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(Herald Scotland)   British man with dementia given four notes, creates tune picked up By BBC Philharmonic. Single being released Nov 1, all proceeds going to charities - Music For Dementia and Alzheimer's Society   (heraldscotland.com) divider line
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2020-10-26 9:16:13 PM  
Damn. I'm not even going to make a dust reference. My mother died with Alzheimer's and dementia. She was a brilliant woman. Journalist, author, advertising account executive and educator. We lost so much when her mind went. Seven years since she died, a good five before that when it became obvious she was losing it. Stories like this one remind me of the pain, but also of the joy.
 
2020-10-26 9:30:54 PM  
Beautiful.
 
2020-10-26 10:13:21 PM  
Reminds me of Bali Hai
 
2020-10-26 10:14:39 PM  
I mean that in a good way
 
2020-10-26 11:14:16 PM  
And now you know......the rest of the story.
 
2020-10-26 11:15:50 PM  
Music For Dementia is the name of my cover band that does covers of...uh...I just thought of the name but...What was the question?
 
2020-10-26 11:16:53 PM  
I'm not a musician by any means but that seemed like more than four notes.
 
2020-10-26 11:21:46 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Music For Dementia is the name of my cover band that does covers of...uh...I just thought of the name but...What was the question?


"The Strokes" is the answer you're looking for to the question you're looking for.
 
2020-10-26 11:22:52 PM  
I have known brilliant people who were taken by dementia. It is incredibly hard to face.

/To anyone out there going through the process of caring for someone with dementia know you are not alone and it does not last forever.
 
2020-10-26 11:23:34 PM  
In what universe is that only four notes?
 
2020-10-26 11:24:58 PM  
"Songs for Alzheimer's" is the best greatest hit record I've ever heard.
 
2020-10-26 11:28:04 PM  

morg: I'm not a musician by any means but that seemed like more than four notes.


Maybe try reading the damned article.
 
2020-10-26 11:34:03 PM  

little big man: And now you know......the rest of the story.


Good day!
 
2020-10-26 11:45:25 PM  
This thread... is kinda farkin crazy.
 
2020-10-26 11:55:59 PM  
Dementia is so farking horrible. Love ya mom.
 
2020-10-26 11:58:12 PM  
Is it....sandstorm?
 
2020-10-27 12:00:20 AM  

Mock26: morg: I'm not a musician by any means but that seemed like more than four notes.

Maybe try reading the damned article.


Well I did.

For his viral rendition of 'Four Notes', Mr Harvey was playing with the musical notes F, B, A and D.

So this is the part where me not being a musician comes in. Are stuff like sharps and flats included and that's why it sounded like more than four notes?
 
2020-10-27 12:33:22 AM  
Incredible. It's already on Amazon Music, I imagine on other streamers, too.
It's still playing in my head. A rather pleasant earworm, that.
 
2020-10-27 12:41:43 AM  
Thanks subby. Beautiful bittersweet story.

/sold my piano when we moved, wish I had it now to play those four notes and ensuing chords.
//coulda used the orchestra behind me, too
 
2020-10-27 12:42:31 AM  
Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

/ God damn I really gotta dust this room.
 
2020-10-27 12:45:46 AM  

morg: Mock26: morg: I'm not a musician by any means but that seemed like more than four notes.

Maybe try reading the damned article.

Well I did.

For his viral rendition of 'Four Notes', Mr Harvey was playing with the musical notes F, B, A and D.

So this is the part where me not being a musician comes in. Are stuff like sharps and flats included and that's why it sounded like more than four notes?


It's like painting a picture with only four colors - cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

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2020-10-27 12:48:34 AM  
From bad, sorta tipsy memory:


Think about the four notes as Dr. Pepper, Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew.

Those four notes are available at different restaurants- which are 'keys'* not keys of the piano

*might be 'scale'
 
2020-10-27 1:03:44 AM  

Unobtanium: Damn. I'm not even going to make a dust reference. My mother died with Alzheimer's and dementia. She was a brilliant woman. Journalist, author, advertising account executive and educator. We lost so much when her mind went. Seven years since she died, a good five before that when it became obvious she was losing it. Stories like this one remind me of the pain, but also of the joy.


My wife's uncle is the same- 95, still with us, but a baby now basically. Taught Hilton and Marriot how to feed 2,000 wedding guests "chicken or fish" without anyone getting sick.

ProTip: The movie Airplane teaches us, ALWAYS have the Lasaugna.
 
2020-10-27 1:10:14 AM  
My own father was a manager on different projects "just under" "The Founder:" San Onofre Onofre CA "the Boobies" nuclear power station, Colecovision (the buggywhip-to- Cabbage Patch Dolls company), Avionic hover system
for the V-22 Osprey, The first Un-interruptible Power Supplies for datacenters for Web 1.0,  Automatic Snowmaking machines, Mercedes "I See Rain!" automatic wipers, DARPA's self-healing ships, and 5 kids and many more grandkids. Going on year 4 of Dementia.
 
2020-10-27 1:32:31 AM  
I doubt most Farkers know this piece. But it's a staple of Romantic era organ music. And it's also based on just four notes; B, A, C, H. (In old German music, H was the modern B, and B was the modern Bb. Thus is was possible for Liszt to create a piece of music based on the theme "BACH".

Franz Liszt, Prélude et Fugue sur B.A.C.H. - Jean-Baptiste Dupont, orgue
Youtube UNlv3_p3QKY
 
2020-10-27 1:51:08 AM  

Unobtanium: Damn. I'm not even going to make a dust reference.


It's terribly dusty in here. As soon as I'm finished bawling my eyes out, I should maybe clean up.
 
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