Drum Lesson Download: Pitch Bending & Muting on Cajon

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Pitch Bending & Muting on Cajon

In this lesson Mike will show you how to use your heel and your leg to do some muting and pitch bending on the cajon.


  • Proper footwear for this technique
  • Positioning options
  • Exercise to find the tones
  • There are references to Cajon 101 and Cajon 102 in this lesson
  • Technique to identify 6 pitches
  • Practice session using both hands with the foot motion
  • A note about foot pressure on the drum
  • Muting your cajon using your heel
  • Practice session with hand rhythm using heel muting
  • Advanced rhythm at the end to practice with
  • Run Time: 14:46

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 Deluxe Cajon.

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