Ok instead of making two threads and wasting space I thought I would put two questions in one thread. I was recently on vacation for a week and wasn't able to play, and now that I am recovering whenever I play in my upper register my throat really hurts. It's not like that for my lower register, just my upper. Also a lot of the time when I play my neck bulges, is this really bad? Or can I continue to play for years and years with it or is it something that will hurt my playing?