Welcome to my Modern Method for Cajon!

A comprehensive, interactive, step-by-step course  filled with the basics of the cajon, including techniques, exercises & a wide variety of grooves personally developed by Heidi Joubert.

A completely structured video method, featuring in-depth training, beginning with the most basic level (Part 1) and progressing onto intermediate and finally advanced levels (Parts 2-5 to be released in the near future). Strategically compiled so that each lesson builds upon the next. Learn to play the cajon in a fun, very easy, practical step-by-step approach, and best of all you get to practice and play along with me as you progress!

I know these lessons will help you become the best cajon player you can be! Let’s get started!

 

Overview & Introduction

In this video Heidi Joubert gives an indepth overview on the course and the lessons. She explains a bit more on the features, how the course is organised and the different sections & lessons we will be looking at throughout the course.

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Modern Method for Cajon PART 1

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 6 Hours 6 mins / 65 Videos

Section 1

Cajon Basics Course

The foundational part. Learning all about the basic sounds, the proper hand placement & technique to play the cajon, how to tune your cajon, different types of cajons, stretching & warming up exercises, how to practice, and the correct seating position for a healthy posture.

Playing time: 40 mins / 9 Videos

Section 2

Technique & Rudiments

A range of fundamental & practical exercises focused on building a strong foundation for your playing and developing the perfect technique with a beautiful sound. With intensive practice-along parts using a metronome. These exercises will help you progress much faster as you learn your grooves.

Playing time: 1hr 48 mins  / 17 Videos

Section 3

Rhythms & Grooves

A wide variety of different rhythm & groove patterns covering varying genres & styles. With intensive practice-along parts followed by play-along songs so that you can put what you have learnt into context with music and real musicians.

Playing time: 3hrs 37 mins / 39 Videos

Watch these 3 videos as a preview to the Modern Method

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Sneak preview of the Method

Groove overview & variation 1

In this first video lesson of the Rumba Catalan we look at the overview of the general groove, such as time signature and the subdivision of the beat as well as learning the first, most basic variation for this groove. This variation has 3 accents in the pattern which spans over 1 bar, and the remaining strokes are to be played as ‘ghost notes’.

Playing time: 7 mins 16 secs

15 Rules for Productive Practising

Going in depth into the importance of a great practising routine, here are 15 Rules or ‘guidelines’ for Productive practising. These insights are to be incorporated throughout your journey on this course and will help you get the most out of the lessons and your learning experience.

Playing time: 6 mins 12 secs

Technique & Rudiments Lesson 1

Single stroke

The most common rudimentary stroke used to play the cajon. It is of the utmost importance to get a strong foundation on the single stroke as all your playing and all the other strokes, techniques and rudiments will be built upon this stroke.

Playing time: 1 mins 9 secs

Modern Method for Cajon

 

The Method is strategically compiled so that each lesson builds upon the next. Unlike many of the lessons on youtube or other social media sites which are simply random, the Modern Method takes you on a journey of discovering the cajon and structured learning using a very organised and methodical approach. The Method is the very same method Heidi Joubert developed to train herself to play the cajon.

It is the best way to learn to play the cajon in a very easy, fun and practical step-by-step approach, and best of all, you get to practise and play along with Heidi as you progress. Learn at your own pace & from the comfort of your home. Heidi Joubert is your very own personal cajon coach at your disposal wherever you are.

A formalized Cajon method covering the fundamentals on how to properly play the cajon.

An educational module – a Step by step instructional method for new & existing players on how to play the cajon.

This covers the fundamentals, looking at the basic sounds, the correct hand placement and striking technique for each sound, with exercises to build up accurate technique, muscle memory, excellent sound, all the while strengthening  your hands, and promoting healthy posture.

The module covers a wide range of grooves & rhythm patterns over various music genres and focuses on how to play along in a group setting or live band. 

Features

Practise-along parts

With practise-along videos to each lesson (you get to practise along with Heidi as you learn) Each practise-along video has in-depth practise, beginning slowly and ranging over various tempos for ideal progress as you learn and practise

Play-along songs

Play along videos to each groove lesson, so you get to apply your freshly-learnt grooves with Heidi & band, putting the grooves into context with real music and musicians.

