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-====== First Lesson ​ ====== 
  
 +====== First Lesson : Basics ======
  
  
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 To talk about the buttons on the chorder we need names for them.  To give you graphical representations of the chords we need a chart. ​ In this lession you will be introduced to the the naming and graphical conventions used on this site as well as a few of the basic concepts of chording. To talk about the buttons on the chorder we need names for them.  To give you graphical representations of the chords we need a chart. ​ In this lession you will be introduced to the the naming and graphical conventions used on this site as well as a few of the basic concepts of chording.
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 ^   ​Button Names  |||||  ​ ^   ​Button Names  |||||  ​
 ^ 3 Thumb Buttons ​ ^^  ^ 4 Finger Buttons ​ || ^ 3 Thumb Buttons ​ ^^  ^ 4 Finger Buttons ​ ||
-Outter ​Thumb (Far)  | F ^ | 1<​sup>​st</​sup>​ or (I)ndex Finger ​ | I | +Outer Thumb (Far)  | F ^ | 1<​sup>​st</​sup>​ or (I)ndex Finger ​ | I | 
-| Middle Thumb (Center) | C ^ | 2<​sup>​nd</​sup>​ or (M)iddle Finger ​ | M |+| Middle Thumb (Center) ​ | C ^ | 2<​sup>​nd</​sup>​ or (M)iddle Finger ​ | M |
 | Inner Thumb (Near) ​ | N ^ | 3<​sup>​rd</​sup>​ or (R)ing Finger ​ | R | | Inner Thumb (Near) ​ | N ^ | 3<​sup>​rd</​sup>​ or (R)ing Finger ​ | R |
 |    |^ | 4<​sup>​th</​sup>​ or (P)inky ​  | P | |    |^ | 4<​sup>​th</​sup>​ or (P)inky ​  | P |
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 ==== The Power of One ==== ==== The Power of One ====
  
-With your hand in the [[#home position]] the following characters are each typed by pressing one button:+With your hand in the [[:​spiffchorder#home position]] the following characters are each typed by pressing one button:
  
 <​key>​space</​key>​ i r y w((Did you get "<​key>​space</​key>​@ryw"​ when you pressed each button? ​ If you pressed each thumb button starting from the outer most one, then each finger button in turn, you did.  This is because pressing some chords changes the interpretation of the chord that follows it.  This is nothing new.  On a conventional keyboard many people use [[wp>​sticky keys]] which lets them press the shift key, then the "​a"​ key to get a capitol A.  That is what is happening here only you have some additional shift keys that a conventional keyboard does not.  <​key>​space</​key>​ i r y w((Did you get "<​key>​space</​key>​@ryw"​ when you pressed each button? ​ If you pressed each thumb button starting from the outer most one, then each finger button in turn, you did.  This is because pressing some chords changes the interpretation of the chord that follows it.  This is nothing new.  On a conventional keyboard many people use [[wp>​sticky keys]] which lets them press the shift key, then the "​a"​ key to get a capitol A.  That is what is happening here only you have some additional shift keys that a conventional keyboard does not. 
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 The entire alphabet, most common punctuation and all curser movements have single chord presses assigned to them.  Often you will be pressing more than one button, but you press them together. ​ One press of the buttons is a chord. ​ You can press one, two, three, four, five or six((using your thumb to press 2 adjacent buttons)) buttons at the same time, as soon as you release any one of the buttons that chord is over. The entire alphabet, most common punctuation and all curser movements have single chord presses assigned to them.  Often you will be pressing more than one button, but you press them together. ​ One press of the buttons is a chord. ​ You can press one, two, three, four, five or six((using your thumb to press 2 adjacent buttons)) buttons at the same time, as soon as you release any one of the buttons that chord is over.
  
-Try pressing and releasing all five buttons in the [[#home position]] at once.  This chord gives you the letter o.  If you chord the four fingers //​together//​ you will get the letter t. +Try pressing and releasing all five buttons in the [[:​spiffchorder#home position]] at once.  This chord gives you the letter o.  If you chord the four fingers //​together//​ you will get the letter t. 
  
 If we chart out the chords pressed above for a Left handed chorder it would look like this: If we chart out the chords pressed above for a Left handed chorder it would look like this:
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 ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ ^ |  ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ ^ | 
 ^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  | 
-^    |<​key>​□□□■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   | 
-^    |<​key>​□□■□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   | +^    |<​key>​%%□□■□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   | 
-^    |<​key>​□■□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   |  +^    |<​key>​%%□■□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   |  
-^    |<​key>​■□□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   |  +^    |<​key>​%%■□□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   |  
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   |+^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   |
  
 This is the basic way we chart the chords. ​ The above chart shows the five chords each comprising of a single button press, the chord comprising all five home buttons pressed and the chord for all four fingers pressed. This is the basic way we chart the chords. ​ The above chart shows the five chords each comprising of a single button press, the chord comprising all five home buttons pressed and the chord for all four fingers pressed.
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 ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^  |   ​| ​ <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^  |   ​| ​ <​key>​F</​key> ​ | 
 ^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  || +^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  || 
-^    |<​key>​□□□■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  | 
-^    |<​key>​□□■□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  | +^    |<​key>​%%□□■□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  | 
-^    |<​key>​□■□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  | +^    |<​key>​%%□■□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  | 
-^    |<​key>​■□□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  | +^    |<​key>​%%■□□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​F</​key>​ ^ |  <​key>​Caps Lck</​key> ​ ||+^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​F</​key>​ ^ |  <​key>​Caps Lck</​key> ​ ||
  
