ExAmplE3 D. S. AL CODA
This example shows the D.S. Al Coda structure. play the first section of the piece as written; the double bar-line at the end of bar 5 indicates the end of this section. At this point you are given two instructions, D.S. and al Coda. The first part of that direction means ‘go to the sign’, which in this case is bar 2 (the ornate ‘S’ symbol). Carry on playing until the end of bar 3 where you are told Da Coda, which means ‘go to the Coda’; now g o directly to the Coda which is the separate s e c ti o n sh own at the end of the piece.