Whenever you DO take a non-musical person to the orchestra, be prepared for all sorts of questions.
But… you tune to ‘A’, which doesn’t sit on a line.
True, in treble clef. However, ‘A’ is on the line in bass and tenor clef. Anyway, I did it more for aesthetics. I didn’t want the whole note just sitting in empty space.
That’s true. I’ll just convince myself that it’s a viola.