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Pure Effect 2
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Hi I am asking for some help on my magic, As a young magician a am fed up with spending money on gimmicks, can anybody tell me any good tricks just using cards and other everyday stuff. THANKS PURE EFFECT.
Eirik
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You should check the "Magic...At a moment's notice!" forum, it's dedicated to magic done without gimmics - and with everyday stuff.
Buy some of the works on DVD by Dan Harland and Greg Wilson, practice it and you'll be able to perform for hours without using any gim.

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Pure Effect 2
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Thanks that has been a great help I have never checked that forum before now
Phil Thomas
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Check out "Jawdroppers" from Larry Anderson


http://www.jawdroppers.com
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Pure Effect 2
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Jawdroppers is good to thanx
JarrodHenry
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Also check out Giobbi's Card College series Smile

You don't just GET good tricks told to you..or good technique. You have to buy the books and do the learning.
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Another vote for jawdroppers. Some good stuff in there. Dan Harlan's rubber band videos. In fact, I think Dan Harlan has a whole series of videos of "bar tricks" or basically magic you can do with everyday items like matches, etc.
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Try Self working series book by karl Fulves - Coin, Card,Mental, Rope, Paper and so on.
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Assuming you have NO books on card magic, try the ROYAL ROAD TO CARD MAGIC and the Complete Course in Magic by Mark Wilson.
The DVD 10 ways to force a card is also very handy, and very cheap.

1 Svengali deck (i know a gimmick..) will allow you to do tonnes of tricks, and have a nice little routine.

Also try the Easy to Master Card Mircales by Michael Ammar if you have a little experience of the standard slieghts etc

Hope this helps
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Some references:

Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic - Martin Gardner
Tarbell Course in Magic - LOTS of goodies in there
Now U See It, Now U Don't - Bill Tarr, several volumes, easy to make stuff and impromptu
Magic Without Apparatus - Gaultier
Rubber Band Magic - videos by Dan Harlan not much cheaper props in the world
Finger Magic - Meier Yedid - some of it hurts to do, but it is really impressive.
Body Magic - John Fisher (out of print and VERY expensive, but sometimes found in libraries)
Bobo's Modern Coin Magic - J.B. Bobo - get the hardcover from Magic, Inc. The Dover version is completely out of date and was published without the permission of the author

Can you tell that reading is a necessity in this biz? Smile

Hope this helps!

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Greg wilson rocks when it comes to this kind of stuff. You will love his material.
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I love Paul Green's classic force DVD. Contains a couple of very nice routines too...
Memo
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Go to the next larger library, borrow a couple of begginer magic books (and don´t be ashamed, if they are intended for kids) and read them. Most tricks will be ready for street magic and without expensive gimmicks.
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Wolfgang1us
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You got a point there. When I started, I thought Sponge Balls where for kids. Now I carry them around all the time and use them on adults most of the time...
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Do some tricks like ten crad poker deal and out of this world shuffled version those are both practically imprompto and one of the best effects done with cards.
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There is plenty of good advise above , I just want to second Mark Wilson's Compelete Course In Magic to start with or maybe further than that . It has some great on the spot magic in it , and easy to learn .Smile
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RonCalhoun
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Get Harry Loraine's "The Magic Book".

It's easy to read and understand. Harry's "after thoughs" are worth the price of the book.
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Vote for Jawdroppers. They have some nice, easy to do impromptu tricks, as well as some hard hitting not so impromptu ones.

And of course, Greg Wilson is recommended. I've got the On the Spot DVD and it is great. It's magic with everyday items just sitting there for you to use.
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I agree with Memo.
If you're low on funds... head over to your local library.
Many of the "gems of magic" can be found in some of those books!

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As a matter of fact, even if you're not low on funds, that's a great place to go! Lot's of other topics available too, just for the asking... Science, Psychology, Public Speaking, Human Relations, Chemistry, Comedy, etc. All of this knowledge intermingles with the world of MAGIC !
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Hamilton
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In addition to On the Spot I can recommend Hundy 500, by Greg Wilson as well. Good street stuff in both and his style is great on the street.
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