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. Perfect for percussion beginners and established drummers looking to expand their sound palette. Topics include: background on the instrument, basic playing techniques, explanation of traditional rhythms, application to modern musical styles, more. All taught 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! 40 min.