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How To Play The Cajon

The Box Cajon is very simple to play.

There are no hard and fast rules, but if you are playing in a band or with other musicians you will want to at least keep in time with the music and punch out a basic beat to start with.

So therefore learning to play the Cajon is very much like learning to play any percussion instrument or a drum kit.

It starts basic and as you become more proficient the complexity of the rhythms you play will expand.

Here are a few videos that will give you a basic idea of how to get started playing the cajon.

These videos were made by Paul Jennings and they give you the basics and will have you playing.....

Literally in a few minutes.



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Our Handmade Cajons.

Cajon Drum With Fixed Snare.

Fixed Snare:

  • The snare is perfectly adjusted and fixed inside the drum near the right-hand top corner to give a crisp and clear snare sound.

  • A wide variety of snare sounds can be easily a...

Great Sound and Robust Construction:

  • A very robust cajon with 4mm Birch Laminate front playing surface.

  • Two 20 strand snare wires give plenty of rattle on the top end.

  • It also has a good deep bas...

Adjustable Snare Cajon Drum.

Adjustable Snare:

  • The snare is fully adjustable with our unique "Quick Release" mechanism.

  • Fully on the snare is crisp and tight.

  • Fully off and you have a traditional...

Professional Cajon.

Tight Crisp Snare, Deep Resonant Bass, Durable None-Slip Seat, Full Internal Framing For Extra Strength,

Fixed Internal Snare.

  • 20 strand high quality snare wires are attached to the top left-hand corne...

Two Tone Cajon

Two Tonal Chambers:

  • This totally unique and professional-level cajon features an internal tone chamber for the snare and a completely separate tonal chamber for the bass..

  • This gives the snare a fantas...

Two Face Cajon

Two Playing Surfaces:

  • Two Playing surfaces each with a distinct sound gives this cajon fantastic versatility.

  • One side of the cajon has a very thin birch ply playing surface and gives the cajon a deep a...

This cajon drum has been designed to produces a wide range of natural acoustic sounds.

The top edges of the cajon will produce a high bongo sound, while striking the cajon further down will produce a beeper and richer sound similar to a conga drum.

The combination of al...

Flamenco Cajon.

Fully Adjustable Snare and Front Plate:

  • The Traditional Flamenco Cajon has two sets of wires which give a crisp snare sound and are fully adjustable so that you can easily adjust the sound to your liking.

  • ...

Build Your Own Cajon With The Freddy Nelson Flatpack Cajon.

After many many requests we have developed The Freddy Nelson Flatpack Cajon.

Everything you need to build your own cajon is in the box.
(The only extras you need are wood glue,a crosshead screwdriver a...

Rumba Box.

Authentic Mento Sound

  • This is a traditional mento (early Jamaican/Caribbean) instrument which substituted for the double bass.

  • It has 6 keys which can be independently tuned. (We have it tuned to the key of...

Cajon Conga.

Deep Resonant Ringing Bass, Clear and developed top end.


  • The instrument has an open bottom design (i.e. No sound-hole on the side). We find that this design gives a good solid and ringing bass t...