Modern Method for Cajon

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I’ve compiled all the basics to get you started on the cajon! These are some fundamental lessons to help you build a strong foundation for becoming a great cajon player. Once you’ve gone through these and you got the hang of it, I would suggest you continue your learning with the Modern Method for Cajon 🙂

I trust that you will enjoy it immensely!

Let’s get started!

Playing time: 1hr 36 mins / 24 videos

2. How to tune your cajon & about cajons

Different types of cajon

Heidi Joubert shares a bit about the different types of cajons and their different features. For the full history please see the ‘about’ section on cajonbox.com

Playing time: 0 mins 48 secs

Tuning your cajon

In this video we learn how to tune your cajon, to get more or less ‘snare’  or ‘strings’ sound, and how to resolve issues with buzzing and rattles of the strings or snares. See this article Heidi wrote about tuning your cajon for more tips and ideas on how to tune your cajon and change your sound.

Playing time: 1 mins 55 secs

1. Introduction & Overview
2. How to tune your cajon & about cajons
3. Productive practising
4. Stretching, warming up & posture
5. Learn the Basic sounds
6. Bass stroke technique
7. High stroke technique
8. Bass & High stroke combo technique
9. The most important rudiment
10. Moving over 2 sounds
11. Learn your first groove
12. Learn your second groove

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

Did you enjoy these lessons? Got any questions or comments?

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