March 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ “The World’s Most Natural Doubling Effect”

00:00 - Strumming the whole thing

Happy Sunday friends

March 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “The Money Notes” with Bryan Sutton

00:00 - Chords, changes, and what notes will hit the target
01:00 - Starting in F# / Ab to Dominant 7
02:04 - Outlining melody over chords and 'the note'
02:44 - "Is there a best option?" vs "This will work!"
03:30 - D Major
04:33 - "Whole other vibe" - Key of E
05:40 - Favorite chord progression
07:45 - Bryan update / Bela Fleck / Billy Strings story
10:13 - "Obscure Blue-Grass that everyone should listen to?"

Bryan Sutton sharing a minute of his lunch break to talk about the best notes of some familiar chords.

March 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Big Ol’ Boy”

00:00 - Finger picking goodness

Uncle Larry gets a little late night toe tappin’ music on for ya' on a borrowed SG…

play it pretty for Atlanta now…

Gibson SG

February 28th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Darrell Ellis Blues”

00:00 - Hunt for Goldtop owner?

Apparently he lived in Iowa most of his life and died in 2015…if anyone out there has any info about him please tell me.

February 27th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 287, Tom Bukovac, “Session Man”

00:00 - Acoustic playing and some singing (Hank Williams Jr., The Blues Man)
03:49 - Love that song! / Howya doing / Blues and R&B gig
04:48 - Ole riff played at Mom's bar story
06:25 - Rickey Medlocke, Blackfoot, Highway Song
06:54 - Listen to this tone
07:36 - Lesson: Ricky Medlock song
08:54 - Thanks
09:25 - Pop quiz results / Day 2 session
10:45 - Being an Ironman recording
11:25 - Patrick McNally #1 Homeskooler
12:00 - Hank Williams Jr.
12:17 - Lesson: Hank song chords and hook
13:13 - Phase guitar intro and verse riffs
14:30 - Little hooks and riffs to enrich a song

Uncle Larry relives the old days of the juke box at the Surfside Lounge in Eastlake Ohio in the late 70's.

This one goes out to my dear friends Matt Warren...and James Mitchell, who was the first guy to ever teach me about the "blues man" you cats

and totally the hell can anyone sing this good live?

February 26th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 286, Tom Bukovac, "The Great Healer"

00:00 - Deep acoustic playing (K's Choice - Wait)
02:59 - Hello, friends! / Session / Mystery episode
04:09 - Lidor "Homeskooler" Ellis quiz (Answers below)
06:02 - #1. Name of music store sells Homeskooler merch?
06:18 - #2. What is Uncle Larry's favorite key to play in?
06:24 - #3. What was the name that almost won before Homeskoolin'?
06:45 - #4. What was the first "edit" video?
06:54 - #5. T-shirt brand Larry hates?
07:01 - #6. First guest?
07:11 - #7. Restaurant that named a sandwich after him?
07:23 - #8. What would Larry be doing if he wasn't a sessionman?
07:35 - #9. Beatle band member Larry played with?
07:45 - #10. Prog-Rock band Larry likes?
08:00 - Fun gig played / Nicky G / The fun to play and where it is at
09:30 - Walter Peyton and record game and the flu
10:13 - Jerry Garcia on TV

#1 - The Guitar House
#2 - B minor
#3 - (Tom Time)
#4 -
#5 - Gildan
#6 -
#7 - Farmland
#8 - (Restore old cars)
#9 - (Ringo Starr)
#10 - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Uncle Larry enjoys a post work greyhound and plays a solo version of one of his alltime favorite songs...that probably 99 pct of you out there won't recognize....

The "so you think you're a Homeskooler test" was put together by Leo "Lidor" Ellis.

February 21st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 285, Tom Bukovac “The Top 5 Most Asked Homeskoolin’ Questions”

00:00 - Hello, friends! / Elaborate full production
00:32 - Jacob Collier / "Greatest Night in Pop" (We Are the World)
02:13 - Martin D-45 / "Then I'd be happy" (Black hole inside us all)
03:19 - "What are the top 5 questions?"
  1. "New, cheap guitar as good as old?"
  2. "What New pickups as good as old?"
  3. "Desert island guitar and amp?"
  4. "Will you evaluate my playing?"
  5. "Are new Nobels pedals as good as old?"
04:50 - Today's setup
06:20 - Duesenberg bridge
06:50 - Duesenberg neck
07:09 - Burst with PAFs bridge
07:49 - Burst with PAFs neck
08:21 - 2006 SG Special Lollar P90s bridge
09:01 - 2006 SG Special Lollar P90s neck
09:17 - '61 SG Special original P90s bridge
09:49 - '61 SG Special original P90s neck
10:30 - Fender Tele with '62 and Ellis bridge
11:26 - Esquire with original bridge
12:03 - "What New pickups as good as old?" / Don't know
12:32 - "Desert island guitar and amp?" / Goldtop and Princeton
13:00 - "Will you evaluate my playing?" / Don't always have time / Lessons
13:33 - "Are new Nobels pedals as good as old?" / Nothing as good as original

