Instructions

If you have never attempted to learn Morse code . . .

You are fortunate if you have never attempted to learn Morse code because you won’t have to unlearn any bad habits. This is the optimal initial condition when coupled with a strong desire to learn.

The first step is to start listening to a novel totally in English three or four times a day, perhaps fifteen minutes per session. It will seem somewhat strange having words spelled out to you at first but this is fundamental to the process of learning to read Morse code in your head. Initially, simply concentrate on assembling complete words.

Once forming words is relatively easy, you will automatically begin to string them together into complete sentences. Remember that you can rewind the player as necessary to make the task easier. Depending on many factors, you might find this initial step easy . . . or not so easy. It could take a day or several days to feel comfortable absorbing a full sentence.

The key point to realize is that, as difficult as this first step might appear, it would be that much harder in Morse code! And without doubt you will reach the point where comprehending a complete sentence is relatively easy.

Then select a character to be replaced gradually with code. A single dit (e) is a good starting point. You can set the percent code at 100% with your first character, and as you continue to form words, that dit will always replace e. Let the dit become synonymous with e before adding an additional character! A good second letter to add is a single dah (t). Continue listening with dits and dahs replacing e’s and t’s.

Now that you have two characters in your repertoire, it’s time to use CheX. CheX will provide a visual association of the printed letter and the Morse character and simultaneously enhance your ability to remember a string of random characters. As you “hunt and peck” with your mouse pointer (yes, it would be much easier if you could use your keyboard but MorseFusion is not a typing course!) you will train your brain to connect the sound pattern of a Morse character with “what it looks like” on the embedded keyboard.

You will notice that beyond a certain speed you are not able to click on the characters to keep up, forcing your brain to store a random string of e’s and t’s. Keep on increasing the length of the group — this will develop the “depth” of your brain’s first-in/first-out buffer memory. This is relatively easy when dealing with only two characters but will become progressively more difficult as you add more. Make a game out of it and see if you can consistently score 100 all the way to 15 characters in the group!

The next steps are obvious: As you continue to read your novel, keep on replacing voiced English with Morse characters, one at a time, slowly and gradually. Always use CheX to monitor your progress and couple the code sound pattern with its visual representation.

As you can see, MorseFusion fuses what the character is with what it sounds and looks like.

This very powerful combination is what differentiates MorseFusion from code teaching methods used in the past.

Note: If you must learn at a very accelerated pace for whatever reason, take a look at the Boot Camp training schedule.


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