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On 2010-08-09 23:51, Sammy J. wrote:
There is no such thing as Eisenhower halves, must be dollars.

I wouldn't waste your time on Extreme Burn 2.0. The original is all you need to make incredible magic.

You will always pay more at Brick and Mortar shops. I sure wish we still had some in Denver. I would gladly pay more if they were like the shops from the 80's.

Sammy


Sorry they were Eisenhower Dollars.





And the one I'm considering visiting is Ash's magic shop which is in Chicago of course. What was the name of the shop you speak of?
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Pardon me, but isn't Magic Inc., still in Chicago? I believe Mr. Laurie Ireland was there, and I think, not sure, it was owned by Mr. Larson, of Magic Castle fame. I may be WAY off-base here, so please correct me.

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I was able to find it. Wow lessons are held there too! Has anyone gone to these lessons before?
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On 2010-08-05 18:52, gardini wrote:
Save your money and buy the tarbell orginal course on pdf from lybray.com, it will give you years worth of magic in all formats for well under the 50 dollars.

Scott


I agree EXCEPT

Buy it from a Brick & Mortar magic dealer,
if you have to volume by Volume
You can get vols 1 & 2 and that will be more magic then you will do for a few years!


if we don't support Brick & Mortar shops then soon all we will have is on line shops which means
No regular lectures,
No great stories of years gone by,
No place to hang out to learn or share,
No one who can actually show you how the effect looks like ~ any on line place can show you how it looks after 20 takes trying to get the perfect one,
No one who actually gets to know you and can suggest good books that fit your style and will help you develop,
The list of advantages of real shops, Brick & Mortar places can go on forever


and if all you buy on is price, you will never be a great artist


Its worth noting that the pdf version is not the same as the hardbound books, regardless of where you buy them from.
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Wow, an hour away would be great! The nearest B&M store to me is about 650 miles away! And worth every hour spent travelling there!
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Great news. First time really going into a real B and M Magic Shop. It was Pj's Trick Shop. Just going there made me feel giddy with joy Smile. Definitely want to visit again! The people there are phenomenally entertaining and I definitely reccommend going there if you somehow come across the store!
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Cool. A good B&M is priceless as a place to meet and mix with those more experienced.

Depending on your level of experience, which I don't think you'e told us, I'd definitely think in terms of books. When I did street magic a good 1/3 of my show all came from things I learned from one $15.00 book. Its ahrd to beat those economics.

Id really shy away from "one trick" DVDs or manuscripts unless its something you really think will add a lot to your act, or you're just intensely curious about that oen effect. In general, its a bad deal.

And its amazing how much play you cna get out of old, classic, and inexpensive props. Again when I did street magic I got 10 minites and a lot of chuckles out oif a "siberian chain escape", it was a few dollars then, cant be much more now. A great many magicians still swear by the Invisible Deck for "wow" factor and you can get a nice one of those for $5.00 to $7.00. I hear the David Blaine marked and stripper decks are both very inexpensive and well made and there is a lot you can do with either.

Another value of a *good* B&M is the people there will steer you towards these inexpensive gems.
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Sick if you have the time to devote to practicing the more advanced tricks.
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You can get the entire Tarbell course from the learned pig project (google it). Since it is out of copy write I don't think I am treading on anyone's toes here.

Also I would recommend Thom Peterson's Amazing Guy or Sucker Punch DVD's......though neither is big on coin magic. However the DVD's contain a mixture of excellent tricks at varying difficulty levels. They are definitely not one trick DVD's and a lot of them are within the realms of the less experienced (ie me).

BUT as I say, if coins are your thing, then maybe not at this time.

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Considering this is a pretty old topic, I have the Tarbell COurse already and I am loving it. Thanks for the additional tips guys! BUt I think this thread is a little old, guys.

Thanks,

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You bought the hardcover volumes or? Great books arent they? Smile
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Yeah I am in love. So much awesome content, people could build their whole careers off of these books!
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You made a great decision in my humble opinion. Whenever you need any help, just sent me a PM Smile
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I will if I ever need to Smile. I used to live in the Netherlands when I was very young, I cannot remember it well except for some bits and pieces, great place!

Regards,

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You speak dutch? YOu could also add me on messenger if you want (pm me for details).
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Eh, I knew a few small greetings but it is all gone now :/. I lived there for about a year because of my dad's work.

And I am not even sure I remotely remember my password to my messenger LOL. But I will look into it.


Best of regards,

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If you (or somebody else) has skype or messenger, just PM me. I love to work trough Tarbell:)
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