The side of the body that is to the west when facing north. This term is commonly used in keyboard music to indicate the desired hand to perform the indicated passage. The indication is typically an abbreviation, [English/German] L.H. for left hand or linke Hand ; [French] M.g. for main gauche; [Italian] M.s. for mano sinistra ; or [Italian] C.s. for colla sinistra.
See Also[French] gauche
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