FAQ: How To Play The Cajon?
- 1 Is a cajon hard to play?
- 2 Which cajon is best for beginners?
- 3 How do you hit a cajon?
- 4 Do you have to sit on a cajon to play it?
- 5 Can you play a cajon with drumsticks?
- 6 What do you call a cajon player?
- 7 What makes a good cajon?
- 8 How much weight can a cajon drum hold?
- 9 Can a Cajon replace a drum kit?
- 10 Who is the best cajon player in the world?
- 11 What is the best wood for a cajon drum?
Is a cajon hard to play?
The cajon is a very practical instrument, it’s portable, doesn’t take up much space and is relatively easy to learn, so the barrier to entry is low. You can play seated, and after learning the basic snare (upper edge) and bass sounds (middle), the first simple rhythms are well on their way.
Which cajon is best for beginners?
12 Best Beginner Cajon Reviews and the Best Starter Cajons
- Meinl Percussion JC50LBNT Birch Wood Compact Jam Cajon with Internal Snares, Light Brown.
- Meinl Percussion SUBCAJ5WN Jumbo Bass Subwoofer Cajon with Internal Snares.
- Meinl Percussion TOPCAJ2WN Turbo Walnut Slap-Top Cajon.
How do you hit a cajon?
The most common way to play the cajon is by sitting on top of it and reach over the front to smack the face. Some percussionists choose to sit behind the cajon on a chair and straddle it with their upper body while they perform. Others will tilt it inward as they play.
Do you have to sit on a cajon to play it?
The answer is quite simple: in a relaxed, comfortable way. You should sit with a pretty much straight back. You may occasionally need to lean forward to access other parts of the cajon (such as the sides) for special tones, but that should be for a minority of the time.
Can you play a cajon with drumsticks?
Using the Cajon drumsticks is convenient because they can be kept in the saddle pockets for easy reach. So you can have a creative performance combining the use of your hands and drumsticks to beat the Cajon. Drumsticks for the Cajon were introduced for people who would rather not use their hands to beat the Cajon.
What do you call a cajon player?
The percussionist can play the sides with the top of their palms and fingers for additional sounds. Some percussionists attach a bass drum pedal to the instrument, enabling them to play it with a single foot.
What makes a good cajon?
A great cajon should have excellent separation (you can clearly hear the difference) between the deep, bass tones & the high tones. If snares are present they should enhance the sound & separation, not get in the way or clutter-up the sound. Some prefer no snare sound at all.
How much weight can a cajon drum hold?
Conclusion. A cajon can handle as much weight as a regular stool. A standard computer chair is said to be able to hold about 250 pounds. You really shouldn’t need to worry if you can sit on a regular chair with no problems.
Can a Cajon replace a drum kit?
Now that you’ve got the beat, you also have an instrument that has become a great replacement for your drum set, especially in acoustic settings. Cajon drums also can be played with other accent percussion or cymbals to really increase the “drum set” feel, with an acoustic sound.
Who is the best cajon player in the world?
Who Is the Best Cajon Player in the World?
- Mario Cortes. Mario Cortes, to me, is one of the best Cajon players of all time.
- Mike Meadows. Cajon lovers will agree that Mike Meadows is an institution when it comes to percussion and drums.
- Nina Rodriquez.
What is the best wood for a cajon drum?
Cajon builders generally recommend harder, denser solid hardwood – wenge, padouk, walnut, oak, maple etc. However, it’s not a hard and fast rule, I’ve successfully used Sitka spruce, western red cedar and redwood, all considered tone woods.