This appears in the sheet music for Luigi Legnani's 36 Caprices (for guitar). This is in Caprice no. 18.

excerpt from Caprice no. 18 by Luigi Legnani

What I'm asking about is the dotted line that appears between the F notes in the third and fourth measures here. I did some googling and couldn't find any mention of this usage.

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    Since that measure has all of the fingerings written out, I'm guessing it's to indicate that the 4th finger stays on that note the whole time.
    – MattPutnam
    Aug 3, 2015 at 20:04
  • Ah, that could be it.
    – zem
    Aug 3, 2015 at 20:14

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@MattPutnam suggested that it could be telling you to keep the 4th finger on that note.

Alternate editions don't include that line, so it's probably not anything musical or interpretive in the original score. I'd agree with him that it's just to remind you that the 4th finger doesn't need to move.

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