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When you blow through your fingers, it’s not just about the noise. It’s also about getting your lips into position for air to move through them in one direction only. The “OK” sign is an example of how we can use our fingers to create a WHISTLE that is distinct from those produced by other parts of our bodies—like lips or teeth.

Basic Whistle Technique

  • To whistle, you’ll need to hold your index finger to your lips and blow into it.
  • The first thing that you want to do is keep the finger at a 90-degree angle from your lips.
  • You also want to make sure that there’s no movement in this position at all!
  • If you do move your finger during the whistling process, it will sound like a train whistle rather than something pleasant and melodic like an actual whistle would be.
  • Now that you’re familiar with the basic whistling technique, it’s time to put your thumb in the right place. Bring out your thumb and tuck it into the center of your index finger.
  • Now try doing this while blowing air

Whistle with finger


  1. Press the tips of your thumb and finger together (like the “OK” sign ).
  2. Press the tips of your fingers up against the tip of your tongue and curl your tongue back.
  3. Squeeze the corners of your mouth hard and tight against your thumb and forefinger.
  4. Wrap your lips around your fingers to make as small of an opening as possible.
  5. BLOW!

Tips For Whistle Loud With A Finger

To whistle with your fingers, press down hard on both sides of your finger. You can do this by pressing the top of your tooth with your tongue and then puckering up those lips.

The goal here is not to move them at all while blowing—you want to keep as much air in contact with each one as possible so that it makes a loud whoosh when it comes out!

When you whistle, your tongue should be pressed against the top of your tooth. This will help keep it from moving as you blow into the mouthpiece and make sure that there are no vibrations from this movement going through to your lips or cheeks. You can also try pressing down on the top of your tooth with your tongue without moving any other part of your face (including eyebrows) – but only if it feels comfortable for you!

  • Pucker your lips and try not to move them as you blow. The sound should come from the pinched area on top of your finger, NOT from between your teeth or from the air coming through your teeth or lips.
  • Don’t blow too hard—you want a soft “whoosh” sound that lasts about 2 seconds (the length of one puff).


So, now you know how to whistle with your fingers. Keep practicing! It’s a fun way to practice your lip and finger control as well as get in touch with the sounds that come from your mouth when you are not doing anything else. Remember: keep your lips tight and don’t let them open or move at all when blowing into the whistle.