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Old 10-04-2010, 07:41 PM   #21
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:29 PM   #22
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When I was a kid I used to whistle myself to sleep. I recall many times my Mom or Dad yelling at me to "stop whistling and go to sleep." I'm whistling now...

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:55 PM   #23
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Another great whistler....

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:02 PM   #24
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Yes, I whistle. I find it easier to whistle by INHALING versus exhaling.

I use the "4 Cheek Rule" for whistling. If a Martian's derriere ( 2 lower cheeks) warrants it, I can make his 2 upper cheeks turn red with a nicely delivered wolfette whistle.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:38 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
Yes, I whistle. I find it easier to whistle by INHALING versus exhaling.
I had an Aunt who could whistle - and I mean whistle! It was an amazing instrument - like a solo violin. Wide range, soft and LOUD, vibrato, staccato, glissando, octave leaps - she could do it all. I know how to play keyboards a bit, and I'd play accompaniment for her sometimes. Very few people can whistle like that.

Ten years ago or so, NPR did a little program on a whistler. This guy could do the classics, and the key was that he taught himself to whistle both inhaling and exhaling. So he could play long lines written for violin (where you have the up and down stroke) w/o running out of breath.

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Old 10-12-2010, 10:53 AM   #26
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no - never in front of patients and never at home.
Until I saw your post it never occurred to me how mortifying it would be to have my local person of your profession whistling during my office visit. Thanks for that.

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