Getting Started on Cajon will teach you everything you need to know to learn how play the cajon and start making music right away. Guided by expert instructor and professional musician Michael Wimberly, this DVD provides a step-by-step method for the beginner. In a short time, you will be playing a variety of actual traditional and contemporary rhythms on your cajon. This DVD is perfect for percussion beginners and established drummers and percussionists looking to expand their sound palette Topics covered include background on the instrument, basic playing techniques, explanation of traditional rhythms, application to modern musical styles, and more. All of these topics are covered with clear demonstrations. Playing techniques covered include basic strokes, bass, snare, and slap. Using these techniques, you ll learn to play rhythms such as Guaguanco (Cuba), Samba (Brazil), Merengue (Dominican Republic), Ganza (Africa), rock, hip-hop, funk, and more! Hand drumming, and especially cajon playing, has exploded in popularity in recent years. It is easy to see why: it s fun, exciting, musical, and relaxing and connects the player with a musical tradition as old as human civilization itself. Getting Started on Cajon is the perfect guide to show you how to create music on your new instrument.