Dal segno

In italian, segno means sign, and in music theory its symbol is:
segno

Italian, Dal segno (D.S.) means from the sign, and in music theory it is like a repeat sign: You had to repeat the section between two signs, like this:

Dal segno animation frame 1

We play the first measure, and you can notice the two symbols Segno symbol, they are called Segnos (signs in Italian), they have the same function as the repeat signs.

Dal segno animation frame 2

We play the second measure and we notice that there is a repeat sign Segno symbol at the beginning of this measure.

Dal segno animation frame 3

We play the third measure which ends with another repeat sign Segno symbol.

Dal segno animation frame 4

After playing the third measure, we go back to the first repeat sign Segno symbol.

Dal segno animation frame 5

We play the second measure one more time.

Dal segno animation frame 6

We play the third measure one more time.

Dal segno animation frame 7

We go our way quietly.

Dal segno animation frame 8

The second sign can be replace by D.S or by Dal Segno, but it is the same:

Dal segno animation frame 1

We play the first measure, and you can notice the symbol Segno symbol called Segno (sign in Italian) and the letters D.S. which means Dal Segno (go to the sign in Italian). Segno symbol and D.S. have the same function as the repeat signs.

Dal segno animation frame 2

We play the second measure and we notice that there is a repeat sign Segno symbol at the beginning of this measure.

Dal segno animation frame 3

We play the third measure which ends with the letters D.S. which means Dal Segno (go to the sign in Italian).

Dal segno animation frame 4

So after playing the third measure, we go back to the first repeat sign Segno symbol.

Dal segno animation frame 5

We play the second measure one more time.

Dal segno animation frame 6

We play the third measure one more time.

Dal segno animation frame 7

We go our way quietly.

Dal segno animation frame 8

Dal segno al fine

In italian, Dal segno al fine means from the sign to end, so after you go back to the sign you have to stop at the Fine indication, like this:

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the first measure, and you can notice the symbol Segno symbol called Segno (sign in Italian), we also notice the Italian word Fine (end in Italian) and D.S. al Fine (Dal segno al fine which means from the sign to end in Italian)

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the second measure.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the third measure and you notice the symbol Segno symbol.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the fourth measure.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the fifth measure, and you notice the Italian word Fine (end in Italian) at the end of this measure.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the sixth measure.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

The seventh measure has a final double bar, but this is not the end of the piece because you will notice that there is D.S. al Fine (Dal segno al Fine) which in Italian means go to the sign then to the end.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

So we go to the sign Segno symbol

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the third measure one more time.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the fouth measure one more time.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

We play the fifth measure one more time.

Dal segno al fine animation frame

And we stop here because of the Italian word Fine (end in Italian).

Ancient notation of Dal Segno

In some ancient music score, you will find this:

dal segno, ancient notation

But it is the same, the sign was different.

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