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Fingers in the mouth whistle

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Kosko, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    Can you guys do that whole two fingers in the mouth whistle? I never understood how that could be done. Not only that but people that can do it, it sounds like a freaking train whistle or something piercing the air with high volume and pitch. Whats the magic secret in the whistle technique?
  2. I often wonder the same thing. Then again, I can only whistle if I inhale. MAybe the makeup of the skin around the mouth and positionning of the jaw?

    Either way, I can't do it.
  3. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    My buddy in high school and I used to sit together at the athletic events and both whistle like that at the same time. You get this harmonic note in between the two - really quite ear-piercing and annoying! We were well-loved by all in attendence, I'm sure!
  4. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    Like my buddies parents, they'd be off playing a mile away and his dad would step outside and let loose the whistle of death. He'd hear it and go running home to dinner. That had a system down.

    Oh, one other whistle story. About 10 years ago I went and saw Bush at the arena. Girls were whistling loud and nonstop. I had a splitting headache at the end of that show. Hated it.
  5. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Thought I was the only one. Weird, huh? :confused:
  6. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    I can whistle by inhaling and exhaling. Makes it nice being able to whistle nonstop without having to ever stop for breath.
  7. Ha! Inward whistling! Before this, whistlers were only whistling half the time! But NOT WITH INWARD WHISTLING! Check it out!


    Take THAT, Tenacious D!!!!!!! :smug:
  8. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Could never do that. Sigh. Again. Another thing I fail at.
  9. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    my father taught me years ago , but i could never master the two finger thing .
    now i can whistle extremely loud just by twisting my tongue in my mouth { cheek } ...
    and i do mean extremely loud . :D

    you know , like in the movies where the guy whistles for a cab ,
    only i can make it last as long as my breath will last ,
    ten to twenty seconds at least .
  10. labgnat

    labgnat Inactive

    Oct 29, 2005
    outta this world
    i lack any and all whistling ability
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I can't do it. Oh well.
  12. Fontaine


    Apr 27, 2006
    i can make a rain drop sound by smaking myself the face.

    altho somethimes i almost knock myself out when i try it on the head.
  13. need4mospd


    Dec 22, 2005
    Are you saying you blow AND suck?

  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I'm lucky I can't do it. I'd probably breach the peace and commit public order offences every day if I could!
  15. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Whenever I try to learn how to whistle, I get light-headed after a few minutes. =/
  16. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    I can whistle loud the normal way. My dad can whistle with his fingers in his mouth. I swear it could start avalanches. I guess it's a New York thing.
  17. JNowiski


    Jan 16, 2006
    i've been trying to do that for years. There was one day where i did it two or three time. I've actually tried for an hour or so to figure it out, to no avail.

  18. I ran across this site a while back. I can't do it but haven't tried these instructions either ... http://www.geocities.com/whistle_teach/
  19. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Yes I can. I can also whistle pretty loud between my two front teeth and by sticking my tongue with a bit of a dip, part way between my lips. It's kind of hard to explain, but my dad tought me how to do it a long time ago.
  20. middy


    Mar 14, 2007
    Always wished I could do that.

    I can whistle in the normal way, pursing the lips, air over the tongue, or with the tongue up against the roof of the mouth, lips relaxed, but neither of them give ear-splitting volume. :(
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