In today´s post I show you simple exercises that help you getting a consistent sound for the three basic tones, the bass tone, the slap tone and the mid tone. This includes two exercises, and four different ways of playing each exercise, for a total of eight variations. The first exercise is four bass tones, followed by four mid tones, four slap tones and again, four mid tones. Then the circle starts again. Variation 1: Use single strokes, leading with your right hand. Varia
In this tutorial I cover the three most used sounds of the cajon, the bass tone, the slap tone, and the tap (mid) tone. I show you how I play these sounds, and end with a very simple beat incorporating these three basic sounds.
So I finally made my first instructional video. I decided to start at the very beginning and talk about the playing position. I see so many cajon players sit with their back bent and bend over the cajon to play the bass tones very low on the playing surface. So my suggestions are to concentrate on having your back as straight as possible, your shoulders relaxed, put the feet to the sides of the instruments to allow for good access to the playing surface, and to play the ba