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I had a problem two years ago, lot of bad sensations in the throat while playing. It almost goes away, reappearing sometimes only when playing loud, fast or high. It’s like if the throat close for a split second, and the air force this closing to pass thought. But I had a lot of this during my warm-ups this morning. Could be it the infamous Valsalva maneuver ?

Also, I feel I have no direct control over this, it happens even when I sing a nice note in my head and try to keep everything open.