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mentalvic
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Here's a general question for the room.

Suppose you know a young person who is interested in doing magic. To start with she will be doing mostly card tricks at first and then move on to coin tricks.

What regimen of sleights would you prescribe to such a person to enable them to truly develop dexterity and adept handling of cards and / or coins?

Say the person in question is about twelve. Have at it! =)

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For a 12 year, to start with:

Card magic:
Double lift (very important)
Elmsley count
Classic Palm
False Cuts

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A force, a control, a false shuffle and as many revelations of a card as their brain can handle.

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I'm not sure I understand but..
(Exercises for dexterity development and NOT as primary sleights?)

Cards:
Charlier Cut.
Side Slip.
False riffle shuffles.
Kelly Bottom Placement.
Diagonal Push Thru.
Elmsley Count.
Double and Triple Lifts and Turnovers.
The Classic Pass.

Coins:
Coin Rolls.
Thumb Palm.
Back Palm.
Tenkai Pinch.
Deep Back Clip and recovery.
Classic Palm.
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Thanks, all!

I've been practicing some effects on a friend and her family and her daughter is very interested in magic. My friend wanted to know of "a good book on magic" she could get her daughter and I suggested Mark Wilson's "Magic: A Complete Course" and Ogden's book in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to..." series.

But neither book covers all of the sleights. I've got hundreds of dollars worth of books on magic and some the above mentioned sleights aren't even in them!

Thanks!
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At one time I said to a fellow magi that all I needed for cards was Lorayne's "Close Up Card Magic" to be effective. This may still be true but of I now have many other books about cards.

My post above may have been out of place and the exercises were chosen more for strengthening and developing flexibility in the hands.

From what I've read here at the Café' the books you mention are good sources.
Other beginner books are suggested throughout the Café'.
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A beginner should start with all basic sleights and principles. If I were to start all over again I would have practiced just DL for 2 years straight. But back to the question cards, standard shuffles, false shuffles and card controls. Coins all basic palms classic, finger, downs and thumb clips.
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