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This is my first instructable. (rate please :)) I'm going to teach you how to whistle loudly with your fingers! Then you will be able to whistle at baseball games, concerts, weddings, etc. or its just fun to piss off your friends. I will try to go in as much detail as I can. This is one of those things that you will get eventually if you try hard enough. Some people will get it immediately and some people will never get it. If you want more info there's probably a ton of it on the internet, I just didn't bother to check.

-Be aware that you are blowing air forcefully. It shouldn't take a lot of air to do the whistle when you've got it down, but when starting out never over-do it. At first you might feel dizzy, but I had a friend who kept trying and he eventually passed out. You should know when to you need to stop-
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Step 1: Lips

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The actual whistling sound isn't made with the lips. I see some people try it and they squeeze their lips together like a normal whistle. If you do that you'll just end up spitting all over the place. Lips stay relaxed, and curl over your teeth, so when you put your fingers in your mouth, they will not touch the teeth at all. Also, your lips should be wet.

Step 2: Fingers

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There are different ways of doing this, the way I learned was to make a circle using your thumb and index finger. But there are other ways that might be easier for you.

Step 3: Tongue

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The tongue is probably the hardest concept to describe. If you can roll your tongue into a tube, thats a good start. Basically, you want to curl the tip of your tongue up to the roof of your mouth. Your fingers will touch the underside tip of your tongue with all the arteries.
NobodyN1 month ago

made a slight whistling amongst the air

Thanks man it actually worked. I had to push outwards on the corner of my lips with the outside of my fingers to get my whistle tight enough but it worked. Thanks
mostBastos7 months ago

This was actually extremely helpful!
I doubted it at first but I've managed to get a louder whistle than without my fingers.
5/5, still referencing

4everbagelz218 months ago
So frustrated...awesome instructable
jrt426 years ago
Not bad, I have been doing this for years. I am 52 now and I can whistle with any two finger combo with any hand, I can also do it with one finger. It all has to do with where you put your finger(s) to your tongue, I usally use the tip of my tongue.
TrentWalls jrt4210 months ago

I see that it's easier with your fingers on the tip of you tongue. Thanks for your comment!

norsehorse (author)  jrt426 years ago
That's pretty neat! I just figured out how to do it with one, I never even thought about that trying that before. Do you know what makes the whistle? Where does the air pass through to make it?
Viaticus1 year ago
What I discovered following these instructions is that I can make a sound with the fingers on my right hand, but not my left! Perhaps people who have tried it did not think of it, but most people are not anatomically symmetrical. Fingers on one hand might work better than others. I've just about got it but I'll wait until I'm in a less public place to practice.

Good directions - it takes practice and don't let negative comments be discouraging!
I have absolutely not the slightest clue how to do this. I've tried over and over and over and over and over.
Follow the instructions. You'll get it if you try over and over some more. It will feel right when you've got the right position.
I'm in my fifties now and for the firs time in my life I could get it right. Thanks norsehorse.
me too and i cant get it
cbiz5152 years ago
I have always wanted to do this, read the instructions once and within 30 seconds was whistling loudly! thanks man, it worked for me. I've been holding my tongue in the wrong place the whole time...
CS34106 years ago
I think it is kinda confusing and you gotta make it more easier to follow"
Kelsy101 CS34103 years ago
I know I don't think that these are the right steps
norsehorse (author)  CS34106 years ago
What makes it confusing?
sajada6 years ago
This is hard.
norsehorse (author)  sajada6 years ago
Just keep trying.Its hard at first but if you just keep repeating in different positions, eventually a little whistle will come out.
no a tiny whistle will not come out
MMoyce3 years ago
I cant DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Kelsy101 MMoyce3 years ago
i know
NE patsrock3 years ago
its like a spit bomb 4 me
me too
jasum5 years ago
Which one do you think is a better technique when whistling with fingers: keeping your tongue flat on your lower jaw or curling it back like you do? I was wondering which one makes the loudest sound and/or is easier to learn?
metalfury5 years ago
I've got cramp in my tongue! will try again later . . .

Thanks for the guide, I'll keep trying it!
iPodGuy6 years ago
I've tried doing this for years. I don't think I was made to whistle like this.
Nice name (spilled rite asweel).
gus00026 years ago
HAHA i just tried it and its pretty late and i ended up waking up my parents lol. awell.. stupid act by me i guess but thankyou, i never really had time or could be bothered learning this until i stumbled on it just now, thanks P.S... ill practice 2moro when people are awake lol
I just did the same (0130h)
danielle935 years ago
lmao, i cant do it!!!! fun to try tho!! :P
It is difficult to do at first, but like most things it comes with practice.
so keep trying and im sure youll get the hand of it at it.
vrnjhz5 years ago
u totally rock man.dis is so cool.i learned it in just a few seconds.
trigger1016 years ago
Emsie6 years ago
Thank you so much!!!!!! YAY =D<br/>
Maregon6 years ago
Nice instructable! I suck at whistling and on my first few tries I got good results. Thanks!
this is pretty good. do u know how to do a no hands whistle. those are neat and discreet.