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D.C. al fine


Fine command in sheet music.

Fine, meaning "end," may occur in the middle of a composition with a final barline.

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D.C. al fine, or da capo al fine, means “from the head [beginning] to the end.” D.C. al fine is an indication to repeat from the beginning of the music, and continue until you reach the final barline, or a double-barline marked with the word fine.

See D.C. al coda and D.S. al fine.

Also Known As:
  • du début jusqu’à la fin (Fr)
  • vom Anfang bis zum Ende (Ger)

Pronunciation: dah cah'-poh al fee'-nay

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