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!

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Playing time: 1hr 36 mins / 24 videos

10. Moving over 2 sounds

Technique & Rudiments

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 & 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

Moving over 2 sounds

Practise along

Try this practise along lesson with metronome over various different tempos, starting slowly and moving up our tempo. Try to be precise in your technique and playing your strokes evenly, whilst staying in time with the metronome. It is recommended that you go through the practise along during your practising sessions. These practise along videos will help you to learn how to practise effectively and build up an organised practising routine.

Playing time: 14 mins 19 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

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