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Matt Philipzen‘s ‘Cajon Book‘ is the author’s most comprehensive cajon method to date, and is aimed at cajon newcomers, intermediate players, and pro drummers and percussionists. The focus is on the cajon as a drum set replacement. The ‘Cajon Book‘ is supposed to answer the following burning questions: 

  • How do I transfer drum rhythms to the cajon?
  • How do I transfer traditional and modern patterns to the cajon and use them in my music?
  • Which stroke techniques best serve dynamie playing?
  • How can I accompany songs on the cajon?
  • Which accessories help me make my sound interesting and authentic with additional sounds and playing possibilities?

The ‘Cajon Book‘ covers five major topics: 

  • Basics – fundamentals & tips
  • Sound & movements
  • Grooves & styles
  • Special sounds & add-ons
  • Techniques & phrasing

Although the ‘Cajon Book‘ is not explicitly aimed at cajon beginners, it stili covers preliminary knowledge regarding basic playing techniques and notation for those who want to learn how to play the cajon ‘from scratch’ and who do not count reading music among their strengths. This approach is further supported by the online videos and CD play-alongs included in this package. Looks like discovering, practicing and implementing the many patterns, grooves, and techniques in Matt Philipzen‘s ‘Cajon Book‘ should be quite a lot of fun. We are certainly going to take a closer look at this release and you can expect an in-depth review from us soon.