Let’s Get Funky

Let’s Get Funky!: An Introduction to Funk Music What is Funk? Funk is considered an urban form of dance music. This genre of music emerged

Read More »

Let’s Get Funky!

Let’s Get F U N K Y! Funk is defined as “a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians

Read More »

What is Funk?

Funk originated in the mid-1960’s by African American people. It is a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Some characteristics of Funk music

Read More »


adelic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1It4rNbOCM Funk music  more of a freedom of expression for blacks. In this genre, the structure was more free and explicit to express identity

Read More »

We Got the Funk!

WE GOT THE FUNK! BACKKGROUND Funk is a genre that originated through African Americans in the mid/late 1960s. Black musicians created  rhythmic, danceable new form

Read More »


Funkadelic Funk music began in the mid 1960s. It is usually associated with the political movements and emphasized a time of black pride and the

Read More »


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.


Funky Sounds