Definition and background:
Term used in piano music indicating that a specific passage is to be played by the left hand. This term is typically designated with the initials, L.H.See also [Eng.] L.H. ; [Fr.] M.g. ; [Fr.] main gauche; [It.] M.s. ; [It.] mano sinistra; [It.] C.s. ; [It.] colla sinistra; [It.] col sinistra.Also [Eng.] R.H. ; [Eng.] right hand; [Fr.] M.d. ; [Fr.] main droite; [It.] M.d. ; [It.] mano destra; [It.] C.d. ; [It.] colla destra; [It.] col destra.
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