Well I just got my result for my ATCL diploma I did, after spending the whole of my last term at college working on it with my teacher - I got less than 50%!! I'm quite annoyed at this, because I don't think I played THAT badly. The examiner seems to take issue with my tone, which most people seem to say is one of my strong points. I'm most upset that I got a VERY low mark for "musical sense". I know I split a few high notes in the unaccompanied sonata I did (though I did nail the high C# lick) but he says I have a "very poor" high register. He also said I didn't provide a programme, even though I gave both examiners a very lengthy series of programme notes. Not sure what that's all about. So I'm a bit upset and annoyed, considering the amount of work I did for this, and considering I don't think I played that badly at all. Oh well, just a vent I suppose!