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reincarnage
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Hi everybody, can you help me please
I want to learn gypsy rope mistery and quick change (clothes change)
what dvd should I buy?
thanks
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How about:
what book should I buy?
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reincarnage
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No dvd for this trick?
ok then, what book should I buy to learn this trick?
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Ow yes there is a DVD for the trick.
World Greatest Magic - Gypsy thread for example.
I do recommend books though Smile
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MichielTummers:

Do you feel that books are better than DVD's?

Many people learn far better from a well constructed DVD. I would rather watch a David Roth video than most printed material. And, people like myself no longer have the eyesight to read small print.

Bob
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I feel that books are better then DVD's yes.
BUT.. nothign wrong with a well constructed DVD indeed Smile
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I learn from books and DVDs equally as well. It really depends on the content.

Magic is visual. It is performance. It really helps to see magic performed, whether in person or on a DVD. I think if magicians of days gone by had been able to learn from DVDs, they would have been all over it. But any teacher will tell you everyone learns differently, so some have different needs.

There are some books I can't imagine being DVDs. I can't imagine Mark Wilson's Complete Course being anything but the epic tome it is. So much information, and the explanations are excellent. Same with the Card College series. However, something like Modern Coin Magic, which is full of poor illustrations and occasionally hazy didactic, really benefits from live instruction.
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Quote:
On 2009-02-15 13:56, Bob Johnston wrote:
MichielTummers:

Do you feel that books are better than DVD's?

Many people learn far better from a well constructed DVD. I would rather watch a David Roth video than most printed material. And, people like myself no longer have the eyesight to read small print.

Bob


My problem its not with the dvds, its with the unoriginal people that copy all the stuff from the dvd, not only the trick, but the gags, the routines, the magician style and even the magicians Suit! A book offers you an effect, a secret and a bit of lines and patter...GOOD BOOKS force the reader to develop his or her own style bringin only the tools for the construction of good magic!
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I agree with you completely Hansel. I say we find them, take their DVD player and lock them in a room with a Tarbell or two.
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Ok
help me please?
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I am helping you reincarnage, track down the Tarbell Course in magic. It's an 8 book set that contains just about everything you see magicians performing today. It's the most valuable resource a magician can have.
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If you MUST have a DVD, then I agree that the World's Greatest Magic DVD series is good.

Though, I also recommend books....you'll learn that on your own one day.
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I love books as much as the next person. Really I do.
However, when someone asks for advice for some other media, why not just answer the question?
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When you get the DVD's you get to see some way to present the trick/routine, even though ultimatly one should come up with their own presentations. -Food for thought.
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On 2009-02-16 16:33, professorwhut wrote:
I love books as much as the next person. Really I do.
However, when someone asks for advice for some other media, why not just answer the question?


Professor,

I agree. What's your answer?
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As already mentioned, you cannot go wrong with the Worlds Greatest titles,
and it looks like there is a Costume change DVD here
http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/art-of-cos......747.html

Although I know nothing about costume change, I do have other Greater Magic titles, which are pretty good.

Good luck
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Just a side note.
I performed a well known card trick this past weekend, that to my knowledge can only be found in a book.
One of the men in the meeting remarked that he had never learned any card tricks from a book, I did what I could to encourage.

Later.
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Are you talking about a magicians meeting?
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Yes, sorry I did not make that clear.
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Darwin Ortiz on the debate of Video versus Book learning…

“It’s possible to become a great magician without studying books. It’s possible to become a great magician without studying videos. It’s possible to become a great magician without studying either one. But anyone of those approaches is doing it the hard way”.

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