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Buy Cajon?

Do you want to buy a Cajon but have no idea what to look at? Then you are at the right place at Music All-in. With a wide range of Cajons, we always have the right one for you! From beginner to advanced and from ready to build kit. The Cajon today has a fairly broad orientation of genres. You see him more and more often in contemporary pop music. But the older styles are not lost either. If you think of the current Latin music, it is still a welcome guest. Think of Samba, Rumba, Tango and Bossanova in which she still plays a very present role.Read more...
Cajon

 


Cajon kopen?

Wil jij een Cajon kopen maar heb je geen idee waar je naar moet kijken? Dan ben jij bij Music All-in aan het juiste adres. Met een breed assortiment aan Cajons, hebben we altijd wel de juiste voor jou! Van beginner tot gevorderde en van kant en klaar tot zelfbouwpakket. De Cajon vandaag de dag kent een vrij brede oriëntatie aan genres. In de hedendaagse popmuziek zie je hem steeds vaker terugkomen. Maar ook de oudere stijlen gaan niet verloren. Als je denkt aan de huidige Latin muziek is het nog een graag geziene gast. Denk aan Samba, Rumba, Tango en Bossanova waarin ze nog een zeer aanwezige rol vervult. Lees meer...

Cajon


Cajon kopen?

Wil jij een Cajon kopen maar heb je geen idee waar je naar moet kijken? Dan ben jij bij Music All-in aan het juiste adres. Met een breed assortiment aan Cajons, hebben we altijd wel de juiste voor jou! Van beginner tot gevorderde en van kant en klaar tot zelfbouwpakket. De Cajon vandaag de dag kent een vrij brede oriëntatie aan genres. In de hedendaagse popmuziek zie je hem steeds vaker terugkomen. Maar ook de oudere stijlen gaan niet verloren. Als je denkt aan de huidige Latin muziek is het nog een graag geziene gast. Denk aan Samba, Rumba, Tango en Bossanova waarin ze nog een zeer aanwezige rol vervult. Lees meer...

Cajon

Cajon



History of the Cajon.

The Cajon originated in South America. There are several stories about how the Cajon really came to be. It comes down to pretty much the same in all stories. And that is that the Cajon originated from poverty or the lack of decent materials. One of the stories has to do with slavery and long boat trips that could not be used by instruments. And another story focuses more on poverty. The lack of financial means to purchase instruments. As a result, boxes / cabinets / drawers were used for drumming. And so the negative charge gave a lot of pleasure in the early existence of the Cajon.

  

What is a Cajon exactly?

The literal translation from Spanish is “drawer”. Translated more freely, you can look at “chest” or possibly “closet”. Where the term chest fits best. The base is not far from a chest. It is a wooden box-shaped drum. With a sound hole at the back. The front panel is also made of wood and is somewhat thinner than the side walls. There is a string mechanism behind the front blade. This gives the opportunity to make a clearly audible difference between your bass and your snare sounds. You can even simulate a kind of hi-hat sound. This way you have 1 instrument but still your entire drum kit at hand. You play the clubface with your hands and sometimes with the heel of your foot.

 

Difference in Cajons.

There are many different Cajons on the market. Each brand has its own qualities and perhaps its own downsides. There is already a difference in the general construction of a Cajon. We then look at height, width and depth measurements. This partly determines the sound. But the string mechanics also differ. For example, you have Cajons where a single string is strung on the back of the front blade. We often see this more in the Latin styles. They reproduce a bit more of the string in the overall sound. You also have the models with 1 or 2 string mats on the back of the front blade. You can compare these mats with half-string mats of a snare drum. They give a slightly cleaner sound. We see this more in pop culture. In addition to these two, there are a number of other ways. However, these are the most commonly used.

 

Add on for Cajon

For Cajons you have many accessories. We call these Add-ons. Because you add them to your Cajon. In many cases also literally. You stick them to your cajon with Velcro. So you have cabasas. tambourines and other percussion instruments. You also have the options to use your Cajon more as part of a percussion set. Think of a foot pedal for your cajon and a kickport. So all these options give much more dimension to your game.

 

Common terms

  • Acoustic setting: The band plays without amplification. No guitar amps or other electronic amplification.
  • Latin music: umbrella name for all Latin American music styles
  • Kickport: Accessory to deepen your sound hole so that the bass tones come out better.
  • Cover: The wooden plate on the front of your Cajon. Here you hit the cajon.

 

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