Whistling is not a natural activity that everyone can do. While it may seem easy when you see someone do it, it does not come naturally. However, with the right technique, you can learn how to smile without any hustle. There are three techniques for whistling. You can whistle through your lips, tongue, or with your fingers. This post will cover the first two techniques because they are the easiest.
Let us start with steps for whistling with your lips. Here are a few steps for effectively whistling with your lips:
Step 1: Prepare your lips
Start by puckering your lips as if you are about to kiss someone. Next, open your lips and ensure that the opening is small and circular. Try breathing out air through the small circular opening until it produces a musical note. If this does not work, you can prepare by positioning your lips to pronounce the word “two.” However, ensure that your lips do not touch against or rest on your lips. Instead, they should be puckered forward. Additionally, ensure to lick your lips before you start whistling if they are dry.
Step 2: Curl your tongue
With your lips in the right position, curl your tongue’s edges slightly upward. Start by resting your tongue against your teeth’s bottom row. You can alter the shape of your tongue to create different notes. However, for a beginner, you should stick to the basic curl with your tongue against your teeth.
Step 3: Blow air
Finally, blow air over your curled tongue through your puckered lips. You can alter your lips and your tongue’s curl until you get a clear note. It may take a few tries for some minutes. So, the trick is not to give up.
The above three steps should help you learn to whistle with your lips. Another technique is whistling with your tongue. Check out the following steps:
Step 1: Prepare your lips
Instead of puckering your lips like in the previous technique, tighten your upper lip against your upper teeth. Ensure that your teeth are not exposed so your moth looks like you are smiling without your teeth. Your lips’ position is vital for producing a loud and clear whistle.
Step 2: Pull back your tongue
Draw your tongue pack and position it broadly and flatly behind your bottom teeth. However, it should not touch the floor of your mouth. Instead, it should hover behind your teeth and leave a small space between your tongue and teeth.
Step 3: Blow out air
Blow air towards your lower teeth. It should flow at a sharp angle downward across your bottom teeth and lip. This technique will require some practice. If it does not produce a loud sound, try broadening and flattening your tongue’s tip.
Whistling is all about your lips and tongue and their position. A loud whistle can be attention-grabbing and a form of communication. However, you will not achieve this unless you practice and learn the techniques.