Here are the steps to build a typical flamenco drum. It's easy to make, but not that easy to play!
Children might need help from an adult or they can just help the teacher to make one in the classroom, painting and decorating it.
It'd be fun for them to have this instrument in the classroom to use it as an accompaniment for some songs and festivities.
STEP 1: You need to get plywood to build the surface, or use an old box (wine box, for example) as the base.
STEP 2: Depending on the size you want, cut the pieces of plywood to the correct measurements:
STEP 3: Trace a 12cm diameter hole on the rear piece of the box:
STEP 4: Glue all the pieces together with the basic frame.
(*optional: One of the distinctive things about the sound of a cajón is the snare-drum-like rattle when hitting it. If you want to make it you must attach strings with clips or tiny metal materials to the inside of the drum).
STEP 5: Apply pressure after glueing or use clamps or straps to make it stronger:
STEP 6: Now children can do their part. They can decorate the cajón as they wish. They can use different coloured sprays for each side of the box and add some shapes to it to make it their own style.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW THE INSTRUMENT SOUNDS. LOOK HOW THE ARTISTS PLAY IT.
ENJOY AND HAVE FUN :)
|PUPILS IN 3rd LEVEL, SINGING AND DANCING WITH THE CAJÓN|
|PRACTICING HOW TO PLAY THE CAJÓN FLAMENCO. IT'S FUN!!|