Typing Basics - Up Up and Away - Part II
Well, you have made great progress so far. I have taught you how to type 10 of the 26 characters and if you caught onto the last exercise then you have taught yourself 8 more characters for a total of 18 of the 26 characters. In this lesson I will clarify what was touched on in the previous lesson. I trust that you have tried the exercise in typing for the previous lesson. Those of you who are more perceptive have most likely figured out how to reach your fingers up to type the 8 of the upper keys. None the less I will go over it for those who did not figure it out. As has been said previously, your hands are always centered on the home keys (you should be getting comfortable with this term by now). Whenever your fingers are not typing they should automatically be resting just lightly on their respective home keys. From this position you can easily reach these fingers up to press the keys above them without having to move your whole hand. When you reach up your hand will be reaching up and slightly to the left. If you are having trouble figuring out what finger to use to press each key then try reaching your forefinger of you right hand up to where it is resting on the u key. Now bring the forefinger of your left hand up and rest it on the r key. Now move your other three fingers on each hand up to where they naturally land. Take note of where your fingers are. Now go to the exercises in typing. Go over lessons 3 and 4 until these reaches become natural. Then proceed to the next lesson.
Exercises In Typing | Fingering Diagram
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