20th Century Fox Fanfare

20th Century Fox Fanfare - Drum Beat

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The instantly recognizable drum intro for the 20th Century Fox fanfare has been psyching-up movie-goers since the 1930s.

The above notation represents the two-measure snare and bass drum intro. The notes with a ‘Z’ on the stem should be played with buzzed, alternating sixteenth-notes to create a smooth, closed roll.

Below, each buzz-stroke and the sticking has been included.

20th-Century-Fox-Fanfare_with-buzz-strokesOver the decades, the fanfare has evolved. Check out the clip below to witness how the fanfare (and logo) changed through the decades.

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Steve Ley
Steve Ley is a professional drummer, teacher, writer and Sheet Music Team Director for Online Drummer. He studied at the Australian National University, graduating with a Diploma of Music specializing in jazz performance.