The spread of Cajon prices has gradually replaced the use of bongo. Used both on the beach with friends and on stages at a professional level. Compact, portable and easy to play. In fact, its main feature is its practicality of use and low cost.
Playing this percussion instrument is very simple, just sit on it and start experimenting with your hands. The sound of the cajon changes according to where it is hit. By tapping on the top you can get a more mid-range sound, while going down to the bottom emphasizes the low frequencies. The sound comes out of a hole on the opposite side of the board where you hit.
If you are looking for a percussion instrument to give rhythm to your day, this is the one for you!
Quality, cajon prices and not just a percussion instrument.
To buy one you don’t need to spend too much money, you can also find them starting from 44 Euro.
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It can also be a nice gift idea, many people use it as a furnishing accessory, to give a touch of personality to their home. Given the many models and different shades of color with which they are built, you can choose the one that best suits your aesthetic tastes. See an example of Meinl models.
It is possible to find cheap models such as Schlagwerk CBA 1 S to assemble at home, up to more professional and expensive models such as the MEINL Artisan, from the Made in Spain production.
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There are two types: the string and the snare cajon.
The strings have strings inside them, like those of the guitar, which pass flush with the beating surface. The tension can be adjusted by means of a screw, tightening or loosening it and the sensitivity of the strings is adjusted.
On the other hand, the strings have a tailpiece, like that of a snare drum, which is placed on the horn. The tailpiece vibrates on the inside and emits a sound.
This percussion instrument can be built with different types of wood to obtain the various nuances of sound. Mostly birch, ash or ebony. Those in birch have a more defined sound, those in ebony have a darker sound.
If you are thinking of using this percussion instrument for a live performance, you can also find amplified models. Thanks to a piezo, the sound is captured and ready to be sent directly to the mixer or a speaker.
Used Cajon, prices:
Around the growing diffusion of this instrument you can also find used cajon prices and also a series of accessories to enrich the way you play it. From finger jingle to foot shaker that allow you to have a strong and controlled accompaniment sound… and many others.
There is hardly a popular instrument like the Cajon – it has been on everyone’s lips for several years.
Although the world of percussion has always represented a niche with respect to drums, it has managed to combine and unite the two worlds: percussionists in general and drummers. What’s even more amazing is the popularity reached also among non-percussionists, who have found in this instrument a valid ally for those who want to create rhythms but don’t have the necessary technique to play acoustic drums. In the next paragraphs we will explain better the story of this fantastic instrument.
Where Does it Come From?
The Cajon comes from Peru and it is mentioned for the first time in some writings dating back to the 19th century, although the actual date of birth of this instrument dates back at least two centuries. During the period of slavery, Africans were forbidden to play drums and percussion instruments. In order to get around this problem, people began to look for a suitable object to be beaten that, at the same time, did not resemble a real percussion so as not to be discovered. The first Cajon price most likely was a simple fruit box! Paco De Lucia, Spanish flamenco legend, introduced the wooden cajon in the late 70s in Europe. Since the 90s, following the “MTV Unplugged” wave, more and more pop and rock bands started using it for their performances. Modern Cajon usually all have the same size (48 x 30 x 30 cm) and are made of birch or multi-layer beech (with a few exceptions in solid wood, usually much more expensive).
Why is the Cajon so Popular?
The Cajon is practical, portable, space-saving and can be played easily without much exercise. The barrier represented by the ability to play, which normally divides the aspiring musician from the instrument, is therefore lessened in this case. You sit down, start to understand how the two main sounds work (accents at the top, bass/bass towards the centre) and start playing the first rhythms. In the presence of other Cajon players the fun is guaranteed!
What Are The Most Common Construction Methods?
Commercial Cajons are divided into two macro-categories: String-Cajon and Snare-Cajon. String” Cajons have two or four guitar strings mounted on the structure to make the “snare” sound better. This model of Spanish origin is famous for its very sensitive response on the snare drum part, as well as having a very dry, direct sound, with an excellent separation between low and high frequencies.
The Snare-Cajon, on the other hand, has a richer and more present sound, given by the retina of the snare drum which, being in direct contact with the beaten surface, produces the classic clangour typical of the most rattling snare drums. Sela has improved the design with the use of strappable snares on Casela Pro models or adjustable and removable snares on Schlagwerk’s Super Agile Cajon models.
The third variant is much less common and represents the first incarnation of the Cajon. It is called the Afro-Peruvian Cajon, it has no strings or snares and is very popular among flamenco players because of its very “woody” sound.
Travel Cajon, Children’s Cajon and Cajon Kit
In addition to the variable-sized Cajons mentioned earlier, there are also different types of Cajons that have been introduced to the market. For children there are special Cajons with reduced dimensions. For those who like to travel and take the Cajon with them, the Schlagwerk Cajinto or the Meinl Slap-Top are the right choice. For those who love DIY and do not want to buy a finished Cajon, there are various kits on the market to build their own Cajon from scratch, such as the low-cost self-assembly kit or the professional kit.
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