Free Cajon Lessons

Welcome to the free section of PlayCajon. Here you can view the first five lessons in the PlayCajon Beginner Course for free where you will learn the first steps of playing the cajon.

You will learn the correct posture as well as two of the four basic cajon hits.  If you subscribe to PlayCajon you will get access to the full beginner course where you will learn the next two cajon hits as well as exercises to build your technique. You will also be introduced to exciting basic rhythms and learn warm ups for the cajon.

As a subscriber you will have access to all of the lessons on PlayCajon.

The PlayCajon Beginner Course is one of the best and most comprehensive ways of going from a total beginner, to knowing the fundamentals of cajon. There are 20 video lessons in the course.

Play Cajon Beginner Course Intro Video

2. About the Cajon

3. Posture on the Cajon

Maintaining a good posture on the cajon is vital. One could easily sustain an injury if correct posture is not maintained. This lesson will help you achieve a good posture on the cajon without being rigid or stiff. Experiment with your posture to find a comfortable sitting position so that you have good access to the cajon and can play with ease without straining your back. Take note of what not to do.

4. Bass Tone

This is the bass tone. It is the first tone we need to learn on the cajon. In this lesson I will teach you how to achieve the bass tone then show you a simple exercise so you can practice getting the correct bass tone. Play single hits, one on each hand from right to left. Really try to listen and find a nice warm bass tone.

Remember, you only need to stay within the top 8 inches of the cajon.

The pattern goes: R L R L R L R L and so on.

5. Slap Tone

This is the slap tone. It is the second tone we need to learn on the cajon. In this lesson I will teach you how to achieve the slap tone then show you a simple exercise so you can practice getting the correct slap tone.

The palm of your hand (behind the knuckles) should hit the top of the cajon. Your fingers should bounce off the cajon while your palm stays on. Play single hits, one on each hand from right to left. Really try to listen and find a nice slap tone.

The pattern goes: R L R L R L R L and so on.

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