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chrispa1
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I am having a problem with some basic moves. Books are not my thing, I learn better with videos.

I have checked out a few videos and I am pretty good with double lifts, false shuffles and that's about it.

Could anyone help me figure out what is best in learning some other sleights, etc..

Thanks,

Chris
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Have a look at the thread titled 'magic books and videos for beginners', I found it really useful. Otherwise do a search (top right hand corner of the screen) as there are already a few threads on it. Good luck!,

Dizzy
dynamiteassasin
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For beginners I suggest you get
Crash Course 1 from http://www.ellusionist.com if you want a jumpstart in card magic.
If you want a thorough teaching, go for Daryl's Encyclopedia of Card Sleights volumes in
http://www.foolerdoolers.com/home.asp

:)
chrispa1
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Ok.. I did try Ellusionist, pretty good video "inside magic"

Daryl has a good set, I have watched vol one of his Card stuff.

I would like hands on help, it's just hard finding a magician that is not working and busy. ;-
Thinker
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Encyclopedia of Card Sleights is amazing, you will find the basics an a lot of advanced stuff, is has everything you need and Daryl is a good teacher. If you want a jog, he'll teach you a lot of ways, and you can choose wich one you like the most.

And I think you should change your mind about books, at least consider some, there are really great stuff
dynamiteassasin
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Finding a lecture on a local magician in your area is hard to find.. Smile videos and books are your best chances to learn..

here, try this link for more info about card handling..:

http://www.miracleplay.hpg.ig.com.br/index.htm

have fun in magic!
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I agree - despite ellusionist-bashing about Brad previously not crediting sources, or appearing to wear eye shadow and having ugly girls undulating meaninglessly in vids, he does a couple of things well: Teaches moves and tricks very very slowly from multiple angles. I really like Oz Pealman's Born To Perform which gives you the controls, flourishes and tricks, but usually these aren't over-the-shoulder shots. Very good. That and ellusionist's Crash Course 1. And Steven Youell's double CD on lybrary.com. Daryl's stuff is too fast and too polished usually, he has so much ground to cover.

I also highly recommend Cassford's Pass With Care. For when you are itching for something new to look at, youdomagic has sleight downloads, as does penguinmagic's instantdownloads and Dante King.

David Kenny posted a large amount of links on the Ultimate Magic Network. I'd put a link to that, but not knowing how long that will stay, I'm pasting his post here.

I don't know if this is his own compilation or what. It was posted on July 23rd, 2004:

Author: DavidKenney
Date: 07-23-04 18:15

Magic Links

This is a large collection of some of the very best sites magic has to offer. A splendid slice of performers, on-line shops and several sites that include free effects and videos to hone your art.

