Drum Lesson Download: Using Hand Percussion with Cajon
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Using Hand Percussion with Cajon
In this lesson Mike Meadows shows several ways to combine shakers with your cajon performance. It is a great way to "shake up" your cajon playing without having to carry heavy gear or accessories. Use this technique when playing in a group, backing up acoustic guitar, when you are in need of new textures or when you just want to add a little challenge for yourself.
- Basic shaker rhythm technique that won't conflict with cajon beats
- Play to a 4-count and understand the role of the shaker and cajon
- Seating position options
- Work up to 8th notes while keeping shaker beat steady
- Work up to 16th notes on cajon with shaker rhythm
- Slower segments to allow for easy learning
- Mix in different beats with shaker and keep timing steady
- 4 on the floor exercise
- Shaker 16th notes option
- Create a new tone by striking shaker on your leg (various exercises with this concept)
- Ideas for creative shaker sounds to keep the performance exciting
- Demonstration of advanced techniques at full speed
- There are references to Cajon 101 and Cajon 102 in this lesson
- Run Time: 17:57
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 Pinstripe Cajon.