The Groove You Must Know! 6/8 Groove on Cajon

How many times you were asked to play a ballad in 3/4 or 6/8? It happens a lot in jam sessions and when you’re playing with friends. There is always a ballad in the repertoire that is in 3/4 or 6/8 time signature. And of course, you must know how to play this kind of grooves.

Today I’m going to teach you a 6/8 time signature groove that will help you to develop this feel of playing and counting in triplets. There are other ways of writing and counting this groove. But this is the way that works for me and I think is ideal for this cajon pattern.

Actually, the groove seems easy because it’s not a fast groove or a complicated pattern but the thing of this groove is the feel you apply when you play it.

In this lessons you are going to learn the pattern first and after when feel comfortable with the pattern, we are going to apply the groove with music. I’ve included in the video the backing track I’ve played at the beginning for you to practice the groove.

You can follow the lessons with the free pdf available here.

Let’s go to it, let’s get started! 


I think you could noticed how I was enjoying that. 🙂

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