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 Post subject: Re: Difficulty of some tricks.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Difficulty of some tricks.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:41 pm 
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devoguy wrote:
Thanks guys so the Sheridan Course in Card Manipulation has some stuff that is good for beginners and it doesn't really require you to have experience with card manipulation? And keepitbottled, can you explain what you mean about emotional intelligence?

He means that while it's easy to do when it comes to mechanics like what your doing with your hands or whatever it's hard when it comes to presentation, making it believable.


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 Post subject: Re: Difficulty of some tricks.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Yep what he said

The technical elements are easy. But like all mentalism, anyone can do a peak for example. But few people can make it feel like believable mind reading. Takes presentation skill and showmanship to bring out the full potential of mentalism.


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 Post subject: Re: Difficulty of some tricks.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:08 am 
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I have to disagree with the statement about not worrying about difficulty. Why start out hard at first? That's like telling someone to start learning violin by starting with Paganini. Nobody learns efficiently by jumping right into difficult material. Learn some awesome beginning material and learn the basics of magic, work on presentational skills (which are more important than diving into knuckle busters) and get some victories by successfully performing miracles that are simple to pull off to real people. Instead of going out and trying to do a difficult card routine only to epically fail.

If you like card manipulation and you want to get your feet wet without jumping into the deep end, Jeff McBride has a DVD called Manipulation Without Tears. He designed it with exactly the same philosophy that I just described, keep it simple and gain some confidence. He gives you a couple nice manipulation routines that a beginner could add to a stage show within a few months of practice. He also goes over some great advice on prop management, misdirection and body steals. His gimmicked miser's dream is a clever way to add this classic routine without having to palm coins. Here is the card routine that you learn from the DVD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Zl5hPFBVU


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 Post subject: Re: Difficulty of some tricks.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:59 am 
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Alright thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Difficulty of some tricks.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:48 pm 
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tbwendt wrote:
I have to disagree with the statement about not worrying about difficulty. Why start out hard at first? That's like telling someone to start learning violin by starting with Paganini. Nobody learns efficiently by jumping right into difficult material. Learn some awesome beginning material and learn the basics of magic, work on presentational skills (which are more important than diving into knuckle busters) and get some victories by successfully performing miracles that are simple to pull off to real people. Instead of going out and trying to do a difficult card routine only to epically fail.

If you like card manipulation and you want to get your feet wet without jumping into the deep end, Jeff McBride has a DVD called Manipulation Without Tears. He designed it with exactly the same philosophy that I just described, keep it simple and gain some confidence. He gives you a couple nice manipulation routines that a beginner could add to a stage show within a few months of practice. He also goes over some great advice on prop management, misdirection and body steals. His gimmicked miser's dream is a clever way to add this classic routine without having to palm coins. Here is the card routine that you learn from the DVD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Zl5hPFBVU

Yes and not disagreeing with you but manipulation mainly you just have to do it. You might as well start learning manipulation early and not like me after 8 years of magic.


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