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By Joshua Jay
Magic is far and wide, from the large spectacle famous person of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy to the quirky Penn and Teller to the spooky David Blaine and Criss Angel to the unending fabric on YouTube. yet earlier, studying it hasn't ever been easy—that's all approximately to alter with Magic, a e-book that does for close-up magic what How to Grill does for barbeque. Written via charismatic younger magician Joshua Jay, Magic combines services, pictures, and step by step instructions displaying tips on how to practice a hundred tricks.
Joshua Jay took domestic the pinnacle prize on the global Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) whilst he was once simply sixteen years previous. Ten years later, he keeps to accomplish magic, write approximately magic, consume, sleep, and breathe magic. right here, he brings all his ardour and data to instructing magic. every one trick is damaged down into the influence, the key, the Set-up, and, most crucial, the functionality, with classes on what to assert, easy methods to direct the audience's awareness, the place to maintain your palms, etc. (In different phrases, easy methods to be shrewdpermanent in regards to the issues your viewers is strangely clueless about.)
listed below are the 10 maximum Card tips; tips to dazzle a dinner date; tips to practice for the boss (poke a gap via his blouse, then magically mend it); tips in particular for children; or even tips for an viewers in one other state—with "Australian Self-Help," you'll find a participant's selected card over the telephone. it is the Aha! booklet for a topic whose time has come.
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You can use my magic wand. ” Pick up the prepared straw, give it to the participant, and let her wave it over the matches. “And the matches are gone,” you say. “And the matches are gone,” she repeats after you. “Prove it,” you say, encouraging her to unfold the matchbook. When she opens the cover, she’ll discover that all the matches are gone. “Thank you very much,” you say, leading the applause. Allow her to repeat your thanks, and then get her deserved applause. ” and allow her to repeat. ” This is funny on several levels.
This is the same drawing you studied, but now something is gone. Is it: A) A man on a bicycle? B) The Empire state Building? C) The statue of liberty? D) Ellis island? ANSWERS 1. ” Those hippies. You have to admire their optimism. 2. One flag is the United States flag. ” 3. The third question seems easiest, yet it’s trickier than it seems. Did you say the Statue of Liberty? 98 percent of readers do. If you did, then congratulations on your first magic performance! This is your first step into a bigger world.
Close the left hand into a fist and move away, apparently with the right hand’s coin. Stare intently at your left fist, as if it contains the coin. Drop your right hand casually to your side. When nobody is looking, allow the coin to fall onto the curled right fingertips, where it remains concealed in palm position (see “The Palm,” page 17). PRACTICING The false transfer, like all magic, is an acquired skill. You have to practice the sleight until it’s second nature. Keep these hints in mind: 1.
Magic: The Complete Course by Joshua Jay