March 23rd, 2020

Corona Lessons volume 4, Tom Bukovac,...Mick "Ronno" Ronson, Ian Hunter

00:00 - Intro to Mick Ronson
01:14 - One of the greatest solos (Ian Hunter - Cleveland Rocks)
02:12 - Lesson: Playing solo

Hello's lesson takes us back to pre-virus times....Kingston Upon Hull, Ipswich, Suffolk, Surrey, Ditton on the Thames, Charing Cross Road....the glam rock era of the 70's, back when songs had actual chord changes....and furthermore.... This one goes out to my dear friends Eliot and Tobin.... technical notes: 1) if you wanna play along you gotta tune down a half step 2) the amp I've been using on all these videos is something you can purchase for 80 old Roland Micro Cube (but you gotta get one of the "good" ones between serial number XZFFHZBY009988874532787996 and XZFHZBY9999900000007865554329986)

it amuses me to no end when people try to judge and compare "guitar tone" by listening to iPhone recordings

Stay well everybody...try to stay sane

March 22nd, 2020

Corona Lessons volume 3, Tom Bukovac, southern harmony & faux slide

00:00 - Hello everybody / Intro and cool licks
00:48 - Lesson: Faux slide licks and demostrations

Here's a few riffs you can play if you ever forget your slide at the gig.... thanks for the kind words on previous videos everyone....since playing guitar is basically the only thing I can actually do in this life, i figure this is my small contribution to getting us through the "cris-o-lation" of "the great netflix war of 2020"....

Yes, this situation we are currently in is more fucked up than Harvey Weinstein' genitalia, but i do believe we will get through it and there will be a Renaissance on the other side....also, as soon as this is shit is over, these videos will stop and I'm going to start charging full corporate rate for these lessons...

People have asked about what amp I'm using on these would die if I told ya.

March 21st, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 2, Tom Bukovac..."C for Cleveland"

00:00 - Rockin' and pickin'
01:22 - Happy Corona / Steve Gaines

Hello's lesson....stop whatever the hell you're doing and go down the Steve Gaines rabbit hole. He died in the plane crash at only 28....he joined Skynyrd long after they were successful and breathed new life into the band's boozy proceedings with his deadly accuracy and ferocious playing (all you ever need to hear to "get it" is "I Know A Little" off the Street Survivors album)....but sadly it didn't last long. Here's a little ramble not-so-loosely based on Jimmie Rodgers "T for Texas" that i call "C for Cleveland".

March 20th, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 1, Tom Bukovac, "The Coolest Chord of All Time"

00:00 - Lesson

My attempt at lifting the spirits of my fellow man up a bit in this fucking crazy time of world crisis....stupid virus....and furthermore....

Even though i basically stay home and play the guitar all day anyway, I'm not comfortable with the fact that now i HAVE to stay home and play the guitar all day.

I hear all of you who suggested that I do "Skype" lessons or something...unfortunately this is the best I can do....until i learn what "Skype" means...

and also, for anyone that might be thinking to themselves "man, Tom Bukovac sure has been putting up a lot of youtube videos lately...who does he think he is...some kinda celebrity??" ....keep in mind that i participate in ABSOLUTELY ZERO social media of any kind. I have very strong beliefs that social media is the downfall of all mankind....

although it can be argued that youtube itself is a form of social media, i feel like it gets a pass because it can actually be "educational" ....and because it can actually be "cool"...and unlike the other forms of social media, it isn't a "total waste of time" solely invented to "feed the ego" while simultaneously robbing the world of any of the "beautiful mystery" it once had....

wow, lookie first RANT...


March 18th, 2020

The Saddest Chord Of All Time....Tom Bukovac

00:00 - Chord lesson

All we can do in a horrible time in history like this is take care of our beloved families and learn more about the guitar....hope this helps...undoubtedly the saddest fucking chord in the history of western harmony.


February 11th, 2020

In response to Zac Childs "Tom Bukovac and the Nobels ODR-1 video"

00:00 - Explanation of Nobels pedal

Hello Zac, thanks for the video, just wanted to expound even a bit further on the crazy story that led me to the greatest overdrive pedal of all time. I actually owe all the credit to the legendary Mike E




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