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    Posted by lisadonatelli100 on April 23, 2024 at 3:33 am

    As a beginner I don’t know the answer to this: do people ever play the cajon standing up? I ask because I sing and need to fill my lungs, so sitting tends to cramp them. Also, the other performers in my group are standing and I want to be seen while I perform. Is sitting on the box essential to produce a good resonant tone? Thank you.

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

    May 5, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Lisa,

    By chance I have an answer to your question as I built myself a smaller cajon which I play standing up (strapped around my hips) as my full size cajon is too loud to be played in my apartment.

    I used these commercially available canons as a model for my homemade cajonito:

    I stole the idea of the “floating snare” from the luoson drum cajon and really love it.

    Theres also a bigger one sold by Schlagwerk:

    Greetings, Konrad

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