Chair all the way up
Feet flat on the floor or on something (binder or chair feet)
Feet slightly apart (for balance) but not crossed
Bottom against back of seat
Back of knees & legs parallel to floor
Belly about one hand back from desk
Front edge of keyboard even with desk
"B" key of keyboard lined up with your belly button
Monitor straight ahead - in line with the "B" key
Adjust monitor closer/farther and tilt up/down so easy to see
THEN put fingers on the home keys
Shoulders relaxed and even
Elbows relaxed at sides with perhaps a tiny pull in
Forearms about parallel to the floor
Wrists straight & never touching anything
Fingers curving down from above like a waterfall
Fingers gently touching home keys
Technique: 15 GWAM (Lcl)- 30 GWAM (Lcl)
Fingers lightly on the home row keys A S D F J K L ;
Hands nice and still: only fingers move
Imagine coins resting on the back of each hand (or a cup of scary acid!).
Strike each key with a light tap straight down with the finger tip
Keep one thumb on the [Space Bar] for quick down and in motions.
Do not bring your fingertips to come off keys.
Press lightly - just enough to make the letter - not all the way down.
Key as quietly as possible.
Hint: Short fingernails make learning faster.
Green = pinky, Orange = ring, Blue = middle, Magenta = index
Left hand keys Right hand keys
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
The letters from H to P are on the right, plus U & Y.
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