Hello from Southern California!
Hello! My name is Derrick and I just started playing the Cajon. Not only that, it’s my first percussion instrument. Being a bigger person, I went with the Meinl Subwoofer Jumbo Bass Cajon and I’m having a blast learning how to play it.
My background in music. I started playing piano when I was 5. I took lessons for a few years, quit for 2 years, took lessons for a year, quit, and continued playing sheet music I wanted to learn. At the age of 11, I got my first acoustic guitar and my first electric guitar at 14 years old. All the while, I had an odd interest in playing drums. What stopped me was limited space and cost. Then I saw a music video from Steve N Seagulls covering Dio’s “Holy Diver” and the drummer was playing a cajon. Not knowing the name of the instrument, I looked up “box drum” and found out the name. I went on YouTube to look up some videos and stumbled onto Felipe’s channel. The rest is history.
What do I want to achieve with the Cajon? I’m not sure. It started with satiating a curiosity and an interest. After a week with the Cajon, I’m not sure since I’m having so much fun learning how to play it. It’s a journey without a destination, but, sometimes, it’s the journey itself that counts the most! Cheers!
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