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Topic: Magic Practice
Message: Posted by: TeddyBoy (Sep 24, 2019 04:25PM)
Has anyone read Dominic Reyes's ebook Approaching Magic Practice? If so I would really like to hear your opinions on his method. I'm sure there is more than one effective method for practicing magic, but Mr. Reyes's ebook is the only one I have found in print, therefore my interest.

PS I have searched the Café but I have not found anything providing the kind of input I am looking for.

Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 24, 2019 05:35PM)
Ted

Here is something I found to be very useful. It's definitely worth your time.

http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

Best of luck

Mark
Message: Posted by: Aus (Sep 24, 2019 06:01PM)
[quote]On Sep 24, 2019, Mark Boody Illusionist wrote:
Ted

Here is something I found to be very useful. It's definitely worth your time.

http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

Best of luck

Mark [/quote]

I have this book and highly recommend it.

Magically

Aus
Message: Posted by: TeddyBoy (Sep 24, 2019 07:34PM)
Actually I have the book and it is very useful, but in a more general performance-oriented sense. The Reyes book focuses exclusively on how to practice sleights, tricks, etc. It is more focused than the Ostrich Factor.

But thanks for responding.
Message: Posted by: somethingupmysleeve (Sep 24, 2019 11:45PM)
Hi Ted

I found the Reyes book to be very useful. Which is especially great for a free ebook!

He goes into enough detail to give you a useful practice regime - essentially: use focussed practice in short bursts, and don't try and learn to much too quickly.

This is useful for a relative beginner to magic who could otherwise be overwhelmed on how to start, and also the magician who is jumping from effect to effect and not mastering any of them.

The risk is that people become bored by practicing a smaller number of sleights/effects, so it is key to set goals and measure your success against them. Also the focussed (or mindfull) practice is much more fulfilling than mindless repetition of a sleight.

Hope that helps!
Jon
Message: Posted by: TeddyBoy (Sep 24, 2019 11:59PM)
Thank you Jon, just what I was looking for. It is very helpful.
Message: Posted by: somethingupmysleeve (Sep 27, 2019 12:14AM)
My pleasure Ted
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Sep 27, 2019 08:48AM)
[quote]On Sep 24, 2019, Mark Boody Illusionist wrote:
Ted

Here is something I found to be very useful. It's definitely worth your time.

http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

Best of luck

Mark [/quote]

i agree 110% BTW: Practice improves SKILLS. Rehearsal improves PERFORMANCE,
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Sep 27, 2019 08:51AM)
[quote]On Sep 24, 2019, somethingupmysleeve wrote:
Hi Ted

I found the Reyes book to be very useful. Which is especially great for a free ebook!

He goes into enough detail to give you a useful practice regime - essentially: use focussed practice in short bursts, and don't try and learn to much too quickly.

This is useful for a relative beginner to magic who could otherwise be overwhelmed on how to start, and also the magician who is jumping from effect to effect and not mastering any of them.

The risk is that people become bored by practicing a smaller number of sleights/effects, so it is key to set goals and measure your success against them. Also the focussed (or mindfull) practice is much more fulfilling than mindless repetition of a sleight.

Hope that helps!
Jon [/quote]
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Message: Posted by: TeddyBoy (Sep 27, 2019 12:59PM)
[quote]On Sep 25, 2019, somethingupmysleeve wrote:
Hi Ted

The risk is that people become bored by practicing a smaller number of sleights/effects, so it is key to set goals and measure your success against them. Also the focussed (or mindfull) practice is much more fulfilling than mindless repetition of a sleight.

Hope that helps!
Jon [/quote]

Jon, this is exactly my conundrum.