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Bass & Slap Tone Exercises

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

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.

Three Fills in 4/4

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 8 min Category:

As drummers and percussionists our main focus should be with playing the right groove or part that fits the music we are playing. Placing fills in the right place can really add to a piece of music and also punctuate a verse or chorus.

Thumb Triplets

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 5 min Category:

The thumb triplet is a very useful technique and can really bring a rhythm to life or be used in fills. I have called the technique “Thumb Triplets” but the technique also incorporates the use of your fingers.

Discover Different Styles on the Cajon and Their Techniques

Teacher: Hakim Ludin Length: 11 min Category: Latin, Percussion, Secrets From the Pros

Hakim covers a wide spectrum of different styles and apply's them to the cajon. He also covers the technique and sound you would use in each example.

Basic 4/4 Rhythm

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 6 min Category:

Congratulations! Now you will learn your first rhythm of the PlayCajon Beginner Course. It is a simple rhythm in the time signature of 4/4.

Rumba 3

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 5 min Category:

Here is another variation of rumba. Try taking the other rumba rhythms you have learned and use them with Rumba 3.

Thumb Triplet Rock

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

In this lesson you will learn a rock rhythm that incorporates the first thumb triplet from lesson 9.  You can also try placing the thumb triplet in other rhythms and fills. It is a simple technique that will take some practice to get right but it can really add in impressive element to your playing.

Caxixi, Cabasa and Cajon

Teacher: Hakim Ludin Length: 6 min Category: Latin, Percussion, Secrets From the Pros

Hakim shows us amazing ways we can apply both caxixi and the cabasa into our drumming. He demonstrates many tone colors and rhythms he adapted.

Mid Tone

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 4 min Category:

The mid tone is a very useful tone to have at your disposal. This tone is used for rhythms but I use it a lot for fills and also for the all important cajon pitch change foot slide that you can learn in the PlayCajon Intermediate Course.

Hip-Hop 1

Teacher: Paul Jennings Length: 5 min Category:

Hip hop is a fantastic funky style to play on cajon. It could also be played as a funk rhythm but the style we are playing it is is hip hop.