How to make a hand flute

Written by christy bagasao
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How to make a hand flute
Transform your hands into musical instruments. (hands in hands against sky, friendship concept image by JoLin from

Not only are hands useful for playing musical instruments, but they can also be transformed into musical instruments. Learn the steps to using your hands as a hand flute and you will be able to make a whistling sound. With practice you can use your hand flute to make authentic sounding bird calls. With even more practice, you can adjust the pitch of your whistle enough to play elaborate songs.

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  1. 1

    Form a "C" with your right hand, holding the right thumb an inch away from the tips of the curved fingers.

  2. 2

    Position your left hand in the same manner. Move the left thumb in and lay it against the side of the left hand.

  3. 3

    Hold both hands up in front of your face with the fingers of each hand curved toward the other hand. Rotate your right hand away from your face until the right thumb is parallel to the left thumb.

  4. 4

    Clasp the hands together, maintaining their original shapes. The thumbs should be lined up exactly.

  5. 5

    Say the word "who" to form the proper hand whistle mouth position.

  6. 6

    Position your thumbs on your properly shaped lips so the thumb knuckles are between your upper and lower lip and in the middle of your mouth, tilting neither left nor right. Blow.

  7. 7

    Adjust your tone by raising and lowering the fingers on your right hand.

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