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" Can anyone suggest another reference for Selfworking or Impromptu Card tricks, I have started out with Michael Maxwell, but wonder if this set covers everything."

Nothing covers everything. Quantity is way over rated. Learn a few tricks well. Slowly add one trick at a time. Years will give you quantity. You could make a career by doing half of the effects in Royal Road. If you learn structure and psychology, you could have many careers with the material in Card Collage series.
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Josh (Other Josh) I never thought about a "Card Collage". I don't know what kind of career you would have, but the collage itself would be pretty.
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First off never use the words can't. Yon may not be able to go to the moon, but you can if you have the money. Magic as I see it is a learning experience. Practise is all it takes. Sure you might not be the next Marlo...but, you probably aren't an Elway, Eistien, Jordan etc. My only response, get to the nearest club/ring and watch others. That is the best way to learn IMHO. Books are great but, there is so much digital info. Stear clear of youtube and such. Invest in Vernon, Skinner, Marlo etc. This is your best bet. Don't get me wrong I have Royal Road, Expert Card Technique, and Erdnase. My best growth has been through being saturated by others in the physical sense, as well as Video/DVD. You can be a great card magician and you will...just keep on keeping on. The first trick I learned was how to pick cards up with my toes. (got tired of bending over to pick up miss shuffles and such) lol.
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Josh (lesser Josh) that was a typing error. Of course I meant "Curd Collage".
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On 2007-04-27 16:12, munkywrench wrote:
Yon may not be able to go to the moon, but you can if you have the money.


Who the hell is "Yon"?

Josh, I may be the "Lesser" Josh, but you'll always be the "Other". That's what makes us unique, also we both have two heads, one of which is enormous, yours is quite small..... I have heard

Sorry Mr. Wrench, Becuse my words ar usuly perfict, I cin mak fun of Y'all
That's anuther reason I an eunuch.... Unique, rather.
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I would like to apologize for my wife's, under the visage of the other Josh, using my Café account to spew my own words (Which I must now admit are mostly mine).

rafiki121, learn a few tricks, perfect them, make them more than just card tricks.

It doesn't have to be religious awakenings just something worth watching.
When you can make 1-3 tricks seem more than just a "goofy kid with a deck" thing, that's when you build.

Believe me when I say the magic is important, the method is important, the trick is important, but without interest is irrelevant. If you can make the 21 card trick worth watching, do it. Then add to it.

If you can do the most impressive sleights and come across as an uninteresting person with uninteresting magic, no one will care. Make what magic you have worth watching. Michael Finney seems apologetic at times for the simplicity of his magic. I would rather watch him perform than many of the more renowned magicians.
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Can anyone suggest another reference for Selfworking or Impromptu Card tricks


A great source for self-working card tricks is Karl Fulves. He has at least three books on self-working card magic, plus a whole slew of other self-working books covering coins, silks, table (ordinary objects), paper, etc. You can find all of his books at http://www.doverpublishing.com .

A great impromptu book that I just purchased is Aldo Colombini's Simply Impromp2 . This book is a collection of simple, but powerful, card effects collected from a variety of magicians. I've just learned Child's Play and ROM from this book and expect to learn more as time goes on.

One thing I cannot stress strongly enough is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!! It is especially important that, as a beginner, you only learn a few tricks and keep a written list of them. Then practice each one at least a few times each day. Not only will this help you to improve your presentation, but it will help you to remember how to perform each one. Believe me, it's amazing how quickly you can forget a trick that you've just learned by NOT practicing it, even after just a few days.
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Believe me, it's amazing how quickly you can forget a trick that you've just learned by NOT practicing it, even after just a few days.


We can probably all relate to that. I just spent some time with my son doing 'bicycle built for five, had to revisit the notes to show him, and I thought I knew the routine.

I consider myself a learner, but past some of the pitfalls most of us go through. I think Giobbi's books are fantastic. Volume One got me handling the cards, teaching really basic stuff - how to hold a deck. All worthwhile though. I particularly liked Volume Two with its discussion on magic theory.

I've moved to DVDs a bit now, so I can see presentation, but still refer to Giobbi for learning sleights.

hope this helps.
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If you want some quick hitting tricks get oz pearlman's born to perform. If you want to learn more things and are patient then get the royal road to card magic dvd.
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