in tune, has the frets in the right place, and does not have the binding crumbling off… Its an all around win.

June 22nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Every Bachelor’s Dream Kitchen”

Chapters
00:00 - Tour cancelled / Behind the Homeskoolin' show
01:15 - Loop for students to try to do something with


Notes
See, the thing that women don’t realize is that this is exactly what most men REALLY want their kitchen to look like. Take a stab at this loop kids….trickier than it seems for just two chords.

June 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Catch 22”

Chapters
00:00 - Going over old memories


Notes
Sweet Jesus….looking back at this old stuff is such a trip… I seriously cannot even believe i lived though ALL OF THOSE FUCKING SESSIONS….no wonder i am totally insane.

Shout out if you remember the hot Cleveland cover band Catch 22….managed by the legendary Otto Neuber

“Youff got to make zem DANCE!!” in a German accent

and, speaking of memories, have you EVER seen anything cuter than this?....taking you back to 3 year old Marshall in 2015 with a video filmed by his teacher Miss Amber in school because she couldn't believe he knew all the words....hahaaaaa
https://youtu.be/-ATheKr-UOU
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June 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Suddenly Time Is So Elastic…”

Chapters
00:00 - Funky playing


Notes
A brief example of how time can be mutated and fucked with as long as its got that swing.

June 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Round, “Dog Ears & Dog Years”

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' the P-90s
03:50 - '55 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior


Notes
Hello friends….just thought you guys might get a late nite kick outta the tone genarated by this gnarly old P-90 that has recently floated across my transom (hello Janine).

I truly wish this beat up old gig warrior from a distant world could talk….i wonder what this student model golden era Gibson has witnessed in it’s life….

i tried to ask it, but it just stared at me, mocking me with it’s stately limed mahogany countenance.

To be continued….

June 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin Fathers Day Bonus Redux

Chapters
00:00 - Acoustic song expounded


Notes
There were a few comments on this morning’s fathers day bonus acoustic video that said “you need to do more with that” or “how would you go about finishing a song like that?”

June 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin Fathers Day Bonus

Chapters
00:00 - Acoustic playing with a little beat


Notes
Found this tasty old riff deep in my iphone archives this morning….this is from Sept 2021.

That sweet old Kay with the giant body has always been fun to write songs on for some reason.

A sincere happy father’s day to all you sweet cats out there….meow
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