How to Play the Cajon Online Video Lesson with Mike Meadows

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In this lesson you will learn how to sit on the cajon and play the basic notes.

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Did you know there are several seating positions for cajon playing? Mike Meadows is a professional percussionist who at times plays shows back to back where he's on the cajon for hours at a time. Because of this, he's developed his own way of sitting so that there is little strain on his back and he has more freedom to add percussion with his feet. Watch and try this position yourself!

You'll also learn the basic notes on the cajon; bass and snare. Understand how to position your hands for these tones and where the sweet spots are on the drum. Once you have the technique down, he'll work through some basic beats with the notes.


This video is instructed by Mike Meadows of Swan Percussion.

Mike Meadows is a professional freelance percussionist, drummer, and background vocalist based in Austin,TX. He is also co-inventor of The Black Swan Drum and co-founder of Swan Percussion. The cajon used in this lesson is the Swan Percussion Corsoba Cajon.

28th Oct 2014

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