Glen Caruba: Mastering Conga-Diddles

By Jared Cobb
Originally published in DRUM! Magazine’s March 2008 Issue

So you thought paradiddles were strictly for drum set players, eh? Well, back in the ’90s, Puerto Rican conga sensation Giovanni Hidalgo blew everybody’s minds by applying drum set rudiments to conga technique, and redefined the boundaries of that age-old discipline. In this exercise, DRUM! columnist Glen Caruba shares a number of paradiddle variations for conga players.