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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Funkified

Origin The phrases of “get funky” and “funkified” are not new to the world and more specifically, they are not new to the African American

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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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