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Jeff McBride has a wonderful dvd for all of you sidewalk squeakers.
I'm not a clown by any means, so I thought that using a squeaker was not
within the parameters of the character, that I was trying to portray on the street.

Boy was I wrong!
I recieved mine last week, and I absolutely love seeing the
smiles, from both the youngsters and oldsters alike...lol.

The dvd comes with two very well made gimmicks for making the sound Fx.
You will love the bowl routine that is taught in the dvd....

Check out this cool video clip
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Look pretty good Devious. Will have to put that one on my to buy list for next year.
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I don't use a device, but when I do my C&B routine for kids (I use little yellow puffballs) I pretend they're baby chicks and make a "peep" noise whenever they move, ect.

Kids love it.
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Often when I'm working on the street and I twist a dog balloon I tell the child it is being made for 'I will make it learn a trick'. I get a sqeaker into my right fist, then stand the dog on my forearm and it is told to "Sit up!". As I make it do this I sqeezed the squeaker in my fist. Most children around 4-7 are fascinated at the noise that comes as the dog sits up and comed down.
The presentation makes the magic.
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These are all wonderful ideas, but don't discount the ball and bowl routine
that is included in the dvd. It can be used in your busking sets.

The squeaker included in this set is hands free, which has obvious advantages.
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G'day Devious
Just came in from a good day busking.
I use a squeaker in my show in a routine with a modelling balloon - it goes over well. I have ordered the DVD from Jeff McBride and I am interested to see how it differs from what I am already doing - I expect it will be good value as what Jeff offers for sale reflects his creativity and wide knowledge of magic and performing in general.
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On 2011-12-26 05:23, Devious wrote:
These are all wonderful ideas, but don't discount the ball and bowl routine
that is included in the dvd. It can be used in your busking sets.

The squeaker included in this set is hands free, which has obvious advantages.
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Hands free squeeker? How does that work?

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Something to do with Taco Bell, I'd imagine... *grin*
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A live demonstration at http://www.vegaswonderground.com in Las Vegas.
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Indee I do squeak - especially after I shower....

I just could not resist...

I have been doing Renaissance and Medieval period shows, based around Commedia dell'Arte for a long time and have always used the squeaker, but more often I used to use a Punch swozzle. Jeff makes mention of the swozzles in the Squeak Techniqe video.

This video is very good and as always, Jeff does a masterful job of teaching every little aspect of his Bravo! routine. His referencing and resource list at the end is also a great and wonderful touch - you do not see that very often. If you are a stage, parlour or street performer, the squeaker can be a very valuable tool, one with which you can add all kinds of comedy and character to your act.
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Slightly on and off topic, but I found the coolest little thing in the Dollar Store the other day:

A whistle shaped like a duck's bill that quacks when you blow it. I'm seriously considering picking up a couple of these.
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The Beavis and Butthead of Magic, Craig and Dave have accused Jeff McBride of ripping off this routine. Read about itHere

Please feel free to leave a comment, as to your thoughts on the matter.
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Yeah, Devious, I read it, and avoiding commenting like the plague! LOL!

However, back on topic, the squeaker is a very good device, as I had one and used it regularly. It was a simple silver dollar-sized device, and I got it out of a kid's toy.

I'm looking for something similar, maybe smaller. A hands-free squeaker would be ideal! Smile

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Classy move Doug.

No need to throw gas on the fire.

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@Doug - When you get this DVD you not only get three "hands-free" squeakers (two of the larger size and one smaller size), but Jeff said he will be offering a package of 5 replacement squeakers for right around $15. Elmwood Magic also carries them for about $2 each, but they are slightly different from the ones Jeff uses. They still work perfectly though.
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I purchased The Squeak Technique, by Jeff McBride a few weeks ago.
Tonight was the first time, I used it in my cabaret act.

The verdict is in. The ladies love it when this guy squeaks.
They think it has something to do with my chappeau.
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Wow! Va-Va-Voom!! Statuesque, amazonian beauties!

I'm reminded of the scene in Baron von Munchhausen whenever he sees Uma Thurman, "Beautiful Ladies!"
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I wish they all could be California girls! As for the topic of squeaking... I have the McBride DVD but just couldn't get the hang of it. I just had a friend design a custom toe switch which he hooked up to an electro-squeaker. I'm now ready to some hands free squeaking!

jeff
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On 2012-01-28 16:44, Eric Evans wrote:
Wow! Va-Va-Voom!! Statuesque, amazonian beauties!

I'm reminded of the scene in Baron von Munchhausen whenever he sees Uma Thurman, "Beautiful Ladies!"


I bet David Coopperfield was there...
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On 2012-01-28 07:03, Devious wrote:
I purchased The Squeak Technique, by Jeff McBride a few weeks ago.
Tonight was the first time, I used it in my cabaret act.

The verdict is in. The ladies love it when this guy squeaks.
They think it has something to do with my chappeau.


or, they think you are Jeff McBride...
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