History of Rock & Roll Terms
Blues, The BluesA form of music rooted in African-American folk traditions, spirituals, and work songs and characterized by call-and-response patterns. The blues have influenced a number of American music genres, including jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop.
Counterculture, CounterculturalA culture with a set of values and practices that run against the grain of mainstream culture.
Electric GuitarA type of guitar in which a contact microphone under the strings picks up the acoustic vibrations and converts them into electrical current. That current is then amplified through a loudspeaker.
FunkA form of music rooted in American soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues sounds, yet based more heavily in rhythm and percussion instruments. Funk gained popularity in the late 1960s through the work of magnetic performers such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton and the P-Funk, and Prince.
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