cajon

4 – Quick Guide to Playing the Cajon

Teacher: Richie Gajate-Garcia Length: 3 min Category: Hand Technique, Secrets From the Pros, Technique

Richie Gajate-Garcia is famous for his hybrid drum percussion set up. In this lesson he shows you how to get the basic sounds from your cajon.

1 to 8 Exercise

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 3 min Category:

This exercise is a great one for warming up. It is also great to get your brain working better with your hands. It is used by many drum set players or marching snare drummers but can also work well on the cajon and most other hand drums too.

Paradiddle on Cajon

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 3 min Category:

The paradiddle is one of the most popular rudiments in drumming. It is used widely in snare drumming and also drum set playing and is also very useful on the cajon.

Bulerias

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 7 min Category:

Bulerias is a Flamenco rhythm that is widely used on cajon particularly in Spain. It is a very unique rhythm and the feel of it when applied to Flamenco depends largely on the piece of music that is being played.

145 – The Evolution of Rhythm Pt 1

Teacher: Alex Acuña Length: 10 min Category: Hand Technique, Independence, Secrets From the Pros, Technique, Vocabulary

In this lesson, Alex demonstrates some basic single and double stroke motions that apply to both the drum set and congas.

Rock 1

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

Now you will learn how to play a basic rock rhythm on the cajon. You can use this rhythm to play along with many songs. I would definitely recommend choosing a couple of your favorite songs to play along with as well as practicing this rhythm on its own with a metronome.

Blues Shuffle

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

Here is a blues shuffle rhythm on the cajon. Listen closely to the shuffle triplet feel of the rhythm and also the high hat pattern that I am playing on the high slap tone.

Bass & Slap Tone Exercises

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category: Hand Technique, Technique

In this lesson you will learn two basic exercises that will help you refine your bass and slap tone. Use these exercises in your practice routine and you will become more comfortable playing your bass and slap tones.

145 – La Evolución del Ritmo Pt 1 (Spanish)

Teacher: Alex Acuña Length: 10 min Category: Hand Technique, Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Desde el "Afro-beat" a la "Festejo" para el "Shuffle" Alex muestra un ritmo africano que evoluciona de congas y cajón a batería. Da una visión increíble en el tiempo en función de África sentir que Elvin Jones aplica al conjunto.

The Flam

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 5 min Category:

Now you are going to learn a technique that is widely used in both hand drumming and drum set playing. It is called the flam and it is can be used in all kinds of ways from placing in rhythms, to playing in fills.