I am delighted to announce that my new Cajon Lesson app for iPad is now available and also FREE.
The app was conceived at the NAMM Show in Nashville in July 2013 when I met John Butler, founder of Atlas Apps. Atlas are an up and coming app development company based in Denver, CO. After having a conversation at our booth about how big the cajon is getting around the world, John told me that he wanted to create a good quality Cajon Lesson app that is free to download and has a good amount of free lesson content. We decided that we should partner up to create the app.
So after a few months of development between Atlas Apps and Paul Jennings Music, Cajon Lessons for iPad is here. We are also currently working on the iPhone and Android versions right now. I will let you know when they are also available.
Here are some screen shots:
Download Cajon Lessons for iPad
Thank you to everyone who entered the Paul Jennings Music #buildyourgroove competition 2013. All of your entries were amazing and I had a lot of fun watching them all. All the fantastic entries equally made it very hard to pick winners. As you can see I decided to go with 2 joint 1st place winners who will each receive a Snare Cajon Kit. I very much look forward to the next #buildyourgroove competition. Thank you so much again for the great entries.
The winners are:
Joint 1st place: Suze Yuill (China)
Joint 1st place: Steven James Black (Scotland)
2nd place: Chris Cajon (Germany)
3rd place: James Downing (Ireland)
Amazing runner up entry: Rylee Bronner Kaplan (USA)
Amazing runner up entry: Gary O’hagan (Scotland)
I am delighted to announce the first ever #buildyourgroove competition where I am giving away a Snare Cajon Kit by Sela, a pair of Vater Cajon Brushes and a 1 year subscription to playcajon.org to the winner. I will also be giving prizes to the 2nd and 3rd place entries.
All you have to do is submit a photo or video that depicts building a groove in someway.
In a photograph or video (no longer than 3 minuets) I want you to #buildyourgroove. It could be as simple as just a cracking photo or video of you or someone else playing an instrument. Maybe you are actually building your own drum or musical instrument in the photo/video or maybe you are building a groove by making a creatively edited YouTube video, maybe it is just a great photo of someone playing a groove. Whatever your interpretation of the phrase “Build Your Groove” is, I can’t wait to see your entries.
The #buildyourgroove competition runs through November 2013 and I will be announcing a winner along with 2nd and 3rd place runners up on December 1st.
Here are some examples of what could be submitted:
If you have something that you think fits the bill, submit it to the Paul Jennings Music Facebook, tag #buildyourgroove and you might just win.
The New Snare Cajon Kit
It has a super punchy bass, it has a snare that cuts through, it will allow you to achieve dozens of additional tones, it has a removable snare, it is a fun project, it is a drum set in a box. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to the most advanced, affordable kit cajon on the market.
The New Snare Cajon Kit by Sela is pushing boundaries and ticking all the boxes (pardon the pun).
The main new feature with the new model is that it features the Sela Snare System which is the same one that is used on the CaSela models. The Sela snare is totally removable and adjustable. You can also stack additional snares on top of the first snare to give you maximum snare sound.
The Sela logo has now been placed on the front instead of the side. This makes the Snare Cajon Kit much more ascetically pleasing.
This cajon would stand up against many top of the line cajons in the sound department. I can honestly say as a professional percussionist, I have never heard a cajon that sounds as good as this for the price. The bass has a powerful punch and the snare gives an excellent crack but the best part is all the additional tones that you can get when you run your foot up and down the front plate. I would seriously use this cajon at any gig.
It’s all in the box
Everything you need to build your snare cajon is in the box. Only a power drill is needed to complete construction. You don’t have to be a gifted craftsman to build the Snare Cajon Kit because all of the parts are prefabricated and make assembly very easy. Each step is well documented and easy to follow in the included manual.
– Body: 11 layers birch, 15mm
– Playing Surface: Poplar Veneer, 3mm
– Sela Snare System (Adjustable & Removable)
– Solid bass tone
– Excellent snare crack
– Many additional tones are achievable
– Weight: 13lbs
– Footing: Nonslip rubber feet
The Snare Cajon Kit is $149.99 and is available from www.pauljenningsmusic.com
Back in July this year (2013), the day before the summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN. I walked into a Wells Fargo bank to do some routine banking. After chatting with the teller and mentioning that I was in town for the NAMM show, a young, mean lookin fella shouted over to me, “Ya’ll goin to NAMM”, I said “Why yes!” After a short conversation I found out the man was not that mean at all and that his name was Christian Wolf, drummer with the fast rising Nashville based band: Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves. We agreed that we should connect at the show.
After meeting on the first day and having an impromptu cajon jam at our booth, I realized Christian was not only part of an amazing band but also a fantastic drummer. We decided to fully endorse Christian as a Sela Cajon artist.
Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves have just released this great video of their version of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues. The video features Johnny and June’s own son: John Carter Cash & Anthrax guitarist: Rob Caggiano
The Folsom Prison Blues video
Presenting Christian Wolf with his CaSela Professional Snare Cajon at summer NAMM
I can’t wait to watch Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves soar to success in the months and years to come.
Ross McCallum’s finger roll technique is kick ass. Now he revels the secret to his superpower with this awesome video. I can tell he is loving his Sela Cajon too 🙂
Hey folks. After a month of awesome shows with Scottish bagpipe mega show: Red Hot Chilli Pipers, I am now home for a couple of weeks before meeting the guys on the east coast later this month.
Here are a few photos from the road so far:
The crowd gathers at Milwaukee Irish Fest
My rig at soundcheck
My rig before we take the stage
Me looking smug
I look a bit angry here but I am just concentrating
Amazing venue: Jacobs Amphitheatre in Cleveland
The crowed in Milwaukee were amazing!
The band in St Charles, IL. A great theatre
Hope you enjoyed this batch.