The hidden dangers of the cajón


Music is a very dangerous thing, you know.

If you’ve never seen a cajón, i’ll quickly explain what it is.  It’s a wooden box, made of various thickness’s of plywood, with a snare (metal beads) stretched across one panel and a sound hole on one panel.  We just got one, and I gotta say, I like it a lot better the djimbe’s or congas or bongos.  You can get a lot of sound out of an instrument so simple, depending on where and how you hit the thing.  i think with some practice it would be sounding close enough to a kick drum and a snare drum that I would prefer to use it at camps and on trips and stuff.  Much easier to transport!  Plus, it doubles as a chair!

Though, there are some dangers associated with it, as I have so illustrated for you today!  I’d like to say that this never happened to me, but that would make me a liar.  It happened to me yesterday… Though, if you’ve ever played one, and you are a guy, you have probably experienced this to some degree as well.  If you’re being honest.  Right?  yes?  no?  oh.

Anyway, they are pretty easy to play, and they are pretty cheap too!  You could probably make your own for under thirty dollars.  If you ever drummed along to the radio on your desk, basically, what you have here is a desk turned into an instrument.

Have a great Wednesday, everyone!