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I'm thinking of buying Ammar's ETMCM Volume 2 as most of the reviews I've seen suggest this is the best one to start with.

I have a question though: How complex are the sleights required for effects in this volume (and are those sleights taught on this tape/DVD)- the reason I ask is that I am stilll working my way through RRTCM and some of the more complex sleights are still at "practise" level - so I need to know whether the effects on ETMCM are things I will be able to learn as "short term" effects or if they will be more aspirational routines for "when I am good."
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It is a good video. Buy the DVD if you have a player--it works much better than a tape.

The sleights are not all that hard and are standard moves. They are taught on the video.

You will enjoy the video. I use several of the tricks often.
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I'll also vote for Vol.2,
Most for those all-time classics like:

. CARD WARP (Roy Walton)
. THAT'S IT (Eddie Fechter)

But if you don't have a DVD player yet.....Get one!
It's so much easier to maneuver than the Dinosaur they call VCR, and it will help you to make your practice sessions 10 times easier..

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ETMCM VOl2 was the first card DVD I bought after spending a little time with RRTCM. Seeing the tricks in action was really helpful, and I like the way Ammar teaches, too. I also have Vol 1 now and really enjoy it too.

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I recommend it.

The sleights for the tricks are really simple. You might think it's hard, but when you get and watch the dvd, you'll understand everything and you will be performing by the next day.
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I would also suggest you buy it. Even if you find some sleights a little difficult to master it is a great DVD to have. In my opinion though they are quite easy and you can get a lot of great ideas from watching the DVD.
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I'm tempted to say that any video by Michael Ammar is great. I went from The Royal Road to Ammar's ETMCM tapes, and it really is a great tool. The tricks already mentioned by other members here are all part of my normal repertoire. Another great tool is Daryl's Encyclopedia of Card Sleights. I have a hard time learning all these sleights from a book, so the videos are a God-send. Both guys have web sites that you can order from, but I think it's more worthwhile to support your local magic store (if there is one in your locale). And, like everyone said, get the DVD.
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Thanks for the advice! ETMCM Volume 2 ordered now, I shall wait with bated breath.
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