chavez course?

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Postby Guest » 01/01/03 08:12 PM

does anyone recommend the chavez course? also I have a chance to buy it, but it's dated 1978. so I'm sure it has been updated since then so should I not buy it, or could I learn just as much from another source such as the Tarbell course I have mentioneed in another topic.

Postby Guest » 01/06/03 06:44 PM

please guys I need your help. Does anyone have the chavez course? Please tell me why I should or should not get it!

Postby Rennie » 01/07/03 08:04 AM

I have a portion of the Chavez course and it is almost all on sleights, no routines or tricks,if you are interested in sleights get the Bill Tarr books.For all around great stuff get the Tarbell course and if you are a beginner I strongly recommend the Mark Wilson course for starters.
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Postby Paul Green » 01/08/03 08:24 AM


I have posted your inquiry to Dr. Dale Salwak. He is the current "Dean of Studies" of the Chavez Course.


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Postby Guest » 01/08/03 10:02 PM

thanks guys, I appreciate your help. Hope I can return the favor someday.

thanks again,


Postby Pete Biro » 01/23/03 02:02 PM

Norm Nielsen and Channing Pollock were both graduates of the Chavez Course. However, this was live teaching from Benny Chavez. I don't know how the book version works, but I would think it would help.

I also think the Jeff McBride videos would maybe be even better.

One other point. Why would you want to do an act like that anyway, there are hundreds doing the same card manipulations... put on your thinking cap and create a character that suits you and then search out effects that fit that character.

Maybe a trip to McBride's Master Class????
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