Found Sounds: Give a little whistle

Found Sounds: Give a little whistle

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!



We use this sound to communicate with animals and catch peoples attention. It is also a sound created naturally by the world around us. The sounds of whistling can be beautiful, like the whistles of a lark in the morning, or they can be shrill and frightening and act as a sign of warning.

Imagine waking up in the Norwegian woods with the sounds of bird song around you, I can’t imagine anything more blissful. What a great example of how beautiful the sounds of whistling can be.

In Tansania whistling is used every day as a form of communication between human and animal. The Masai tribe who live alongside large animals learn to respect one another and co-exist. They use whistles to communicate with their most important possesion, cattle. This whistle is one of a Masai shepherd trained to guide the cattle from the big animals.

One place where noise is forbidden, let alone whistling, is in a library. The user Punctuated has gone ahead and broken these rules anyway, but what a wonderful whistle he has…

We’d love to hear what you’ve got too. Can you wolf whistle, or are you proud of the skills you’ve got? Well share them with us on our Community Team dropbox.

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

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