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TeddyBoy
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Has anyone read Dominic Reyes's ebook Approaching Magic Practice? If so I would really like to hear your opinions on his method. I'm sure there is more than one effective method for practicing magic, but Mr. Reyes's ebook is the only one I have found in print, therefore my interest.

PS I have searched the Café but I have not found anything providing the kind of input I am looking for.

Thank you.
So many sleights...so little time.
Cheers,

Ted
Mark Boody Illusionist
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Ted

Here is something I found to be very useful. It's definitely worth your time.

http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

Best of luck

Mark
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On Sep 24, 2019, Mark Boody Illusionist wrote:
Ted

Here is something I found to be very useful. It's definitely worth your time.

http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

Best of luck

Mark


I have this book and highly recommend it.

Magically

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Actually I have the book and it is very useful, but in a more general performance-oriented sense. The Reyes book focuses exclusively on how to practice sleights, tricks, etc. It is more focused than the Ostrich Factor.

But thanks for responding.
So many sleights...so little time.
Cheers,

Ted
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Hi Ted

I found the Reyes book to be very useful. Which is especially great for a free ebook!

He goes into enough detail to give you a useful practice regime - essentially: use focussed practice in short bursts, and don't try and learn to much too quickly.

This is useful for a relative beginner to magic who could otherwise be overwhelmed on how to start, and also the magician who is jumping from effect to effect and not mastering any of them.

The risk is that people become bored by practicing a smaller number of sleights/effects, so it is key to set goals and measure your success against them. Also the focussed (or mindfull) practice is much more fulfilling than mindless repetition of a sleight.

Hope that helps!
Jon
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Thank you Jon, just what I was looking for. It is very helpful.
So many sleights...so little time.
Cheers,

Ted
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My pleasure Ted
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On Sep 24, 2019, Mark Boody Illusionist wrote:
Ted

Here is something I found to be very useful. It's definitely worth your time.

http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

Best of luck

Mark


i agree 110% BTW: Practice improves SKILLS. Rehearsal improves PERFORMANCE,
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On Sep 24, 2019, somethingupmysleeve wrote:
Hi Ted

I found the Reyes book to be very useful. Which is especially great for a free ebook!

He goes into enough detail to give you a useful practice regime - essentially: use focussed practice in short bursts, and don't try and learn to much too quickly.

This is useful for a relative beginner to magic who could otherwise be overwhelmed on how to start, and also the magician who is jumping from effect to effect and not mastering any of them.

The risk is that people become bored by practicing a smaller number of sleights/effects, so it is key to set goals and measure your success against them. Also the focussed (or mindfull) practice is much more fulfilling than mindless repetition of a sleight.

Hope that helps!
Jon

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TeddyBoy
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Hi Ted

The risk is that people become bored by practicing a smaller number of sleights/effects, so it is key to set goals and measure your success against them. Also the focussed (or mindfull) practice is much more fulfilling than mindless repetition of a sleight.

Hope that helps!
Jon


Jon, this is exactly my conundrum.
So many sleights...so little time.
Cheers,

Ted
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