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flimnar
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I have started work on the Carney's Sponge Ball routine in "Carneycopia" based on the recommendation of my Café colleagues. I like it a lot thus far, but an aspect of the routine is the use of noise by loudly snapping the left fingers at different points. I appear to be "snapping impaired"--any of you found an alternative or am I out of luck?

A weird question, I realize.

Thanks--

Flimnar
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Hi Flimnar:I am not "snapping impaired",but if I was,a sharp 'cluck' of the tongue against the roof of ones mouth produces almost the same sound..and timed right with the(quiet) finger snap..you should be in business.Try it.Best.

Rich
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I'm not sure if this fits the routine or your style, but I've watched/heard Juan Tamariz use sounds when vanishing an object or making something appear. In one of his knife routines, for example, he has a series of rapid-fire color changes. He accents these with a coordinated series of sounds ... something like "tah, tah, tah, tah." This may read strange, but it has a musical quality to it that is pleasing and appealing. It might work for you. You can hear/see it on the Great Magic Library video (Stevens' emporium).
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On 2006-02-02 01:02, PaleoMagi wrote:
Hi Flimnar:I am not "snapping impaired",but if I was,a sharp 'cluck' of the tongue against the roof of ones mouth produces almost the same sound..and timed right with the(quiet) finger snap..you should be in business.Try it.Best.

Rich


John Carney is the snapping master and I also recommend the above.
I increased the routine to a 3 ball routine with ideas from all sorts of places and added other props as well. In this routine I no longer snap at the beginning to get the first ball to appear and instead use a purse frame production when possible. I noticed it was a much stronger appearance.

If I'm strolling, however, I have gone back to the snap and Carney's 2 ball routine, right out of the box, basically. Nothing better than strolling with 2 balls.

I save my larger routine for shows where I just do it once.
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Snapping with a sponge in my hand sounds like WOOoF instead of SNAP.
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I do't know the routine so this might be stupid from me. I use a table bell. I can pick up the bell and let it ring while I have a ball palmed.
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Please can someone point me in the direction of a discription of Carneys 2 ball routine, I have been looking for a routine that uses only 2 balls for strolling for some time now.

Darren
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The routine appears in the book "Carneycopia". It's a great book.
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Carney refers to Mike Skinner when it concerns sounds that indicate the "magic moment". You can do a lot of funny things with your mouth. Clicks, weezes, whistles plops etc. If this fits your style it can add very much to your magic.
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On 2006-03-10 10:19, T. Joseph O'Malley wrote:
The routine appears in the book "Carneycopia". It's a great book.


I think this is an undestatement. Even the description of this simple 2 ball routine is written expertly. Even down to the misdirection details that 99% of other books leave out. What a great book to learn from.
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Thanks, Just ordered the book.


Darren...
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I ususally do not employ squeakers, but a sponge ball routine production such as the one in Carney's book would probably suffice without sacrifice.
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One of my favorites books. A lot of awesome routines.
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On 2006-03-10 11:53, Frank Starsini wrote:
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On 2006-03-10 10:19, T. Joseph O'Malley wrote:
The routine appears in the book "Carneycopia". It's a great book.


I think this is an undestatement. Even the description of this simple 2 ball routine is written expertly. Even down to the misdirection details that 99% of other books leave out. What a great book to learn from.


I don't know that calling something "great" can be an understatement, Frank...
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Why didn't I think of that!
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