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Wouter
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The first coin trick I tried to learn, I picked it up from from the internet, used the backpalm. That's the first sleight I learned and it was not the best way to start with coin magic. I even went to a coin shop to buy a propper sized coin. At that time I was thinking about the possibility that there might be a book covering the subject. I searched on internet and accidental bought Modern Coin Magic from Bobo. That book was all I'm looking for.

With Bobo's book Modern Coin Magic and David Roth's Coin Magic Made Easy dvd I think you have a realy good start.

Wouter
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I started coin magic about 6 months ago using these 2 dvds:

Jay Noblezada - In the beginning there were coins
Eric Jones - Metal

I like Jay Noblezada explanation on the retention vanish and I like Eric's routines in his dvd better. However I'm not sure what I should proceed to right now.

Currently the only trick I can do with normal coins is possibly a one coin routine comprising of:
a) ponta the smith coin production
b) retention vanish
c) wither vanish (im not sure by who but I saw Shoot Ogawa perform this)
d) french drop
e) end similarly to ponta's one coin routine producing a jumbo coin at the end.

I'm looking towards learning 3 fly and some matrixes but Im really stumped on where to proceed actually. I ended up learning to muscle pass after about 2.5 months of practice and it jumps about 10cms, not sure how well I'm doing this.

Any recommendations on where to go from here?
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Khuzhai, Since you like DVDs, check out David Roth's series, Ben Salinas' Modern Coin Magic set and the New York Coin Magic Seminar Volumes (Mike Rubinstein posts here and can give you more info). Also Rubinstein's Encyclopedia Of Coin Sleights (3 Volumes) is good.
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By far one of the best DVDs I have seen is Coin Man Walking by Dan Watkins. It is a few steps past beginner coin magic but, his teaching of each routine is just excellent. Dan demonstrates not just once but a couple of times each move and just how to do it. Working with coins for a while, I learned more in a short period of time just watching his presentations. I wish Dan would come out with a DVD on many of the basic moves, his teaching style is far beyond that of many of the DVDs out there.
Just my thoughts!
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Not sure if I over looked this or not but, one publication that pre-dates BOBO is Magic Without Apparatus by Camille Gaultier (1945). Has some classic coin sleights.
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On 2011-09-05 09:51, Wouter wrote:
The first coin trick I tried to learn, I picked it up from from the internet, used the backpalm. That's the first sleight I learned and it was not the best way to start with coin magic. I even went to a coin shop to buy a propper sized coin. At that time I was thinking about the possibility that there might be a book covering the subject. I searched on internet and accidental bought Modern Coin Magic from Bobo. That book was all I'm looking for.

With Bobo's book Modern Coin Magic and David Roth's Coin Magic Made Easy dvd I think you have a realy good start.

Wouter


I agree!
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If coin magic is what you're after the best book in the whole world has got to be "modern coin magic by J.B Bobo" and the best dvd in my opinion is "metal 1 by Eric Jones"
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Modern Coinmagic is also my Favorite Book of Coinmagic and Eric Jones
is one of my Favorite DVD's.
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If I was to get payed to teach someones kid magic, a total layman beginner, I would get him Michael Ammars intro to coins which teaches many sleight of hand techniques and touches on other areas like theory, patter and tips on performing. Most of the material are from legends like bobo, roth, ramsey and other great minds in magic and properly cited. I watched this when I was a newbie and some if not most the tricks taught in it fooled me. After they are familiar with sleights using coins and sponges, then I will finally get them to learn a cups and ball routine or a sponge ball routine. At the same time his home work would be practicing some card forces, false shuffles and controls. No magic props or tricks till graduation, that includes the TT. lol
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Once you have learned some basic moves (including palming), you can begin to add to your repertoire. The book that my colleagues and I have produced contains some simple methods of acquiring additional basic to intermediate skills in the Cool Moves section.

The remainder of the book details more than a dozen performance pieces which vary from fairly easy to those which require more practice.

I suggest this book is a great starting point for those who have an interest in learning how to transform basic moves into entertaining magic.

See more details about it at http://www.lybrary.com/goldfinger-stand-......846.html

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^ And since the great philosopher, John Locke is here, and being that reading is fundamental... Smile

Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible [That would include Coin Magic]. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, 'Lighthouses' as the poet said 'erected in the sea of time.' They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

-Arthur Schopenhauer
*Check out my latest FlySki , Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

"Not much new under the sun I hear but under the moon, well who knows, that just might be a horse of a different color." -Mb Smile
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I pulled out my old VHS tapes and have been looking at them. If any newbie is searching for it, let me note that I disagree with Luca's comment (more than 10 years ago) about recommending Bill Tarr's Basic Coin Technique video. Bill teaches the basic material well, but he tries to do too much material he can't do well and there should be more emphasis on entertainment value.

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Just going to add my beginners opinion here, working my way through David Roth’s ECM, and it has brought me along leaps and bounds and quicker than expected. So I highly recommend this to any beginner in coin magic.

Dean
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Magic Without Apparatus by Camille Gaultier is a great book with a coin section. Regards, Gregg Webb
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Here is my list for beginners
1) Amateur magicians handbook by Henry Hay.This book will lay a strong foundation for all magic including coins.
2) New Modern Coin Magic by JB Bobo. I consider this more of a compilation as opposed to a teaching book but it is invaluable.
3) Expert Coin Magic by Richard Kaufman and David Roth. This where you begin to make the leap to more advanced coin magic.
I would also suggest getting the video companions to New Modern Coin Magic which is Modern Coin Magic 4 DVD set and Expert Coin Magic which is Expert Coin Magic Made Easy 3 DVD set.I suggest reading the books then watching the videos.
Following this advice in this order should make you a pretty accomplished Coin Manipulator.
Also...get the hardbound versions of these books as there more material in them and you will continue to refer to them throughout your magical career.
Frank
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