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Beginner Typing Lesson 1 - Intro


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This lesson has two parts and if you have never done typing before or taken typing lessons or if you are a 2, 3, or 4 finger typist, you must work through EVERY lesson, IN ORDER, so that you can lay a GOOD TYPING FOUNDATION for your typing success.

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Beginner Typing Lesson 1 - Part 1 (Home Keys and Basic Drills)


The two images below shows the Home Keys for the left and right hand. They are called the Home Keys because these are the keys your fingers must return to after typing any other key. The first image shows correct finger position for Home Keys. The second image has colour and number codes for each finger. For example, throughout this course your right index finger is used on all RED keys (also shown as number 1). Most keyboards have small bumps on the F and J keys to help you find them without looking. As you progress through your typing lessons you will learn the correct finger position for all keys.



Move the mouse cursor (pointer) over the first yellow exercise box (below). Now click the left mouse button and you will see the cursor 'blinking' inside the box. You are ready to start typing.

With your fingers over the HOME KEYS, copy the text from ABOVE each exercise box by tapping the same key on your keyboard. ALWAYS USE THE CORRECT FINGER POSITION. We will start with left hand. Begin by tapping the letter "F" with the index finger (also called the pointer finger) on the left hand. Tap "F" four times. Then tap the space bar once with your right thumb. Next tap "D" four times, then "S" and finally "A". Each time you have typed the letters FDSA, press the space bar with your right thumb. Do this whenever you see a space between letters. Keep copying the letters until you reach the end of the line. Now go back and repeat this exercise box (read below for a quick tip on deleting the text you have typed).

With the mouse cursor inside a text box, hold down the Control Key and tap (type) the letter A. This will block (highlight) everything inside the text box. The very first letter you type will delete this text making it easy to start again. Always do each exercise box two times. Now press the TAB key to move to the next exercise box.

Left Hand

 ffff dddd ssss aaaa ffff dddd ssss aaaa ffff dddd ssss aaaa

 asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf

 fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa fdsa


Right Hand

 jjjj kkkk llll ;;;; jjjj kkkk llll ;;;; jjjj kkkk llll ;;;;

 jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl; jkl;  

 ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj ;lkj 

To move to the next box, press the TAB key or left click inside the box with your mouse.

Both Hands  

  fd fds fdsa jk jkl jkl; fd fds fdsa jk jkl jkl; fd fds fdsa jk jkl jkl;


You have finished Part 1 of Lesson 1.

Repeat to get better.

Beginner Typing Lesson 1 - Part 2 (Introducing words and 3 more vowels)

Follow the colours and finger numbers in the next chart to practise lines of each pattern or word of the following. Visualise where the letter keys are and use the fingers shown.

Using only the four Left hand letter keys, D and F on the Home Key row with E and R on the row above we can feel out the word ‘fred’ which is one of 16 words that can be formed from only these four letters.

Place your fingers over the Home Keys. With the Left hand first finger lightly tap f r f r f r f r. Now with the second finger lightly tap d e d e d e d e.

On the Home Keys tap these fingers on d f d f d f d f then on the row above tap e r e r e r e r.

Within these four letters the Left hand can type the patterns de ed re er. Feel them out now by lightly touching the keys.

These patterns are used in words like demand remind asked walker.

Left Hand

 deed frrf deer reed red deed frrf deer reed red deed frrf deer reed red

 free freed fred feed fed free freed fred feed fed free freed fred feed feddownload eBook to learn what these arrows are for

 reef reef ref ref refer refer defer defer referred deferred refereeddownload eBook to learn what these arrows are for

The Right hand fingers 1 and 2 use Home Keys J and K and U and I in the row above.
Lightly tap these fingers on j k j k j k j k, then on the row above, u i u i u i u i.
Now type the following practise line twice.


Right Hand

 juuj kiik juj kik juuj kiik juj kik juuj kiik juj kik juuj kiik juj kik

Please Note: we can not type any words with only these four letter keys.

Both Hands 

 jude jude dud dud dude dude rude rude due due rudder rudder

 fur fur fir fir fire fire fired fired ride ride fried fried rider riderdownload eBook to learn what these arrows are for

 kid kid did did die die died died dried dried ride ride drier drier


Type the semi-colon with the Right little finger or leave it out till a later lesson.

 red deer; feed freddie; red fire; free feed; fried deer;download eBook to learn what these arrows are for

 eddie died; free ride; eddie fired fred; did eddie die;

 edifier rider dude freed red fur deer; kidder eddie rudder fed red deer;

 freed fed red deer died; fred fuji fried freed fed red deer;

 duke jeered rude referee jed; did irked kirk fire rude jerk;

 did freddie duke feed jeff kirk free fried red deer; rude eddie kerr jerked duke kirk;


You have finished Part 2 of Lesson 1.

Repeat to get better.


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