Italian term used in piano music indicating that a specific passage is to be played by the left hand. The Italian words colla sinistra are translated as "with the left" ( colla means with and sinistra means left implying the left hand). Colla can also be shortened to col, so col sinistra would mean the same as colla sinistra. This term is typically designated with the initials C.s.See also [Eng.] L.H. ; [Eng.] left hand; [Fr.] M.g. ; [Fr.] main gauche; [It.] M.s. ; [It.] mano sinistra; [It.] C.s. ; [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.