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What does cut. s.d. mean when written in sheet music?

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  • If you can include an image or link to an example of where you've seen this, it might help. Feb 4, 2016 at 4:38
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    My guess is it's a typo of 'cut D.S.' which would mean "skip the repeat" if someone wanted the piece to be shorter. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:38
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    Leave out the snare drum, perhaps...? Feb 4, 2016 at 14:48

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I can only imagine that the sign is like D$, (del segno) which means go to the place where $ is shown, and play from there. Sometimes it's just DS with the $ at the beginning of where to go next. A pic would help.

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I have no idea what "cut." would be an abbreviation for but "S.D." most likely means "snare drum".

See this very similar question: What does Opt. S.D. mean?

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