How to use your hands to make the bird call sound.

Step 1: Getting the Hands in the Proper Position

The first section of this tutorial will show you how to correctly arrange your hands to get the proper sound.
wow... this is REALLY loud. A piece of advice: do not do this into the ear of a sleeping person. They may lash out and strike your hands into your face, giving you an unsightly black eye. :)
<p>haha. i wouldnt do that.</p>
<p>cough cough.... you toatally did not do that cough cough...</p>
<p>i made it first try</p>
<p>I just can't do it ;-;</p>
<p>i freaking made it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
Who else makes a sound like donald duck and cant make anything else....please help
I cant figure out how to make the second part of the call. I've have been trying to do it for weeks now and I just can not do it. When I say the second part of the call I mean the finger movement. I just can not do it. Please help From, Confused 13 year old
i think what helped me is just moving the index finger up and down. try it!!1
<p>I really can't seem to do it still and i've been trying for months</p>
HAHAHAHA, I DID IT :D thank you so much, been trying to do this for ages! finally got it :D
So cool, isn't it?!
<p>Me too!</p>
<p>I'm 100% done with this. Every guide is the exact same and none of them work for me. I am done trying.</p>
Be even more patient! I managed this a few.minutes after reading the first few steps and I'm only 11!
<p>i kind of did it not sure though : ( : </p>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEy_6BAnd2w is this the first song to feature a hand-owl? after 1min 20
if it dosen't work don't worry it took me a month of just watching people doing it now i'll make a cooing sound and the dove's will coo back :D
My friends and I do this in school all the time :). When there are a lot of people in the hallway everybody does it. I'll try and post a video.<br />
I have been trying this for to years. I can't get it pls help me as in make a video
me neither maybe my hands are too fat or something cant seem to nail it<br />
&nbsp;Nice. Thanks for sharing this. It's so simple and fun to do!!!
freakin sweet before i read this i could never bird call and now i can oh and can someone tell me how to give +1
u forgot 2 say that u have 2 lick ur thumbs where u r doing the bird call! i also cant belive that i got it as soon i finished reading it!!!!!
You don't have to lick your thumbs.
This thing just won't work for me. most of my friends do it all the time and i've tried for about a month now and still can't do it
hand cooing is a difficult technique. i have been doing it for a few years, and i am not even close to mastering it.
Ive tried and Tried with my freinds telling my how and what to do and, it just never works but it does for them...! it is VERY frustrating!
could you please post a video i have been trying to learn this for years and i cant get it. iv looked on youtube for one but their arnt any.
<strong>YES PLEASE make a video or something. I cannot do this for the LIFE of me.</strong><br/>
You forgot to say to blow in from the top downward and have it a steady blow.
the way i got the sound is i put my lips at the bottom of the hole between the thumbs and moved it upwards while blowing untill it made a sound and make sure there are no gaps exept for the thumbs
Well, I try doing this for 10 mins. First 9 mins was figuring the hands, and making an anoying loud PSSSSSS hollow sound. The last minute, I made 2, short whistles. So Pratice makes perfect :D
how come it doesn't work for me...:( wut am i doing wrong...? :'(
These are really good instructions!!! Thx!
oh, man, It's like taking me 2 weeks, and I still can't do it!! I'm doing everything right!! This guide DID help a ton though. If anyone can give me tips, please do
To start you want your hands almost airtight except for the spot between your thumbs. Finding the proper placement of your lips over the knuckles is key. Blow over the space between you thumbs not into it. Think of it as if you were trying to whistle with the top of a beer or soda bottle. Blow over the hole at the right angle and you got it. Try blowing harder or softer and eventually you will get it. Good Luck!!
I'm surprised noone has commented yet. This is really well done, and seems rather original for instructables. Nice to find something where I don't need to leave my desk, distil water or order copious quantities of LEDs, voltage regs or U-235 from online suppliers to duplicate. Nice job.
it worked a lot easier for me to make this space smaller than pictured.

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