Lessons with Alexander
The Cajón lessons with Alexander are aimed at all interested students; both beginners and participants with previous knowledge welcome. Classes can be taken as individual or group lessons. I teach basic techniques and rhythms so that you can improvise with this accompanying instrument, accompany songs and implement your own ideas. I respond individually to your wishes, needs and questions and adapt my lessons exactly to my students. In my lessons I also include the history of the instrument, possible styles and rhythms as well as information about important representatives.
Lessons with Dietrich
The Cajón lessons of Dietrich are suitable for beginners as well as participants with previous knowledge. All levels are possible. The content of the lessons is open. The necessary technical and coordination skills are taught. At the beginning you practice the basic strokes with simple rhythms and learn to improvise with the Cajón. You will also learn how to put your musical ideas into practice and to be able to accompany simple songs. Together with Dietrich you will work out an individual exercise plan, which can be constantly adapted and developed with you. Furthermore, the history of the instrument, rhythms, styles and important representatives are explained.
Range of use in music
The Cajón is nowadays used as a rhythm instrument in all musical styles. It can be found particularly often as a replacement for bass drum and snare in acoustic music (“unplugged”) and it has gained popularity in rock, pop and especially folk rock in recent years. The instrument is also increasingly being assembled and used with other percussion instruments, such as shakers, jingles, hi-hat or cymbals. Some drummers also use brushes (with plastic bristles) to play a more convincing snarling sound.
Learn more about the instrument
Originally the Cajón comes from Peru. It has a crisp, drum-like sound and is played with the hands, or even with brushes. Bass-Cajones as part of a larger drum set, are often played with a foot machine. Typical sounds on the Cajón are bass sound, tap sound and snare sound.