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TOM DOBROWOLSKI 2016 LECTURE NOTES


All Done by Coindness Lecture
A Lecture from Tom Dobrowolski and Friends

This is the 4th in the recent series of lecture notes and my 5th set of notes overall. A lot of good things have come about as a result of releasing this series not the least of which is seeing and hearing about magicians worldwide using the material! I am truly pleased. That was always the goal.

Much mahalo to Curtis Kam for suggesting the theme for the current notes: semi- automatic coin magic; as well as for the title. When I asked for suggestions for a title for these new notes, Curtis quickly replied with “I'll share my current tag line--put that David Devant poster you like so much on the cover, with the saying, "all done by coindness".” Curtis is the man!

Contents:

Inverted Matrix the Easy Way - Curtis Kam
This take on the matrix kickback was published in Curtis Kam's first book, All the World is a Stage. This routine fooled a number of the contributors to this volume the first time they saw it. And it is the easiest reverse matrix in the world.

Matrix 21 - Curtis Kam
Having left all of his fancy expensive silver coins, the magician elects to do some magic with his spare pocket change. Out of his purse he removes some small change. He proceeds to perform a matrix with these coins and four cards. In the end three of the coins vanish and reappear inside the purse.

Whole-Hearted Hopping - Tom Dobrowolski
I have been playing with this routine for some time now. It is an outgrowth of hop- ping halves, but plays up the "not working out for the magician gag" by incorporating some other effects. It has evolved from Carl Andrew's Short Hop.

Chocolate Coins - Jeff Prace
3 chocolate coins are dumped from an M&M's bag. One by one the coins vanish and reappear back inside the candy bag. In the end a real purse with three half dollars inside is dumped from the candy bag.

Soft Coins Redux - Tomas Bloomberg
This is the coolest presentation for the Tenyo trick, Soft Coins ever.

George is on my Mind - Eric Rose
One of the easiest ways to lower the sleight of hand requirements for money magic is to turn to the realm of mentalism. In this effect the serial number of a dollar bill from the audience is mentally discovered. This routine was developed a decade ago when Eric was performing at tradeshows.

Impromptu Hornswoggled - Bill Wheeler
The magician claims to have invented a way to scam people by making them think you have more money than you do with a trick count. He demonstrates by showing four dollars and attempting to count them as eight. The count doesn't prove to be that deceptive until the magician proves it and gets a generous tip!

Make Believe - John Carey
John says-The beautiful coin effect, The Fading Coin by Tomoyuki Takahashi, first published in Genii magazine is one of those little gems that only pop up ever so often. Imagination games combined with magic always seem to register strongly with the public. The great Eugene Burger has featured his presentation of this piece in his work for many years. I loved it but wanted a stand up version and only needing one coin. The classic copper silver coin and a little swindle happily achieves my objective.

Mutual Exchange - John Carey
Simply put, this is another method for the classical copper silver coin transposition. But the good news is it's almost self working. If you can hold two coins at your fingertips, you can do this effect!

The Big Penny - Oliver Corpuz
One of my good friends has a two year old daughter named Ketzi. Whenever I see her she immediately asks to see my pocket change, at which point she will hand me a coin and ask me to "make it big!" A jumbo coin is a common ending for good reason. But you don't need to be a sleight of hand master to produce one. You could do something as simple as what I do for Ketzi every time I see her.

Breakout - Ryan Bliss
3 coins are cleanly and clearly placed in an Okito Box and the lid is placed covering the box. Ly Instantly the box is flipped over with one hand and the 3 coins are shown to have vanished out of the box. A split second later, a clink is heard in the other hand and when it is opened the 3 coins are now inside the other hand.

Wave Vanish - Ryan Bliss
Three coins are held at the fingertips. With a wave, one coin vanishes followed by the second and third coin leaving nothing in the hands. The coins can then be reproduced from another location such as a purse or an Okito box. I think what Ryan does here is as close as we will ever come to the appearance of sleight-less coin vanishes. The sequence is pretty, open, and practically a special effect in appearance.

3x3 Transposition - Jeremiah Zuo
Three coins (a half dollar, English penny, and Chinese coin) are laid in a line on the table and proceed to transpose with each other in a rapid series of transformations. If you care to know, the silver and Chinese switch places, then the copper and Chinese switch places, then the Chinese and silver, then the silver and the copper . . . you follow? Best of all it’s virtually self working!

