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magicfish
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Lawrence, I recommended the Inner Card Trilogy early in this thread. In another thread here I sing the praises of Michael Ammar. He is certainly a master magician. I just wouldn't list his ETMCM tapes as sources.
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Lawrence, I recommended the Inner Card Trilogy early in this thread. In another thread here I sing the praises of Michael Ammar. He is certainly a master magician. I just wouldn't list his ETMCM tapes as sources.
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A control, a palm, a double lift and a force and you'll be set.

However, the advice is right that you should work out what effects you want to do and then learn the sleights to do that. Not the other way around. Unless you just want to learn sleights as an academic exercise.
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On 2013-01-09 13:10, Joe Momma wrote:
A control, a palm, a double lift and a force and you'll be set.

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On 2013-01-09 13:10, Joe Momma wrote:
However, the advice is right that you should work out what effects you want to do and then learn the sleights to do that.

I'm sorry, but I think both of these suggestions are horrible. I'd caution anyone against taking this advice.

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Steve, What are YOUR suggestions?
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There are no right or wrong moves in magic – as long as the move works for the performer, it is the Right move.

That said, I didn't mean we cannot narrow down our selection to certain 'essential' and standard moves. However, we should not – or never – think a particular move is a must-have otherwise we can never perform good card magic. Only does a performer not master a memorized deck or faro shuffle does not mean he is not qualified as a good performer. In nowadays magic, our perception of value is often determined by the quantity and release day but not quality. That's why we have so many 'unimportant' variations of sleights/tricks which are not superior than old methods.

So my suggestions to those who want to learn Right sleights is to pick up a certain effects and start practising them. You don't have to learn all the Right moves before performing. In doing a few good effects, you will learn how to perform as well as those rigth moves.

Alex Hui
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On 2013-01-10 02:33, Atom3339 wrote:
Steve, What are YOUR suggestions?


A link to Steven's suggestions was posted earlier in the thread:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=2
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On 2013-01-10 03:14, alexhui wrote:
There are no right or wrong moves in magic � as long as the move works for the performer, it is the Right move.

That said, I didn't mean we cannot narrow down our selection to certain 'essential' and standard moves. However, we should not � or never � think a particular move is a must-have otherwise we can never perform good card magic. Only does a performer not master a memorized deck or faro shuffle does not mean he is not qualified as a good performer. In nowadays magic, our perception of value is often determined by the quantity and release day but not quality. That's why we have so many 'unimportant' variations of sleights/tricks which are not superior than old methods.

So my suggestions to those who want to learn Right sleights is to pick up a certain effects and start practising them. You don't have to learn all the Right moves before performing. In doing a few good effects, you will learn how to perform as well as those rigth moves.

Alex Hui
Hong Kong


Well said, Alex!
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