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Why am I unable to tune my violin correctly? I cannot tune my A string to A4. It's in a state that if I go beyond G4, it will break. I'm new to violin.

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    Are you saying that the string seems like it will break or that you have already broken strings in this way? When I first started playing guitar, I was surprised when I realized how much tension the strings actually take on. – Max May 21 at 7:50
  • I thought it would break up. – Rio_Nyx May 21 at 8:32
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    Either you are tuning an octave higher than you think or you are not using an A string -- perhaps accidentally trying to install a D string? Just to be certain - is this a fullsize instrument with fullsize strings? – Carl Witthoft May 21 at 14:07
  • Please give some history - was it tunable in the past? has anything changed such as a new bridge or a change in location from a dry to humid environment? – Carl Witthoft May 21 at 14:08
  • You need to provide more information, does you A look like it's thickness is somewhere between the E and D strings, Else it's probably the wrong string like CarlWitthoft says. – RishiNandha_M May 22 at 12:57
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I cannot tune my A string to A4. It's in a state that if I go beyond G4, it will break.

That's not too surprising. G4 is almost an octave above A4. If you manage to get the string all the way up to G4 then you are trying to tune it to A5 not A4.

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    I don't really get you. G4~392hz and A4~440hz. – Rio_Nyx May 22 at 7:54
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    Octave labeling is C to C so for the 4 octave it would range from C4 to B4 so this answer is wrong. – Dom May 22 at 16:32

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