cajon

258 – Split Hand Technique for Cajon

Teacher: Pete Lockett Length: 8 min Category: Foot Technique, Secrets From the Pros, Technique

The Modern Drummer Best World Percussionist Pete Lockett demonstrates the split-hand technique and its applications on Cajon for beginners.

Pitch Change

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

Changing the pitch of the cajon with the foot slide technique is something that most cajon players use. It is a fantastic way to get a wide range of tones from your cajon and also works great for use in both fills and rhythms.

Brushes on Cajon

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

Brushes on the cajon sound great and more and more players are now using brushes on the cajon.  The way you hold brushes for cajon is a little different than how you hold brushes or sticks for regular drum set or snare drum playing.  You want to have both brushes pointed down at the floor or toward the bottom of your cajon. Watch the video for how to hold them correctly.

164 – Cajon As A Drumset

Teacher: Mona Tavakoli Length: 5 min Category: Play Cajon Now

Mona Tavakoli has played with Jason Mraz and Raining Jane. In this lesson she breaks down some basic drum set patterns on the cajon and takes the cajon further than what is expected.

265 – Play Cajon for Beginners

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 9 min Category: Hand Technique, Secrets From the Pros, Technique

Paul Jennings will get you started with everything you need to know about learning each cajon tone as well as how to avoid injury.

Pitch Change Exercises

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 3 min Category:

Now, here are two exercises that you can use to work on and refine your pitch change technique.

3/4 Rhythm With Brushes

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 3 min Category:

Now you will learn a rhythm in the time signature of 3/4 that you can play with your brushes. You can also play this rhythm with your hands.

257 – Basic Cajon Sounds

Teacher: Pete Lockett Length: 6 min Category: Play Cajon Now

Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile multi-percussionists in the world and is regularly voted as a top percussionists in Modern Drummer. This lesson will show you the basic sounds and techniques.

266 – Intermediate Cajon Techniques

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category: Hand Technique, Secrets From the Pros, Technique

Paul will now demonstrate some more intermediate techniques for playing the cajon once you have learned the basics.

Sixteenth Beat Rock

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 5 min Category:

In this lesson you will learn a rock rhythm with a sixteenth beat feel. When you are playing the beat your hands will be playing the sixteenth note ghosts in between punching out the main accented beats of the rhythm.