Step 1: Getting the hands in the proper position
Step 2: Put one hand on the other
Place the left edge of your right hand at the base of the fingers on the left hand.
Step 3: Move right hand down
You should not need to lift your hand to do this step.
Step 4: Cup hands and align thumbs
The thumb of the right hand will be lower down then the thumb of the left hand. Keeping your hands together, move the left thumb up so that both thumbs are aligned.
Your hands are now in the correct position to do the bird call.
Step 5: Proper blowing technique
Step 6: Pucker Your Lips & Inhale
To inhale properly, try the following:
- Though to play most instruments you breath from your chest, you will actually blow better here if you breathe from your throat (get a lot of air in your throat, but not any in your lungs. Basically, do a breath that gets your shoulders to move)
- Hold the breath in puckered lips (again, if you play a woodwind instrument, you're encouraged to not do this. However, this technique works better here
- Do not inhale with your hands already at your lips