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xkimo
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Does anyone else find this helps while learning tricks ? ...have just got a friend into doing card tricks (feels great to have someone to bounce ideas off and share tricks with)anywho maybe it's just me but I'm really hitting the books hard so I'm not falling behind now Smile

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It can be useful learning and sharing ideas amongst a group- but it has its pitfalls too (read the Michael Ammar essys about 'The super group'). Learning magic should be a gradual process of development, its a marathon not a sprint!
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Always more enjoyable to have someone to do it with and share with. One of the attractions of magic clubs is the fellowship with others who share the same interest. Try to get a couple more fiends interested, you will find it even more enjoyable.
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It's not so much of a rush really Smile (but will definitely give those essays a ready thanks Shakey) ...I'm just eager to get the trick down (seems I've switched back to practicing at any given opportunity again which is a fab feeling) now where as before with no one there it was just for me so it was more or less a lack of motivation really (i'm very lazy by nature Smile

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The coolest thing about the "session" (as magicians sometimes call it...) is the joy one gets from blowing away one's fellow magi.

At that point you know you can fool anyone, 'cuz these guys know what to look for.

Two (or more) heads are always better than one!
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Rather than a competition, a cooperation would be better
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It's nice to share - to a point. I take things into consideration, but go my own way using any nuggets I learned from the experience.
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On 2007-12-03 16:16, gaddy wrote:
The coolest thing about the "session" (as magicians sometimes call it...) is the joy one gets from blowing away one's fellow magi.

At that point you know you can fool anyone, 'cuz these guys know what to look for.

Two (or more) heads are always better than one!


Yes and no. Fellow magi do know what to look for, that is a given. The thing is, they think like magi and many have forgotten how to think like a layman. Performing for magi and laymen are two totally different groups. While a magician might take interest on how beautiful you pull off a slight, the layman will think of where the card, coin, or whatever could have gone. Darwin Ortiz describes the different ways of thinking beautifully in Designing Miracles.
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I think the best thing I like is the personal interpretation of a trick or move that a second person brings, Like Gaddy says "Two (or more) heads are always better than one!" Smile

Plus there's always something new to show or learn with another person, maybe I just like being the recipient of a trick as much as performing it (and if you ask nice they show you afterwards Smile
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I think that having a group get together and session helps quite a bit, but having a competition can have some adverse side effects on a friendship
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