Whistling looks easier than it is. If you’ve seen people whistle you may think that all you have to do is put your fingers together and blow. Then when you try it, no sound comes out. The thing is, you can learn to whistle with your fingers, if you follow these steps.
- Hold your thumb and middle finger together. Form an O with them but leave a small gap, about the thickness of two fingernails.
- Hold your fingers to your mouth. Slip your fingers into your mouth so they are resting on your bottom lip. Close your lips so the air that air can flow between your fingers.
- Tuck your tongue behind your teeth. Hold your tongue behind your bottom teeth and relax your jaw.
- Blow air out fast. Use your tongue to guide the air out through the gap in your fingers. Start with a light blow then push the air out faster. If no sound comes, try to adjust your lips to make them firmer or move your fingertips closer together. Just make sure you don’t close the gap with your fingers.
- Practice often. You may need a few tries before you get a whistle to sound but don’t give up. Once you start to hear a whistle, keep practicing until you can create the loud, piercing sound at will.
You can whistle with your fingers with a few simple steps. All you need is to practice these steps and you can whistle loud enough to get attention across a crowded room.