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actually space bar is awkward at first. but time later you'll realize ring fingers are harder to train. thumb is more used than ring fingers in any day, everyday.
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6k to 7k transition took me roughly 2 months

It's hard at first but trust me, 7k using space w/ thumbs (left or right) will become fun.

Unless you plan to 8k soon i guess you have to learn using your pinkies but I don't 8k so this wouldn't be reliable advice.
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Starry- wrote:

Hmm...I have a slightly different opinion.

After a month or so the spacebar becomes a lot more natural and easier to play, as if it was one of your normal fingers. (For me at least, but I don't have much experience to judge off). I always find myself now having more troubles with my ring fingers than the spacebar.
It might be dependent on the person, who knows.

But yeah, definitely stick with the spacebar. You will get used to it and it will feel a lot less awkward to play with practice.
It becomes far more natural, but I'd rather jackhammers on ANY other key, even ring fingers, than space bar.
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And my weakest fingers are my indexes haha, to each their own ^^
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Drace wrote:

And my weakest fingers are my indexes haha, to each their own ^^
o.o how. I could easily understand ring fingers, or even middle fingers to some degree, but indexes?
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Hey, I just read through this whole thread to see if anybody asked the same thing I was gonna ask, but I didn't seem to find anything like that, just the opposite.

Basically, this happened to me four or five times during my osu career (I play mania for about nine months now). In this rare instance, I get into these...states of mind and ability that I can beat songs that are MUCH harder than my usual skill cap and I get crazily better scores on my high scores if I play all my favorite songs when I get into that state.
Like, an example when I first had that...at that time my skill cap was that HD difficulty of Megistune 4k, and I couldn't even play MX diff without failing, but that one time where I got into the state, i FCed high scores on so many songs and got an A score on the Megistune MX difficulty I couldn't usually even pass!!!

On one side, I feel bad when I get into these states, because I literally rape al much high scores and the next day when that "state" ends, I'm back to my old skillcap and I feel like I don't deserve those newly obtained high scores

I should also mention that I was NOT under the influence of any drugs while in the states, they come completely random (same sleeping pattern, lifestyle, everything's the same)
Can anybody relate to this? I feel frustrated because of this because I play so well when it happens..and when it ends I'm just back to being at my usual skillcap..
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It also happens to me sometimes, don't worry ^,^
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Bobbias wrote:

o.o how. I could easily understand ring fingers, or even middle fingers to some degree, but indexes?
Yeah I know it's weird really. But when I play my prominent "motions" are in my wrist and forearm. I barely move my fingers at all (floating wrists). So really they should all be equal but for some reason or an other most the notes i miss are at my indexes. Whether a mental or physical issue, their my weakest fingers and I don't really know why :/

Runestone wrote:

Hey, I just read through this whole thread to see if anybody asked the same thing I was gonna ask, but I didn't seem to find anything like that, just the opposite.

Basically, this happened to me four or five times during my osu career (I play mania for about nine months now). In this rare instance, I get into these...states of mind and ability that I can beat songs that are MUCH harder than my usual skill cap and I get crazily better scores on my high scores if I play all my favorite songs when I get into that state.
Like, an example when I first had that...at that time my skill cap was that HD difficulty of Megistune 4k, and I couldn't even play MX diff without failing, but that one time where I got into the state, i FCed high scores on so many songs and got an A score on the Megistune MX difficulty I couldn't usually even pass!!!

On one side, I feel bad when I get into these states, because I literally rape al much high scores and the next day when that "state" ends, I'm back to my old skillcap and I feel like I don't deserve those newly obtained high scores

I should also mention that I was NOT under the influence of any drugs while in the states, they come completely random (same sleeping pattern, lifestyle, everything's the same)
Can anybody relate to this? I feel frustrated because of this because I play so well when it happens..and when it ends I'm just back to being at my usual skillcap..
Yeah that's completely normal. Normally to me when that happens, I've been previously stuck at a "skill wall" and those moments indicates I've broken through and will start improving steadily again until the next one ^^
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Runestone wrote:

Hey, I just read through this whole thread to see if anybody asked the same thing I was gonna ask, but I didn't seem to find anything like that, just the opposite.

