Singing Covered

We sing covered as soon as the soft palate is lowered toward the nose

(that is, in the middle register), and the resonance and attack are

transferred thither so that the breath can flow over the soft palate

through the nose.

This special function of the palate, too, should be carefully prepared

for in the tones that precede it, and mingled with them, in order not

to be heard so markedly as it often is. In men's voices this is much

more plainly audible than in women's; but both turn it to account

equally on different tones. This often produces a new register that

should not be produced. This belongs to the chapter on registers.

The tone is concentrated on the front of the palate instead of being

spread over all of it--but this must not be done too suddenly.