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Hello, I was browsing the books and videos for beginners thread. Perhaps this question was answered but I could not find it. Is there a DVD made that focuses only on sleights and theory, the foundation of all tricks. I ask specifically about DVD's as I just seem to learn better from them. I am a lefty and switching hands is easier when I see it on video than when they keep saying right and left in print. Just how my brain works. I do have some books on theory and do read and learn from them. It is quite possible to just learn effects and skip all the beauty of the sleights. I do have a few DVD's that go over both but is there a DVD for us budding move monkeys?
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Over the years I have had any number of left handed students. For what it's worth here are two methods of optimizing learning from a book. The first is obvious. Just go through the text and rewrite the references to right or left hand.

The second is really quite spiffy and works for anyone, but is particularly helpful if you are left handed. Read the steps of a routine into a recorder switching the left/right references. This eliminates the problem of 'seeing' the text crossed out, etc. Read at whatever pace works for YOU. Now, you can look at the illustrations while listening to the text and it eliminates the having to take your eyes away from the pics, etc.

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Many coin magicians are lefties, including Mike Gallo, Eric Jones and David Neighbors. If you're into coins, their DVDs will be easy to follow.
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On 2012-05-27 21:58, Brad Burt wrote:
Over the years I have had any number of left handed students. For what it's worth here are two methods of optimizing learning from a book. The first is obvious. Just go through the text and rewrite the references to right or left hand.

The second is really quite spiffy and works for anyone, but is particularly helpful if you are left handed. Read the steps of a routine into a recorder switching the left/right references. This eliminates the problem of 'seeing' the text crossed out, etc. Read at whatever pace works for YOU. Now, you can look at the illustrations while listening to the text and it eliminates the having to take your eyes away from the pics, etc.

Best,
Thanks for that. Oddly, I am a righty with writting but with shooting pool and and handeling cards I use my left hand. Not by choice, it just feels "right". Although both of your suggestions were staight forward, I never thought of either. As for the other gentleman who mentioned the lefty coin men, if they teach from the lefty side, I will most certainly pick something up. I think Aaron Fisher said he was a lefty but teaches from the right handed perspective due to popularity (and reality) Anyway, thanks for the hints.
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Number of such DVDs out there. Daryl's complete Encyclopedia of Card Sleights, Jeff McBride has some, and, of course, the excellent coin ones mentioned above.
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What a lot of the newer DVDs are doing now is filming from both angles and emphasising the Dominant Hand. This is VERY helpful. So much so, I enjoy learning sleights in BOTH hands.

A good "all lefty" coin DVD is The Coinjurer with David Neighbors. You can YouTube him also to see what the DVD is like.
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Number of such DVDs out there. Daryl's complete Encyclopedia of Card Sleights, Jeff McBride has some, and, of course, the excellent coin ones mentioned above.
Darlys complete Encyclopedia of card magic sounds like it might be something that will fit the bill. Will be checking to see if magictrickstore.com carrys it. I am not big on coins but I am going to check out the coin men DVD's a # of you mentioned. It is always good to pick up anything that will increase the ability of hand sleights. Thank guys and as I said Father, I will probably checking out your card sleight recommendation.
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Daryls DVDs are the way to go if you ask me. Tons and tons of stuff and personally, I like his teaching style.
Additionally you could check out some of the 1:1 videos out there, Jason England comes to mind if you need advise with certain sleights (there are some DVDs out bundling those 1:1 videos). There is so much to explore Smile

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I forgot to mention another DVD seriens - Allan Ackermann's Advanced Card Control Series. He offers plenty of stuff as well. There are some threads on this forums comparing both sets - maybe this could help you with your decision.
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Roberto Giobbi has a few DVDs based on his Card College books.
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