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.
Over 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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