How to Play a Samba Beat on Cajon


In today’s tutorial you’re going to learn a cool samba groove on cajon. 

This is a pattern I use quite a lot to play samba and Bossa Nova and I hope you like it.

We are going to start playing it together slow with the metronome at 50bpm for you to integrate the pattern. Then a bit faster at 70 bpm, to then try it at the goal tempo of 90bpm. And after you feel comfortable with the groove you are going to play this groove with music. I have included a Backing track in the video for you to practice this samba beat.

You can follow this tutorial with the FREE Pdf in the Free Tools Area

So, time to learn the samba groove, let’s get started!


And that’s it! I hope you like this tutorial.

You can get this and all of my free pdf downloads in the free area at And I have included in the pdf, suggestions of other songs for you to practice this groove.

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Thanks for watching

Keep having fun with the cajon and I’ll see you next time with another cajon lesson


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