Designed with two playing surfaces and the sound port on the side, this cajon offers two distinct sounds, or voices. One side has a traditional Peruvian sound with no snares and a partially sealed playing surface. Sound from this side is warm and mellow with a pure bass tone – perfect for softer songs or acoustic sets. The opposite side has snare strings running from top to bottom against the back of the playing surface which results in a more assertive sound that is better for traditional flamenco playing. Made by had in Peru of solid, furniture grade panels of Mohena, with dovetail joints and a beautiful gloss finish. Includes a free gig bag.
ALSO INCLUDES: Cajon Method Book by Paul Jennings
This beginner’s guide for anyone learning to play the cajon takes you through the basics of the instrument and its techniques with dozens of exercises and over 30 grooves from many genres including rock, Latin, blues, jazz, flamenco, funk, and more. With the book come 45 accompanying online videos that demonstrate many of the rhythms and techniques in the book.
Originally developed in Peru during the 18th century by slaves using shipping crates as an instrument, the cajon has become popular, not only in Afro-Peruvian music, but in blue, pop, world music and jazz. A great instrument for introducing the multicultural rhythms to students. A tempo Percussion is the Largets manufacturer of Cajons in Peru. All of their instruments are handcrafted.