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Coda sign. Image © Brandy Kraemer
Definition: A coda is an oval-shaped musical symbol with oversized crosshairs, used to organize complex musical repetitions. The Italian phrase al coda instructs a musician to move immediately to the next coda, and can be seen in the commands dal segno al coda and da capo al coda.


See segno and capo.

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