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  • READ FIRST! New Users Introduce Yourself

    Posted by Felipe on April 22, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Use this forum to introduce yourself and say hello. It’s helpful for me to know a little bit about my students so please mention

    – how long you’ve been playing

    – where you are from

    – what instrument(s) you play

    – anything else you want to say about your cajon playing experience.

    Getting to know the other students that are learning the same things you are can be a source of inspiration and encouragement so don’t be shy. Create a new topic within this forum to make your introduction…

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  • Martin

    Member
    January 10, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Hello,

    About me
    My name is Martin, I have just received my Cajon. I decided to go for the Schlagwerk CP404BLK Cajon (Black Edition) and I love the build quality and so far what I hear with the sounds I am making as a beginner. I decided to get a cajon when I saw one over the Christmas period being played by a good French friend of mine in France. He knew that I passed my Grade 2 on the drums a few years ago but I’ve not played again since due to work! I did not take him up on his offer as there was an audience and I didn’t want to embarrass myself ? I’m glad I didn’t now because it’s not as easy as people make it look (I’m looking at you Felipe ?). I am very much looking forward to learning all styles!

    Why the Cajon
    I have decided that the Cajon is perfect for me because not only do I LOVE the sounds and tones it generates, but it’s a lot easier to carry around than a drum kit (even an electric one). I had always seen them but didn’t know much about them, I only knew them as a drum box until I started researching. I was recommended to go on the Thomann.de website (and what a great website that is) but trying to choose a Cajon and not even knowing anything about them was a risk, but it paid off.

    My Goal
    The people that I visit in France (the very talented ones) play a lot of folk music and the Cajon sounds amazing with it (I want to introduce brushes there when I get good enough), so my goal is to be good enough to sit up there with them playing whilst being watched by wine intoxicated public ?

    Anyway, looking forward to starting this journey this evening and impressing my wife (finger’s crossed).

  • Felipe

    Administrator
    September 28, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Hi Martin
    Thanks for sharing your story here. Feel free to share any thoughts about the course and other Cajon related stuff here in the Forum.
    I’m glad to have you here!
    See you soon!

  • Antti

    Member
    June 8, 2021 at 5:37 am

    Hello, my name is Antti. I just received my Meinl Turbo Slap Top Cajon yesterday. I am from Finland. I stumbled on cajon surfing the net. Mainly I have been playing with a Djembe. I look forward to playing the Slap Top. Being 62-years old with back problems, I thought the playing posture is easier with the Slap Top.

    Not a professional musician, I play for my own amusement and occasionally with friends.

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      June 9, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Antti,

      Thanks for introducing yourself here. Anything you need you can ask me via message inbox and also post questions or videos here in the forums. I’m sure other members would be also happy to help.

      Happy to have you as a member.

      Best,

      Felipe

  • Alex

    Member
    June 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Hello,

    My name is Alex and I’m from Perth, Western Australia. I just started learning how to play the cajon. I just bought a meinl jam cajon almond birch. I used to play the Chinese lion dance drum for about 10 years.

    I always wanted to play the drums but didn’t pick it up because it is too costly and need a big space. So I decided that cajon is the best as it is compact and sounds good.

    Hopefully I will be able to play some exciting grooves in the near future.

    Regards

    Alex

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      June 13, 2021 at 6:40 am

      Hey Alex,

      Thanks for sharing a bit of your background. The Jam cajon is a great little one πŸ™‚ Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help. You can also use the Forums to ask for advice.

      Happy to have you here.

      Best,

      F

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Felipe.
  • Didier

    Member
    June 29, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Hello everyone,

    I am Didier from Geneva Switzerland. I am 60 years old this year and I am retired.

    I decided to learn the cajon to approach the music, especially the rhythm, which I really appreciate.

    I can’t wait to start this training.

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      June 29, 2021 at 8:08 am

      Hi Didier, glad to have you here!

      Anything you need you can use the forums and also message me via inbox.

      Have fun with the courses!

      Cheers

  • Moira

    Member
    June 30, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Hi everyone

    I am Moira from Perth Western Australia. We are currently in lockdown which means I have some time to go through a couple of Felipe’s courses. I have been playing cajon for 10 years but mostly flamenco rhythms and I play in a local flamenco band with a japanese flamenco dancer-we did our first Fringe show this year. In the last year I have started accompanying a friend who plays some blues and country music covers so I signed up to these courses to learn some new cajon grooves. I love it when you learn a new groove and then it pops out when you are playing!

    Back to more practicing………….

  • David

    Member
    July 26, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Hello,

    I’m David, 44 years-old from Belgium. I’m trying to learn guitar for a few month. My goal is to play with my older kid. i bought a cajon because i like this stuff and i would like that my younger kid play with us. So i will learn and them i will teach him πŸ˜‰

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      September 2, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      Hello David!

      Thanks for sharing your goals with the cajon, great to know!

      Let me know if you need help πŸ˜‰

      Cheers!

  • Bryan

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Hello. My name is Bryan Rodriguez. I have always wanted to play the drums and had great natural rhythm. Just never had the chance and now I am old with kids & work. My church has a band and they play the cajon. Then, last weekend, I went camping with a bunch of guitar players and singers. I ended up playing drums with a cooler lid snare and a cardboard box bass. I decided it was time to invest. I bought a Meinl Subwoofer Super Bass. I am very excited to start learning. I might even try to play in the church band eventually. (They rotate musicians week by week)

    I have enjoyed your videos so much, thank you Felipe!

    Oh, I live in York County, Pennsylvania, which is very close to Baltimore, Maryland.

