Applying 5-Stroke Roll to Congas w/ Alex Acuna

Alex is a master of both drumset and percussion. His career includes milestone performances with Weather Report, Elvis Presley, and he is a first-call studio musician playing on over 1,000 records and movie soundtracks.

Alex has developed a unique lesson plan where drummers who know the rudiments on a drumset can apply them to the Congas and produce Latin rhythms. It’s a quick guide for drumset players to learn how to play Congas. In this lesson he is using the 5-Stroke Roll and applying it to various drums, he will demonstrate how the sticking pattern will reproduce rhythms for Latin and Rock music.