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Bball5630
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I hear many people recommend Mnemonica, but I hear so few say, which tricks they actually use from this book. I know there are many gems in there, but actually learning them well, and performing them for people, is the only way to know their true effect. I've been performing Come and Go from page 214 and it seems to be getting good reactions. Better than I thought it would, my routine is slightly different from the book, as I believe a few more offbeats make the sequence flow more smoothly. But all in all, a good effect.
Now that the book has been out for a bit, what are you favorites, and which ones do you use or see yourself using?
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One of the easiest trick and most powerful in the book is the one called Mnemonicosis.

But let me check my copy again this evening to remember my favourites.

All the best magic,

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I'll answer generally: it's the material with the half stack that I'm most excited about, because I'm not a professional and rarely do formal performances, deck switches, bridge deals, etc. But with his techniques for generating a half stack during a prior trick, and the openness of handling that the half stack permits, you can do some miracles. --Ezra.
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I could tell you which items fit me and work well in my performing environment. I could even tell you why I think certain items play stronger for me than others.

I'm not going to do that because it simply makes no sense. It would be similar to the situation in which I might show you which type of clothes suit my body type. It's a moderately useful exercise, but it won't tell you which clothes will fit you, and it won't really save you any time (or be very useful to anyone else, for that matter.)

I think you already know the right approach: pick a few items that appeal to you and fit your performing situation, and get to work. Understand each effect's structure, and figure out how to make the effect fit you. Then, take a new effect out in front of audiences, and record (a small sound recording device is probably sufficient) the results. Analyze what happened, and fix the problems. Rinse and repeat...
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Not Mnemonicosis. Why do so many people like this effect?
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Maybe because is one of the easiest effect in the book. Smile

It´s true, if you ask around here in Spain, lot of people will say "mnemonicosis", just because they bought the book, saw its stuff is quite difficult, tried to find the easiest effect and done.

That´s why I said joking: mnemonicosis Smile

I will list my favourites later (I didn´t remember all of them by his real name in Spanish).

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I'm a little confused by the way you guys are talking about Mnemonicosis. Don't you think it's an amazing effect??

And secondly, I don't regard it as easy, exactly. I would think it would take a lot of experience to elevate it to the miracle it could be.

--Ezra.
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I think you are right Ezra. The concept is simple. The execution is very difficult. Tamariz makes this stuff look easy. It's not. To make Mnemonicosis work will take a lot of private practice and then a lot of practice with real people. It's all about attitude and sales pitch. The physical workings are simple. The real work will take a LONG time to perfect.

Mike
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I agree with you in some things.

Mnemonicosis needs Experience to be sold as a miracle. That´s true. It is not a easy effect to be performed by anyone. What it is extremely easy is "the trick".

And that´s why I think is one of the most popular effect with Tamariz´s memorized deck.

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I'm looking for the best effects on mnemonica Tamariz books, and I find this topic... but almos nobody answer this...

So Please, wich is the best effect in your opinions???
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I guess that after the massive hype around the book, most readers without experience with the memorized deck begin to realize, just how difficult effective magic with a memorized deck really is.
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SO, PLEASE! Can Anyone, with that experience, just talk about your favourite routine?

I'm now an expert with the memorized deck! Smile Smile
"Siempre somos tres me acompaña la luna y me sigue mi sombra" René Lavand
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Bball5650,

Reading and learning is a personal journey. Come and go is a great trick, you found it yourself, now go find the other gems. When I bought this book I went through it trick by trick and word by word. I made notes on every item and then went back to the items I particularly liked. You will be rewarded by doing the same.
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I'm reading all the book, and choosing the best tricks... But I'm just curious to know wich is the best effect in YOUR opinion. This post has, now, almost 400 views, and almost nobody could answer the question posted by Bball5630.

Please.....one more time...... wich is the best effect in your opinion???

This is the last time I ask... Smile Smile Smile Smile

Thanks anyway.
"Siempre somos tres me acompaña la luna y me sigue mi sombra" René Lavand
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I don´t own the English version, but I will try to translate to English the Spanish titles of my favourite effects from the book:

- Control In The Chaos (Aronson-Rioobo)

- The Rite (Ceremony) of Initiation (Luis Garcia)

- ¿The Reserve guard? (in spanish is "La Imaginaria")

- Total Spelling

- Total Memory

Just for name the first coming to my mind.

As someone recommend before, the best is to read the book, and find the best by yourself. There are more than 100 effects, and sure more than 90% could be considered "great effects", so choosing the favourites is very difficult.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero Smile
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Mesquita
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Hi Pablo! Thanks for the replay! Smile

I have the Spanish version !!! Smile Smile Smile

"Sinfonia En Mnemonica Mayor Vol. 1 & 2 " Smile Smile

Thanks!!
"Siempre somos tres me acompaña la luna y me sigue mi sombra" René Lavand
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Can someone help me with the name of a trick.

On penguin, the demo show 2 effects. I would like to have the name of the second effect.

Description : Magician ask someone to think of any card. He then ask someone else to think of any number between 1-52. He then place is deck like he want.

When the people name the card and the number...is correspond exactly.

thanks
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That effect was staged. Don't marketing gimmicks suck?

However, in the real world you can perform any of the variation of A Card At Any Number. The only thing that I suggest is to learn the deck cold first. As soon as they say a card you need to be able to know where it lies in the deck. Also, if you need to, work on your math. If you have to sit for a second while adding or subtracting it will diminish the impact. A second after the number is named you need to have the math worked out.

And don't feel bad if you don't have it down yet. I know the deck quite well, but feel that I don't have the deck down pat enough to be able to perform this effect well enough to do it justice. There are plenty of hard hitting effects to perform that give you leeway in the meantime.
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I like divination, Mnemonicosis, and total memory. I'm still working on making total memory more convincing and working on the patter.

I'm working on the Larreverse for All of a Kind ( I think that is what it is called) Does anyone do this trick. It seems like a fascinating trick.
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