Hobbies Playing Music D.C. al fine Italian Musical Command Share PINTEREST Email Print Hyacinth Playing Music Playing Piano Tutorials Piano Chords Buying Advice Music Education Playing Guitar Home Recording By Brandy Kraemer Updated on 03/19/19 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. Also Known As: du début jusqu’à la fin (Fr)vom Anfang bis zum Ende (Ger) Pronunciation: dah cah'-poh al fee'-nay More Italian Music Symbols to Know: ▪ marcato: informally referred to as simply an “accent,” a marcato makes a note slightly more pronounced than surrounding notes. ▪ legato or slur: connects two or more different notes. In piano music, the individual notes must be struck, but there should be no audible spaces between them. ▪ dal niente: "from nothing"; to gradually bring notes out of complete silence, or a crescendo that rises slowly from nowhere. ▪ decrescendo: to gradually decrease the volume of the music. A decrescendo is seen in sheet music as a narrowing angle, and is often marked decresc. ▪ delicato: “delicately”; to play with a light touch and an airy feel. ▪ dolcissimo: very sweetly; to play in a particularly delicate manner. Dolcissimo is a superlative of "dolce."