MyMagic eNewsletter #593
January 28, 2017
I was very lucky growing up in NYC at a time when many of the best close-up magicians of the 20th century congregated, visited and sessioned.
We used to meet on weekdays for lunch at noon-2pm and later at 6pm till dawn. Every Friday night we would attend the IBM or SAM meetings followed by dinner till midnight or 1am. Saturdays were basically 12+ hours of magic at various joints. Most Sundays we rested.
Each day and location contained a different group of magicians which varied widely by age and skill level.
Among the many things I learned was the correct way to execute sleights. The grip and rhythm of the preferred or advanced handling was often different from what was originally published in books.
I didn’t realize that until I started traveling around the world and seeing other magicians doing many of these sleights in a non-deceptive manner. The most obvious example, which I still see sometimes, is doing an Elmsley count with a break… never do that!
Anyway, back to business, one of my contemporaries and friends at the time was Richard Kaufman. He was and still is a better card man than me. He knows the best ways to do all the basic sleights and in 1997 he produced the now classic Basic Card Technique video which is this week’s streaming video release.
The video basically teaches you the correct way to do the sleights that are used in most of the card tricks published over the past two centuries. You really can’t go wrong with this.
In addition to the streaming video you will also get a surprise bonus pdf. The inexpensive introductory price will remain until Thursday.
Get it now, get it: HERE.
I also got another shipment of Simon Aronson’s Quadruple Spellbound. If you like coin magic that uses sleight of hand, this is for you.
Take a look: HERE.
Other items that are back in stock can be seen below.
Until next time,
P.S: Because many of you asked I made many of the back issues of this newsletter available online. The archive can be found: HERE.