Seem like I'm falling down the cajón rabbit hole. I had no idea a simple wooden box you're sitting on could emulate a drum kit.
I'm pretty close to pick one, I mean, since I already play an instrument which is basically a flying saucer, why not supplement it with a wooden box?
Because learning several instruments at the same time is something stupid that I decided to stop a couple of weeks ago... heh.
Well, my new office chair has arrived.
I’ve chosen this model because it’s designed to be playable on all sides, and they all sound different. It has a jembe-like structure inside, which offers drastically different sounds on left and right compared to front and rear. You can also tweak the snare at two different heights. Last but not least, unlike most other brands, the logo doesn’t suck.
Now, I have to learn how to make it sound good, and it’s way harder than just sitting on it.
The four stages of cajón playing discovery:
- This sounds like shit, it's just a wooden box.
- Wait, maybe it doesn't, but I'm an utter failure of a human being who cannot slap a box properly.
- Wow, I get it, this sounds awesome (but I need a few hundred hours or practice)
- At least I can use it as a chair.
@paul Absolutely! But first I have to tweak, screw and unscrew everything in all possible manners to see how the sound changes. It's a lot more subtle than what I expected.
@rosano Now I'll spend hours trying to understand how to get that thumping bass sound. It's pretty subtle actually, there's a lot of room for exploration.
@hecanjog Haha yeah :) I don't think I'll use it as such all day long every day though, it might not be the best thing to sit on for hours.
@jameschip It’s probably the same for every instrument, but here the brutal minimalism really asks for a careful exploration to see through the apparent lack of nuance. It’s pretty subtle actually.
@ice definitely. Most other instruments have a look about them of “i am going to have to work this out”. These have a look of “it’s just a fucking box, work you bastard! Why won’t you just work!”
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