Συλλογή: Cajon Drum

The cajón drum is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru. It is typically made of wood and played by slapping the front or rear faces with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks. Here are some key features and details about the cajón drum:
Construction:
The cajón is usually a rectangular box with a thin sheet of plywood on the front (the tapa) and a sound hole on the rear side.
The front face is designed to produce different tones when struck in different areas, offering a variety of sounds similar to those of a drum kit, such as bass and snare drum sounds.
Playing Technique:
The player sits on the cajón, leaning slightly forward to strike the front face.
Different tones are produced by hitting different parts of the tapa: the center for bass tones and the edges for higher-pitched, snare-like sounds.
Players can use their palms, fingers, and occasionally implements to create a wide range of rhythmic patterns and dynamics.
Musical Context:
The cajón is used in various musical genres, including Afro-Peruvian music, Flamenco, Latin American music, and more recently in pop, rock, and world music due to its portability and rich tonal range.

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