History of Sound


%3FunkFunkBall cultureBall cultureFunk->Ball cultureWest Coast hip hopWest Coast hip hopFunk->West Coast hip hopSmooth soulSmooth soulFunk->Smooth soulAfro/cosmic musicAfro/cosmic musicFunk->Afro/cosmic musicContemporary R&BContemporary R&BFunk->Contemporary R&BEast Coast hip hopEast Coast hip hopFunk->East Coast hip hopSoca musicSoca musicFunk->Soca musicAustralian hip hopAustralian hip hopFunk->Australian hip hopOld-school hip hopOld-school hip hopFunk->Old-school hip hopHip hop musicHip hop musicFunk->Hip hop musicJazz-funkJazz-funkFunk->Jazz-funkKrautrockKrautrockFunk->KrautrockLeeds hip hopLeeds hip hopFunk->Leeds hip hopMangue bitMangue bitFunk->Mangue bitProgressive soulProgressive soulFunk->Progressive soulDeep funkDeep funkFunk->Deep funkDiscoDiscoFunk->DiscoMakossaMakossaFunk->MakossaLiquid funkLiquid funkFunk->Liquid funkSri Lankan hip hopSri Lankan hip hopFunk->Sri Lankan hip hopFree funkFree funkFunk->Free funkUrban PasifikaUrban PasifikaFunk->Urban PasifikaFunk rockFunk rockFunk->Funk rockPost-punkPost-punkFunk->Post-punkBrit funkBrit funkFunk->Brit funkYacht rockYacht rockFunk->Yacht rockJazz fusionJazz fusionFunk->Jazz fusionHip hop music in the Pacific NorthwestHip hop music in the Pacific NorthwestFunk->Hip hop music in the Pacific NorthwestHip hop tugaHip hop tugaFunk->Hip hop tugaManila soundManila soundFunk->Manila soundPsychedelic funkPsychedelic funkFunk->Psychedelic funkAvant-funkAvant-funkFunk->Avant-funkPhiladelphia soulPhiladelphia soulFunk->Philadelphia soulJungle musicJungle musicFunk->Jungle musicAcid jazzAcid jazzFunk->Acid jazzElectro (music)Electro (music)Funk->Electro (music)ChillwaveChillwaveFunk->ChillwaveAlternative hip hopAlternative hip hopFunk->Alternative hip hopG-funkG-funkFunk->G-funkShibuya-keiShibuya-keiFunk->Shibuya-keiGo-goGo-goFunk->Go-goFunky houseFunky houseFunk->Funky houseFunkstepFunkstepFunk->FunkstepTropipopTropipopFunk->TropipopDance-punkDance-punkFunk->Dance-punkSwamp rockSwamp rockFunk->Swamp rockNo waveNo waveFunk->No waveTeen popTeen popFunk->Teen popNeurofunkNeurofunkFunk->NeurofunkBreakbeatBreakbeatFunk->BreakbeatAfrobeatAfrobeatFunk->AfrobeatCity popCity popFunk->City popSamba rockSamba rockFunk->Samba rockReggae fusionReggae fusionFunk->Reggae fusionSkweeeSkweeeFunk->SkweeeNew jack swingNew jack swingFunk->New jack swingMemphis soulMemphis soulMemphis soul->FunkRhythm and bluesRhythm and bluesRhythm and blues->FunkGospel musicGospel musicGospel music->FunkJazzJazzJazz->FunkSoul musicSoul musicSoul music->FunkNew Orleans SoulNew Orleans SoulNew Orleans Soul->Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of various music genres that were popular among African Americans in the mid-20th century. It de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions and focuses on a strong rhythmic groove of a bassline played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a percussionist, often at slower tempos than other popular music. Funk typically consists of a complex percussive groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves that create a “hypnotic” and “danceable” feel. 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 alte