Modern Method for Cajon part 1

Start your cajon journey with my step-by-step video course

I am so excited to share my very own cajon method with you. I recommend you start with section 1, then go on to section 2 & 3. You can also jump to any section and any lesson at any time using the navigation menu. Should you have any questions, you can leave comments on the lessons pages and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I sincerely hope you enjoy there lessons! Let’s get started!

Heidi Joubert


Modern Method for Cajon part 1

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.

A Great introduction to the cajon & the Modern Method lessons.

Playing time: 40 mins / 9 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

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 4

Notation & Guide book

Get online access to the Modern Method book, with all the notation of the exercises, lessons and rhythms patterns we are learning throughout the Modern Method. With  tons of extra bonus material, exercises and rhythm patterns as well as extra guidelines and tips to help you progress more efficiently.


+NEW sections available in Part 2


Breaks & Fills

Dedicated to taking you even further into the world of becoming a top class cajon player! In this section we learn a number of break & fill patterns and put them into context within our grooves.

We actually also learn how to implement some of our rudiments and exercises learnt in the technique section in this part, implementing it within our playing. Very exciting, fun and next level!


Cajonkit & Add-ons

Moving slowly into more intermediate and advanced levels as we dive into adding other drums and accesories to our cajon, such as the Cymbal, the snare drum or djembe and a footpedal. A great introduction filled with great patterns to develop independence and a deeper sense and awareness of your internal tempo and beat. Excellent for expanding your sound and adding tons of new colours and nuances to your playing, and so much fun to be had!

Have fun and enjoy the process as you keep learning and improving!

Join the Modern Method community & Workout sessions

Get access to my live online 'workout' sessions where you get to join in on masterclasses pertaining to the Method, ask any questions and get personal feedback from me! These workshops are like going to the gym and 'working out' using the method lessons with a group of people who are on the same journey as you.

I would love to hear from you!

What do you think of these lessons? Do you have any questions?  I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below!


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