'Come Undone' Ghost Triplet Groove

A fairly standard groove with a stamina draining sixteenth note triplet added on the left hand.

In this lesson you will be learning a fairly standard groove that adds a block of sixteenth note triplet on the left hand as decoration. You can hear this in the song 'Come Undone' by Korn and it starts at the beginning of the verse. Due to the sticking used, snare placement involves a quick jump from the hi hat to the snare over the left hand.

Through this page a one bar groove will be built up step by step. This will allow you to see clearly what is going on in each part and to get your head around a small part of the groove. This should hopefully make the learning process significantly easier. I have included some links to some helpful lessons at the bottom of the page. If at any point you find yourself struggling, have a look through some of these.

Step 1

A very straight forward level 0 style part.

Building up the groove

Step 2

Open the hi hat on the very last '+' count of the bar.

Building up the groove

Step 3

Add a ghosted snare on the 'a' after count 2.

Building up the groove

Step 4

The last step is the tough one. Underneath the open hi hat on that '+' count, play a sixteenth note triplet as ghost notes with the left hand. There are two areas to focus on here and the most important of these is your hand stamina. I have linked a very useful lesson for this at the bottom of the page. You should also be making sure that the ghost notes are played at a soft enough level are are dynamically consistent.

Building up the groove


  1. Learn the full groove up to a tempo of at least 74bpm, which is the speed of the song.
  2. Listen through the rest of the song and try to work out some of the variations.
  3. Apply the groove to a four or eighth bar phrase.
  4. Try playing a long to the full song.