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Topic: Magic Lessons 3 rd week
Message: Posted by: scottthegreat (Jan 17, 2007 12:44PM)
I went to my 1st magic lesson a wek before Xmass. We learned the Aronson stack. It was a fun lesson and it lasted about an hour and a half. Then I didn't go for about 3 weeks due to the holidays and new years. The lessons are on Mondays. New years and Xmass both were on mondays. I went back the week before last. We learned some sponge ball magic and some card forces. This week we leaned the riffle force lie detector force cut force and the breather crimp and braue reversal. Over all it was a good lesson. There was allot to learn in the short amount of time. I wanted to post this topic. Just because I told the forum I would post how things are going with the lessons. But I had allot of fun. and the taecher is really good also. Which is a big help
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Jan 17, 2007 04:21PM)
Sounds great Scott. Keep up the good work. You're well on your way to the land of miracles!

Mark. :)
Message: Posted by: montemagic (Jan 18, 2007 12:00AM)
The riffle force is one you will use millions, yes millions, of times. Great work, stick with it.


Matt
Message: Posted by: ilusionista (Jan 18, 2007 12:06AM)
Scott
Do you feel like you are getting a lot more from in person instruction than from books/dvd?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: BrianMillerMagic (Jan 18, 2007 12:28AM)
I have found that while dvds and books give you access to much more information in a much shorter amount of time, and readily available whenever you need it, there is no comparison to learning from a teacher/mentor. A real person will be able to give you more valuable and useful material without all the fluff. To some degree it's about quality vs. quantity. As long as you have a competent teacher/mentor, the quality will be superior and of higher value to you.
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Jan 18, 2007 12:37AM)
Good to hear Scott,

keep up the good work

Andy
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Jan 18, 2007 07:05AM)
Congratulations Scott, I'm glad to see you have found a mentor.
Sounds like you are getting along well at a steady clip.
Remember to have fun!
Don
Message: Posted by: Bob Johnston (Jan 18, 2007 09:24AM)
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On 2007-01-18 01:28, BrianMillerMagic wrote:
I have found that while dvds and books give you access to much more information in a much shorter amount of time, and readily available whenever you need it, there is no comparison to learning from a teacher/mentor. A real person will be able to give you more valuable and useful material without all the fluff. To some degree it's about quality vs. quantity. As long as you have a competent teacher/mentor, the quality will be superior and of higher value to you.
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Do you really thing that learning the Aronson stack in a hour and a half lesson, versus a two hour good instructional video, that you can watch, practice, and re-watch, is a case of "quality vs. quantity."

I think it is a good thing when someone gets lessons from a good teacher. But it is by no means always better than a good instructional video.

Bob
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Jan 18, 2007 09:55AM)
Perhaps there's printed study material for Scott to bring home than just the on site tutoring. At times, I think the tuition also covers some video materials, depending on the instructors/mentors.
Message: Posted by: BrianMillerMagic (Jan 18, 2007 10:47AM)
Bob,

What I said/meant was that a teacher will be able to give you more valuable information in the same amount of less time. He is able to get to the information that is of most value to you in a personal way that a dvd or book cannot. I also already said that books and dvds give you information that is a readily available whenever you need it and that is something a real person cannot do.
Message: Posted by: KyleThorson (Jan 19, 2007 12:47PM)
Scott,

Are you learning from another magician in your local club or is this a magic school? I would love to find someone to take lessons from. I think the DVD's are great and yes you can replay them over and over but they can't watch you and give you feedback.

Kyle
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Jan 19, 2007 03:25PM)
I agree that DVDs and books are good reference materials. But with a mentor he/she can highlight or alert you of certain technical flaws you may be executing unknowingly when you are showing him/her what you have been practising.

Congratulations, Scott, and welcome to the real world of the Performing Art of Magic.