Best Cajon Practice Routine

One common question that I would often get, as I’m sure a lot of other instructors get as well, is “how do I put together a practice routine?” So, I’ll show you how to put together the best practice routine for continued progress.

If you want to improve your cajon playing, there are several things you can do to practice effectively. Here are some tips:

  1. Warm up: Before starting your practice session, take a few minutes to warm up your hands and arms. Play simple rhythms to loosen up and get a feel for the cajon.
  2. Focus on technique: Good technique is essential for playing the cajon well. Pay attention to things like your hand placement, posture, and how you hit the different parts of the instrument.
  3. Play with a metronome: Using a metronome will help you develop a strong sense of timing and keep your rhythms tight. Start slow and gradually increase the tempo as you get more comfortable.
  4. Practice different rhythms: Experiment with different rhythms and styles to develop a wide range of skills and a versatile approach to playing.
  5. Play along with music: Practicing along with recorded music is a great way to develop your timing and coordination. Try playing along with different genres and styles to challenge yourself and expand your musical knowledge.
  6. Record yourself: Recording yourself is a great way to hear your progress and identify areas for improvement.
  7. Get lessons: Consider taking lessons from a professional cajon player or teacher. They can help you develop good technique and give you personalised feedback and guidance.

Here is a video with a practice routine of 30 minutes a day:


Remember, consistent and deliberate practice is key to improving your cajon playing. Have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things!


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