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I used to whistle all the time in the noisy engineering factory where I worked, I used to sing loud too and nobody bothered, except to join in with some of the songs I whistled.
I can still knock out the odd tune while I'm cooking my dinner, (you should hear my Nessun dorma) but Maddie the cat dives for cover and Mrs Fox shuts herself in the lounge.....I don't know why...
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12-01-2021, 02:01 PM
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Foxy, Do You ever whistle that tune that some change the words to....

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12-01-2021, 03:32 PM
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I wonder how many of you tested out your whistling talents on reading the title of this thread?
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12-01-2021, 03:37 PM
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I can whistle when both exhaling and inhaling, which is useful for continuity then blasting out a tune. Sometimes I practise scales and arpeggios.
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Originally Posted by Dextrous63 ->
I can whistle when both exhaling and inhaling, which is useful for continuity then blasting out a tune. Sometimes I practise scales and arpeggios.

I have just tried an inhaling whistle but it don’t half make your teeth cold!!
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12-01-2021, 03:46 PM
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I cant bear monotonous whistling but I quite like a whistled tune that has that sort of quivering sound to it.

Not sure ‘quivering’ is the right word but it’s hard to describe what l mean!!
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We have a family whistle that R Mar started when I was a kid. If my brother and I heard it, we would know it was time to go home for tea.

All my family know it and use it to attract each other's attention, or if we are trying to locate another member of the family who is out of sight.
How lovely! It’s like a secret language. Such fun
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12-01-2021, 06:25 PM
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Where exactly do you stick the fingers? i have never worked it out. Always so impressive when other people do it.

I can do the blade of grass reedy thing though.


Lift your tongue and curl it towards the roof of the mouth, then pop two fingers each side underneath your tongue and clamp your lips over the fingers - then blow.

That's the best way I can describe it without demonstrating.
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Originally Posted by Dextrous63 ->
I can whistle when both exhaling and inhaling, which is useful for continuity then blasting out a tune. Sometimes I practise scales and arpeggios.



Me too, Dex, but not as good as I used to.
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Mr Mags has been known to whistle when he snores .... very tuneful too!
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