Cajón Playing Styles

Course Number
ILPD-273
Description

An introduction to cajón playing that will cover the history of the instrument from its origins in Peru to the contemporary setup with other drums and foot pedals. The course will cover traditional musical styles from Peru such as the Landó, festejo, and the Marinera, as well as Spanish flamenco. This course is highly recommended to all hand percussionists and drum set majors who wish to improve their overall understanding of Latin music through the adaptation of cajón playing. This instrument has transcended borders and is becoming a standard part of the set up for percussionists in global music, jazz and pop, or any musical setting.

Credits
1
Prerequisites
Overall ensemble rating 3
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Valencia
Department
PERC
Course Chair
Yoron Israel

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