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Wolfenout
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Another tip that I've learned is that the best tricks aren't always the ones with the hardest sleights and flashiest moves (there are plenty of crap tricks involving those as well). Sometimes simple is better.
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On 2009-10-21 14:01, Wolfenout wrote:
Another tip that I've learned is that the best tricks aren't always the ones with the hardest sleights and flashiest moves (there are plenty of crap tricks involving those as well). Sometimes simple is better.


This is totally true. One of my favorite tricks to preform is "topsy turvy cards". Its the very first trick in Royal Road to Card Magic. It always gets good results and takes just about no sleight of hand at all. While you are working on all the knuckle busters, it would be good to find a few easy tricks that you can do for people. They will also help you practice performance, misdirection, etc. for when you have some harder sleights you have to hide in the future.
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Why not start out with sponge balls?

You'll learn quickly a lot of misdirection, timing, and audience management.

Not to mention sleight of hand! But it's not hard sleight of hand.

Some good rountines for sponges:
Ben salinas Encylopedia of sponge ball magic
Steve Darci spongeball toolkit
Sponge (Not recommended for purpose, but it has a nice retention)
Mark Wilsons book (mentioned earlier, the sponge thru pocket is killer)

the SPONGE book is good too
There's also a video tape out made by hampton ridge magic creations, on sponge ball tricks you can do. It's pretty good.

Remember when doing sponge balls the audience will look where you look...I see a lot of beginners looking at the wrong hand, look at the hand the ball is 'supposed' to be in, BELIEVE the ball is in that hand and the audience will too. Ignore the other hand, it isn't there.

Good luck
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I agree with understanding the classics. Read books, new and old, you will gain knowledge. As a wise man once said, " You can have knowledge with out wisdom but, you can not have wisdom with out knowledge. Read, Learn, and Enjoy!!!
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On 2009-10-22 01:06, Strange Tasting Fish Sticks wrote:
Why not start out with sponge balls?

You'll learn quickly a lot of misdirection, timing, and audience management.

Not to mention sleight of hand! But it's not hard sleight of hand.

Some good rountines for sponges:
Ben salinas Encylopedia of sponge ball magic
Steve Darci spongeball toolkit
Sponge (Not recommended for purpose, but it has a nice retention)
Mark Wilsons book (mentioned earlier, the sponge thru pocket is killer)

the SPONGE book is good too
There's also a video tape out made by hampton ridge magic creations, on sponge ball tricks you can do. It's pretty good.

Remember when doing sponge balls the audience will look where you look...I see a lot of beginners looking at the wrong hand, look at the hand the ball is 'supposed' to be in, BELIEVE the ball is in that hand and the audience will too. Ignore the other hand, it isn't there.

Good luck


hm...sponge ball.....maybe I must start to learn that stufff..
thnks
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I'll add to sponge balls the cups and balls routine...there is nothing that improve your magic more then the cups and balls routine, and that is simply because it have all ingredients of magic from varishing...to misdirection.

another advice would be to read "strong magic" as well..
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Cups and ball.....hm.....
I saw many world class magician can do cups and ball...and my friend told me to must learning cups and ball as a magician.....he said there is lot sleight of hand and many effect on magic there.....is it true?
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On 2009-10-06 04:53, jusakarman wrote:
Hello everyone...

I'm newbie magician in my country, and I want ask to you all if I can get tips and trick for me as a beginner when I start doing magic..and maybe your advise usefull not only for me but any newbie like me....
thnks


You are not a magician

You are a student, get the Tarbell books.
http://www.dennymagic.com/cgi-bin/hazel.......m=001250
For a mere $25 USD per volume you will get more magic, solid grounding and theory that anything else will ever get you

If you learn an effect by reading it in a book you own the effect, it becomes yours more naturally than any other method of learning

Much of the "latest and greatest" already exists in some form in the Tarbell books
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On 2009-12-07 21:32, jusakarman wrote:
Cups and ball.....hm.....
I saw many world class magician can do cups and ball...and my friend told me to must learning cups and ball as a magician.....he said there is lot sleight of hand and many effect on magic there.....is it true?


sometimes I question myself why pple don't use their rational thinking instead of asking questions that has been answered many many times...or questions that obvious to the naked eye...!!!!
but that's me, good luck my friend
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On 2009-10-19 05:04, jusakarman wrote:
So what make a newbie become a profesional magician?

when they are gain money from there or....?


No!!! There are a lot of hacks getting paid to "do tricks" with no professionalism at all!

A professional cares - about his performance, about his audience, about the whole atmosphere of his performance. A professional is not just interested in his "trick" - in fact he may not really even care very much for the trick he's performing - a professional works hard to make sure he presents an enjoyable experience to the people who will receive his gift of magical performance. He may even get paid to do it.

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Hello there,
I am a newbie in coins and cards magic; I think there are some fundamental steps to follow when you start: reading the essential essays written by the greatest performers, such as JB BOBO, learning the most important sleights and performing alone - in front a mirror - everyday. It is so necessary to take time! I know so many people who are not comfortable with a routine because of their lack of knowledges. How did you start as a newbie?
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Yup I like JB bobo,,,,and there is two more coin magician like david roth and david stone I like to learn....
bu mostly I doing lot of card trick rather than coin magic.....
and I like to read book when I start doing magic like card college by roberto giobi and book of wonder by tommy wonder
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On 2010-01-08 00:45, jusakarman wrote:
Yup I like JB bobo,,,,and there is two more coin magician like david roth and david stone I like to learn....
bu mostly I doing lot of card trick rather than coin magic.....
and I like to read book when I start doing magic like card college by roberto giobi and book of wonder by tommy wonder


The Books of Wonder are outstanding, good choice.
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My input is - decide what you really like as magic, effects or an area that moves you (like coins),
then get a good beginner book on that (they can be found on the Café by searching), then
take your time and learn one great effect really well, and that will fuel your continued learning.
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