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I've been tempted to try effects out of Practical Mental Magic by Ted Anneman, has anyone here had any good results from effects in the book.
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Is that a serious question?
THOUGHTfully,

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Take it as a serious question London.
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Don't feel you'll be offending me with a real response guys, I don't study into mentalism. I welcome an explanation of why the book may or may not be worth learning from.

I also ask you excuse my ignorance.
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I truly wish I could give you a good answer to this, but I just got his material and have not had an opportunity to digest the material. I can tell you that the effect Seven Keys to Baldpate is an Annemann routine and I was able to create a routine based on this type of premise that won me second place in my first competition. Many of the more experienced professionals could be of better service to you Gambit.
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Gambit,
I was not trying to sound like an *** ****. I was sort of kidding in my last response. But the reason I said that was ... Annemann is one of the most straight forward practical mentalists that ever was. His material is wonderful.

I know some will argue and say it is good learning material but out of date and not practical by today's standards. But Annemann was a great performer . In the hands of the right person, his material can be just as effective as it was 60 somthing years ago.

So, take your time to not just learn , but study the material and mold it to fit you and it should work out just find for you. I don't know what your presentational skill or ability is, but the Annemann stuff could be just as strong, or stronger, than the material you currently use. I hope this was better than my last response.
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THOUGHTfully,

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Practical Mental Effects offers a basic grounding in billet work, and IMO this is just one of the reasons that Annemann's great work is still viable today. I learned to use billets by working on and perfecting my performance of "A Day in Your Life," just one of many strong mentalism offerings in this wonderful book.

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Also, if you do mentalism with a pack of cards, there are some real gems to be discovered in PMM.

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I think there are some great things in the book to perform as is. The best for me though is what it inspires me to do with what I've read.


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Annemann... Annemann... Sounds familiar...
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Thank you for the responses, I'll be sure to do my best, at doing the effects that I choose the justice they deserve.

How does the material in PMM compare to something like Corinda's 13 Steps?
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Corinda's "13 Steps to Mentalism" is like the alphabet, with PMM being those first simple words that you learn to spell.

13 Steps focuses more on the techniques, with PMM focusing on putting them together and giving them substance.
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Get the book The Life and Times of a Legend.
It has every trick that Annemann ever invented.
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On 2004-03-25 10:19, London wrote:
Gambit,
I was not trying to sound like an **** ***. I was sort of kidding in my last response. But the reason I said that was ... Annemann is one of the most straight forward practical mentalists that ever was. His material is wonderful . I know some will argue and say it is good learning material but out of date and not practical by todays standards. But Annemann was a great performer. In the hands of the right person, his material can be just as effective as it was 60 somthing years ago.

So, take your time to not just learn, but study the material and mold it to fit you and it should work out just find for you. I don't know what your presentational skill or ability is, but the Annemann stuff could be just as strong, or stronger, than the material you currently use. I hope this was better than my last response.
London


I agree. You can learn everything you need to know about mentalism from Annemann and Corinda.
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On 2004-03-27 01:51, Babymagician wrote:
Get the book The Life and Times of a Legend.
It has every trick that Annemann ever invented.

Babymagician,
It has a ton of material but it is not everything he ever invented. There is a lot of stuff not in the book that I have read in other publications. But yes gambit you should invest in the book . It may seem a bit pricy if you are just starting out in mentalism but is worth every penny.
THOUGHTfully,

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