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corindaman
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Looking for some recommendations for memory effects! I have the memory span of a goldfish so nothing to taxing please!!!
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There's no such thing as a bad memory. There are only trained, and untrained memories.

Colin Cloud has a really good routine for faking it in Divine called Mesmerized Deck.
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Psycho Seance book: https://tinyurl.com/y873bbr4
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Do you want to perform ACTUAL memory-effects or perform effects that APPEAR to be memory-based?
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corindaman
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Do you want to perform ACTUAL memory-effects or perform effects that APPEAR to be memory-based?



That appear to be memory based if that is possible.
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On Oct 16, 2019, Mr Salk wrote:
Do you want to perform ACTUAL memory-effects or perform effects that APPEAR to be memory-based?



That appear to be memory based if that is possible.


Not only possible, but significantly easier.
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Lee Earle's "Alphatized" uses a deck of 26 cards with letters of the alphabet. It involves some long-term memorization prior to performing the effect, and some memory and mostly appearance of memory while performing. The effect is my favorite opener.

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Graphic, by Matt Mello. Memory Test, by Richard Osterlind
Chris K
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Binary Code (Rick Lax). Instant download from Penguin Magic.
Storm (Patrick Redford), The Evolution of a Rain King (ibid.), basically a lot of effects by Patrick Redford but those two are from his Applesauce book, which I really like.

I actually like Binary Code and Storm the best, in terms of ease relative to impact on an audience.

I'm not familiar with Graphic by Matt Mello but Photographic by Matt Mello is a memory effect with no actual memorization. It's ok I suppose. I use a memorized deck so the method he uses, while clever, isn't needed if I make the same compromises as he does in the effect (those who have it should know what I mean).

Those are just off the top of my head, as a lot of this is just relative to framing any number of effects.

Best,
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I love Wayneman by wayne dobson. Easy to do and great reactions. Its on one if the BBM ultimate self working DVDs if I remember correctly.
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Ben Cardall has some good (card-based) memory effects . They can be found on his ‘At the Table’ lecture.

And believe it or not, I took a card-based effect by Boris Pocus (Sankey) called ‘Lottery’ and adapted it to be an apparent memory effect.

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Harry Lorayne's How to Develop a Super-Power Memory.
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Vincent Hedan’s Babel book test is a terrific book test with a memory theme. There is a small degree of actual memory involved (not hard), but I think that’s a plus because when you tell the audience you are using your memory, you actually are, so adds and authenticity to the moment.
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I don't quite know why Luke Jermay's "49 Seconds" doesn't get mentioned more often. I think it's a great routine.
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Hey Chris, here is Graphic by Matt Mello. Photographic might be an update?
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......orum=218
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Hey Chris, here is Graphic by Matt Mello. Photographic might be an update?
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......orum=218



Thanks! It seems quite a bit like Photographic, as you can see here: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4436
No idea which is the update, I believe Photographic is part of a DVD set he sold at some point.
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I don't quite know why Luke Jermay's "49 Seconds" doesn't get mentioned more often. I think it's a great routine.


I’d say because it has mixed reviews. I don’t own it but I did look it up based on your post. From what I’ve read, I wouldn’t buy it.
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I don't quite know why Luke Jermay's "49 Seconds" doesn't get mentioned more often. I think it's a great routine.


I’d say because it has mixed reviews. I don’t own it but I did look it up based on your post. From what I’ve read, I wouldn’t buy it.


Okay. Interesting.
I bought it a few years ago and did quite like it.
Thought it had a nice build up and clever methods.
But I don't know many routines of this kind so can't really compare.
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It is also worth looking at the relevant “step” in Corinda. There are several techniques covered briefly but adequately and a number of performance presentations that range from good to very good.

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My favourite memory effect is teaching the audience to say the alphabet backwards. Fun to do and with the audience pleased at their achievement.
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Also worth mentioning Vincent Hedan's 10000 Decimals of Pi.

I also think you should probably read the Lorayne books and other assorted real material. So that you know what's sort of possible and so that you can speak intelligently about it. Lets say you claim to be using pegs to remember some stuff, and someone asks you about it, but you don't actually no the first thing about it. Then it all sort of falls apart.

//Dan
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