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Chapter 7. The first key phrase > Typing if mike jived

A-2:. Typing if mike jived

Do it!

Here’s how Here’s why
1 Rest your fingers on the home keys 
With your right index finger, press

The J key is one of the home keys. It has a raised ridge on it to help orient you to home row.
2 With the second finger of your right hand, reach up and press

You’re already familiar with the I key.
3 Using the first and second fingers of your right hand, type ji several times You can add a space between each pair of letters if you choose. Type these two letters until the sequence feels automatic.
4 With the index finger of your left hand, reach down and press

You can also practice moving your finger down without pressing the V key.
With your fingers resting on the home keys, type jiv several times, with a space between each one Make sure you use your right index finger for the J, your second finger for the I, and your left index finger for the V key.
5 With the second finger of your right hand, reach up and press



Bring the same finger back to its home row position and press

 
6 Type ed several times Make sure you press both keys with the same finger, as shown in the picture above.
7 Type jived several times, with a space between each word Repeat the word until you feel the action is automatic.
8 With your fingers resting on the home keys, type if mike jived four times Remember to look at your screen, not down at your hands, and to insert a space between each word.
9 With your right pinky finger (your fourth finger), press

, then return your right hand to the home keys
Feel free to look down at the keyboard as you press the Enter key for the first few times. When you think the action feels automatic, repeat this step without looking at the keyboard.
Press

again, and return your fingers to the home keys Repeat this four more times
 



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