How to Whistle Loudly?
Some people just want to learn how to whistle. Others want to learn how to whistle loudly because they figure if you are going to whistle anyway, why not do it so everyone can hear you?
Whistling is an old-time skill that was used to communicate over long distances and to entertain. We’re going to focus on the first reason for whistling. At this point we are not going to worry about making music.
Most people find that they can whistle softly without using their fingers. But it may be best to use the fingers to produce a strong, loud whistle. Make sure your hands are clean and then stand in front of a mirror. Plan to practice your whistling technique for several minutes each day. It may take you a couple of weeks to get it right but you will.
Some people can whistle quite well without using their fingers. These folks often whistle wonderful tunes and produced a softer sound. Whistling without using the fingers is sometimes said to be harder to master. Other people feel that whistling with the use of fingers is the most difficult.
Whistles are produced by human beings when air blows over the teeth and lips in the correct way. The sound is made when the air is forced out by the top row of teeth and the tongue then travels over the teeth and lower lip. Most of the instructions on how to whistle mentioned finding a “sweet spot” that creates the clearest, strongest sound. We’ll just advise you to practice until you find just the right sweet spot.
Start your whistling practice by tucking your lips in, wrapping them around your teeth. Use your fingers to keep the lips firmly in place. Put your fingers about halfway between the center of the mouth and the corner of the mouth. Usually inserting the fingers in to the first knuckle is about right. You can use the index fingers of each hand or make a “U” shape with the thumb and one finger. Remember, the fingers help keep the lips tight and in place.
The tongue should be placed so that the tip comes close to the bottom of the mouth, just behind the gums. The tongue should cover a good part of the lower teeth in the back. Draw in plenty of air and exhale out of the mouth. A little bit of pressure out and down with the fingers can help too. Don’t be afraid to experiment by putting your fingers in slightly different places or moving your tongue just a little bit. Try adjusting the strength of your exhalation too!
It’s probably best to start blowing out softly and increase the pressure as you learn. You can produce a solid whistle without the fingers too. Most people cover the bottom teeth with this method but the upper teeth are exposed. The tongue sort of floats in the mouth, even with the lower teeth. Experiment with the amount of air and force of the air. Now, that’s whistling!