The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » New to magic? » » Getting the hands on your illusions (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

enginemagic
View Profile
Special user
Bluffton Indiana
603 Posts

Profile of enginemagic
With anny subject ,you have like it & to study it ,see things in action ,practice the routines get a feel for them,theres many books DVD`s to see ,most have the same general tricks in them ,many facinating ,some easy. I have learnrd many simple routines ,the way to start is doing simple tricks ,watch the video snips,DVD`s get an idea for the story line involved to make it work well,I checked out a good book last week "Mark wilson`s complete course in MAGIC" theres many other good books to
theres a lot to learn out there,many interesting subjects,and hobbies to enjoy
Terry Owens
View Profile
Inner circle
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
1707 Posts

Profile of Terry Owens
Mark Wilson's Course on magic is a great starting point. I remember when it first came out, I wanted it soooo bad. 37 years later, I finally bought the book as a resource book in my library.

There was another book that I use to teach lessons from Now You See It, Now You Don't!: Lessons in Sleight of Hand by Bill Tarr.
enginemagic
View Profile
Special user
Bluffton Indiana
603 Posts

Profile of enginemagic
Bill tar`s book sounds interesting ,I bought "the practical encyclopedia of magic" Nicholas Einhorn,,Herms house publishers. this book has a lot of nice things in it
theres a lot to learn out there,many interesting subjects,and hobbies to enjoy
Ace of $pades
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Ace of $pades
The best magic book I've ever read is without a doubt, 13 Steps to Mentalism.
Father Photius
View Profile
Grammar Host
El Paso, TX (Formerly Amarillo)
17197 Posts

Profile of Father Photius
Mark is a good friend, and has many resources for magic on his website http://www.markwilsonmagic.com plus mark and nani will be happy to autograph any item for you. When you want a good basic introduction to big illusions, check out Mark's three video series on Illusions.
"Now here's the man with the 25 cent hands, that two bit magician..."
JamesTong
View Profile
Eternal Order
Malaysia
11208 Posts

Profile of JamesTong
In addition to the Mark Wilson Course, I would also recommend the complete collection of the Tarball Course too. Lots of info and reference materials inside.
Andy the cardician
View Profile
Inner circle
A street named after my dad
3370 Posts

Profile of Andy the cardician
James is dead right - with the Tarbell Course you have a lifetime of magic in your hands.
Cards never lie
gardini
View Profile
Regular user
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
158 Posts

Profile of gardini
Hey Guys,

Don't forget about the Dai Vernon book of Magic and the Apocalypse set by loryane. Combine them with Tarbell and the only problem you'll have is choosing what to learn next.

Scott
enginemagic
View Profile
Special user
Bluffton Indiana
603 Posts

Profile of enginemagic
When your looking in those magic books you feel like a kid in a candy shop!!
theres a lot to learn out there,many interesting subjects,and hobbies to enjoy
JamesTong
View Profile
Eternal Order
Malaysia
11208 Posts

Profile of JamesTong
It is good to be fascinated by them but the important thing is really getting down to work - working on the info inside these materials.
MagiClyde
View Profile
Special user
Columbus, Ohio
871 Posts

Profile of MagiClyde
Quote:
It is good to be fascinated by them but the important thing is really getting down to work - working on the info inside these materials.


JamesTong is right. Owning them is one thing. Actually using them is something else entirely.
Magic! The quicker picker-upper!
enginemagic
View Profile
Special user
Bluffton Indiana
603 Posts

Profile of enginemagic
I do some careful reading in those books to see what tricks I can do well & feel comfortable with.
theres a lot to learn out there,many interesting subjects,and hobbies to enjoy
Bird Man
View Profile
New user
29 Posts

Profile of Bird Man
Ive been reading about magic books for about three years. I perform for people, small childeren or adults. The first time I performed I was not nervous I was actuly exited. Who has ever performed live, I do...well on the streets. Well it is nice talking to ya.





Bird Man
Andy the cardician
View Profile
Inner circle
A street named after my dad
3370 Posts

Profile of Andy the cardician
As for the future development, here is a good discussion

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=41&35
Cards never lie
Bird Man
View Profile
New user
29 Posts

Profile of Bird Man
Well I would like a discussion thanks!!








Bird Man
andre combrinck
View Profile
Special user
South Africa
953 Posts

Profile of andre combrinck
Illusionseseme by S.K.Vasantha Kumar has all the great illusions in it.Try it, I think you'll like it.

AJ
NurseRob
View Profile
Elite user
Dallas, TX
469 Posts

Profile of NurseRob
I find it hard to read through most magic texts in a linear manner, I tend to jump around and pick out the nuggets, I hope I am not hurting myself by skipping over tricks that I can't see myself doing.
Ut imago est animi voltus sic indices oculi ~
The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter ~Cicero
clarissa35f
View Profile
Veteran user
363 Posts

Profile of clarissa35f
I know how you feel, Sometimes there are things I know from the description I would more than likely not do.

The only exception for me is if it will be a great way to practice sleights I want to learn well.

It's funny though, I remember when I first saw Ammar perform Gemini Twins. That Gemini count for me at the time looked pretty intimidating. And the set up...just four cards, for me was like almost demanding the spectators burn my hands. What else was there to watch? But I would practice it, and practice it, Just to get the Gemini Count. then I let it go for a while... then a few weeks later I would practice it, and practice it, and I started getting those sleights easier and easier. Now I do it all the time. It's where I can focus on the storyline exclusively.

I think that a lot of magic is like that. If I buy a book , and I can find 3 good effects out of the 20 or so in it, I consider it money well spent. I do not expect to love every effect. But if I can find 3 " nuggets" then I am happy.
“Amateurs practice until they get it right.
Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” <Anonymous>
"There is no such thing as magic, there is no other way that could have been done" <Whit Haydn>
Bird Man
View Profile
New user
29 Posts

Profile of Bird Man
Wats up I havent bene on the forum for a while. Smile
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » New to magic? » » Getting the hands on your illusions (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.1 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL