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pink = pinkies

red = ring fingers

mint-green = middle

light purple = left pointer

purple = right pointer

Home Row Lesson 1: New Keys "a" & ";"

In this lesson you will use your little fingers (pinkies) and thumb. Starting with your left hand put your pinky on "a" and your other fingers will rest lightly on the "s" "d" and "f" keys. Notice that the "f" key has a bump on it so that your fingers can always find your way back home. For this reason we call the row that your fingers are on "home row." Your right hand should rest on the keyboard as follows: pinky on ";" (semi-colon), and the rest of your right hand fingers will be on the "l" "k" and "j" keys. Again notice that the "j" key has a bump on it too, both the "f" and "j" keys are very important because by feeling for the bumps you will not need to look at your fingers when typing. Place the side of your right or left thumb on the space bar. Most people use their right thumb for space, but you can use whichever thumb is more comfortable for you. Follow these steps and you'll be off to a great start. Look at the hands below if you forget what finger to use. Good luck!





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