4 Camera angles

4 different camera angles capturing all the angles needed for optimum learning and developing the proper technique.

Music notation

So you can learn to read rhythm and patterns, exercises & grooves as you go.

Original music

Written specially for the play-along parts of this method. Features original songs by Heidi for the play-along parts!

HD Quality & professionally recorded audio

Great HD quality videos and top notch sound for the ultimate learning experience.

Tried & tested Method

To ensure the optimum progression. As well as using this method herself, Heidi has used it to train thousands around the world in her workshops and master-classes over the past 15 years. The results have helped shape and develop her final method.

Levels: Beginner (Part 1)

This first part of the Modern Method is Ideal for the new beginner. This first part of the Modern Method specifically focuses on the new beginner but will also aid to correct and strengthen the technique and skills of intermediate cajon players.

Learn to play live

With a band with our specifically tailored play-along songs

Method Layout

 

Section 1 / Cajon Basics

The foundational part. Learning all about the basic sounds, the proper hand placement & technique to play the cajon, how to tune your cajon, different types of cajons, stretching & warming up exercises, how to practice, and the correct seating position for a healthy posture.

Playing time: 40 mins / 9 videos

 

Section 2 / Technique & Rudiments

A range of fundamental & practical exercises focused on building a strong foundation for your playing and developing the perfect technique with a beautiful sound. With intensive practice-along parts using a metronome. These exercises will help you progress much faster as you learn your grooves.

Playing time: 1hr 48 mins  / 17 videos

 

Section 3 / Rhythms & Grooves

A wide variety of different rhythm & groove patterns covering varying genres & styles. With intensive practice-along parts followed by play-along songs so that you can put what you have learnt into context with music and real musicians.

Playing time: 3hrs 37 mins / 39 videos

Pricing & Plans

Method Part 1

Unlimited Access

Get unlimited access to the Modern Method part 1 including all the lessons, grooves and practise & play-along videos. You get your very own account to login and learn at your own pace on my website. You can login any time to keep learning and practising with the method. Also get support with any questions you might have regarding the lessons.

Playing time: 6hrs 6 mins / 65 videos

€79  Sale €45

Method Part 1 + Download

Download & Unlimited Access

Get the full download & unlimited access to the Modern Method part 1 including all the lessons, grooves and practise & play-along videos. The complete method download is offered in one zip folder or simply download lesson by lesson as you learn. You also get your very own account to login and learn at your own pace via my website. Also get support with any questions you might have.

Playing time: 6hrs 6 mins / 65 videos

€135   Sale €99

Read what people are saying about the Modern Method 

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I have been following you for a while on social media or YouTube, your videos are always helpful as many other videos of other musicians. Honestly I was sceptical to buy a method of yours but I tried anyway since price was really motivating. Honestly I confess that is really well done and it pushes me to improve my technique and to play more everyday. It is inspiring.

Davide Rizzo

7 reviews for Modern Method for Cajon Part 1 Unlimited Access

  1. David

    A friend gifted this to me as they know I thoroughly enjoy all things CAJON. Having only recently been introduced to Heidi I am blown away. What talent and such a great teacher. The package I purchased gives me value for money as I can use it at my own pace and don’t have the stress of a monthly subscription.

