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Re: Something I've been wondering about for ages. Any one here guitar type?
Wow, does this bring back a funny memory. When I went to instructor school in the Army, I had to take two weeks of typing. I fumbled through it and I guess what I ended up doing was this guitar typing. Jump ahead a few years and I was going to school for my degree in Criminal Justice. I had to take 2 credit typing course to graduate. Why I don't know. A waste of time. So I asked to challenge it. They let me do it. So I started the challenge, reading the material I had to type and typing it. The teacher came along and watched me for a few moments and asked what the heck I was doing. I said typing. She said I had to type like they taught. Touch typing was it? But I was doing pretty well with the test, so she told me I could continue, and she would just pretend she wasn't watching and didn't see how I was typing. I ended up typing over fifty words a minute and passed the class with flying colors and got my diploma. I guess I can thank all those years of picking a guitar!
I took typing during summer school when I was 14. I can't remember what grade I was in.
I could have cared less about learning to type, and got a "D" in the class.
I did it because I was in love with a gal in my class. I heard her say that she was taking typing in summer school ... So, I did it too. Just to be with her. I did learn to tpye some.
I worked as an attorney in the Army and had to do my own typing.
I had to make an original and 7 carbons of everything.
You couldn't do this with a manual typewriter and use touch typing.
My little finger just wouldn't pound the keys hard enough.
So, I became a guitar typist.
Being a left handed flat picker ....
On my left hand, I used my thumb and first finger (Is that the index finger) to peck out the left hand keys, and most of my fingers on my right hand to touch type.
Anyone else guitar type?