Hey all, hope you're doing well in the dog days of quarantine. I hate it and miss playing in a section/with other people. Perhaps even too much because, when I was working on the 2nd movement excerpt of Beethoven 5, it occured to me that I watched a recording on YouTube of Bernstein conducting and I thought I'd try to join in as an unqualified last chair. I placed my phone above my stand so I could see the occasional shots of Bernstein conducting. It was fun, despite my wife judging/laughing at me and me bumbling around like a fool. I admit, it was fun, albeit fairly unproductive in that moment. Beyond the fact that what I did was kind of pathetic (although maybe less so now that everything is shut down), is there any merit in practicing orchestra repertoire with recordings? For jazz rep, sometimes I'll play along with recordings to pick up on some subtleties I may miss otherwise. Obviously this is totally different application. And I'd want to make sure that the recording is 440. This seems like a safe space to ask dumb questions so please share your thoughts!