The title pretty much says it all here kids....

today's test gear...
amp: dead original 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb with original 10" Jensen
pedals: original no-balls ODR-1, strymon el cap slapback, tiny bit of reverb from the amp

full disclosure...i completely forgot to mention that the bridge pickup in the 1954 esquire is actually an original wound fender pickup taken out of a 1960 tele custom, so not original to the guitar, but still over 60 years old.

If you guys are getting something useful out of these ridiculous videos please feel free to visit the tip jar...

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Thank you for watching...and i TRULY mean that. Uncle Larry realizes that you have PLENTY of other choices when it comes to Youtube travel.

February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 284, Tom Bukovac, "Lord Loves A Workin' Man"

00:00 - Helium fun
00:18 - Strumming away
02:44 - Starship Tommy, Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow and working on Stevie Nicks track
04:16 - Kay Jumbo with Hank Williams Sr. pic
04:44 - Nice guitar book (Vic DaPra)
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / "What guitars have you never owned?" / Dean Cadillac
07:20 - Thanks for the nicest emails viewers send!
11:40 - Lesson: Altered tuning / Chool Chord

Uncle Larry recaps a week of heavy sessioneering and dips a toe in the dark dark waters of the VCB.

February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 283, Tom Bukovac, “Hot Marshall Sundae”

00:00 - SG Rock 'n' Roll tone
01:00 - Old Uncle Larry on Plexi Sunday
02:00 - "Favorite Homeskoolin'?" / "Hate everything I play"
03:00 - Jeff Steele and Scott Bagman
03:45 - Foreigner and "Corporate Rock" formula
04:35 - "Crazy-ass lick" to torture someone
05:00 - Lesson: Pull-off
06:00 - Dio - Holy Diver (demon bleat)
06:45 - Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (Lakota Indian chant)
07:15 - Hot Rod Lincoln (George Frayne)
08:35 - "What rockstar that died early would you like to see to continue?" / Jimi Hendrix
09:38 - Rush
10:35 - Drummers interested in old guitars? / Greg Morrow and vintage drums
13:30 - What guitar do you want?
14:01 - '68 Marshall Plexi Super Tremolo 100W

Uncle Larry explores the absolute zenith of humankind’s experiments with tube amplification...the late 1960's Marshall Plexi panel....

File this one under "stuff Uncle Larry thinks is really fuckin' cool"...

so we have a lot of new viewers recently and here's the real inside shit folks...for realz.

i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn a lot of stuff from this channel and feel like it is indeed helping you as a player, all i ask is that you just throw a little something in the tip jar...

and where is this tip jar you say???

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
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a person could potentially purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merch..including several different extremely comfortable and nice feeling T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...i pride myself on having the comfiest t shirts on scratchy bad fitting horseshit here people.. check it out at

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website actual proper website.

You can see all kinds of weird old photos there, you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to... one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:

February 17th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 282, Tom Bukovac, “Pet Smells”

00:00 - Foreigner - Double Vision
01:40 - Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers (with singing)
03:00 - Different version of Bad Company - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
04:00 - 800+ videos and Homeskoolin' community
04:55 - Amp buzz vs hiss
05:18 - Brian Wilson work / Mills
05:55 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
06:25 - "Why hate for Foreigner" / Painful lyrics / Hot Blooded ("Three Blind Mice")
09:23 - "New guy" rukus causer (Bum petty)
10:12 - Learning songs exactly like the record
12:38 - Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix play the same way?
13:40 - John Waite exploring / Fine line in changing the song's melodgy
15:20 - Pet peeve with covers
16:30 - Pay attention to the singer and lyrics / "Hit lyrics"
17:25 - "Marriage again?" / Bachelor life
18:40 - "Perfect Rock 'n' Roll guitar tone?" / Gretsch Playboy amp

Uncle Larry plays some ol’ honk and wades into some heavy VCB swamp…


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