How to Whistle with Your Fingers

The finger whistle may seem difficult, but with a little practice, anyone can master it.


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You Will Need

  • Clean fingers
  • A mouth
  • A mirror


  1. Step 1

    Position fingers

    Form a U shape with your thumb and forefinger or middle finger.

  2. Use a mirror to perfect your form and technique.

  3. Step 2

    Place in mouth

    Place your fingers partly inside your mouth, wrapping your lips tightly across your teeth. Only the outer edges of your lips should be visible.

  4. Angle fingertips toward the center of your tongue.

  5. Step 3

    Position tongue

    Flatten your tongue to cover the bottom portion of your mouth. The tip of your tongue will touch the lower jaw just behind the bottom row of teeth.

  6. Step 4


    Inhale deeply and blow forcefully across the top of your tongue and lower lip. Push your fingers downward and outward, onto your lips and teeth.

  7. Step 5

    Adjust positions

    Adjust the position of your fingers, tongue, and jaw for optimal whistling. Regulate the force of air for maximum effect and volume.

  8. Step 6


    Practice regularly until your desired whistle is achieved.

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