It’s Time To Get Funky

The Beginning of Funk Party music, later referred to as Funk, became popular in the 70’s although emerged in the late 1960’s. Using elements from

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Funk Post

FUNK IT UP! An Overview of the Funk Area & Its Influence on Blackness What is Funk? Funk is unapologetically black music. It is how

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Let’s Get Funky!!!

What is Funk Music? Funk music was created in the mid 1960s . This genre of music can be described as jazz, soul, rhythm, and

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Marva Whitney-Funk

History of Funk Funk, rhythm-driven musical genre popular in the 1970s and early 1980s that linked soul to later African-American musical styles. Like many words emanating from the African-American

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Disco Origin

ORIGIN Disco started in the 1970s Disco os formally known as a genre of music, specifically dance Disco has R&B and funk elements It heavily

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Let’s Get Funky

Funk and Its Beginnings Funk also referred to as party music emerged in the late 1960’s but didn’t become popular until the 70’s. It is

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Funk: Music Genre

Funk Music Definition: Funk is defined as a ” a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960’s when African-American musicians created a

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Funk is…By: Brooke and Di

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Funk de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions used in other related genres and brings a strong rhythmic groove of a bass line played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a drummer to the foreground. Like much of African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves. Funk uses the same richly-colored extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths.

 

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