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  1. Introduction
  2. Rickey Vincent's book
  3. Musicians take upon the issue
  4. Defining funk
  5. Funk's musical roots
  6. Two pieces of music
  7. Conclusion
  8. References

The music genre, Funk, is a style of music that is approached in many ways in an attempt to explain, create, or recreate it. Many different types of people shed insight onto this music, giving many unique perspectives. Anyone from musicians to journalists has attempted to articulate exactly what is, but all seem to give different explanations. Rickey Vincent's book, Funk: The Music, the People, and the Rhythm of The One, is a book that explains much detail about Funk. Starting generally and then divulging into highlights of the music scene, Vincent proves his knowledge and expertise upon this subject.

[...] When it is over, one is forced to reflect upon the work of James Brown, as it is an obvious influence over Prince's musical style. Next comes Parliament's Flashlight. Its intro is primarily a hard and electric funk, which is synthesizer-based. The main groove is established by an electric guitar, with very quick riffs made in a very high register, repeated over and over. Singers repeat the word ?Flashlight? a few times, with the lead singer, George Clinton singing a few words here and there. [...]


[...] The many views of funk music a. The music genre, Funk, is a style of music that is approached in many ways in an attempt to explain, create, or recreate it. Many different types of people shed insight onto this music, giving many unique perspectives. Anyone from musicians to journalists has attempted to articulate exactly what is, but all seem to give different explanations. Rickey Vincent's book, Funk: The Music, the People, and the Rhythm of The One, is a book that explains much detail about Funk. [...]

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