Funk Post

 

Funk is a music genre that originated in the African American communities around the 1960s. With this specific genre, African Americans continues to create a rhythmic and danceable new form of music. Funk is different from these other genres because it doesn’t focus so much on the melody and chord progressions but focuses more so on the strong rhythmic grove of a bass line played by an electric bassist and drum. Funk consistently consists of a different groove with rhythmic instruments. Funk is unique because it takes different chords or things from other genres of music. The typical instruments in which funk is played by is the Bass guitar, electric guitar, drums, bass synthesizer, drum machine, keyboards, electric piano, horns, conga, etc. Funk became popular with the help of James Brown as he emphasized the first beat of every measure. Popular musical funk groups include: “Sly and the Family Stone,” “The Meters,” “Parliament-Funkadelic,” and etc. These specific musical groups were some of the musical groups that adopted James Brown’s innovation. Famous funk artists include: George Clinton, James Brown, Prince, Rick James, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Bootsy Collins, The Ohio Players, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, etc.