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  • Posted by Aniket on July 18, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Hi Felipe,

    Thank you for creating the course. I have a very basic question related to technique. When you introduced ghost notes in the foundation course, you recommend playing them in the high slap position, and that’s what I have been doing. However, I noticed that you are playing them in the slap tone position in your grooves course. Correct me if my observation is wrong. If it is right, is one better than the other? Are both okay? I noticed that you don’t have to move your hand while switching between snare tone and ghost note, while I am moving my hands upwards to play ghost notes in the high slap position. I wonder if it would be better for me in long term to play ghost notes in snare position?



    backtotheroads replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Felipe

    July 18, 2022 at 10:21 am


    Thanks for your question. At the beginning I suggest all students to place the ghost notes in the upper part of the cajon using fingers. But actually, you can also play the ghost notes in the same place you play the slap tone. The most important of ghost notes is play them very low, the place where you play is not so important, the volume is the most important. This is what gives the right dynamics to grooves and fills.

    I hope it answers your question 🙂

    Let me know if you need anything.



  • Aniket

    July 18, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for answering my question. Yes, that makes perfect sense.


  • backtotheroads

    April 5, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    I know its quite some time since this question was asked, but I’m glad you did: The hardest part in the foundation course was not to play the accents, but to make sure all ghost notes are played as high slaps (and not at the slap position). good to hear that I made my life harder as needed, but still was a good practice to let my hands do exactly what I want them to…

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