I just wanted to point out that what is really being taught in these lessons above and beyond some
pretty great magic is some very good routines. You are finally going to be able to see how to
perform a set. A group of effects that blend well together that actually make sense. You will get
to learn what it looks like. You can then start to build your own sets from effects that you
already know. It's a tough thing to do. These lessons are just that. Lessons! They are going to
show you much more than just how to do more tricks! Learn from them and you will be a much better
magician! Thank you Dan and Penguin for breathing new life into a series that I have enjoyed my
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There is really no other way to put this. Dan Harlan is a genius. The word is thrown around far
too much today, but Dan deserves it. He takes what were generally pretty boring coin vanishes and
turns them into a great routine. The value here is not just the vanishes, but the wonderful routine
that Dan shares with the community. This could easily be a 25 minute spot for someone looking for a
great piece of stand-up material.
I am afraid that my use of hyperbolae may seem over the top.
It is just that good. Making an old book come to life with great pieces is not something that
anyone could do. Dan has the creativity, the chops, and the discernment to do so.
Buy this (and
all of the Tarbell series) right now. It will do you more good than the latest "trick of the
month", and will last into your act These will be the best five bucks you ever spent,
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Not happy about this at all. I was looking to get a better understanding of how the Homing Coins was
performed out of the book and this was substituted in instead. There is nothing I would use in this
routine and I still don't know how to perform it out of the book and now I am out $20. Why would you
put your hands in your pockets every time you make a coin disappear? Well, this is about what you
will learn from this video. Maybe a good beginner video but not for $20; please!
Dan Harlan's creativity impresses me more and more everytime I watch a new lesson in the "Every
trick in the book" series. Keep up the good work Dan.
I keep on saying the same things. What a terrific job Dan has done! Buy these lessons, do yourself a
favour and support this wonderful project!
Wasn't sure I would really continue to purchase Dan Harlan's Tarbell series however, it is better
than I could have imagined and highly recommend purchasing the entire series even if it was at a
This is presented very well. I will need practice before putting on a show. I have not been
disappointed in any of these Tarbell series.
This is a magnificent routine that includes numerous vanishes and appearances of coins with a
variety of methods. None are that difficult and can be used in a variety of ways and in other
routines. Well worth the cost!!!
I reluctantly got the free Tarbell Chapt 1&2. I was sure that if it was free it must not be very
good. Now I am up to 5 and have prepaid ahead. I am hooked. I have been interested in magic since
1958, I have the Tarbell series and a few hundred other books. This series is excellent and I
highly recommend it to all magicians without regard to expertise or experience.