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Hi I've been studying Corinda for a few years now on and off with other magic but I just started really working it and read it twice over and now on chapter four I think what's the point can someone shed light onto an otherwise dark moment in my eyes I am not sure how long to study this and what is the proper accompaniment of theory to simultaneously boost my repertoire or is corinda a sort of one stop shop I think most of these questions can be answered elsewhere but keep in mind I am young and paying my dues
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Click on the 39 Steps link in my signature below. That may well answer your questions.
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You have I bought your book. Other people suggest it is important I've read it over and over at certain points thanks.
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Then I don't understand your question. Just get out there and start performing.

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...pick three effects that appeal to you, go out and give them a go...and be happy if it goes wrong, cos no one will have died (unless you decided on going postal before hand) - have fun, pick friendly nice people that you don't know and ask once politely if they'd like to see something fun and interesting...

it doesn't matter if you fail, blow them away, or mess it all up - you'll no doubt never see them again...don't worry about having some vast repetoire, just pick three things, a beginning, a middle and an end...then you will find your own little path, your own way, tweak things that you find work and don't work for you...

have fun...
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This is exactly what I was looking for thanks for the advice.
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Corinda is where I started and he has never disappointed me. To this day, I continue to enjoy his text. You will find his writing humorous and informative.
Be sure to study the works of Cassidy, Osterlind, Annemann et al.. you will develop a deep respect for them all and you will learn a lot!
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Thanks
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Go out an intentionally screw up. Not even kidding with that advice. I know when I first started I was scared out of my wits of the idea of messing up, and I was nervous and my hands shook and all of that. I decided to go out to an open mic night to practice and due to nerves forgot to do the dirty work and had no idea what I was doing. I tried three effects, each one failed harder than the last. Inside I was devastated. I ended with "Well, this has all gone terribly so I'll end with a joke. What do you call a mind reader flailing around like a fish out of water? My names Charles, and you've been a great audience."

You know what happened after that? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I got a drink, sat with my girlfriend, we laughed about it and watched the other performers and everyone had a good time.

And ya know what? I felt great. I had failed. I had had the worst possible outcome happen to me three times in a row in one act, on a stage in front of a group of people I'd never met, in a place I knew nobody. And I had survived.

So, now I am far more confident when I perform because I have already experienced the worst case scenerio. So, while practicing and performing and studying are all wonderful suggestions, I whole heartily suggest going out and failing on purpose at least once while you're starting out. The sooner you get that out of the way, the sooner you'll realize it's not a big deal.

Sorry for the tangent, hope it helps in some way.
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On Jul 25, 2014, Davidzajac wrote:
Hi I've been studying Corinda for a few years now on and off with other magic but I just started really working it and read it twice over and now on chapter four I think what's the point can someone shed light onto an otherwise dark moment in my eyes I am not sure how long to study this and what is the proper accompaniment of theory to simultaneously boost my repertoire or is corinda a sort of one stop shop I think most of these questions can be answered elsewhere but keep in mind I am young and paying my dues



You have GOT to start using some grammar though... that's gonna be important in anything you do, not just mentalism.
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Go out an intentionally screw up. Not even kidding with that advice. I know when I first started I was scared out of my wits of the idea of messing up, and I was nervous and my hands shook and all of that. I decided to go out to an open mic night to practice and due to nerves forgot to do the dirty work and had no idea what I was doing. I tried three effects, each one failed harder than the last. Inside I was devastated. I ended with "Well, this has all gone terribly so I'll end with a joke. What do you call a mind reader flailing around like a fish out of water? My names Charles, and you've been a great audience."

You know what happened after that? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I got a drink, sat with my girlfriend, we laughed about it and watched the other performers and everyone had a good time.

And ya know what? I felt great. I had failed. I had had the worst possible outcome happen to me three times in a row in one act, on a stage in front of a group of people I'd never met, in a place I knew nobody. And I had survived.

So, now I am far more confident when I perform because I have already experienced the worst case scenerio. So, while practicing and performing and studying are all wonderful suggestions, I whole heartily suggest going out and failing on purpose at least once while you're starting out. The sooner you get that out of the way, the sooner you'll realize it's not a big deal.

Sorry for the tangent, hope it helps in some way.


Hot contender for post of the month!

Great advice.
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Gets my vote. Nice story David -- good to remember it's entertainment, not life or death. Unless you're Bob in a biker bar. Then it might be!
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Nah. It's only dangerous to the non-bikers who make the mistake of heckling. The bikers love me.Smile
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My first performance was in a biker bar and I asked for a geometric shape and got boobies. I continue used with square with in a circle ad lip psi force.

Next I did seven key to baldplate. And blind fold pocket reading etc. finishing with pool ball prediction. I had the forced ball in secret location. Got lost of free drinks and the bikers loved it because even if I missed I kept pushing through. I was very confident even though all but 2 effects worked correctly. The bikers still talk about my show. But it was also a benifit for a friend of the bar with illness and I donated my performance,
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Hot contender for post of the month!

Great advice.

Really. You surprise me.
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On Jul 26, 2014, MatCult wrote:

Hot contender for post of the month!

Great advice.

Really. You surprise me.


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I genuinely have no idea what your last post means. But getting back to reality, if you are seriously supporting the proposal that someone goes out and deliberately fails in front of an unknowing audience, then I'm surprised and also disappointed.
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When you are first starting out, there is NO NEED to fail on purpose. You'll discover, as Chaz did, that it will happen sooner or later anyway. Just keep in mind that, when it does, it won't be the end of the world.

Besides, failing on purpose isn't something that you should be practicing.
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I genuinely have no idea what your last post means. But getting back to reality, if you are seriously supporting the proposal that someone goes out and deliberately fails in front of an unknowing audience, then I'm surprised and also disappointed.



Sorry to Dissapoint you. I think there is a lot to be learned in failure, and while I didn't intentionally plan on failing in my story, I would suggest someone to do so when starting as I think there is a lot to learn in failure, and if you go out an intentionally fail in a venue and show that doesn't matter you have no risk.
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When you are first starting out, there is NO NEED to fail on purpose. You'll discover, as Chaz did, that it will happen sooner or later anyway. Just keep in mind that, when it does, it won't be the end of the world.

Besides, failing on purpose isn't something that you should be practicing.



Not practicing, no, but get it out of the way early on. If you go out and fail out of the gate, you can nip that fear in the bud right away. I think it's better to fail early when you're unknown in a venue and show that doesn't matter and learn that it's no big deal than to fail in front of apaying audience and not know how to get out of it/being struck be fear. I wouldn't ever say go out and practice failing though. That's taking the idea a little too far.
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