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University of Guelph
MUSC 2150

Unit 10Black Pop and the Rise Of Disco1 Identify funk and aurally identify its elements in a songFunk is a dance genre that has the following characteristics y Usually disjointed angular choppy vocals with little melody y A complex groove A groove is a multilayered collection of riffs and rhythms played by different instruments intended to be the support structure for vocals y Syncopated rhythms within the groove to add interest y A strong beat for dancing Funk is the ancestor of rap and hiphop The groove in funk comes from jazz 2 Discuss the development funk as it matures through the 1970sJames Brown is considered the godfather of funk His career began in the 50s and was the most important Black pop star of the 60s with his grooveoriented soulSly and the Family Stone came into the spotlight in the late 60s and early 70s with a series of genre defining albums starting with Dance to the Music In Slys wake artists including Ohio Players and Kool and the Gang who continued to achieve crossover success Due to funks success Motown began to reflect aspects of funk through artists such as The Temptations and Marvin Gaye Finally St
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