Friend wants to learn impromptu - advice?

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Postby mrgoat » 06/08/05 02:22 PM

Friend wants to learn magic. He fancies learning stuff he can do with things in his pockets. (wahay).

Good intention.

I do cards though.

Any recommendations for entry level learning in the impromptu field? DVD or book.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Guest » 06/08/05 03:43 PM

Martin Gardner's " Encyclopedia of Impromptu

Magic " It is a compilation of a articles in

Hugards Magic Monthly . Lots of material a big

book, a lot of choices from no talent to mild

talent , giving him plenty of time yo learn how

to entertain with magic ......Mike Walsh
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Postby Guest » 06/09/05 09:43 AM

Isn't this book out of Print?? does anyone have it that may be willing to sell it?
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/09/05 10:16 AM

Originally posted by mrgoat:
Friend wants to learn magic. He fancies learning stuff he can do with things in his pockets. ...
If you are near NYC, meet Jerry Deutsch on a Saturday at the pizza place. Have a look at the "perverse magic" thread here, and some of his contributions to Apocalypse magazine. The guy studied with slydini and knows how to bring magic to people.

Just a thought :)
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Postby mrgoat » 06/09/05 10:57 AM

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
Originally posted by mrgoat:
[b] Friend wants to learn magic. He fancies learning stuff he can do with things in his pockets. ...
If you are near NYC...
Just a thought :) [/b]
Thanks but I am in London. :)
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/09/05 12:41 PM

Originally posted by mrgoat:
Thanks but I am in London. :)
Nice riddle for you on the magic cafe: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=106
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Postby Pete Biro » 06/09/05 03:59 PM

Hire Pat Page.
Stay tooned.
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Postby mrgoat » 06/10/05 03:49 AM

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Hire Pat Page.
This friend is more at the 'learn a couple of tricks to do in the pub' stage rather than the 'Faking It' for channel 4 stage!

Also, I doubt he has the budget for Pat!

:)
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Postby Guest » 06/10/05 08:50 AM

Dan Harlan's "Ultimate Impromptu" vids are a great resource for top notch / instant gratification impromptu stuff.
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Postby Guest » 06/10/05 02:56 PM

Friend wants to learn magic. He fancies learning stuff he can do with things in his pockets. (
How about John Luka's book " L.I.N.T. "

Mike
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Postby Van » 06/10/05 06:55 PM

Michael Weber's Life Savers
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