Ultimate Progressive Coin Assembly - Jeremiah Zuo
A tiny bit of cow (a leather coin purse) is introduced. Three coins are dumped from it, which along with three ordinary playing cards will be used for a bit of magic. After a bit of magical pingpong (3x3 Transposition above) each of the coins is placed underneath a different card in a line on the table. The copper coin vanishes from underneath the first card and joins the silver. Both coins vanish from underneath the second card and join the Chinese coin. All three coins vanish from underneath the final card and reappear inside the coin purse.

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DO NOT overlook the trick “The Big Penny” from the new lecture notes.

Introduction for “The Big Penny” by Oliver Corpuz from the new lecture notes. “One of my good friends has a two year old daughter named Ketzi. Whenever I see her she immediately asks to see my pocket change, at which point she will hand me a coin and ask me to "make it big!””

Today May 29: I saw Ketzi at Church this morning The very first thing she said to me after “Hi Tom!” was “Do you have any coins?” I gave her a couple and she immediately handed me a penny and with a big smile and much excitement she said “make it big!!”
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Tom, is the PDF version included when purchasing the hard copy version?

Thanks!

Jim
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Jim,

Sorry for the delay in responding. For both it's #5.00 total and I'll pay the shipping in CONUS. That way the PDF is really only $ 5.00.

I donate all my sales to charity so like to maximize the sales while still trying to make it affordable. I hope you understand.

Thanks for asking! Anything else let me know.- Tom

P.S.- Thanks to those who've ordered so far! Truly appreciated.
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Customer reviews starting to come in....thanks Joe!

Joe McKay: "Just had a chance to look over these notes. The notes are devoted to semi-automatic coin tricks.

The production is very good and the illustrations are superb.

When I saw that Curtis Kam had contributed a couple of tricks - I was reminded of his Inferential C/S Transposition which appeared in Apocalyspe magazine a couple of decades ago. That coin trick is a classic of semi-automatic coin magic. Word to the wise...

As for the notes - I am not very knowledgeable about coin magic but my favourite trick was the opening effect by Curtis Kam. That name again. It is a sneaky reverse matrix which is also a magician fooler.

The rest of the notes look good as well but I just wanted to give my initial thoughts since I may be one of the first to buy them.

Like I say - I cannot add too much since coin magic is really not my area. lol Just want to add that I enjoyed the notes and would recommend them."
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As with all Tom's lectures, this is another home run. As usual, I bought the notes before his lecture because I knew it would be another steal of a deal. Semi-Automatic coin magic. What else can be said. No difficult sleight of hand. but some well thought out routines with a lot of magic along the way. Includes some of Tom's hand picked gems. Some routines Tom has modified to make them even easier to perform and holds true to his style of performing. Some of Tom's friends have offered routines for him to include in the notes. Looking down the list of names, and I don't see my name anywhere. lol Some of the contributors you might know...and if you don't, you should.

Curtis Kam, Jeremiah Zuo, Jeff Prace, John Carey Plus many more.

These are all pretty special people.

Excellent Job Tom and Friends. Huge bang for your buck.
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A good, fair honest review by John Guastaferro of the new notes is in the current July 2016 issue of Genii Magazine. Available through my website listed in my profile.
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From Shannon Clark:

"Such a GREAT set of notes, Tom!

I've done a lot of coin work over the past 20+ years and I've spent money on MANY books, DVDs, notes, etc.
This release truly is one of the very best values for the money that I can think of. Wonderful stuff."


Thanks Shannon! Glad you like them.
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Thanks for asking MadisonH! It's available at my website http://chicagomagicbash.com/tom-dobrowol......ns3.html
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Why not end your holiday weekend with a real bang and order a PDF or hard copy of the new notes?! Thanks to all who have already purchased a copy for your support! Check out the review by John Guastaferro in the current July issue of Genii Magazine. We are this close to these becoming our best selling notes so far. Please help us reach that goal! Currently it is only available through my website and H&R Books. Please like and share this post of you would.

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I just received another order for copies of the new notes "all done by coindness" from H&R Books who have sold out twice already.That means I'll be doing another short print run. If you'd like a hard copy you may want to order it now from my website as I still have a handful of the second run available and will have a few more after this 3rd run. If you're going to be at Magic Live I can bring a few copies with and you can get one from me there. If you can let me know that would be cool. Thanks for all who have ordered already from me or H&R. Truly appreciate the support!

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