Hey everyone, I understand that a little pressure may be ok, but I was wondering if there are any exercises that I could do to help relieve pressure, especially in the upper register. I find that I myself use a lot of pressure when playing in the upper register, and I know it's bad so I would like any advice you all could give on how to play with less pressure. My second question is, I find that when I play in the higher register everything goes fine, but it's only when I try to play a little louder, with a more powerful sound that I get a "grunt" like sound, this "grunt" also hurts my throat a lot. I have been stopping and taking a sip of water but it doesn't stop it. So, if you have any ideas on what the problem is, please tell me. Again, it's only when I try to play with a louder, fuller, and more powerful sound that this occurs. Thank you for your time and attention everyone!