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Kipp Sherry
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The list of "totally improtu" magic is a long list, and this is good old fashioned magic that every magician should learn.

I also find it is good to be prepaired where ever I go, so I always carry a few utilitiy devices with me in case I am put on the spot. Here is the list of ulitlities I always have on me:

Finger Tip
Spider Pen
PK Ring

All of these pack small, are easily concealed or worn naturally, and each can be used for a multitude of effects.

I never leave home without it,
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Crazy mans handcuff, and Kollosil Killer are always ready.
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There are 87 impromptu effects with the human body. Some really cool ones as well.
Check out this book: http://www.magicmystery.co.uk/bodytricks.htm

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On the Spot is a good DVD for Impromptu magic.
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Speaking of effects with the human body, the twisting arm is hard to beat for a knockout impromptu effect.


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Sounds like you had some fun, gink103. I was in a similar situation recently at a wedding reception. I did:

* cigarette manipulation with a borrowed cigarette (learned from Bill Tarr's book)

* bill switch (no TT) by Manuel Muerte

* 3 Coins Across (Wilson)

* A Ring & String routine using moves from Wilson's "Ring Leader" (and a borowed ring and a ribbon)
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I feel naked without my usual load of stuff. If I absolutly must go "naked", I bring a pen(recap), half dollar, heirloom wallet, and I always wear rubberbands and my time machine (I just heard back from people I performed for in March, and that was the one trick they mentioned). I have a body routine out of Andrew Mayne's Body Morphin' that I use(the ear penetration kills.) I also like to use a series of predictions from Banacheck's Psychological Subtleties. Especially at a college party, carry a TT for vanishing cigarettes, that will get people to notice you.
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Here's a thought. Over the past few months, our IBM ring has been discussing "challenge magic." This is magic performed at a moment's notice with objects at hand.

Think in terms of the basic effects, then try coupling them with whatever is around you.
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For true impromptu work, learn to be a jazz mugician, i.e. be able to improvise with what is in your environment. If you were a real magician, you would not have to bring any props at all. So work with what is there. In a restaurant, this may be what is already on the table. Other environments may have different items and potential for effects. Blues and jazz musicians solo and improvise all the time. Most magicians are stuck with their "routines." Try to get away from this and work on extemporaneous patter that comes from the audience and the environment. Comedians get their workouts night after night without props, mostly from audience feedback. It's scary but rewarding as you become skilled at adapting to all situations and reading your audience rather than concentrating on your "script." Vernon had a card trick that changed every time: he had at least 52 ways of doing it so he'd mix it up every time. This is true improvisation. Magicians have tools, i.e. props and methods, just like musical jammers do. Try letting go of your scripted routine and participate in the "wonder" of creating magic that fools even you! By tailoring your routines to what is there and to what the audience is telling you in its responses, you are really creating magic, and your audience will feel the personal touch that comes from your spontaneous performance.
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Stigmata by wayne houchin
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Stigmata is truly a great impromptu effect.
I also recommend the "next" lecture notes by daniel garcia.
it includes only impromptu effects. I use every single one from that lecture notes on a regular basis when I perform in bars.
all the best

-Matt

p.s. someone asked earlier about Infusion by andrew mayne.
yes , I get really good reactions using that effect.
keep in mind that I always use it after I perform several effects.
the audience's mood is already built up and that is how I get the reactions I get from Infusion.
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Stigmata by Wayne Houchin. you need nothing at all...only to have arms !!!
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I like the idea of "challenge magic".
It gets the creative senses flowing.
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"Silver Dream" by Justin Miller.....just needs three coins (can be borrowed)
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Eva, that's a great bunny signature! I had no idea punctuation could do that!
As for impromptu magic, all you need is a long-sleeved shirt to do the Hand Twister (I'm not sure if that's the official name), where your hand twists more than 360 degrees.
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Coming back to the CT. Just met Ran Pink on FISM. He's got beautiful ideas & thoughts on the CT. All in his book "Think Pink"... Really brillant stuff!
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Hey all you Sinful lovers, don't forget about the other impromptu pop can effect: Fizz Master. It's a killer, completely impromptu trick.
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Hi all! Smile

A TRULY impromptu effect is Sinful from Ellusionist. I don't have Stigmata, but yes, that is also...but Sinful...in case you're not familiar...

The coin, and the unopened can of soda are BOTH borrowed...the coin is marked...and with NO switch or gimmicks, ends up INSIDE the can. No question what has happened. I just got this, so haven't performed it yet.

I've not run into many effects like this, where ALL the props are truly borrowed and ungimmicked. Really, it's a killer!!!

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Recapped, and I occasionally do PK touches (it's mostly for practice).

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