The „sounding box“ is getting more and more popular and is musically applied to the styles of Rock/Pop/Jazz as well as Latin American music and flamenco. It´s origin lies in Peru and Cuba, where out of simple wooden boxes high quality instruments have developed.
The basic techniques are easy to learn and very soon you can accompany various musical styles. With it´s rather soft sound the Cajon especially suited for acoustic music. As you can play all drumset grooves with your Cajon plus Caxixi (rattle) there is a vast array of applications. An affordable price and easy transport makes the Cajon a widely liked percussion instrument.
Themes: simple and advanced playing techniques
traditional grooves (Latin, flamenco)
drumset grooves and playalongs
combination with other percussion instruments and body percussion