It takes mastery and patience before you can whistle. There are also several types of whistling, but it is possible to produce a very loud sound when whistling. You can do this in several ways, using your hands or not. If you follow a few simple steps, you'll get there in no time.
Method 1 of 2: Using your fingers
Step 1. Put your lips in position
Moisten your lips, open your mouth slightly, and pull your lips over your teeth until you have completely covered them. They should go completely into the mouth so that only the outer edges are visible.
You may need to move them around as you exercise, but for now, keep them moist and in your mouth
Step 2. Put your fingers in position
The purpose of your fingers is to keep the lips in the correct position over your teeth. Hold your hands in the air with the palm facing you. Hold your index and middle fingers together in front of you with your thumbs keeping your ring and little fingers down. Press the sides of your middle fingers together to form an "A".
- You can also use your little fingers. Keep the hands the same, holding the little fingers instead of the index and middle fingers.
- You can also use it with one hand. Keep one hand in the air and press the tip of your index finger against the tip of your middle finger. Separate your fingers slightly, leaving a small space in between for air to pass through. Keep them straight.
Step 3. Put the tongue in position
The hissing sound is produced by the passage of air over an oblique surface. In this case, you are going to create it with the upper teeth and tongue redirecting air to the lower lip and teeth. To produce this sound, you have to put the tongue in the correct position in the mouth.
Curl your tongue towards the back of your mouth. Use your fingers to bend the tip of the tongue on itself. The back of the tongue should cover the wide part of the back of the lower teeth
Step 4. Make the final adjustments
Your lips should be damp and over your teeth. Keep about the first phalanx of the fingers in your mouth while holding the tongue in place which should be tucked back. Close your mouth enough to block the passage of air up, down and to the sides of the fingers.
Step 5. Blow through your mouth
Now that your lips, fingers, and tongue are in position, you need to blow air out to create the hiss. Breathe in deeply, then breathe out the air through your mouth over the tongue and lower lip. If there is air coming out from both sides of the mouth, you need to tighten the lips around your fingers.
- Don't blow too hard at first.
- As you blow, adjust your fingers, lips, and jaw to find the best bevel position. This is the position that will give you the most efficiency, where the air passes over the sharpest area of the bevel.
Step 6. Listen to the sounds to practice
Your mouth will start to focus on the air at the bevel, increasing precision as you go. Once you find the right point, your hiss will produce a loud, clear sound instead of a low, muffled sound.
- Be sure not to breathe too fast or too often while you are exercising. You shouldn't hyperventilate. If you take your time, you will have more breathing to practice.
- It may be helpful to use your fingers to apply a little more pressure down and outward to the lips and teeth. Experiment with different finger, tongue, and jaw positions.
Method 2 of 2: Master the whistle without your fingers
Step 1. Bring the lower lip back
You can make this hissing sound by placing your lips and tongue correctly. Push the lower jaw forward slightly. Pull the lower lip over the teeth. The lower teeth should no longer be visible, but the upper teeth should remain.
The bottom lip should be snug on the bottom teeth. If you need help with this movement, press your index and middle fingers on either side of the mouth to bring the lip out slightly and over the lips
Step 2. Put the tongue in position
Bring the tongue back to line it up with the lower front teeth and flat against the back of the mouth. This widens and flattens the front of the tongue while leaving space between the tongue and the front teeth. The sound of the whistling will be produced by the air blown over the bevel you create with your tongue and lips.
Alternatively, you can also flatten the tongue so that the sides are pressed against the edges of the back teeth. Roll the tip of the tongue down slightly making a "U" in the middle where air can pass from the back of the tongue
Step 3. Blow air through your mouth
Use the upper lip and teeth to direct air downward to the lower teeth. This concentration of air is vital to achieve the desired result. You should be able to feel it under your tongue. If you hold your finger under the lower lip, you should feel the air pushing down as you blow.
Step 4. Adjust the tongue and jaw
The hiss will probably sound muffled at first with varying sounds, but don't worry. You have to find the best point of friction where the air is blown directly over the sharpest part of the bevel you have arranged with your mouth. Continue to practice increasing the volume of your wheezing.