http://www.101magictricks.com/ - 101 Magic tricks
http://www.5fingermagic.com/ - 5 Finger Magic
http://www.a1magicalmedia.com/index.htm - A1 Magic Media
http://www.aaronfishermagic.com/ - Aaron Fisher
http://www.acmemagic.com/ - Acme Magic
http://www.mammamiamagic.com/ - Aldo Columbini
http://allmagic.com/allmagicguide/index.html - All Magic Guide
http://www.amazingj.com/ - Amazing Jonathan
http://www.ammarmagic.com/ammarmagic/ - Ammar Magic
http://www.asquaredproductions.com/ - Andy Gladwin and Andy Levis
http://www.wowbound.com/ - Ben Harris
http://www.blacktiemagic.com/ - Black Tie Magic (Canada)
http://www.magicshop.com/ - Brad Burt
http://www.carddomain.netfirms.com/ - Card Domain
http://www.thecardist.com/ - Cardist
http://www.cardmagician.com/ - Card Magician (Free email)
http://www.cardmsg.com/home.php - Card MSG
http://web.superb.net/cardtric/ - Card Trick Central
http://www.crissangel.com/ - Chris Angel
http://www.zyworld.com/coinpurse/ArticlesMAIN.htm - Coin Purse
http://www.davidacer.com/ - David Acer
http://www.davidforrestmagic.co.uk – David Forrest
http://www.dannycole.net/ - Danny Cole
http://www.danteking.com/ - Dante King
http://www.derrenbrown.co.uk/home.asp - Darren Brown
http://www.davidblaine.com/ - David Blaine
http://www.davidcopperfield.com/ - David Copperfield
http://www.daytonamagic.com/ - Daytona Magic
http://www.denisbehr.de/ - Denis Behr
http://www.discovering-wisdom.com/ - Discovering Wisdom
http://www.ecardtricks.com/ - E Card Tricks
http://www.ellusionist.com – Ellusionist
http://www.elmwoodmagic.com/ - Elmwood Magic
http://www.expertmagic.com – Expert Magic
http://www.gospelcom.net/fcm/ - FCM
http://goodtricks.net/streetmagic.html - Good Tricks
http://www.grandillusions.com/index2.html - Grand Illusions
http://www.gregorylee.org/magic/magicclips.htm - Greg Lee
http://www.hanklee.org/ - Hank Lee
http://www.uelectric.com/houdini/contents.html - Harry Houdini
http://www.hottrix.com/ - Hot Trix
http://www.houdini.com/home.cfm?Featured=Yes – Houdini’s magic shop
http://www.ianrowland.com/ - Ian Rowland
http://www.magician.org/index.htm - International Brotherhood of Magicians
http://www.jaysankey.com/ - Jay Sankey
http://scarne.freeservers.com/ - John Scarne
http://www.kjmagic.com/ - Kevin James
http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa/ - Learned Pig
http://www.leeasher.com/ - Lee Asher
http://www.magic.org/ - Magic with Aaron Smith
http://llpub.com/presents.html - L&L Magic Publishing
http://www.linkingpage.com/ - Linking Page
http://www.themagicanarchist.com/ - Magic Anarchist
http://www.magicsmith.com/ - Magicsmith
http://www.magicextreme.com/ - Magic Extreme
http://www.magictricks.com/ - Magic Tricks.com
http://www.magicvideodepot.com/ - Magic Video Depot
http://www.magicxlive.com/ - Magic X
http://jbtv.co.uk/ - Mark Mason
http://www.markwilsonmagic.com/ - Mark Wilson
http://www.mymagic.com/ - Meir Yedid
http://www.freewebs.com/mindc/071288.htm - Mind Control
http://www.miracleplay.hpg.ig.com.br/ - Miracle Play Sleights
http://www.newmagicsecrets.com/ - New Magic Secrets
http://www.paulzenon.com/ - Paul Zenon
http://www.penguinmagic.com/ - Penguin Magic
http://www.practicenotincluded.com/ - Practice Not Included with Andru Luvisi
http://www.mdani.demon.co.uk/stunt/stunt.htm - Psychic Stunts
http://superhandz.com/ - Super Handz
http://www.sylvesterthejester.com/ - Sylvester the Jester
http://magic.rufy.com/tricks/ - The Conjuring Cabaret
http://themagiccafe.com – The Magic Café
http://www.watchmagic.com/index2.php - The Magic of Oz
http://surf.to/magicpages - The Magic Pages
http://www.online-visions.com/index.html - Online Visions
http://www.secretartjournal.com/ - Secret Journal
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/malawi/40/index.htm - Super Magic
http://members.aol.com/MagicDan/docs/trick_index.html - Trick Index for Magic Dan
http://www.trickmagic.com/ - Trick Magic
http://www.thetrickery.com/ - Trickey
http://wayofthemaster.com/ - Way of the Master
http://www.geocities.com/zennethkok/ - Zenneth Kok
Mitchum
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Wow!! That is a ton of links. It looks like I have some surfing to do. It's always helpful for me to read multiple descriptions on how to perform a particular sleigt. One description may not help at all while another one provides that one secret technique that makes all the difference in the world.
sjballa147
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Me too
Father Photius
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You want hands on, the best place is a local magic club, even if you have to travel a bit to get to it. Second best is lectures. All card moves and sleights take time to learn and lots of practice. You may be doing them correctly, just need more practice. Videos like Daryl's or Harry Lorayne's all teach good card sleights and teach them well. Jeff McBride has good videos too.
"Now here's the man with the 25 cent hands, that two bit magician..."
Corey Harris
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I agree with photius, Try to get into a local magic club and talk to the guys. Many will help you with things like slieghts. I have been a part of the IBM for just a short time and have alreayd recieved tons of help with reccomendations on sleights I use and for effects that I have been working on and some of my own.
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