The basic play of the cahon drum | GECKO

 The basic play of Acoustic cajon drums is explained by the Cahoon drum manufacturer.
have a long history dating back centuries and have Peruvian and Cuban roots.With all due respect,most drummers who play the more modern drums,like us,are almost never asked to play cajong during a show.
A single box is all a Cahoon drum is made of.Very portable when performing,in a drum bag, can be taken anywhere.You must be very strange to this foreign instrument, don't worry, this kind of drum is very easy to play,you just need to master a few percussion techniques and the knowledge of sound,rhythm,and a little creativity.
There are bound to be those who say that Cahun doesn't have much of a hitting touch.In fact, the cahon, like any other instrument,can be played in a variety of ways.Right and wrong are subjective and you need to decide for yourself what works best for you.Apply Cahun to pop music and performance.

Bass stroke

This percussion produces the lowest note,which mimics the sound of a floor drum.Sit up straight on the cahun, fingers together,palms relaxed and flat on the surface of the drum.Straighten your back and lean forward a little until you reach the center of the front drum.Make sure you can hit the whole drum, not just one part.
Beat the head of the drum once and quickly move 2 to 3 centimeters away, then return to the original position of your body.Do not put your hands on the drum after the clap. Quickly remove your hands to produce the lowest bass without affecting the resonance of the drum.
Practice with a single hand slowly,one at a time,and then alternately left to right,trying to control the same timbre of both hands.

Slap stroke

Slapping reproduces the crisp sound of a snare drum.This style of striking is characterized by a higher pitch and a sharper pitch.Starting with the bass clapping hand,place the base of your palm on the upper edge of your cahun and lift your palm slightly.Playing with the root of the palm as a fulcrum.The Slap comes in two ways.One is the fingers are relaxed and naturally separated,which is kind of like the hand of an African drum, not the hand of a konka drum.The second is that the palm is not released on the drum surface after beating it once.This produces a high-pitched, crisp sound that is ideal for supporting snare drum beats in rock or pop music.
As with the bass clap,the movement should be slow.First,focus on the independent movement of the hands.Once you are familiar with the movement of each hand, start playing hands alternately,then switch between the bass clap and the Slap Slap.
After learning these two hand shapes,we can produce a variety of rock and pop beats.Start with the usual floor drum and snare drum beats.

Touch Stroke

The rhythm of the above two techniques is very good, but what do you think is missing?Drummers usually use cymbals,cymbals, etc. to match snare drum and floor drum rhythm.This is our next stroke - the touch stroke.
The softer touch is perfect for interspersing between bass and Slap to add rhythm and help timing.Gently place your fingertips on the head of the drum,anywhere below the rim of the drum.
As the name suggests,a touch is a touch.Don't slap hard to make a loud noise.The sound is small, but it is very rhythmic.When practicing by yourself you may feel the touch sound is very loud, but with other instruments you may feel like you are missing a few beats.It doesn't matter, the feeling it adds to the rhythm is all that matters.

Open Stroke

The open approach is another skill we need to master.The sound is very much like playing a konka or a tambourine,higher than the bass technique,but lower than a Slap.You can try the blob technique.
The roots of the fingers close to the joints are placed on the upper edge of the Cajon so that only the fingers touch the drum surface,lightly and together.Remove the hand quickly after a blow, as in the bass technique.One hand at a time, alternating hands after familiarity.

The use of the foot

Lift your foot on the front surface of the Cahun and press the surface with your heel,about halfway up the head of the drum.Keep your feet in position and hit a string of open ones and you'll notice that the pitch is higher than usual.
The above is the basic playing method of standard Cahun drum,we are professional Cahun drum manufacturer,Huizhou City Huiyang Jiegao musical instrument manufacturer,hope this article can help you to some degree.

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Post time: Jan-12-2021
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