A sincere "Thank You!" To JonR

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  1. SecondFloorTones

    SecondFloorTones Member

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    I've lurked for a couple of years here, and started posting half a year ago, or so. Every time there's a theoretical/musical question, I can't wait to read JonR 's replies, because they're always informative, pedagocial and packed with insight and information. Or maybe I just like them because I agree with them :) Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks - JonR, you really add value to this part of the forum (more than can be said for myself, sadly), and I appreciate it a lot.

    Fan boi rave over ;-)

    Cheers, Stig
     
  2. johnnyelgato

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    Yeah dude is a tgp national treasure for theory man!! nicely done sir!
     
  3. 9fingers

    9fingers Supporting Member

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    A 2nd & a 3rd from me on that! Thanks Jon!
    I have a LOT of your posts saved in various theory folders on my hard drive.
     
  4. JonR

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    Thanks guys.
    Now if I could only monetize it all.... (without too much effort that is...;))
     
  5. rublalup

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    Totally agree. Thanks a lot
     
  6. Clifford-D

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    Jon, write a short book on your insights.

    Short??? lol.

    Write a book for real. You're such a good writer
    and you have the support of the community here.
     
  7. naccoachbob

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    Write a "long" book on it, Jon.
    I'll add to the kudos for Jon. I've pm'd him several times on questions I've had because I respect his opinion on theory and on other things guitar-related. He's been very gracious and helpful on every occasion.
    I particularly admire his reasoning that theory explains things rather than enforces rules.
    I get the feeling he's for playing the music, then worrying about (or not) where it falls within theory.
    I also appreciate stevel's inputs along these same lines.
    Thank you both for helping me.
    Bob
     
  8. Fretsalot

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    Yes, I agree, Jon is one of the givers, a genuine helper. A few others here come to mind like SteveL and Kimock. I know I'm forgetting a few - my apologies. Three cheers for JonR!

    Fretsalot/Scott
     
  9. frdagaa

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    Totally agree -- he's wonderful. A few of JonRs posts have really left my jaw on the floor with the amount of dedication he has to answering someone's issue. Totally selfless. I know his answers take a good bit of time.

    A few other folks around here are like that, too. We owe a lot to all of them.

    My first thought when reading a JonR post is "THANKS!"

    My second thought is "Get a life! Dude, don't you have something better to do?!"

    My third thought is "You probably do."

    My fourth thought is the realization of just how wonderful he is.
     
  10. JonR

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    Yes I do. I'm just (mostly) too lazy to do it. Too easy to sit here tapping out idle remarks. Er, like this one.

    Unfortunately I have this troubling affliction. An itch to inform and (worse) to correct - which is OK when I really do know stuff, but I need to keep reminding myself of my limitations (although a few other TPGers here do that well enough, unintentionally but eloquently).

    I have to try to keep this cartoon in the back of my mind all the time...
    [​IMG]
     
  11. JonR

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    See above on laziness....
     
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    thanks jonr!also a shout out to stevel and tomo!i am sure i missed a few others.this is my favorite part of tgp.
     
  13. Kentano2000

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    JonR
    SteveL
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    Gennation

    These guys immediately spring to mind. From making difficult theoretical and harmonic concepts understandable and giving practical examples, to helping us to just LISTEN beyond any words of explanation and HEAR what our ears are beholding and trust the musical process. You guys are a treasure trove of wisdom and experience; thank you for sharing the treasure of music with us!
     
  14. sfarnell

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    JonR, I thank you too. I really learn a lot from your posts. A lot more now than I used to. :D

    And, I subscribe to the threads in which you post (playing and technique) so I can return to them for future reference. You need a compilation of your posts.

    And, some of your exchanges with Kimock are classic.
     
  15. H. Mac

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    I'm pretty new here, but JonR is one of the posters I appreciate.
     
  16. JPF

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    Jon has taught me more than he'll probably ever know through his posts, so here's a belated and heartfelt thank you!
     
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    Agreed, he's proven himself beyond doubt to be a highly valuable contributor to TGP.
     
  18. YOGA64

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    Jon, I would actually give you $$$, if you wrote a book on Pop\Rock harmony.

    Think about it, $$$.............
     
  19. Clifford-D

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    If you did it right with some backing
    I think your book would be a hit.

    Same goes for Kimock, ans SteveL
    and many others.

    And I think just about all contents
    could be extracted from the archives
    of TGP.
    Also TGP themselves could produce
    a ton of books on topics from all the
    forum archives.
     
  20. gennation

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    JonR, we both go back to the theory forum at guitar.com!

    My hats always off to you. I've learned a lot from you...and quite a bit I still haven't I'm sure!
     

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