How to Whistle
Learning how to whistle without using your fingers is not as hard as it might seem. All you need is a little bit of patience and practice, and the positive results won’t take long. To help you with this, 5-Minute Crafts has prepared 2 easy-to-learn techniques.
Step 1: Position your bottom lip — tighten your bottom lip around your bottom teeth. Make sure you don’t curl it, but just pull it onto them.
Step 2: Position your tongue — Press your tongue against your top teeth. Don’t hold it too tight to your palate and teeth, but pull its tip a little bit down. Start by gently blowing air out. As you do this, pay attention to how the air comes out. It needs to pass right at the front of your tongue, through your front teeth.
Step 3: Combine everything — Bring your lip and tongue together. Start blowing the air out, making sure it passes just between the tip of your tongue and your front teeth. As you keep doing this, you will start noticing that the sound becomes more high-pitched.
Step 4: Tighten up — When you finally start hearing that the sound is becoming more high-pitched, bring your bottom teeth and your lip a bit closer to your top teeth and the top of your tongue. Keep blowing the air out.
Tip: As you do this, you might feel tired in your cheeks. It will take you a little bit of time to develop the technique. However, practice makes perfect!
Step 1: Say the word “Sam” several times in a row and pay attention to the position of your tongue. As you press its tip against your palate, you should hear a hissing sound.
Step 2: Lick your lips and curl them over your gums. Try to say “Sam” again. Then, stop the “am” part and say just “S.” After some practice time, you will be able to hear something that resembles a whistling sound.
Step 3: Close your lips a little bit more. Breathe in and blow the air out in a short burst.