QUOTE(Invidia @ May 2 2012, 09:01 PM)
I think it's about how you play them. If you can perform something from a higher level to a professional standard, then there is no reason why you shouldn't use it. I would perhaps just be aware that, for example, to play an LRSM piece to "professional standard" is to play it to a standard that would earn you an LRSM pass. So you would have to have it totally in your control; they would not think "well it's a hard piece, so we will make an allowance".
There is a degree of validity in the point you are making, however, I think that they expect a certain standard of performance (technical, performance, delivery etc) for each level of diploma. I did in fact take a piece from the LRSM list in my Dip and from their comments they appeared to have been satisfied with what I presented, however I included the same piece in the LRSM 2 years later (for balance of programme, not because I didn't want to learn other rep, honest
). There is no doubt that I performed the piece infinitely better than during the Dip technically etc, and the comments recieved were similar in nature - had I given the same delivery as I had in the Dip they would have not been satisfied - as their level of judging is much higher - as is suggested by each stage of the diplomas.
Sorry....a bit long winded, but hope it makes some sense.