Typing Tutorial

The first thing to know when you're learning how to type is proper finger positioning on the keyboard. To position your fingers properly place the fingers on your left hand on the asdf keys. Place your left pinky on the 'a' key; your left ring finger on the 's' key; your left middle finger on the 'd' key, and your left index finger on the 'f' key.
typing keyboard finger positions
Your right hand should be placed on the jkl; keys. Place your right index finger on the 'j' key; your right middle finger on the 'k' key; your right ring finger on the 'l' key; and your right pinky finger on the ';' key. Both thumbs should be placed on the space bars.

When you want to press any of the keys your fingers are on you don't have to move them, but if you want to press one of the 19 other letters on the keyboard, you will need to move one of your fingers, but should try to keep all of your other fingers in the same place.

To press the 'g' key move your left index finger right from the 'f' key.
Typing Positions Press G

To press the 'h' key move your right index finger left from the 'j' key.
Typing Positions Press H

To press the 'q' key move your left pinky up from the 'a' key.
Typing Positions Press Q

To press the 'w' key move your left ring finger up from the 's' key.
Typing Positions Press W

To press the 'e' key move your left middle finger up from the 'd' key.
Typing Positions Press E

To press the 'r' key move your left index finger up from the 'f' key.
Typing Positions Press R

To press the 't' key move your left index finger up and right from the 'f' key.
Typing Positions Press T

To press the 'y' key move your right index finger up and left from the 'j' key.
Typing Positions Press Y

To press the 'u' key move your right index finger up from the 'j' key.
Typing Positions Press U

To press the 'i' key move your right middle finger up from the 'k' key.
Typing Positions Press I

To press the 'o' key move your right ring finger up from the 'l' key.
Typing Positions Press O

To press the 'p' key move your right pinky finger up from the ';' key.
Typing Positions Press P

To press the 'z' key move your left pinky finger down from the 'a' key.
Typing Positions Press Z

To press the 'x' key move your left ring finger down from the 's' key.
Typing Positions Press X

To press the 'c' key move your left middle finger down from the 'd' key.
Typing Positions Press C

To press the 'v' key move your left index finger down from the 'f' key.
Typing Positions Press V

To press the 'b' key move your left index finger down and right from the 'f' key.
Typing Positions Press B

To press the 'n' key move your right index finger down from the 'j' key.
Typing Positions Press N

To press the 'm' key move your right middle finger down from the 'k' key.
Typing Positions Press M