Funk

Funk is a genre that originated in the late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz, and R&B. Funk was a major influence on the development of disco music.

Components of Funk

  • de-emphasizes melody and harmony
  • brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground
  • often based on an extended vamp on a single chord

Instruments of Funk

  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Hammond Organ
  • Drums playing interlocking rhythms 
  • Saxophones
  • Trumpets
  • Trombone

Funk Musicians and Videography