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Typing Lesson 17: 6 & 5 Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the 5 and 6 keys. If you already know the keyboard, try our our data entry drills or number drills for more relevant practice exercises.


  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '6' key is two rows above the 'H' key (use your right index finger), stretch up to hit it.
  • The '5' key is two rows above the 'G' key (use your left index finger), stretch up to hit it.
  • image of keyboard with six and five keys highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.
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