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 LOGO-L> keyboard size

A response to Chuck's quote:


>..."It's just unfair," says the 32-year-old Ms. Reimann. "I think people
>with small hands are entitled to be comfortable too." It hardly seems an
>unreasonable request. Back when Mozart was composing, piano keys were
>actually narrower than the 15/16 of an inch they are today. Passages that
>were probably a breeze for the boy genius are a stretch for Ms. Reimann.

I don't want to belabor the point, but there's a big difference between what
happens on a computer keyboard and a piano. The typist is not required to
strike more than one key at a time, except for those keys that need the
shift key and there are two of those, while a pianist needs to stretch for
chords and intervals of an octave or more. If {*filter*}s find the smaller
keyboards of the laptops difficult to deal with, I think the kids would have
a worse time.

As to keyboarding skills, my experience has been that if you reinforce a few
of the basics: having both hands on the keyboard and using the left hand for
the left-hand keys and the right hand for the right-hand keys, shift with
the pinky and space bar with the thumbs, the kids will learn to type in an
efficient way.

Rena Schklowsky



Sat, 22 Apr 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
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