Don't want to lug an entire drum kit on stage? Want to play unplugged without drowning out your band mates? The Cajon, the smallest drum kit in the world, is the perfect powerful accompaniment instrument to any kind of band, be it blues, hip hop, boogie or rock - providing a full snare and rich bass sound, amplified or acoustic. This book provides beginners with a step-by-step introduction to this little box, called Cajon. You'll not only find all important back-up information (history, instrument-building), you'll also learn how to play rock, pop and Latin grooves. Enclosed you'll find a CD containing sound examples to the respective exercises to help you practice and control the sound you make. The CD also includes play along-tracks, allowing you to test your skills under realistic conditions.