  2. Gerd Roeders

    I would call myself a bassist….for a lot of people that says it all 🙂 However I always wanted to learn a drum kind of instrument. For one thing to better communicate with the drummer….and also to have more fun with the guitar player when the drummer “cannot make it”. Beeing a musician I first bought an instrument – a Heidi Joubert amazing cruz cajon. It came with an encouraging personal notice from Heidi – that made me happy. The first six month I used the cajon to sit on it, to threaten my drummer, to put my chord sheets and ipad on it and a lot of other crazy stuff you can do with this good looking instrument in the room. I tried some beats but it was hard to get to the string through the hole….and though it looks so easy when you see the cajon players it actually is quite difficult when you try on your own. Fortunately out of nowhere, Heidi released the modern method for Cajon playing. I am not the biggest fan of online lessons but I tried this one because the cajon was so great that I expected the method to be equally brilliant! And yes it is. After a “slow” start, explainig this and that, things get really going. The pace is not to fast (for a bass player) but a lot of information is given that, for me was of big value, for example how to use the hands in the right way. It is a truly beginner course and it takes you step by step to better understand and play. And then there are the “sessions” with the band. I love it just to groove along and I already have my favorite songs. I also learned from the bass player in the video – great musicians. For me this is the biggest plus because it is pure fun. Heidi by herself is very sympathic. I saw her first time on a live concert and i loved the spirit she spreads, and you can feel this positive loving spirit on the video. This course makes a huge difference to the youtube videos you can grab, because this method takes you from begining to intermediate step by step. It´s fun and long lasting…..there is only on thing I think that is a problem for me…. I don´t play the bass enough anymore because I love to groove on my Cajon. Thanks Heidi – great job!

  3. Nicky Liebenberg

    I live in South Africa and have been fortunate enough to get my hands on a Cruz cajon. There are few cajons that match up to the craftsman & quality of the Cruz cajon range! Believe me I searched! They are truly beautiful instruments.. well made, sturdy, reliable and beautiful sounding. I’ve had a few online lessons with Heidi. She is thorough & passionate. I would encourage anyone who wants to learn how to play to grab Heidi’s modern method course and go for it!

  4. Gert

    I have worked through the modern method for cajon and have found it very clear and easy. I trust you will be continuing on this method and am looking forward to more lessons!

  5. Kris Jaffa

    A couple of years ago I stumbled into a musical performance by a traditional American Jug Band at a church. I fell in love with the music and learned I could join the group if I played something. Not being musically inclined I thought maybe I could keep rhythms. I remembered seeing someone play a “box” and after learning it was a Cajon, my journey into drumming began. For a while I just played a simple 4 stroke pattern because that was all I could do. Becoming more bold, I ventured onto the internet where I discovered the beautiful and amazing cajonist , Heidi Joubert! I enjoyed learning from the early videos that she produced, but I think I was missing the some of the fundamentals. My playing improved but I still struggled with new beats and patterns. To my delight Heidi released the MODERN METHOD FOR CAJON and now my playing has begun to take off!
    Heidi is a phenomenal instructor. She explained all of those fundamentals that I was lacking and provided excellent tips to create new good habits while playing. Because I can rewatch the videos on several platforms I can play along with my home computer, but practice on the road with my tablet when we’re off traveling. I am also extremely happy to have the practice along section in the MODERN METHOD FOR CAJON which is helping solidify new patterns and increase my speed and precision.
    Finally, the really fun part of the lessons is when you get to play along with Heidi and her musician friends. Heidi’s beautiful singing and the amazing instrumental accompaniment are a joy to watch and play with.
    The videos are beautifully filmed with great lighting and focus, and the color grading and editing is impeccable. The product is of the highest professional quality.
    The best part is that I can watch the videos over and over again until I finally feel like I’ve mastered the beat and technique and I can play with abandon!
    THE MODERN METHOD FOR CAJON is a terrific purchase for anyone wishing to take up this fun instrument and Heidi Joubert is an incredible teacher who will make learning exciting and joyful!
    I highly recommend purchasing this product, you will NOT be disappointed!
    Fantastic job Heidi!

  6. Luc Bovens (verified owner)

    I am really enjoying Heidi’s modern method for cajon. The lessons are great – the pace is nice & easy. The grooves are terrific and there are play-along songs for each groove. They are nicely done, with Heidi on the cajon, a guitar and a bass. It’s great to have these songs to practice with, especially in COVID times when it’s so hard to find people to play with. I also love the energy and the sheer joy of the whole project – another lifesaver in COVID times! The only drawback is that it’s hard to get any work done when there is a cajon to play. Get it — there’s weeks of fun in this package!

