(Amateur Version)


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Practice Method
  • The amateur version consists of 10 lessons. There is an EXERCISE section at the bottom part of each LESSON.
  • Start from the beginning even if you took typing lessons before.
  • Advance to the next lesson only when you can finish that lesson's exercise under 60 seconds and without any mistakes.
  • You will have to repeat each exercise many times to complete a level. Don't let this discourage you.
  • It might take several days to complete a level.
  • You will feel more confident after completing the first three lessons.
  • Proceed to the next level only when you have completed the current lesson.
  • Do not look at the keyboard!
  • Try to type accurate, NOT FAST. Speed will come with repetition and time.
  • Your goal is not to type fast but to type with NO MISTAKES.

The Amateur Version is designed to simplify learning ten finger typing. The same simple but effective methodology is used as in the professional version. When you complete all the provided lessons you will be able to type without looking at the keyboard.

This online course is made up of amateur and professional versions.

Amateur version covers only lower-case letters, period, comma, semicolon and apostrophe keys. There are 11 lessons in the amateur version. For most users this version will be sufficient.

Professional version covers both upper and lower-case letters, all punctuation marks and numbers. It is designed for those whose profession demands ten finger typing skills.

The first 5 lessons in both versions are the same. We recommend that you start your training with the Amateur version first then proceed to Pro version.

To switch between Professional and Amateur versions use the colored box on top left corner of the page.

Keep these in mind.
  • The keyboard is made up of keys that are placed diagonally form left to right.
  • The thumbs are responsible for pressing the SPACE key and the two adjacent keys on the left and right hand sides of it.
  • Index fingers are responsible from two key colons each.
  • Middle and ring finger are responsible from one column each.
  • The pinky fingers are responsible from the remaining keys on the left and right of the keyboard.

The figures on this page show the finger distribution.

Now go to Basic Position page.