col destra



[It., with the right hand]


Italian term used in piano music indicating that a specific passage is to be played by the right hand. The Italian words col destra are translated as "with the right" (col is short for colla which means with and destra means right implying the right hand). Col is short for colla, so colla destra would mean the same as col destra. This term is typically designated with the abbreviation C.d.

See also [Eng.] right hand; [Fr.] main droite; [Ger.] rechte Hand; [It.] mano destra; [It.] colla destra; [It.] col destra; [Abbr.] R.H.; [Abbr.] M.d.; [Abbr.] C.d..

Also [Eng.] left hand; [Fr.] main gauche; [Ger.] linke Hand; [It.] mano sinistra; [It.] mano sinistro; [It.] colla sinistra; [It.] col sinistra; [Abbr.] L.H.; [Abbr.] M.g.; [Abbr.] M.s.; [Abbr.] C.s..


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