Funky Town Get Down

Origin of the Genre Funk music originated in the mid 1960’s when black musicians such as James Brown created a style of grooving where the

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Can’t Stop the Funk

Origin & Characteristics Funk is a genre that has “Black” written all over and through it. Funk made its debut during the 1960s. Originally viewed

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Funk– A Black Thing

Characteristics & Origin Funk can carry different means for different people. Some might describe this genre as a “form of expression…a good feeling…life…love”. It originated

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Get Funky

ORIGIN & CHARACTERISTICS Funk is a genre that emerged during the 1960s as a form of dance music. It gained inspiration from rhythm and blues

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The O’Jays- R&B post

The O’Jays are an R&B music group that originated in Canton, Ohio in 1958. The group originally consisted of members Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William

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Earth, Wind & Fire

The funk band Earth, Wind & Fire emerged in 1969 when Maurice White, Wade Flemons, and Don Whitehead teamed up to make music.  The group

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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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