There are two distinct sound. The bass tone which is towards the middle of the playing surface and the snare which is usually achieved by striking the cajon towards the to.
Some cajons also have adjustable snares and adjustable playing surface to achieve a wide range of sounds.
A cajon does not replace a full drum kit but for jamming in the house with friends, open mic nights, busking, it adds another dimension to the song.
Cajon drums are also very simple to play. From a simple beat to more complex percussive accompaniment the cajon is a very flexible drum.
Easy to transport, robust and great sound.
Cajons have been with us for a long time. Early examples of the cajon originated in Peru and they are wildly used in Flemenco and Latino rhythms. Since then they have become very popular in many styles of music. Bands like