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Tarbell Course in Magic Volume 1 - Book
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The most respected course in magic! The classic volumes cover every aspect and interest in the art of magic performance. A must have for every magic library! THIS VOLUME INCLUDES: History of Magic, Magic as a Science, Sleight of Hand with Coins, Coin Tricks, More Coin Tricks, The Thumb Tip, Impromptu Tricks, Bill Tricks, Mathematical Mysteries, Effective Card Mysteries, Impromptu Card Mysteries, Mental Card Mysteries, Card Sleights, Novel Card Mysteries, Restoring Torn Papers, Rope and Tape Principle, Handkerchief Tricks, Knotty Silks, Eggs and Silks.

19 lessons. 410 pages (hardbound). 918 illustrations.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Most of the DVDs and videos available today are based on the books collecting dust on people shelves. You will be able to gain an understanding of how true magic works by reading the works of the Masters.

You will be able to do almost every type of magic if you read and practice what you find in this book
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2010
The Tarbell courses cover every aspect of magic and then some. If you need resources and a literal plethora of magical effects and handlings these are the books you need. Tarbell is a must have for your magic library. this is a great volume and will teach you numerous effects including history and tricks with many standard magical items, cards, coins and other items. If you are serious about your magic and want unlimited resources this is a must have set of books. Add to cart and enjoy.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 9th, 2010
Hi. This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic!

I'll be honest...people told me about Tarbells and I saw them around for years before I ever picked up the series. This is one book series I really wish I would have listened to all the people who told me to get them earlier. This, besides perhaps a couple of key books (like "Royal Road" and "Expert Card Technique") are THE BEST books in magic that I think just about anyone even thinking remotely seriously about magic should own. The books are THAT good.

I won't say they are the easiest books out there to read, and there are more than enough challenging effects contained within the books to keep you busy for YEARS if you want. The books can be a slight challenge at time for sure. I found books like "Now You See It, Now You Don't" and "Royal Road" to be a little bit easier to grasp as a beginner. That said, do NOT let that deter you. These books are prized gems, and should be in your library.

In the day and age where everyone is into Instant Downloads and home video, it may be hard to purchase books to learn magic. If there are any books you should have and are thinking of getting it's first Royal Road to Card Magic and Card College. These would IMMEDIATELY follow those books. And if you are a seasoned magic vet and don't own these yet....ADD TO CART.

It's a great investment.


B_Magic
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 7th, 2013
I delayed and delayed to buy these books. Yes, a video is easy to learn from, BUT all the fundamentals and origins of "new" tricks are from these volumes. The first chapter of Volume 1 is great; the history, psychology, and the art of magic is explained. I got my money's worth from the first chapter and everything in this volume can still be used to this day, but most importantly, you can learn the philosophies and techniques, then apply them to your own imagination. You don't have to read it from front to back, rather, read the chapters that interest you. Buy the complete set, I did, and don't regret it.
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Up to now I had always preferred dvd over books. After reading the first few chapters I realised how much I had been missing. Learning the history of magic and Tarbell idea's of magic as a science full of principals opened my eyes and made me rediscover magic all over again. This book includes step by step instructions, easy to understand pictures, patter and the reason behind effects and methods. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to become a magician and not only someone that does tricks!
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