Basically, this happened to me four or five times during my osu career (I play mania for about nine months now). In this rare instance, I get into these...states of mind and ability that I can beat songs that are MUCH harder than my usual skill cap and I get crazily better scores on my high scores if I play all my favorite songs when I get into that state.
Like, an example when I first had that...at that time my skill cap was that HD difficulty of Megistune 4k, and I couldn't even play MX diff without failing, but that one time where I got into the state, i FCed high scores on so many songs and got an A score on the Megistune MX difficulty I couldn't usually even pass!!!

On one side, I feel bad when I get into these states, because I literally rape al much high scores and the next day when that "state" ends, I'm back to my old skillcap and I feel like I don't deserve those newly obtained high scores

I should also mention that I was NOT under the influence of any drugs while in the states, they come completely random (same sleeping pattern, lifestyle, everything's the same)
Can anybody relate to this? I feel frustrated because of this because I play so well when it happens..and when it ends I'm just back to being at my usual skillcap..
These sparks of genius sometimes happen on certain people. As for me, it happens very rarely but I get to achieve and retain, if not, a bit less than the improvement I get. The improvement I never get to retain is high accuracy *looks at Haryu Extra high score *cries

People experience it hahaha
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Yeah it happens to me every 2 months or so, I start beating most of my highscores and it ends up resulting in a fair bit of improvement. It happens. Though the more you improve the less you'll be experiencing those skill boosts moments. As a newbie it used to happen every few days haha.
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Drace wrote:

Yeah that's completely normal. Normally to me when that happens, I've been previously stuck at a "skill wall" and those moments indicates I've broken through and will start improving steadily again until the next one ^^
Exactly the same here. Haven't had one of those days in ages though :<
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is it just me who found out i can warmup really quick by playing a mix between osu standard and mania and then improve faster also?
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laishiou confirmed for weird.

But seriously, I know that wouldn't work for me.
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laishiou wrote:

is it just me who found out i can warmup really quick by playing a mix between osu standard and mania and then improve faster also?
I actually slightly improve in osu standard jump-heavy songs when i spent some time playing O2jam or 7k mania, but not the other way around unfortunately >:(
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laishiou wrote:

is it just me who found out i can warmup really quick by playing a mix between osu standard and mania and then improve faster also?
Not at all for me :x and I'd consider myself decent at standard.. :(
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In my case I get slightly better, especially in accuracy, after mapping/charting something for a while.
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When you guys play 7K songs, and you have a "(space) J" chord, you usually press it with your thumb and your pointer finger. But what if it's a "F (space)" chord, do you still use the same thumb, or do you switch thumbs depending on the other notes in that chord? I always use the same thumb and i've recently thought about this, if anyone interchanges thumbs depending on the notes.
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I personally never ever used my other thumb for the spacebar no matter what.
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Most players use the thumb on their dominant hand (right thumb if right handed, left thumb if left handed). There are a few people who play alternating thumbs, but it's pretty rare.

Also, instead of referring to keys by whatever key you're using, refer to them by their column number. For example, f+space would be 34, and space+j would be 45.

Using this system:

S = 1, D = 2, F = 3, Space = 4, J = 5, K = 6, L = 7

If you want to refer to a pattern rather than a single chord such as S+D then D+F after, that would be 12/23, using the slash to separate the chords.
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Bobbias wrote:

Most players use the thumb on their dominant hand (right thumb if right handed, left thumb if left handed). There are a few people who play alternating thumbs, but it's pretty rare.

Also, instead of referring to keys by whatever key you're using, refer to them by their column number. For example, f+space would be 34, and space+j would be 45.

Using this system:

S = 1, D = 2, F = 3, Space = 4, J = 5, K = 6, L = 7

If you want to refer to a pattern rather than a single chord such as S+D then D+F after, that would be 12/23, using the slash to separate the chords.
That makes sense, thank you! I'll use that in the future now! :)
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