Category Archive: General

Jul 06

New Cajon Tee Shirts

We have just created some new tshirts for cajonistas. Here are a few of our favorites, you can see them all on their own dedicated tee shirt page from next week when the catalog at Zazzle is finished.

Jul 03

Cajon Demonstration Video

Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte. Here is a great, quick demonstration video of a cajon being played showing a variety of techniques. A cajon can emulate an entire row of tom-toms by the player when he simply slides his foot across the large surface as you see in this video. …

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Jul 03

Cajon Lesson

Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte. This post shows you a basic cajon lesson for beginners. The cajon is a remarkably flexible instrument and can be learned quickly and easily by anyone with a basic concept of rhythm. The cajon is also a highly portable percussion kit and can be carried …

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Jul 02

Cajon Pedal

cajon pedal

The cajon as an instrument is evolving rapidly as it finds its way into more and more musical genres. People have been modifying them from the original Afro-Peruvian/Afro-Cuban ‘crate’ type of instrument into a more versatile percussion instrument. Some of the innovations have included the very popular snare cajon, where springs are set behind the …

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Jul 01

Big Cajones

Cajon snare mechanism

Max Kelly is a designer who makes his own cajones and has a unique mechanism for sliding snare springs in or out of position to make his cajon design truly versatile. Max performs on both cajon and conga drums. Have a look at his website where you can see his unique designs and hear some …

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Jul 01

Meinl Cajones

meinl cajon

Meinl Percussion is a top quality German manufacturer of professional percussion instruments and is a division of Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG. For some 25 years they have manufactured a wide assortment of percussion instruments, cymbals and accessories. They are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cojons and their instruments enjoy …

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Jun 04

Heck Stick

heck stick

The popularity of the cajon has given rise to numerous accessories for the percussionist from pedals and cymbals to a device called a “heck stick”. Schlagwerk is the manufacturer of the ‘heck stick’ and ‘side kick’ which adds the functionality of a hi-hat type of cymbal sound as well as a foot operated castanet that …

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