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Funk: “Free Your Mind and You’re A*s Will Follow” (G. Clinton) 1) Soul to Funk: Sly & the Family Stone a. Inter-racial band, male and female members, actual brothers and sisters b. Style derived from James Brown: i. Polyrhythmic vamps ii. Hard beat, funky bass line iii. Minimal chord changes iv. Sound distortion with electronic devices v. Avoidance of strong backbeat vi. Stress on all four beats vii. Memphis Soul sound in horns (percussive, staccato sound) viii.Guitar sound, performance associated with psychedelic rock style 2) General Characteristics a. Syncopated bass line b. Bass provides rhythmic direction c. Heavily pronounced backbeat on drums d. Gospel-influenced Soul singing e. Rhythm instruments often used to create melodies f. Melody instruments often used to create rhythms g. No focus on any one singer/player h. Rhythm guitars: choked style i. Live performances: Often create a collective improvisation j. Studio: “Jam groove” – collective improvisation 3) Earth, Wind & Fire a. Formed 1970 by Maurice White b. Heavily jazz influenced
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