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Chris Jenkins
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What are peoples' opinions on using the method taught in Memorised BCS for memorising the Mnemonica stack? Not sure if I am missing something, but for me this appeals more than the method taught in Tamariz's book...?

Before I embark on the approach, would appreciate what people think??

Thanks
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Well the answer is simple. Use whatever method appeals to you most and the one you are likely to stick to until you truly memorize the deck.

Some people like the brute force method and others prefer the mnemonic associations like those taught in learning the Aronson Stack. I used the Tamariz methods and they worked very well for me.

Hope that helps and good luck!

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Go with Osterlinds Memorized Breakthrough Card System. If you work with his BCS then memorizing it will only add to the effectiveness of it.
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Learn the method Tamariz teaches in the book. It is the best method out there, it just makes a lot of sense. I got the stack down in about 4 days.
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Or learn the Joyal stack, and make it 4 hours instead of 4 days. ok, the book says 6 hours, but it didn't take that long.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Osterlind BCS ( Breakthrough Card System) maybe little confused first, but when you mastering it, it will become very usefull
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On 2006-03-13 03:50, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Or learn the Joyal stack, and make it 4 hours instead of 4 days. ok, the book says 6 hours, but it didn't take that long.


Lobowolf, in which book can I find the Joyal stack ??

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I used Tamariz's method and it worked well for me.
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For the Joyal stack check out: http://www.joyalstack.com

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On 2006-03-13 03:50, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Or learn the Joyal stack, and make it 4 hours instead of 4 days. ok, the book says 6 hours, but it didn't take that long.


It took me less than 6 hours as well.
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I also "learned" the stack in under 6 hours. Don't confuse this with knowing the stack cold, however. At six hours, I could determine the card at a specified position or vice versa, but it took me weeks to know it cold and have an instant association.

Nick Pudar's Stackview (http://www.stackview.com) was invaluable to getting my stack down cold.
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You might care to read "Mnemonics with Cards" by H. Adrian Smith found on page 902 of "Greater Magic".
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On 2006-03-13 03:50, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Or learn the Joyal stack, and make it 4 hours instead of 4 days. ok, the book says 6 hours, but it didn't take that long.


Lobowolf, in which book can I find the Joyal stack ??

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"The Six Hour Memorized Deck." The subsequent post, though, about "knowing" the stack vs. having it down cold, is quite correct.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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My own stack can easily be learned in less than an hour. I wholeheartedly agree with the previous posters that there is a difference between "learning" a stack (i.e., you know the card at every position, and vice versa) and being able to recall this information with absolutely no hesitation. That said, however, there are plenty of excellent effects that require only the "knowing".

This issue is discussed at more length in my on-line essay on full-deck stacks.
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I'm hacking the Mnemonica stack into a ajamming blues song, and recording it in my home studio, myself.
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Wow Ron!

I'd be interested in hearing a short sample of that when the time comes.

Could be even more catchy than Tom Leherers song of the chemical elements. Is that where you go the idea?

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Tamariz method of memorizing is the best for me, using the methods given in his wonderful book, it took me 3 hours with the song on my ipod, and the picture cards and singing and drawing and reviewing, its great he says after 20 years, someone who did nothing with the stack can still remeber the cards.
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Wow Ron!

I'd be interested in hearing a short sample of that when the time comes.

Could be even more catchy than Tom Leherers song of the chemical elements. Is that where you go the idea?

Michael


The elements song is great! But Tamariz actually tells you to make a song up in the book, and explains what you should do with it.
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Tamariz's method is quite good -- and the system for Memorized BCS is quite good -- because they're each based on Harry Lorayne's "memorize anything, anywhere, any time" methods. Richard Osterlind even credits this in the Mem BCS book. Tamariz doesn't use Harry's peg system, but he uses the "ridiculous association" method.
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I had memorized Mnemonioca, but sadly let it "fade". I have now been using the BCS for a number of routines and really love the use.

I am soon going to memorize the BCS and use it exclusively. Why not have the best of both worlds. I am sure Richard will attest to the fact that memorizing it when you use it all the time becomes second nature, BUT...

What if you never had to worry about forgetting what card comes after the 3 of Clubs, or the 8 of diamonds. I mean you never have to "fear" forgetting in performance again. Your cue is always there (the card before).


There.. I've said it, now I am off the memorize.

Sean
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