What is... the Berklee Funk?
by Ryu Ishizawa Berklee Funk is a somewhat derogatory term used to describe the way Berklee students tend to arrange and harmonize their music. The term was first made public on Berklee alumnus Adam Neely’s YouTube channel and has since been coined to describe a certain, recurring, sound and style Berklee students tend to write in. Therefore, what are some of the characteristics of Berklee Funk? Chromatic Reharm Pop tunes are usually reharmonized in Berklee arrangements, and