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Use the filters below to select studies based on Core Motions, number of drums and other criteria.
PLEASE NOTE - I am a left-hand player, so if you are right handed you'll be looking at a mirror image
Use the filters below to select studies based on Core Motions, number of drums and other criteria.
PLEASE NOTE - I am a left-hand player, so if you are right handed you'll be looking at a mirror image.

B-1 - C-1 - D-1
collated

B-1 - C-1 - D-1 
collated

Core B-1.1, C-1.1 and D-1.1 in sequence

Two Lines

Two Lines

Short study for one player, on five congas

circles

circles

Meditation on four congas

core A-1.1
linear
1 conga

core A-1.1
linear 
1 conga

Basic routine warm-up sequence.

core A-2.1
organic
2 congas

core A-2.1
organic
2 congas

Parallel unisons

core A-3.1
linear
3 congas

core A-3.1
linear
3 congas

Quavers and quavers triplets

core A-4.1
organic
3 congas

core A-4.1
organic
3 congas

Inverted ostinato (long version)

core A-4.2
organic
3 congas

core A-4.2
organic
3 congas

Inverted ostinato (short version)

core A-5.1
organic
3 congas

core A-5.1
organic
3 congas

A basic symmetric ostinato-based study

core A-6.1
organic
3 congas

core A-6.1
organic
3 congas

Permutations on dotted quavers

core A-7.1
organic
2 congas

core A-7.1 
organic 
2 congas

Table of reference for ostinato-based exercises

core A-8.1
organic
2 congas

core A-8.1 
organic 
2 congas

Double palm-tip series

core A-D
warm-up

core A-D 
warm-up

Palm-tip warm-up

core B-1.1
linear
1 conga

core B-1.1 
linear 
1 conga

Progression of increasing subdivisions and return

core B-2.1
linear
2 congas

core B-2.1 
linear 
2 congas

Essential "baqueteo" variations

core B-2.2
linear
2 congas

core B-2.2 
linear 
2 congas

Essential "baqueteo" variations

core B-2.3
linear
2 congas

core B-2.3 
linear 
2 congas

Essential "baqueteo" variations

core B-4.1
linear
2 congas

core B-4.1 
linear 
2 congas

More "baqueteo" variations, on 4 bars sequences

core B-5.1
linear
3 congas

core B-5.1 
linear
3 congas

Baqueteo variations on 3 congas

core B-6.1
linear
3-4 congas

core B-6.1 
linear 
3-4 congas

Open tone on last and first semiquavers

core B-6.2
linear
3-4 congas

core B-6.2
linear
3-4 congas

Open tone on last two semiquavers

core B-6.3
linear
3 congas

core B-6.3 
linear 
3 congas

3 congas divagation on A-6.1 (in 3/4)

core B-7.1
linear
3 congas

core B-7.1 
linear 
3 congas

Some attention to the central drum

core B-8.1
linear
3 congas

core B-8.1
linear
3 congas

More attention on variations on the central drum than most other Core B studies

core C-1.1
linear
1 conga

core C-1.1 
linear 
1 conga

Progression of increasing subdivisions and return

core C-2.1
linear
1 conga

core C-2.1 
linear 
1 conga

An introduction to Core Motion C based on the Matanza's style guaguancò

core C-4.1
linear
1 conga

core C-4.1 
linear 
1 conga

Divagations on the Table of Rolls

core D-1.1
linear
1 conga

core D-1.1 
linear 
1 conga

Progression of increasing subdivisions and return

core D-2.1
linear
1 conga

core D-2.1 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip semiquavers, palm-tip quavers

core D-2.2
linear
1 conga

core D-2.2 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip sextuplets, palm-tip quavers

core D-2.3
linear
1 conga

core D-2.3 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip triplets, palm-tip quavers

core D-3.1
linear
1 conga

core D-3.1 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip semiquavers, open tone quavers

core D-3.2
linear
1 conga

core D-3.2 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip semiquavers, open tone quavers

core D-3.3
linear
1 conga

core D-3.3 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip sextuplets, open tone quavers

core D-3.4
linear
1 conga

core D-3.4 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip sextuplets, open tone triplets

core D-3.5
linear
1 conga

core D-3.5 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip sextuplets, open tone semiquavers

core D-3.6
linear
1 conga

core D-3.6 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip semiquavers, open tone semiquavers

core D-3.7
linear
1 conga

core D-3.7 
linear 
1 conga

Palm-tip semiquavers, open tone semiquavers

core E-1.1
linear
2 congas

core E-1.1 
linear 
2 congas

A simple introduction to Core E

core E-2.1
linear
1 conga

core E-2.1 
linear 
1 conga

A basic symmetric series

core E-2.2
linear
3 congas

core E-2.2 
linear 
3 congas

Similar to E-2.1, expanded to 3 congas

core E-3.1
organic
2 congas

core E-3.1 
organic 
2 congas

A study of organic independence

core E-4.1
organic
2 congas

core E-4.1 
organic 
2 congas

Independence table

core E-5.1
organic
2 congas

core E-5.1 
organic 
2 congas

Double palm-tip series

core E-5.2
organic
2 congas

core E-5.2 
organic 
2 congas

Double palm-tip series

core F-1.1
linear
2 congas

core F-1.1 
linear 
2 congas

A nice rich introduction to Core F

core F-2.1
linear
3 congas

core F-2.1 
linear 
3 congas

study with drags

core F-3.1
linear
2 congas

core F-3.1 
linear 
2 congas

Taken from where F-1 has left

core F-4.1
linear
3 congas

core F-4.1 
linear 
3 congas

Table of linear permutations on 3 congas

core F-5.1
linear
2 congas

core F-5.1 
linear 
2 congas

A little game on 2 congas

core F-6.1
linear
3 congas

core F-6.1 
linear 
3 congas

Permutations with double open tones

core F-6.2
linear
3 congas

core F-6.2 
linear 
3 congas

Sequel of F-6.1

core F-7.1
linear
2 congas

core F-7.1 
linear 
2 congas

Study for the weak hand

core F-8.1
linear
1 congas

core F-8.1 
linear 
1 congas

Linear study in 9/8

digression on the
odd-stroke rolls

digression on the 
odd-stroke rolls

As per title, employing Core E, C, and F

digressions on a
New Orleans beat

digressions on a 
New Orleans beat

A series inspired by a drum kit groove

four ways around the triplet

four ways around the triplet

Different palm-tip combinations

numbers - 2

numbers - 2

Congas workout on open tones and slaps

numbers - 3

numbers - 3

Congas workout on open tones and slaps

numbers - 4

numbers - 4

Congas workout on open tones and slaps

numbers - 6

numbers - 6

Congas workout on open tones and slaps

numberz
123456-a

numberz 
123456-a

Congas workout on open tones

numberz
123456-b

numberz 
123456-b

Congas workout on open tones

numberz
123456-c

numberz 
123456-c

Congas workout on open tones

numberz
123456-d

numberz 
123456-d

Congas workout on open tones

organic study
on a tumbao base

organic study 
on a tumbao base

Beyond independence

study in 5/4

study in 5/4

A musical miniature

study on the open tone

study on the open tone

A solfeggio study aimed at rhythmic accuracy

warm-up "Giovanni"

warm-up "Giovanni"

The ultimate warm-up sequence

warm-up "Giovanni"
pt.2

warm-up "Giovanni"
pt.2

Warm-up "Giovanni", one crotchet ahead

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