al fine

Fine command in piano music.
Fine, meaning "end," may be found in the middle of a composition with a final barline. Image © Brandy Kraemer

Definition: The Italian musical phrase al fine (“to the end”) is an indication to play to the end of the music, or until you reach the word fine. Al fine is usually seen in the commands D.C. al fine and D.S. al fine.
See al coda.

Also Known As:

  • à la fin (Fr)
  • zum Ende (Ger)

Pronunciation: al fee'-nay
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