("whispering" in Italian
) is a special tremolo
effect on the harp
where a chord
is rapidly repeated at a low volume. Usually, the effect is achieved by both hands playing adjecent strings set to the same pitcheses
. This is possible because of enharmonic spellings created by the pedals.
It can sound like strumming a guitar
or even "watery".
On sheet music, it is represented by three thick lines connecting the notes to be trilled.