In music notation, da capo al fine is abbreviated "D.C. al fine" and is written just above the staff. It indicates that the piece repeats a second time from the beginning (da capo), but stops at the fine rather than continuing all the way to the end of the piece.

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


    /\                                               fine
---| /----------------------------|---------------------|
   |/                             |        |            |
---/------------------------------|---|----|------------|
  /|     4                     |  |   |    |        *   |
-/-|/\--------------------|----|--|---|----|---*---|----|
|  |  |  4           |    |    |  |   |   *   |    |    |
|--|--|--------|-----|----|----|--|--*--------|----|----|
 \ |  |        |     |    |   *   |           |    |    |
--\|_/---------|-----|---*--------|-----------|---------|
   |           |    *                                    
  \|         -*--             

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

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