 <​key>​Caps Lck</​key>​ works just like it does on a conventional keyboard. ​ Press it once to lock it, again to unlock it. <​key>​Caps Lck</​key>​ works just like it does on a conventional keyboard. ​ Press it once to lock it, again to unlock it.
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 ==== Last but not least ==== ==== Last but not least ====
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 ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ | |  <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  <​key>​N</​key> ​ || ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ | |  <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  <​key>​N</​key> ​ ||
 ^    ^^^^^^^^^^ ^    ^^^^^^^^^^
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  ||  1  |  +^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  ||  1  |  
-^    |<​key>​□□□■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  |  2  | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  |  2  | 
-^    |<​key>​□□■□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  |  3  | +^    |<​key>​%%□□■□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  |  3  | 
-^    |<​key>​□■□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  |  4  | +^    |<​key>​%%□■□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  |  4  | 
-^    |<​key>​■□□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  |  5  | +^    |<​key>​%%■□□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  |  5  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  |  0  | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  |  0  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  |  000  | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  |  000  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​F</​key>​ ^ |  <​key>​Caps Lck</​key> ​ ||| +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​F</​key>​ ^ |  <​key>​Caps Lck</​key> ​ ||| 
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix ​ ||  space  | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix ​ ||  space  | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix lock((Number Prefix Lock works just like a <​key>​Caps Lck</​key>​ key does only for the Number Prefix, not the <​key>​Shift</​key>​)) ​  |||+^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix lock((Number Prefix Lock works just like a <​key>​Caps Lck</​key>​ key does only for the Number Prefix, not the <​key>​Shift</​key>​)) ​  |||
  
  
  
-==== You can double up on prefix chords, but it's a bother ​====+ 
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 +<​BOOKMARK:​doubleup>​ 
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 +==== Double Up ====
  
 Our chart is almost complete, if you now try pressing ''​Far''​ then ''​Near''​ followed by pressing the chords, you will get these keys: Our chart is almost complete, if you now try pressing ''​Far''​ then ''​Near''​ followed by pressing the chords, you will get these keys:
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 ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ ^ |  <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  <​key>​N</​key> ​ |  <​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ | ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ ^ |  <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  <​key>​N</​key> ​ |  <​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |
 ^    ^^^^^^^^^^ ^    ^^^^^^^^^^
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  |  space  |  1  |  !  ^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  |  space  |  1  |  !  ^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□□□■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  |  2  |  @  ^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  |  2  |  @  ^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□□■□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  |  3  |  #  ^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□□■□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  |  3  |  #  ^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□■□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  |  4  |  $  ^ |  +^    |<​key>​%%□■□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  |  4  |  $  ^ |  
-^    |<​key>​■□□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  |  5  |  %  ^ | +^    |<​key>​%%■□□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  |  5  |  %  ^ | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  |  0  |  )  ^ | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  |  0  |  )  ^ | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  |  000  |^ | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  |  000  |^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix ​ ||  space  |^ |+^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix ​ ||  space  |^ |
  
 What does it all mean? What does it all mean?
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 ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ ^ |  <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  <​key>​N</​key> ​ |  <​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  <​key>​F</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​N</​key> ​ |<​key>​I M R P</​key>​^ |  ^    |<​key>​P R M I</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​F</​key> ​ ^ ^ |  <​key>​F</​key> ​ |  <​key>​N</​key> ​ |  <​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  <​key>​F</​key><​key>​%%C%%</​key><​key>​N</​key> ​ |<​key>​I M R P</​key>​^ | 
 ^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  |  space  |  1  |  !  ^ |  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| ​ <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |    space  |  space  |  1  |  !  ^ |  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□□□■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  |  2  |  @  ^ |     ​|<​key>​■□□□</​key>​^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□□□■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    i   ​| ​ I  |  2  |  @  ^ |     ​|<​key>​%%■□□□%%</​key>​^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□□■□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  |  3  |  #  ^ |     ​|<​key>​□■□□</​key>​^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□□■□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    r   ​| ​ R  |  3  |  #  ^ |     ​|<​key>​%%□■□□%%</​key>​^ | 
-^    |<​key>​□■□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  |  4  |  $  ^ |     ​|<​key>​□□■□</​key>​^ | +^    |<​key>​%%□■□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    y   ​| ​ Y  |  4  |  $  ^ |     ​|<​key>​%%□□■□%%</​key>​^ | 
-^    |<​key>​■□□□</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  |  5  |  %  ^ |     ​|<​key>​□□□■</​key>​^ | +^    |<​key>​%%■□□□%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    w   ​| ​ W  |  5  |  %  ^ |     ​|<​key>​%%□□□■%%</​key>​^ | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  |  0  |  )  ^ |   <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ | <​key>​■■■■</​key>​ ^ | +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​  <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ ^ |  o  |  O  |  0  |  )  ^ |   <​key>​%%C%%</​key> ​ | <key>%%■■■■%%</​key>​ ^ | 
-^    |<​key>​■■■■</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  |  000  |^ |    | <​key>​■■■■</​key>​ ^ |    +^    |<​key>​%%■■■■%%</​key>​| ​    ^ |    t   ​| ​ T  |  000  |^ |    | <key>%%■■■■%%</​key>​ ^ |    
-^    |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix ​ ||  space  |^ |  <​key>​N</​key>​ |<​key>​□□□□</​key>​^ |+^    |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​| <​key>​N</​key> ​ ^ |  Number Prefix ​ ||  space  |^ |  <​key>​N</​key>​ |<​key>​%%□□□□%%</​key>​^ |
  
 You can now read the charts used here to explain the chords, not all charts use the same columns but all work the same way so, read the charts and learn some chords. ​ You can now read the charts used here to explain the chords, not all charts use the same columns but all work the same way so, read the charts and learn some chords. ​
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