Hey fellow bassists, I hope to start writing music for my band (I have lyrics already and need to start writing the stuff that really matters) and really want to incorporate some intense gooves and funk fills/break-outs/solos. After a completely useless search on google, I have come here to ask, what on earth makes funk, funk? Is it the actual notes you play, the rhythms, or both? Does it matter whether you play finger-, pick- or slap-style? Sorry if I sound like a super-noob, I still haven't been able to get lessons or find a good resource on the net (other than here, that is). Thanks for reading!