Mandolin Glossary

Search alphabetically using these links:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z - Home

Mortise and Tenon
Mortise and tenon is a type of neck joint used in instrument construction.

A mandobass usually has four unpaired strings and is plucked with the fingers.

This is analogous to the cello and tuned one octave below the mandola: C, G, D, A.

In the US, this term is usually applied to an instrument tuned one fifth below the mandolin, analogous to the viola: c, g, d, a.

A metronome is a practice aid that sounds or displays beats at the tempo it is set to. There are two basic types: mechanical and electronic. Most music accessory stores and online vendors carry a wide selection.

MAS - Mandolin Acquisition Syndrome
A tongue-in-cheek reference made originally on the CoMando listserv that stuck and has become a common term used within the web community.

Bill Monroe
Born in Rosine, Kentucky, Bill Monroe is the acknowledged creator (ie, the "Father") of Bluegrass Music, a style of music that takes its name from his band The Bluegrass Boys.

The roots of the word "mandolin" are derived from the Italian for "little almond."

CollingsElderly InstrumentsEastman MandolinsMorgan MusicAcoustic Music CompanyThe Music EmporiumKentucky MandolinsEllis MandolinsWeber MandolinsMandolin World HeadquatersThe Mandolin StoreD'Addario