Definitions

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  • noun A string instrument similar to a mandolin.

Etymologies

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From Italian mandoloncello

Examples

  • Frequent Turtle Island collaborator Mike Marshall uses mandocello - sort of a larger and longer version of a mandolin - to furnish elaborate textures to Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower."

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  • (David Balakrishnan - violin; Mark Summer - cello; Mads Tolling - violin; Jeremy Kittel - viola; Mike Marshall - mandocello (track 13); Stefon Harris - vibes (track 10))

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  • "Together they blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with such varied instruments as the mandocello, octave mandolin and the 'genuine Irish' bodhrans they bought from the Cuban guy in a Texas hotel room," the Concert Association wrote in a news release.

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  • I don't believe you'll give up on your mandocello dream.

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  • Keith, I've had my eye on a Wishnevsky mandocello for a couple of years.

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  • The way I do it, if I need to do the transposition on the spot, is to pretend that I am playing a mandocello from a bass clef part, and then add 2 flats to the key signature (or subtract 2 sharps, OK, accidentals can get mind bending).

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  • Of course, if you don't play mandocello, this crutch won't help.

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  • The electric mandocello could be the undiscovered country.

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  • The way I do it, if I need to do the transposition on the spot, is to pretend that I am playing a mandocello from a bass clef part, and then add 2 flats to the key signature (or subtract 2 sharps, OK, accidentals can get mind bending).

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  • Keith, I've had my eye on a Wishnevsky mandocello for a couple of years.

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