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Thread: In the 70's music,the genres Soul and Funk sound very close am I right or wrong?

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    Default In the 70's music,the genres Soul and Funk sound very close am I right or wrong?


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    not right aretha, etc. soul,,,parliment/funkadelic,johnson bros. james brown funk

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    You're basically right. If you wanted to differentiate, it would be that Funk has a more choppy beat and is focused more on the music whereas Soul was more focused on vocal melodies.

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    funk often contained soul music. in fact soul was a big part of funk. likewise, soul used forms of contained funk.

    areatha franklin- soul
    Stevie Wonder- funk
    George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic- hardcore funk

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    ummm. you are wrong .Funk sounds like funk and soul sounds like soul. Although, funk has elements of soul, jazz, and r&b, the sound is totally different.

    Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American performers blended soul music, soul jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony, and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Unlike R&B and soul songs, which had many chord changes, funk songs are often based on an extended vamp on a single chord.

    Like much of African music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk bands also usually have a horn section of several saxophones, trumpets, and in some cases, a trombone, which plays rhythmic "shots".

    Influential African American funk performers include James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Meters. Notable 1970s funk bands included Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, The Commodores, and Kool & the Gang. Funk music was a major influence on the development of 1970s disco music and funk samples are used in most styles of hip hop music.

    funk music soul music with jazz influence, but you see the styles are different, but BOTH have soul, jazz, and r&b, she has a LITTLE funk

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