The Isley Brothers

Their Early Music Career The Isley Brothers are an R&B/Funk singing group of biological brothers from Cincinnati, OH. They are one most influential R&B groups

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Play That Funky Music!

Play That Funky Music!! Music continues to evolve as time passes by, creating new sounds as popular trends arise throughout the years. Funk, a rhythmic

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Funk It Up

Funk It Up It was the 1960s. Racial, economic, and political tensions ran high during this period. However, a new genre was sweeping the nation.

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Evolution of Funk

Evolution of Funk What was Funk Music ? Funk music has a groovy urban dance style sound that was most popular in the ’70s and

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What’s that Funky sound?

What’s that Funky Sound? About Funk is important because it was the first time African-American artists were so uncensored and allowed room for authenticity to

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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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