New Al Schneider book coming soon!

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New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Jim Sisti » May 20th, 2011, 5:15 pm

I had a chance to look through the new Al Schneider book and all I can say is, "Wow!"

Great theory and a wonderful assortment of effects, all extensively illustrated with photographs. Some of the material has never seen print before and what has ("Matrix," for example) has been totally rewritten.

This is one for the top shelf. Details are here.

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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Brandon Hall » May 20th, 2011, 5:43 pm

This will be a MUST
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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 20th, 2011, 11:50 pm

It should be a great book. You'd think they'd be able to be more specific about the contents since it's supposed to ship next month.
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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Ted M » May 21st, 2011, 2:01 am

Contents are listed on this page: ... ts_id=2778

Al Schneider Magic Table of Contents


Part 1: Some Magic Theory
Chapter 1: The Five Steps of Deception
Chapter 2: Intention of Reality
Chapter 3: Intention of Magic
Chapter 4: Five Steps to Mastery
Chapter 5: An Important Philosophical Thought

Part 2: Moves
Chapter 6: Coin Moves
Chapter 7: Cup and Ball Moves

Part 3: Applied Theory
Chapter 8: Expansion of Texture

Part 4: Quick Tricks
Chapter 9: Ring and Pencil
Chapter 10: With One Hand
Chapter 11: Vanishing Card
Chapter 12: Sly Napkins
Chapter 13: Vanishing Saltshaker
Chapter 14: Ring Gag
Chapter 15: Split Silver

Part 5: Wings of Metal
Chapter 16: Classic Coins Across HPC
Chapter 17: Beyond a Shadow of Doubt
Chapter 18: Beyond a Shadow of Doubt for Real
Chapter 19: Special Export
Chapter 20: Special Export Plus
Chapter 21: Junior Cross Cards
Chapter 22: Classic Cross Cards
Chapter 23: Flick Cross Cards
Chapter 24: One Half Gone

Part 6: Cards
Chapter 25: Spread the Joy
Chapter 26: Card to Card Case
Chapter 27: Face to Face Aces
Chapter 28: Universal Card
Chapter 29: Insurance Policy
Chapter 30: Marked Deck
Chapter 31: Snake Basket
Chapter 32: Card Wipe

Part 7: My Best
Chapter 33: Classic Matrix
Chapter 34: Stargate
Chapter 35: Halo
Chapter 36: Cone-n-Coin
Chapter 37: Osmosis
Chapter 38: LA Street Cups

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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Ryan Matney » May 21st, 2011, 2:19 am

The book is big as all hell.

A few more pages and Al could have been in a dead heat with Stewart James but all muscle magic.
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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Al Schneider » May 21st, 2011, 5:39 am

How do you guys know all this?
I feel like I just sent the book yesterday.
Then I crashed.

I have been writing for the past year.
Writing a book on physics.
A few months ago I had a conversation with Louis of L&L.
He wanted a collection of my stuff.
I put together a table of contents and sent it to him.
He said OK and I got started.
Had I done that material the book would have been 4 times larger.
My eyes are bigger than my stomach.
I had to cut material I dearly love.
The result is that this book contains not only the material that is my best, it is the material I love.
If asked to choose one I could not.
The most hot is Stargate. I have spent 30 years on coins across.
I think this is as good as it gets.
Three coins travel from hand to hand.
Do it slow. They won't see a thing.
Do it again. They will be fooled even more.
The strange thing is the handling is simple.
It uses the Pop Up Move.

Anyway, I don't even know why I am reading this forum.
I had nothing to do and couldn't sleep so I typed in my name for giggles.
This popped up.
This is really weird.

I do like the attention.

Well, I'll get back to cruising You Tube for lectures on physics.
That's what I have been doing lately.

All the best.
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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby KirkG » May 21st, 2011, 6:23 pm

Looking forward to this book. One of the best thinkers in magic.

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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby Jonathan Townsend » May 21st, 2011, 9:59 pm

Also looking forward to this.

Al, will you be posting videos of the material in performance after the book hits print?

best wishes on the book launch and thanks for the earlybird special offer.

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Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

Postby J-Mac » May 22nd, 2011, 12:30 am

I'm submitting my pre-order now. Thanks Al!


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