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what's the difference

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by msangster, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. What's the difference between R&B and Funk?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    They have becomne almost interchangable, right? I sometimes use both interchangably...I put Funk under the big R&B umbrella. i.e. Funk is a sub-genre of R&B.
    There was a time when R&B was based on Blues changes while Funk was less dependant upon Blues-type of changes.
    R&B, which preceded Funk, was maybe more about the vocals...Funk has the instruments more in the forefront with maybe more syncopation.
    Some R&B is funky, some Funk is R&B-ish.

    What does www.allmusic.com have to say?
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "You can't describe funk. It's like trying to write down an orgasm." - Rickey Vincent
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Sounds messy. :ninja:
  5. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    It is.

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