  7. Jack Burchard

    Maybe you’re like me. Been playing for years, mostly jamming, a few gigs. Heidi’s free lessons helped me a lot on the way. I waited years for her to release Modern Method. Now I would like to play with more musicality. I want to get better. These lessons seem to be a great path and so inexpensive. I am working on the Basics and Techniques to improve my position, stroke and sound. Heidi finally convinced me to use a mirror. It really works. I am getting a much sweeter snare and a boomier bass. Hand coordination improving. Taking my time to get it right. I am ready to rock. Heidi is such a good teacher, coach and mentor. Get these lessons.

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8 Comments

  1. Alex

    Hi Heidi,

    I want to buy Modern Method access, but i am confused by the word “Lifetime” in the second payment option.
    Does this mean, that the first option (without download) is not lifetime, and will be expired at some point? Also you call it “subscription”, which usually means service, required periodic payment (monthly, yearly), and not a one-time payment. But i can’t find any info about it. Is it one time payment, or periodic payment?
    Thanks!

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    • heidijoubert

      Hello Alex

      Both options give you unlimited access to the method Part 1, with no time restriction and no recurring payments! Subscription services (recurring payments option) will only become available once I have released the other parts of the Modern Method for cajon, but at present, it is simply a one off payment and you get unlimited access with no time restriction to Part 1. The word lifetime was used mainly because you get to have the full download of all the videos on your computer, but seeing that it can be confusing, I will be changing it! Thanks for your msg and for being interested in the my Modern Method for Cajon! 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions or need help with placing your order.

      Big love

      Heidi

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  2. Dagmar (Tamara) Andrist

    Hello Heidi
    I hope You are fine!
    Thank you very much for your newsletter and the free beginner course for playing the cajon!
    I am so happy to have found you on the internet.
    Finally someone who can explain how to play the cajon in a simple and professional way!
    I’ve been trying for many years, but with my dyslexia (learning disability), everything went way too fast in other courses and it frustrated me a lot!
    Your free course a step by step instruction, from very slowly to the groove in a song … that electrified me and gives me a lot of courage to try again from the base and slowly build it up !!!
    Thank you very much for your initiative to make playing the cajon accessible to everyone!
    When I’ve learned the first two Grovves I’ll be happy to buy your Modern Method for Cajon !!!!
    You are not only a great musician, but also a talented, patient teacher !!! My compliments !!!
    I really hope to see you play live at a concert somewhere !!! Sorry for my English!
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Tamara

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    • heidijoubert

      Hello Tamara

      What an awesome msg to read! Thank you so much! I am SO happy to hear that my Modern Method helps you to learn in a very simple way, that is the whole reason why I created it, so I am very happy to hear this! I hope you learn the first 2 grooves easily, there are actually a few more variations for each groove lesson that isn’t included in the free trial so I would definitely recommend you continue with the rest of the method once you have gone through the free trial. Thank you again for your beautiful words, it really means very much to me!

      Big big love

      Heidi

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  3. Tim Fay

    First saw one of your videos on YouTube. Great groove and straightforward approach to teaching. Made your subject matter Very understandable. I was wondering if you were still active, and so my search brought me here. Glad to see you’re still playing and inspiring others to enjoy grooving on cajon.

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    • heidijoubert

      Hey Tim! It is so awesome to hear from you! I had recently taken a rather long break from online life, which was much needed, and I also spent time finishing up the Modern Method for Cajon, which has been a big dream in my heart since the early days of playing…. and I am very excited to be making a comeback with it very soon! I really appreciate your words. When one takes a break, sometimes it can feel like people have forgotten about you, and your msg has just confirmed that this is indeed not so! And it is much needed encouragement at exactly the right moment, thank you! 😊❤

      Heidi

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      • Alex

        Looking forward to the release! Went to workshop to try it out and was completely blown away with how i good I felt the instrument. Bought it straight away and now anxious to start the good quality lessons and I really liked your style!

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        • heidijoubert

          Hello Alex! Great to hear from you! The Method will be released very soon! Be sure to sign up to my newsletter to be the first to know when it is launched, I am sure it will help you immensely on your journey with the cajon. Big love and thanks for visiting my website. H

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