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

4. Stretching, warming up & posture

Stretching & warming up

Heidi Joubert shares her own personal stretching and warming up exercises which are very important to do before starting your practising session or before playing the cajon. This will help to promote a healthy posture, as well as the correct technique and your endurance on the long run, amongst other things. Stretching is also a form of meditation and preparation which helps your mind to focus, to learn more effectively and be aware of your body as you play and practise.

Playing time: 8 mins 26 secs

Posture & sitting position

A short video on the importance os a good posture and seating position on the cajon. This is important to keep in mind throughout your practising and playing sessions.

Playing time: 2 mins 1 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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