QUOTE(stephenm @ Nov 17 2005, 10:44 AM)
I've been playing since 1487 but have just decided to take some exams. In the exam room should I play scales, arpeggios and broken chords up and down just once (as printed in ABRSM books), or repeatedly until the examiner tells me to stop?
Gosh, playing for 518 years. Either you're a very slow learner, or you seriously don't need to worry about the exams.
However, you play the scales ascending and descending once, for the prescribed number of octaves. If in doubt, if you play the highest note more than once, you've made a boo-boo.