a mildly depressed state of mind; -- often used in the phrase blue funk.
an earthy, seemingly unsophisticated style of jazz music having elements of black American blues and gospel.
a state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk"
Originally, jazz with a pronounced gospel influence. Later, a style of R&B music or jazz-rock fusion.
A style of popular music featuring a strong, repetitive bass line and a syncopated rhythm, fusing jazz, blues, rock and soul.
A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
English word which originally stands for “psycho depression”, “body odor” or quality of something extremely informal. It has designated since 1967 a well paced kind of Afro American music, characterized by "fatback", a bass and/or drum note right before the strong tempo (second tempo) giving funk its characteristic balance.
a musical style that arose during the late 20th century; it de-emphasized melody and harmony and made rythm the most important element gallop: a dance of the mid-nineteenth century in lively duple time, with a characteristic rhythmic pattern executed with hopping movements and frequently changing steps
An effect created by building and releasing tension with the placement of notes and rhythms.
Funk is an African American musical style. It originated in the 1960s with performers such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and George Clinton. Funk de-emphasized melody and harmony, bringing rhythm, which was understood as a defining aspect of African music, to a foreground.