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The Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass all have "A" strings, so picking the note "A" as the tuning note allows all of the string instruments in the orchestra to have a common reference point. The violin and bass do not have a "C" string.

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Q: Why is A the note for tuning up an orchestra and not C?
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