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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For the FUNK of It

For the FUNK of It Funk music; that groovy, hypnotic music that makes your body move against its will. Funk music; music for the

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We’ve Got the Funk!

Background on Funk Music and it’s Relation to Disco Now we’re in the late 70’s and we’re introduced to a genre entitled Funk. Funk music

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Disco All The Way

Four On The Floor Element of Disco 1970’s What is Disco? Disco as a genre emerged out of an urban culture in the early 1970s.

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Make it FUNKY Now!

From the TOP! During the 1970s this fun and futuristic music changed the streets of America with its outrageous fashion, unique vision and streetwise slang.

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It’s time to get Funk(y)

Funk, being known for is outside-the-box label, was originated in the late 1960s. Funk has its unpredictable sense of lyricism combined with aggressive grooves that

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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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