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I have never done anything with paper money before, so I'm really only looking for basic, beginner moves, like different bill switches.
What would be a good way to start out in that branch of magic?
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Bill Switch using TT, I recommend you to check:
The ultimate bill switch kit:

Money Morph:

Then you might also want to learn:
Time is Money:

$1 to $5 transposition - Above Top Secret:

Good luck.
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I use Money Morph -- I got a used copy some years ago and for 7 or 8 dollars I got a method that is a real worker which I will probably be using until my dying day.
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Extreme burn, a multiple bill switch, is much easier than any single bill switch I know of.

For single bill switches, I'd recommend the WGM money dvd, which has three: Sankey, and Michael Close have thumb tip switchs while Mark Leveridge has a very nice non thumb tip switch.

There's a nice write-up of the thumb tip switch in Ammars "magic of MA" book

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The Switch book by Jon Lovick has everything you need. Excellent resource with lots of switches, subtleties, notes on psychology and presentation, as well as several routines.
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Profile of MarvinWang
There is one in the Greatest Money Magic that uses blank paper and a bill that you don't need to do sleight of hand which is quite easy for beginner.
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You should look at two dollar window from Penguin magic (oops, I said the "p" word). It is very visual.

I do it converting two $1's into a $100. I give the "explanation" that when you fold money, it looks like you have more. So I thought if I keep folding it, it looks like I have a lot of money. The trick is, can I unfold it and still have it look like a lot of money.
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Continuing in this thread, as opposed to making a new one....

I don't know if there's a different term for what I want to do. I see most of the switches referenced as something that turns a small denomination into a large.

I am looking to switch a $1 for a $1 without detection, and without drawing any attention to the switch. I need to do so for a routine for which a switch should be completely unknown.

I've considered a switching wallet, but I want to avoid even putting the bill in something else.

This is probably sleights 101, but I could use some direction in where to look for the basics of this.
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To switch a 1$ bill for another 1$ bill you just need some misdirection and a simple sleight of hand, used generally with coins and other small objects.

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Check out Grant's Million Dollar Mystery. Easy to do, great transposition, and part of it happens in the spectators own hands. . . I would also recommend getting Michael Ammar's Easy to Master Money Magic series from L&L publishing . . .Packed with all kinds of good money magic, Bills and coins. Can't go wrong with anything Ammar puts out.

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I can't believe there is no WGM Bill Switch DVD yet...

I would go with the Switch Book, it is a great source for almost all of the switches out there. Lovick's Switch, the 100th Dollar Bill Switch, I think it is called, is great and can also be found on the first volume of Reel Magic Magazine DVD if you are a visual...learner.
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