Choose the cajon that fits to your musical taste!
”The cool blackie”
Birchwood snare cajon with easily adjustable modern sounding snare and bass. Sounds great in acoustic pop-rock and mainstream music…
”The smart flamenco”
Birchwood string cajon with sharp top and deep, powerful bass. Sounds great in folk-, world music, in jazz, fusion, R’n’B…
Professional birchwood string cajon with very responsive but strong (5-ply) playing surface, and a versatile sound setting options. The String Pro model can be adapted to many genres, either on stage or in studio...
WHAT IS A CAJON?
The cajón (Spanish pronouncination "ka-hon", "big box, "crate" or "drawer") is an afroperuvian wooden idiofon percussion, which is mostly like a big box. Jazz, south african flamenco and afrolatin music played an important role in its spread. It has been documented since the middle of the 19th century and was declared a national cultural heritage in Peru in 2001. Its specialty is that it's the only instrument that the musician sits on top of that while playing on it. (Source: Wikipedia)
The cajon fits into various musical formations, but the best place for using a cajon are mostly the low volume acoustic, unplugged events, like church services / worships, coffe house or small club
concerts, unplugged gigs or street music. In regards musical genres cajon fits well into folk-, world music and every type of acoustic & amp; minimal arranged pop-rock and mainstream music.
On the instrument with the two of you hands (palm and fingers) you can play deep bass, high pitch snare drum like sound and transient sounds between them. While playing you can also use one of
your heels to dampen the playing surface to achive additional sounds. Unlike the drum it is „only” the two of your hands you can play the rhythm with, which is a pretty good challenge. This can be solved by playing 16th notes (or 8th notes) or paradiddles and you hit an accent to the place of the bass drum low on the playing surface, and hit an other accent to the place of the snare drum on the upper corner of the playing surface. If you use the accents clever and there is enough dynamic difference between the accent notes (bass and snare) and the non accent notes, you can play very cool rhythms and grooves on the cajon. The non accent notes even add to the groove, it sounds like if you were playing ghost notes on a snare drum or if you were playing on a hi hat.
All of the T.G. Cajons are created and set that even the lightest hits sound good, and that the bass and the snare notes sound characteristic and separeatly of each other.