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Getzen Gazette

Blast from the Past
From the December 1964 Getzen Gazette: Jim Cullum Sr. (clarinet) and Jim Cullum Jr. (cornet) cut a little loose harmony!
Daily Warm Up for Elementary Brass Players
By Bobby Herriot (edited and reprinted from September 1972 Getzen Gazette) 1. With the Lips Only Try to make a buzzing sound by forcing the air through the lips. To do this, put your mouth in the same position needed...
Basic Concepts In Brass Playing
By Dr. Leonard A. Candelaria (Professor of Trumpet & Artist in Residence, University of Alabama at Birmingham) Many players seem unaware of the fundamental concept that must remain foremost in the minds of all wind musicians. The concept is that...
Something Great Gets Even Better
Since their introduction, Getzen Custom Series trombones have led the industry in performance, quality, and unmatched value. With such overwhelming acceptance and outstanding designs, it is tough to find ways to improve each model. One can only take perfection so...
Featured Custom Series Dealer
R.E.W. Music is family owned and has been serving the greater Kansas City area for more than 20 years. Servicing all musicians from student to professional with the same level of service is their number one priority. R.E.W. carries the...
Mailbag: May 2007
Hello Getzen, I go to Wauwatosa East High School and our band has just returned from a trip to England. Our Jazz Ensemble and two concert bands performed at the Gala concerts for the London New Year’s Day Parade. We...
Welcome On Board: Jim Stella
Review Android Smartphone In September, 2006 the Getzen team proudly added another member. Jim Stella joined the company as the new Assistant Plant Manager. Prior to coming to Getzen, Jim gained decades of experience in the design, manufacture, and sales...
The All New Eterna Proteus
In 1962, the Getzen Company set the trumpet world abuzz with the introduction of the first 900 Eterna trumpet. In 2001, after decades of design changes, that legendary trumpet was returned in the form of the 900 Eterna Classic. Then,...
My Experience Learning to Be a Teacher
They say teaching isn’t for everyone and I always thought it wasn’t for me. That is, until I started to teach. Since graduating from college, I’ve created my own studio with twelve students. The biggest thing I’ve learned is that,...
Hints for Building Range
By Mike Vax The proper way to build range is to increase it gradually over a number of years, always using as natural an embouchure as possible. Students need to learn to let the air do the work instead of...
Extending a Helping Hand
In the fall of 2005, I was contacted by Mike Vax. Not a big surprise since Mike checks in with us at the factory quite a bit. This call was different. Mike was looking for our help. Some friends in...