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Mb217
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Thanks milamber…good stuff! Smile I usually just mention books, but would like to mention Eric Jones’ fine work, Metal. The first DVD, I believe is dedicated to basic coin sleights and routines. Anything by Eric Jones is well-worth a good look-see.

And if you’re not in the mood to spend a lot of money, I actually have a Mini-Lecture download where I go over the basic coin moves and some helpful others, and with a little coin routine included to help practice the moves. 😉

https://mb217magic.gumroad.com/l/DZZAA
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On Jun 16, 2022, Mb217 wrote:
Thanks milamber…good stuff! Smile I usually just mention books, but would like to mention Eric Jones’ fine work, Metal. The first DVD, I believe is dedicated to basic coin sleights and routines. Anything by Eric Jones is well-worth a good look-see.

And if you’re not in the mood to spend a lot of money, I actually have a Mini-Lecture download where I go over the basic coin moves and some helpful others, and with a little coin routine included to help practice the moves. 😉

https://mb217magic.gumroad.com/l/DZZAA


Eric Jones' material is great. I do own a few of his DVDs, including a couple of his Metal series.

Your mini-lecture is great! Got is a few years back... great talk about coin magic along with the basic sleights and the coins across. Definitely worth the $$.

All the best,
Steve
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Having just received Al Schneider's "Al Schneider Magic", I can enthusiastically recommend it. The first four chapters alone are worth the price.
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Hi there,
I'm doing magic as a hobby and I made my first steps in coin magic,
these sources I would like to add:

The pocket book from Curtis Kam: Just a few pages, but: (from the preface)
„My study of coin magic pretty much began with a copy of J.B. Bobo’s
Modern Coin Magic and a lot of questions. Over the next 35 years I found
answers, which in turn led to more questions, hopefully better ones.
Recently, those old questions have been popping up on the internet and
from students. So the first reason for this little book is to set down the
answers I do have, once and for all.“

Helped me a lot: Basic Coin Magic 2.0 by Ian Kendall. Why? He breaks it down to the basics. No fanzy moves. Direct and easy to follow, basically you don't need more.

As a personal recommendation: Learn with Danny Goldsmith. Apart from the "sleights" that everyone teaches, he also brings in new ones. He teaches you a lot of important theory. motivation of movements, how to practice, dealing with angles, presentation, ect. For me it is hard to imagine that it can be better.

Who has not discovered it yet: Rick Holcombe has some fantastic tutorials on youtube that anyone getting into coin magic should have seen.
As it comes to youtube: here is a better hidden treasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEzTDg0lA2g In this Interview Craig Petty talks to Danny Goldsmith, it includes a kind of mini lecture. If you love coin magic you will like this for sure.

I wanted to point out what Dr. Rubinstein asked in this thread: What you want to learn? The moves or routines?

When it comes to the routines: Charming Chinese Challenge from Troy Hooser and Tresor from Copeland coins. Go and check Copeland.

When it comes to the props (off topic I know): You will need a purse and I like the Traveler. It comes with an very detailed tutorial, some nice routines and tips on handling.
Thought about Okito? I would really recommend to buy one, for me it helps a lot (magic wand principle). You will see progress relativly fast. Out there in the web is "J. Burke Whittaker Coin Box concepts."(don't pay for it, he gives this away for free). For me a good start: "Brass Class" from again, Copeland. I'm not getting paid for this...

I forgot to mention one of my hidden treasures:
There are hundreds of Magic books outhere for free. Incl. Bobo and some other book mentioned here. However If you don't want to search every single one of them, take a look at this: https://thedailymagician.thrivecart.com/......ion-new/
The guys did an awesome job, gathered them all together and made an Index.
"368 magic books, 30,000+ pages of content, 91 professional commentaries, an extensively detailed index with 4429 effects, authors featuring. Houdini, Erdanase, Tarbell, Hugard, and MORE—this is a veritable ‘cup of life’ to any and all amateur or professional magicians.
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At this point I would like to refer to "One Coin Series" Vol. 1 by Ponta the Smith:
"In part one of the series, the legendary Ponta the Smith will show you an elegant, fooling sequence that is smooth as silk, yet is achieved with nothing more than finger palm. This is more an "etude" than a full routine, designed to teach Ponta's concept of "flow"."

The release has already been presented under "latest and greatest", but has not received much response.
www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.ph......orum=218

Probably because it might not be very impressive to most in this forum. But for beginners it's a nice way to practice, at least for me.
Doesn't even cost $5.
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