This is the first time I am posting here. I sat my Grade 8 piano on Friday, which was the first exam I have done in 15 years. Nerve-racking? Yes. Now the wait until I get the results. I can't really remember how well you have to do to pass. I think my pieces were not bad, except for a few little mistakes here and there and I might not have played the Allegro quite fast enough. The scales were ok except I misheard the examiner and when she asked for Dominant 7ths I played Diminished 7ths and then realised after I had made the mistake and she let me have a second go at the Dominant 7ths. I guess this will affect my marks and I will be marked down for this. I think sight-reading was ok, not great but not terrible. The piece was a lot longer than the examples in my practise book. Aural tests were disastrous (except 8D) but this was expected and I'm hoping that as they only count for a small portion of marks hopefully the rest of the sections will help me. Any words of advice? I hope I pass as if not then I can't resit with the same pieces as the syllabus has now expired so I would need to learn new pieces - which I would consider doing although it is a big committment when you are an adult with a demanding job, a husband and loads of other commitments! Again, thoughts anyone? Has anyone been in a similar position?
Does anyone else agree that examiners don't at all give away how well you have done? I guess this is part of their job description! They are very pleasant and nice, which helps with the nerves somewhat :-)
Thanks for any responses.