As a kid growing up, one of the most impressive things I have ever heard is a wolf whistle. What is a wolf whistle you may ask? A wolf whistle is a loud high pitched whistle you make when you blow hard and the air rushes through the teeth and lower lip after it is forced out of the upper teeth.
You will often hear this call used to hail cabs or get the attention of a woman in the street. We in no way condone performing the wolf whistle to impress a girl because it just doesn’t. In fact, it only makes you look like a bigger prick than you really are.
You can, however, impress friends with this relatively difficult skill. There is a reason it looks so cool. It is because not everybody can do it. With this simple guide, you can become one of the select few who can wolf whistle.
Wash your hands. Yes, you need to wash your hands. We do not know where they have been. You will need those digits to create a fingered whistle. You will also need to get a mirror so that you can practice and master the art of wolf whistling.
Get to know your mouth. There are several parts of your mouth and almost all of them will be used for a wolf whistle. You have your tongue, teeth, and your upper and lower lips. Start by practicing manipulating your tongue. Move it up down and to both sides. Do this for your lips as well. This exercise will loosen up your lips and tongue for the actual whistling.
Wolf whistle with the help of fingers. Start by tucking your lips over your upper and lower teeth. Using two fingers of your choice, hold down your lower lips over the lower teeth. You can use a combination of your index finger and thumb in one hand, index fingers from both hands, or pinkies from both hands.
Use your lips. Now your upper and lower lips must reach over to cover your teeth and be tucked into your mouth. Only the outer edges of your lips are visible, if at all. Once your fingers are in your mouth angle it in such a way that the fingernails are angle inwards toward the center of the mouth. The fingers should also be pulling the lip fairly tight. Then, touch the bottom of your mouth with your tongue. Place your tongue approximately a half an inch away from the gums below the mouth.
Blow hard. Inhale to fill your lungs. Once full, exhale so that the air moves over the top of the tongue and lower lip. While you blow through the lips, press down and towards the side of the lips and teeth.
Try it over and over. This is not an easy task so you might want to do this over and over. Experiment on how you use your tongue, lips, fingers and teeth. Listen to the sound you create when you blow. No two mouths are the same, so try changing small minor details to change the pitch and tone.
Congratulations! You have now learned to wolf whistle. Use it appropriately and be rewarded. If you use it irresponsibly you might just be rewarded with a slap in the face. Use it well and use it for purely the good and you won’t have any problems with it.