So this is part of a basic technique ex (the rest will come later) but it helps to train your hands to move from the bass to the ‘Snare’ sound on your cajon… It’s important to focus on doing this extremely slowly, concentrating mostly on the sound difference between bass and highs and making sure that each note is played out evenly, work on time control and sound and you will be a great player, pleasant to play with! 🙂
I do this ex at times even for up to 1 hour every day with a metronome, starting very slowly and gradually increasing the tempo… I know it might sound boring but once you start to be so into it that you get inside the ex and you can hear every stroke you play clearly and every sound is pleasant, you will find that your concentration and quality of playing is pushed to a next level!
It trains your hands to move comfortably over the 2 basic sounds of the cajon (bass and snare) and features 6 different patterns. Memorize it and then spend at least 5 min everyday doing this ex, gradually pushing up the speed as you progress.
Enjoy! There’s more patterns in this ex, Check out the video below for the others!
Here I share the ex (and some more variations) on this video taken from my Modern Method for Cajon.
Moving over 2 sounds
This exercise consists of 6 different patterns played consecutively, strategically developed to train your brain & hands to move smoothly from one sound (Highs) to the other (Bass) comfortably and incorporating the different hand placements and striking technique relevant and unique to each sound, into your playing. Each pattern is also a form of music vocabulary which will be extremely useful throughout your journey with the cajon.
Playing time: 5 mins 55 secs
This video is taken from my Modern Method for Cajon