Topic: Playing bassoon/Throat
So I performed my graduate recital and in my piece after intermission I began to breath heavier (although I kept my nerves under control throughout)
and also my throat began to get really dry and I get these scratchy sounds in my throat (its quite painful too) and you can really hear it.
My teacher and I discussed it and this never happens when I perform with orchestra, or ever in practice. So we think that it is just nerves and tension that cause improper breathing that causes it.
Has this happened to anyone? If so any suggestions how to address this?
The problem is I have to be performing solo for this to happen so its hard to address because it never happens until I get up on stage!
I would appreciate any suggestions.