About Cajonbox

All about the Cajon and Nu World percussions!

A personal note from the Author…

“Hello, I am Heidi Joubert and I am absolutely passionate about music, teaching people to play and instruments and that’s why I started up cajonbox.com. I have long dreamed of starting up a page dedicated to cajon and percussion, a page where you can learn to play the cajon with free cajon courses, a page to educate anyone who wants to learn about the cajon. A community page is soon to follow, so there is so much more coming! In the meanwhile, enjoy some video lessons, arranged in order, read some very helpful articles in our blog page or check out some of the newest and hippest cajons and percussion’s around, including my very own signature line brand, the cruz cajon.

Throughout this page you will notice you can leave comments, ask questions and give some input! Please do not be shy, we’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for visiting my site and I sincerely hope that you improve super fast in your cajon and percussion studies!! Don’t forget to comment or leave some feedback, this helps me to continually improve and stay encouraged!! Many thanks for all your support and love, it has helped get me to where I am today!

Cajon love to you all!

Heidi Joubert

*All the cajons and percussions featured in our store are 100% handmade, and we support fair trade and manufacture all products in an eco friendly way. We personally know the creators and makers of each product we sell and we fully endorse each instrument as top quality.

 

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54 Comments

  1. Lucy

    I have just found you after the Frankfurters tube video went viral! I have shown both my kids the video of you playing and would love to get my 11 year old a Cajon as she has really natural rhythm. Your videos are going to be fantastic for her, thanks so much for making these!
    She is quite a tall kid, around 5ft 3…is there a Cajon you could recommend for children or would be be ok with a normal one? I’m just thinking of posture etc.
    Thanks again, I can’t stop watching the videos now and shouting the kids over for a look. They sit very quietly when they’re watching them, total awe!
    Best wishes
    Lucy

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  2. Kim Brunila

    Greetings from Finland!
    Thanks for the great online lessons.
    I was wondering about if playing the cajon with a ring in my middlefinger will ruin the playing surface. It already has some dents and the lack is broken from some places.
    I was wondering, is that ok, or am I ruining my cajon by this?
    -KB

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  3. Andrew

    Hello,
    Your videos are great! Couple years ago I decided to learn a new instrument every year. This year I went with the cajon. Picked one up a couple weeks ago and am hooked. I have very little percussion experience and truly appreciate the effort you put into your instructions. All day I sit at my crappy desk job practicing the patterns on my legs until I can get home and wail away. Thank you.
    Peace and love,
    Andrew

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  4. Pete Roulston

    Hi, I just bought a cajon today for some variation to my gigs. This is a great site so thank you.
    If I put stickers on the sides of my cajon do you think it would affect the sound? 🙂

    Reply
    • Heidi Joubert

      Hey Pete
      No it shouldn’t affect your sound unless you are sticking MOTHERLY HUGE AND THICK stickers on your cajon that is as thick as paint… I don’t think you need to worry about it, unless the wood that you are sticking the stickers on is extremely thin.

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  5. Gerry Sludden

    Hey Heidi
    I subscribe to cajonbox and love the resources you have made available. Can’t wait for the DVD.
    I’ve been making my own cajons for use with my scottish ceilidh band and have linked to cajon box for anyone interested in discovering more about the cajon, or who wants to buy an instrument.
    The link is on this page:
    http://www.shimmygrand.co.uk/gerrys-latest-hand-made-cajon/
    Hope you don’t mind my linking to your site – I will continue to direct our readers to your site if you are happy for me to do so – if not, let me know and I’ll remove the link.
    Best wishes
    Gerry

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  6. EDILLON LIMA

    Todos os fabricantes querem divulgar seus cajons, querem popularizar este instrumento, mas quando tem aulas eles querem cobrar por estas aulas, sabemos que o cajon é um instrumento muito simples e versátil que pode ser confeccionado ou fabrica por qualquer pessoas, sendo assim as aulas sendo gratuitas muitas pessoas passam a aprender e querer comprar um, mas tendo dinheiro é obvio que é melhor comprar um que seja de um ótimo fabricante que um de fundo de quintal, por este motivo defendo que sejam colocadas essas aulas gratuitas. Aqui na minha região no meu país BRASIL, os músicos não acreditam muito nesse instrumento, mas como eu não tenho condições econômicas para comprar um não posso difundir o ótimo som e a versatilidade deste maravilhoso instrumento.
    Se alguém puder me doar um ficarei grato.
    entrem em contato comigo através do E-mail:
    edillon_lima@yahoo.com.br
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Aguardo pelo seu contato!

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  7. EDILLON LIMA

    Todos os fabricantes querem divulgar seus cajons, querem popularizar este instrumento, mas quando tem aulas eles querem cobrar por estas aulas, sabemos que o cajon é um instrumento muito simples e versátil que pode ser confeccionado ou fabrica por qualquer pessoas, sendo assim as aulas sendo gratuitas muitas pessoas passam a aprender e querer comprar um, mas tendo dinheiro é obvio que é melhor comprar um que seja de um ótimo fabricante que um de fundo de quintal, por este motivo defendo que sejam colocadas essas aulas gratuitas. Aqui na minha região no meu país BRASIL, os músicos não acreditam muito nesse instrumento, mas como eu não tenho condições econômicas para comprar um não posso difundir o ótimo som e a versatilidade deste maravilhoso instrumento.
    Se alguém puder me doar um ficarei grato.
    entrem em contato comigo através do E-mail:
    edillon_lima@yahoo.com.br

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  8. Rick

    Hi Heidi
    Great web site.
    New to the cajon and I can’t seem to keep my wedding ring on left hand from clicking on the cajon when I play.
    Is there a trick to keeping it out of the way and not hitting the surface?
    I can’t get it off my finger, so that is not an option.
    Thanks for all the help on your site.

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    • Heidi Joubert

      Hey Rick!
      Haha this is a funny one, and I laughed a bit reading your comment! This is because I barely wear my wedding ring due to the cajon, I have to keep taking it off to play so I end up just leaving it at home as it’s really easy to lose if you keep taking it off…. and to your question I do not have an answer, except perhaps you should try to cover the ring with a thick plaster when you play to stop the clicking sound? Thats all I can think of!

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      • Heidi Joubert

        End of Feb 2014! It;s taking a bit longer than expected but it will also be much cooler than expected!

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      • Earl Tiffin

        Band aid, pad down (striking side.) Then athletic tape on top. Works like a charm!

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  9. Jack Burchard

    Heidi: when will the instructional DVD be available? Thanks for all you do.

    Reply

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