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In music notation, da capo al coda is abbreviated "D.C. al coda" and is written just above the staff. It is similar to a da capo al fine repeat, except that instead of ending at the coda sign, the musician skips from the coda sign to the coda section (which also begins with a coda sign).

When used on the staff, it looks something like this (complete with time signature, a quarter note scale, half note and half rest):


    /\                                                  @
---| /----------------------------|---------------------|
   |/                             |        |            |
---/------------------------------|---|----|------------|
  /|     4                     |  |   |    |        *   |
-/-|/\--------------------|----|--|---|----|---*---|----|
|  |  |  4           |    |    |  |   |   *   |    |    |
|--|--|--------|-----|----|----|--|--*--------|----|----|
 \ |  |        |     |    |   *   |           |    |    |
--\|_/---------|-----|---*--------|-----------|---------|
   |           |    *                                    
  \|         -*--             


    /\                                        D.C. al coda
---| /----------------------------|---------------------||
   |/                          |  |                     ||
---/------------*--------------|--|---|-----------------||
  /|           |     *         |  |   |   |             ||
-/-|/\---------|----|-----*----|--|---|---|----|--------||
|  |  |        |    |    |    *   |   |   |    |   |    ||
|--|--|--------|----|----|--------|--*----|----|---|----||
 \ |  |             |    |        |      *     |   |    ||
--\|_/-------------------|--------|-----------*----|----||
   |                                              *      
  \|          


@   /\        
---| /----------------------------|---------------------||
   |/                             |                     ||
---/------------*---------*-------|---------------------||
  /|           |     *   |     *  |    o       __       ||
-/-|/\---------|----|----|----|---|---|-----------------||
|  |  |        |    |    |    |   |   |                 ||
|--|--|--------|----|----|----|---|---|-----------------||
 \ |  |             |         |   |   |                 ||
--\|_/----------------------------|---------------------||
   |                                                     
  \|                          

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