Magic: The Complete Course

Magic: The Complete Course

by Joshua Jay

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Overview

"Finally, a book that brings the art of magic into the 21st century!"—Rick Merrill, 2006 World Champion of Magic

"Every 10 or 20 years a book comes along that introduces a whole new generation to the art and craft of magic. This is it!"—Stan Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Magic Magazine

The Book: A book of powerful secrets. How to master the art of direction. Perfect the Sid Lorraine force, essential to card tricks. Harness PATEO to read minds. Learn skills like the false transfer, palm switch, big-action-covers-the-small-action, and more. Above all, how to create an emotional hook so that, in the fleeting moment when an effect occurs, magic truly happens, revealing the world to be a place of boundless wonder.

Dazzle your friends. Impress a date like never before. Confound your kids, or better yet, confound your parents. Magic shows you how to master over 100 effects that are simple to learn and guaranteed to astonish.

The DVD: Included with Magic is an entertaining 132-minute DVD featuring 35 effects performed and taught in great detail, with particular emphasis on rhythm and action and the nuances of timing and direction.

The author: Joshua Jay was crowned champion at the World Magic Seminar in 1998, when he was still a teenager. He's performed and lectured in over 50 countries, is a headliner at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and writes a monthly column in MAGIC, the leading magazine for magicians. His website is www.joshuajay.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761149873
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/08/2008
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 328,828
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Joshua Jay has performed on stages in more than 100 countries. He is a headliner at Hollywood's Magic Castle and a former World Champion in Sleight-of-Hand. He is the author of MAGIC: The Complete Course and, for children, Big Magic for Little Hands. He consulted on illusions for Game of Thrones and helped the US Postal Service with their "Art of Magic" postage stamps. Joshua has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,The Late Show with James Corden, and he fooled Penn & Teller on their hit show, Fool Us. He is currently starring in his own off-Broadway magic show, Six Impossible Things
 

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Magic School: Exposure, or How to Vanish an Elephant
Chapter 2: Impromptu Magic: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary
Chapter 3: Dinner Deceptions: Making Mealtime Magic
Chapter 4: The Ten Greatest Card Tricks of All Time: Becoming a Card Expert
Chapter 5: Kid Conjuring: Magic for Kids, and Magic by Kids
Chapter 6: Working Miracles: Magic and Mischief in the Office
Chapter 7: Money Magic: Conjuring with Currency
Chapter 8: Parlor Prestidigitation: Conquer Your Fear of Large Audiences
Chapter 9: Telephone Trickery: Magic Without Boundaries
Chapter 10: Get Your Act Together: Five Complete Shows to Amaze Any Audience
In Closing


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"Finally, a book that brings the art of magic into the 21st century!"—Rick Merrill, 2006 World Champion of Magic

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Magic: The Complete Course 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book not only tells how to do magic, but also shows it in awesome illustrations. If your a begginer or advanced, this is definitely the book to use!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was originally learning from YouTube... and while this is a great rescource, I had virtually exhausted the supply of all the tricks worth knowing that are taught on YouTube. I was bought this book for Christmas, and I've really reaped the benefits of reading it, and learning from it's directions and tips.
Chuji More than 1 year ago
This is an easy to follow book on magic. The beauty of this book is that it comes with a DVD that clearly demonstrates many of the illusions. The author is easy to follow and enjoyable. Beginners to intermediates will find it useful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book i was able to pull off great magic tricks
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tweety49469 More than 1 year ago
This was a gift for my 9 year old daughter. She seems to really enjoy the DVD that came with the book. Its pretty cool
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One of the finest, informative and practical books on learning magic from an incredibly talented and professional young man. Joshua Jay is the son I never had, but always yearned for. Larry Becker (Internationally acclaimed Mentalist, Author, Lecturer and winner of the "Mentalist if the Year Award." Recipient of the Psychic Entertainer's Association Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the art of Mentalism. Awarded Lifetime Membership in the Psychic Entertainers Association. Winner of the Milbourne Christopher Foundation Literary Award for notable contributions to the Art of Magic. Author of five best selling books on Mentalism and magic. In July 1999, Larry Becker was inducted into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame in June 2000, awarded The Lederman Award by the Psychic Entertainers Association for outstanding creativity in Mentalism. Member of the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it really that good?