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Funk

17,430 releases
Strong danceable grooves typically carried by bass guitar and drums, prominent use of extended chords, and a percussive guitar style using a wah pedal.
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Hierarchy

  • R&B

    Includes the most popular forms of African American music from the late 1940s, when the term Rhythm & Blues first appeared, through to the Contemporary R&B of the 1980s forward.

    • Funk
      • Acid Jazz

        Eclectic mixture of influences from Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, and House which rose to popularity in the 1990s.

      • Afrobeat

        Merges West African percussion and call-and-response structure in Funk jams with Jazz-like flourishes.

      • Afro-Funk

        Strongly mixed with traditional and more modern genres in sub-Saharan West Africa.

      • Britfunk

        Variety of Funk born out of late 1970s British nightclubs.

      • Deep Funk

        Focuses more on grooves and rhythm than songwriting.

      • Go-Go

        Dominated by drums and percussion (primarily congas) with heavily syncopated rhythms, bursts of horns, and call-and-response vocals.

      • Latin Funk

        Funk combined with Hispanic American Music styles.

      • P-Funk

        Features a "fat", monotonic drum sound, spaced-out synthesizers, "squelchy" basslines, tight, syncopated horns, and sometimes heavy guitars.

      • Porn Groove

        Primarily found in the soundtracks to Pornographic films of the 1970s.

      • Synth Funk

        Emerged in the late 1970s; replaces horns traditionally used in melodic segments with synthesizers, while often incorporating drum machines to augment the futuristic sound.

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