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      September 2, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Bryan,

      Welcome on board! πŸ™‚

      I’m glad that you have chosen the cajon to have fun with other musicians.

      As you know you can contact me if you need any help.

      Enjoy the courses.

      Cheers

      F

  • Erik

    Member
    September 7, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Hi all!

    My name is Erik de Jong from Holland/The Netherlands.

    At the age of 45 I decided to play the Cajun, until now I’ve only played the piano but I always enjoyed rhythms..

    Last month I bought the Schlagwerk CP408ST and a Fazley CJ-05-M Birch Mini for my 3 daughters. πŸ˜‰

    I’m really looking forward to learn and play.

    Kind regards

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      September 9, 2021 at 6:07 am

      Welcome Erik!

      Thanks for introducing yourself. I’m looking forward to see your progress here πŸ˜‰

      Let me know if need any help along the process.

      Have fun!

      • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  Felipe.
  • Antoine

    Member
    September 11, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Hi !

    I am 34 years old and i am from Paris but i live in Gothenburg in Sweden now.

    I have a bass player background but I wanted to start something new. I find the cajon a beautiful and versatile instrument and i am very fascinated in flamenco.

    I am looking forward to work my Pepote Basico with Felipe!

    Cheers !

    A.

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      September 15, 2021 at 7:12 am

      Welcome Antoine!

      I’m glad to have you as a member and look forward to see/hear your progress on the cajon.

      Hit me up if you need anything πŸ˜‰

      Cheers!

      F

  • MichaΕ‚

    Member
    October 5, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Hello Friends!

    My name is Michael. I’m 36 years old and I live in (north) Poland. I play on cajon since about two years, mainly during worships and with my wife. I also play on classical guitar. Thanks to cajon instrument I improved my timing on guitar too.

    My cajon is double side from AW Cajon (polish) company, model SP10B25DB. I like it so much πŸ™‚

    My biggest challenge/ambition: to play nice with good timing, precision and dynamic πŸ™‚

    Felipe, I like your videos, your work is very professional. It is a great motivation for me to learn more interesting things, techniques. I’m sure that everyone will learn here a lot great things. Thanks for your work!

    I wish you all the best,

    -Michael

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      October 7, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Welcome Michael!

      I’m happy to know a bit more about you, thanks for sharing it!

      Let us know if you need anything, here is place to share all your questions and videos of you playing.

      Looking forward to see your progress on the cajon πŸ˜‰

      Enjoy the courses!

      Cheers

  • Bryan

    Member
    October 24, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Hello,

    My name is Bryan Johnson, I am from Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. I just started learning to play Cajon. I play the Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, and Alto Saxophone. I decided that I needed some percussion in my life. I just bought a cheap Cajon to get started with (Pyle Pro from Amazon). It seems like it will serve my needs just great for now.

    I am hoping to be able to get good enough to record some backing tracks for my Ukulele and Guitar recordings I do.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  Bryan Johnson.
    • Felipe

      Administrator
      October 31, 2021 at 11:37 am

      Welcome Bryan!

      Good choice! The cajon is a good option that helps with rhythm and it’s great to play and create grooves.

      Don’t hesitate to leave your questions and also your experiences with the courses here in the forums. I’m glad to have you here!

      Enjoy the courses!

      Felipe

  • Eric

    Member
    November 22, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Felipe..and hi everyone.

    62 years old Frenchman soon to be retired. I’ve always been the guy who can’t refrain from beating the rythm on any surface (on my own body, on tables, even steering wheel while driving). As soon as there is music, my feet start beating time, and the hands follow soon after.

    Been playing djembe and “ka” (a drum used in Gwoka music from Guadeloupe) occasionnaly and just recently bought a cajon : I’d been interested in cajon for years but never took the plunge before.

    Found your course on Youtube and found that it was exactly what I needed.

    Cheers,

    Eric

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      November 26, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Eric,

      Happy to have you on board! Thanks also for sharing a bit of your story here.

      Let me know if you need anything πŸ˜‰

      Enjoy the courses.

      Cheers!

      Felipe

  • Peter

    Member
    November 25, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Hello everyone,

    my name is Peter, I am 44 yrs old and from Graz, Austria. I am absolute beginner on the cajon but I am looking forward to the lessons and to develop and improve my skills on the cajon. My target is to be able to record nice percussion lines on a looper as a nice background for my guitar playing. Beside guitar I play a little bit on the piano.

    Cheers, Peter

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      November 26, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      Welcome Peter!

      Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself here. Let me know if you need any help during the process, I will be happy to help.

      Look forward to see your progress here and hopefully to listen to your guitar & cajon loops πŸ˜‰

      Have fun!

  • Christian

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Hi,

    I’m Christian from Italy (50 years old). I play a Schlagwerk CP 562 Cajon Agile in a Irish & American Folk Band for several years but I want to improve. My main instruments are E-Bass (which I play for 30 years) and Double Bass (20 years).

    My goal is to play the main rhythms of the most common genres like pop, rock, folk & country, in different situations, from spontaneous sessions to home recording.

    Thanks,

    Christian

    • Felipe

      Administrator
      January 11, 2022 at 7:48 pm

      Welcome Christian! Glad to have you as member πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself here. The cajon Agile is a good choice!

      As a bassist you’ve already has the grooves integrated it’s just a matter of integrate the technique and apply it on the cajon.

      I’m sure after some work on the lessons of the courses you will feel much more comfortable to play the music styles you like.

      Let me know if need anything during the process, I will be happy to help.

      Enjoy the courses!

      Cheers,

      Felipe

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