Heartbeat Cajon, percussion instrument, furnished with a smooth wooden body and rubber seating surface for extra comfort. It is lightweight for increased portability, consists of large rubber feet to keep the cajon in place while playing. Equipped with internal adjustable snare wires to adjust bass and snare tone while playing. Perfect choice for professionals as well as amateurs.
The cajon is one of the most popular percussion instruments in the studio and on the street. Cajons originated in Peru and are prominent in Flamenco music, however, they are becoming more popular in a variety of genres such as folk, rock, jazz, pop, and more.
The size and weight of a cajon make it a wonderful instrument to be able to travel and spontaneously perform with. The more you get a chance to mess around with it, you’ll feel comfortable enough to pull it up on stage with you and learn all the sounds it can create inside and out.
The two primary tones you can produce are:
The bass tone is created by striking the face (front section) of the cajon about half a foot down. The lower section of the cajon will resonate, and a deep, solid bass tone will be emitted. Learning to hit the lower part of the cajon to reach those bass tones can initially be a little tricky, as you’ll have to reach down while still keeping a consistent rhythm. But, like everything else in life, practice makes perfect.
To achieve the high tone, you can tap the upper corners of the cajon. By doing so, there is less vibration, and the pitch will be higher than hitting the middle or bottom of the cajon. The resulting sound imitates that of a snare drum.
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