Whistle! is about a boy named Shō Kazamatsuri. He transfers from Musashinomori School to Sakura Josui Junior High School for better hopes to make the soccer team, since he never got a game at his old school due to his small stature. Yūko Katori, his teacher, introduces him as a former star of the famed Musashinomori team, causing his classmates to be wrongly ecstatic. Right after that, one of the players, Tatsuya Mizuno, reveals that he was never a regular. In other words, since he never got the chance to play, Shō is a poor player. Shō struggles to improve his skill so he can make the team at his new school and to ignore the drastic disadvantage he has due to his height.

Whistle! - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2002-05-06

Whistle! - Whistling - Netflix

Whistling without the use of an artificial whistle is achieved by creating a small opening with one's lips and then blowing or sucking air through the hole. The air is moderated by the lips, curled tongue, teeth or fingers (placed over the mouth) to create turbulence, and the curled tongue acts as a resonant chamber to enhance the resulting sound by acting as a type of Helmholtz resonator.

Whistle! - In music - Netflix

The range of pucker whistlers varies from about one to three octaves. Agnes Woodward classifies by analogy to voice types: soprano (c“-c”“), mezzo (a-g'”) and alto (e or d-g") Many performers (also known as siffleurs) on the music hall and Vaudeville circuits were professional whistlers, the most famous of which were Ronnie Ronalde and Fred Lowery. The term puccalo or puccolo was coined by Ron McCroby to refer to highly skilled jazz whistling. Whistling is featured in a number of television themes, such as Lassie, The Andy Griffith Show and Mark Snow's title theme for The X-Files. It also prominently features in the score of the movie Twisted Nerve, composed by Bernard Herrmann, which was later used in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Prominent in classic songs such as Bobby McFerrin's “Don't Worry, Be Happy” and Scorpions' “Wind of Change”, whistling has also been integrated in many contemporary pop hits such as Flo Rida's “Whistle”, Selena Gomez's “Kill Em With Kindness”, Florida Georgia Line's “Sun Daze”, Foster the People's “Pumped Up Kicks”, Maroon 5's “Moves Like Jagger”, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' “Home”, OneRepublic's “Good Life”, Adam Lambert's “Ghost Town”, Kanye West's “All Day”, and Peter Bjorn and John's “Young Folks”.

Whistle! - References - Netflix