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This is a mouth piece with a whistle, that forms the shape
that it takes to get a regular mouth whistle, except that the
user doesn't have to learn to shape their lips. The pitch
would be varied in the regular manner by sticking your tongue
closer or further away from the whistle.
could have add-ons that change the whistle
sound to be more like various different instruments - more
like a horn, more like a kazoo etc.
Your mileage may vary
[normzone, Feb 01 2013]
||//The pitch would be varied in the regular manner
by sticking your tongue closer or further away from
||You have a very strange way of whistling.
||Try a sheepdog whistle. It is or very nearly is what you are
describing, with the added advantage that it is held
entirely inside the mouth, allowing the user to
anonamously produce shockingly loud whistles in large
crowds, aboard buses, trains, and airplanes, and in busy
public restrooms. If you act startled, nobody will know it
||I have recently received one THE ACME (I kid you
not) shepherd whistle. So far, I have been able to
use it to produce whistles about 1/10th as loud as I
can do without mechanical assistance. I infer,
therefore, that some degree of practisization is
||Quite so. I can only make a pathetic wheezing noise with
mine, but my kith sister (who grew up on a farm) can
fracture eardrums at thirty paces. As a descriptive term,
'piercing' simply fails to capture the sonic violence she can
perpetrate with a shepherd's whistle.
||I've yet to find a whistle that is as loud as the whistle I
can produce without any mechanical aid. I learned it
from my father and grandfather. Using it inside a
building is not clever, as it make your ears ring for some
||It's a lot different to a musical whistle, as one would use
to whistle a tune, which is what this idea appears to be
about, albeit in a round-about way.