Funk o Cultural and Social Orleans Rhythm, blues, soul and Ran provided the foundation on which funk was born. African-American adaptation of soul music Funk evolved from soul and Ran music. O Sonic Characteristics o Production Techniques Funk music is usually based upon a single chord rather than chord progressions as in Ran and soul. It has complicated arrangements of instruments with a focus on a strong and punchy lyrics and musical compositions. O Musical elements The focus of funk music is and always has been on a distinctive grooves, syncopated youths and melodic baselines.
Instrumentation typically consists of electric guitar, electric bass, drums, electric organ and a small horn section (saxophone, trumpets and trombones).