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Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby EndersGame » Jul 30th, '20, 02:14



Has anyone ever checked out the Jolly Almanac of Card Knavery as a resource for card magic?

You can download it for free here: https://theburnabykid.com/nwmb/JACK.pdf

It was compiled by Andrew Musgrave (aka The Burnaby Kid), and you can read more about it here:

https://theburnabykid.com/nwmb/2018/10/ ... rd-knavery" target="_blank

From the Introduction of the book:

"What exactly is the Jolly Almanac? It's a single-volume introductory text on card magic that should fit easily on your shelf. It's got old material and new material. It's got classic tricks with updated scripts. It's got methods and variations on those methods. It's got a ton of principles. With sleight of hand, it's not just about how to do the move, but what move to do, when to do it, and why, and this book has thousands of words of theory to cover all of that."

Basically it compiles material from The Royal Road To Card Magic and some other sources (e.g. Erdnase) that are no longer subject to copyright, and updates, paraphrases, and annotates them. The result is a 242 page book, with the following contents:

● Introduction
● Part 1: The Overhand Shuffle
● Part 2: The Riffle Shuffle
● Part 3: The Key Card
● Part 4: Full-Deck False Shuffles and Cuts
● Part 5: The Glide
● Part 6: Forces
● Part 7: The Double-Lift
● Part 8: Miscellaneous Techniques
● Part 9: The Palm
● Part 10: The Top Change
● Part 11: The Pass
● Part 12: Miscellaneous Tricks

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby magicofthemind » Jul 30th, '20, 11:55

This looks rather good. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby EndersGame » Feb 27th, '21, 02:04

mark lewis wrote:This one looks pretty good too!

https://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Royal- ... oks&sr=1-1" target="_blank

I highly recommend it. The author has spent a good part of his life immersed in this material, and does a spectacular job in working through it.

His name is Mark Lewis ... oh wait, that's you! Well, what I said still holds true. Well done Mark!

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby mark lewis » Feb 27th, '21, 03:54

Have you read it?

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby EndersGame » Feb 27th, '21, 05:40

mark lewis wrote:Have you read it?

I've only just started it. I recently finished working my way through Card College 1 & 2, and so my next project is to work through this carefully, if time and opportunity permits.

I've been impressed by what I've seen so far, and from skimming other parts of it. Once I've spent a whole lot more time on it, I'd like to do a write-up about it.

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby mark lewis » Feb 27th, '21, 18:40

I look forward to it!

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby mark lewis » May 6th, '21, 23:14

I am still looking forward to it! I am getting older every day you know!

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby EndersGame » May 7th, '21, 01:17

I recently had to make an move to another house, which was very unexpected, and only with short notice.

So I've had to put a lot of other things on hold for a bit - sorry about that.

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby mark lewis » May 7th, '21, 03:09

I was just kidding! There really is no rush at all! Take your time!

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby Barry Allen » Jun 7th, '21, 06:53

The Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic, by Mark Lewis, is unreservedly recommended.

The effort Mark has put into preparing this classic work for the 21st Century, is truly phenomenal.

So many of the sleights have been updated; and alternative (newer) variations offered. Many of the tricks themselves have also been improved upon. This book truly is all that you would need to create a Card Magic Act; importantly, one that could be worked under any conditions.

Along with a brick of Waddingtons, this is the book I'd happily save to take along to that elusive desert island; and should a rescue ship come along......I'd hide.

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Re: Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Postby mark lewis » Jun 7th, '21, 21:37

Thank you Barry. I must say that you are a man of astute judgement! Incidentally Harry Lorayne who wrote the foreword seems to like it too!
Here you are: Second book down: (I may turn it into a paperback one day. Who knows.................
http://marklewisentertainment.com/html/magicians.html

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