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Bob White - It's a Matter of Style (Instant Download)

This is Bob White's seminar book. Originally only available directly from Bob, these notes are now available as a download exclusively at Penguin. Over 60 pages of material with photographs
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These notes began as a set of lecture notes that were written for a seminar Bob gave in Dallas in 1997. Updated in 2003, expanded with photographs in 2005 these lecture notes were generally only available to the few that attended Bob's lectures.

Now availbale as a download exclusively through Penguin Magic as a PDF, this is over 60 pages of practical magical knowledge that you can put to use immediately.

Contents Inclue-

-Essays and Thoughts
-The Flash Double
-The Gemini Count Alternative
-Showing a Single Card
- The Twenty Card Trick (3 Cards Across)
-A False Count
-The Fingerprint Trick
-The Lie Detector
-The Homing Card
-Pressley Guitars 2 Copper/ 1 Silver
-Ladies and Gentleman

and much much more.

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When I noticed this item on Penguin, I purchased it immediately. While I have almost all of Bob White's videos, having a printed reference helps me in reviewing material later.

Watching him on the videos makes it easy to see why he is a legendary magician. All of his work reflects long-term thinking and refinement, as well as a lifetime of performance. His smooth, natural handling of cards, false transfers, or linking and unlinking renders his moves essentially unnoticeable, even on replay. (Besides, when I pause or replay his videos, I imagine this ornery Texan on screen getting increasingly impatient with me, wondering why he has to wait for such a clumsy dullard.) So, this well-designed booklet is a welcome companion to the videos.

Whether or not I had access to his videos, I would have purchased these notes for the stand-alone description and photographs of his Flash Double, and for his presentation of E.G. Brown’s spelling trick. All the rest, including even his torn and restored tissue, constitute a terrific bonus. As Jason Womack notes in the introduction, the work is based on uniformity of action and economy of motion.

Two of his personal notes struck me as especially good advice for anyone who might read this material:

“The thought often occurs to me how much effort I spent in my formative years practicing esoteric sleights and skillful novelties…. For the most part, my time and practice was wasted…. I made the serious mistake of trying to learn everything and mastering nothing.”

“At no time should the spectators be made to feel foolish. The audience should leave each of your performances feeling better about themselves and you.”

Personally, I appreciate Jared Kopf’s efforts over a decade in producing Bob White’s materials for public study, and in this instance Jason Womack as well for writing such clear and precise descriptions of the work.
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