questionscan you teach someone to whistle? am i the only…

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My advice.. try it when you're all alone. When you try to do that kind of stuff around others, you tend to laugh or giggle because you can't get it. Just keep moving your lips and tongue around, slightly different each time until you get a faint somewhat whistle-like sound and then modify it just a bit until you can hopefully get the hang of it.

For the longest time I could only whistle by sucking IN the air instead of blowing OUT. Maybe try that...

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That's so funny--just 2 nights ago I was telling DH that I wish someone could teach me how to make those very loud whistles, the kind where you put two fingers on the sides of your mouth. This question reminded me that I want to see if there's any youtube instructional videos! lol

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I could use some tutoring in that department myself.

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I can whistle with all my fingers and even from different hands. Its mostly from practicing, kinda like rolling the tongue. My loudest whistle is with my middle finger and my thumb. This makes me wonder if I can whistle from some one else's hand. I'm going to go try.

After you learn to whistle the next challenge is to tweet songs like 'Camp Town Races'

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So I just grabbed my mom's fingers (asked if they were clean) and tried it. It worked. So my conclusion is its just a matter of positioning and air flow. So good luck with your whistling.

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"Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow"

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I don't have many tips unfortunatly, but I can say that I know how to whistle in three different fashions. none of them require putting fingers in my mouth. One is a louder whistle, fine if you want to make a loud noise across a room to get someone's attention, or "sing" a whistled tune so that many people can hear it. I usually use a softer whistle for when I'm singing a tune to myself while walking down the street. It keeps me from annoying others that may be nearby. The third is more of a novelty whistle, more like a bird call that you can adjust the pitch of to make music/song.

The one that is likely the easiest to learn is the loud one, once you figure it out, you wonder why it was so hard in the first place. I do remember that much from when I was a kid and fist learned to whistle.

Here is what little I can suggest, purse your lips like you are going to kiss someone, or make a fish-face with your lips opening and closing.... then blow with pressure, but not as hard as you can.

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after that it's a matter of finding the shape of your mouth that will make the desired sounds. remember to adjust the lips (open/close and how far in/out) tounge and throat, even your cheeks can all adjust the sound you make, move the muscles slowly in one of those groups back and forth for a while, if it doesn't help, try a different group. with enough attempts and some other tips from deals.woot you will be able to apply for a job with the seven dwarfs and "whistle while you work"

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Make a taco shape with your tongue.
Place the now upturned sides of your tongue onto the bottom of your first upper pre-molars (next to the canines)
Have your lips make a small "o" (like a kissy face, just a bit more relaxed.
Take a deep breath.
Exhale quickly.

Hope that worked.

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I can't whistle either since I got my braces on over a year ago. I wonder if I will have to re-learn when they are taken off.

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I can't whistle with my fingers. You know, like the sharp piercing sports game whistle.

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I have never been very good at whistling, and I can't snap my fingers. People have tried to teach me and I have not successfully been able to do it. But on the long list of things I can't do, they don't rank as of very high importance. It would be useful to be able to snap my fingers to correct my dog instead of having to clap both hands together, though.

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Thanks for the tips. This post has been a huge help. Still can't whistle, but it reminds me to practice. I would try for a bit in the past & then forget about it. I produced a noise that resembled a whistle tonight, so there is hope.