Figure 2-6.Exercises for finger reaches using the bottom keyboard row.
purpose of this section and the corresponding
finger, the left-hand shift key must be depressed.
illustration is to show how the shift is used:
Figure 2-7 shows some exercises that cause you
to shift to the uppercase mode. This illustration
also puts into use some of the reaches learned in
the previous exercises. At this point, you should
not be looking at the keyboard, Although speed
will probably be slow at first and many typing
errors will occur, it is extremely important that
the correct fingers depress the correct keys. DO
NOT LOOK AT THE KEYBOARD. DO NOT
WORRY ABOUT SPEED; THAT WILL COME
This is always the case; that is, the shift key is
depressed with the little finger of the hand NOT
depressing the capital letter being typed. As
mentioned in previous paragraphs, the shift keys
are depressed by the little finger.
Three words (YOU, MUST, and PRACTICE)
in this exercise are all uppercase. These words were
put into the exercise to point out the shift lock
key. This key is directly above the left-hand shift
key, and its purpose is to lock the machine into
the uppercase mode. This feature eliminates
The Now in line 1, It and YOU in line 2, and
having to keep the shift key depressed with the
Remember line 3 all require shifting. Because
little finger while typing a full word or sentence
the letter N is depressed with the right index
consisting of all capital letters.
Figure 2-7.Exercise for shifting and alphabetical reaches.