Now You See It, Now You Don't!: Lessons in Sleight of Hand by Bill Tarr

By Bill Tarr

A brand new and straightforward learn-by-picture procedure that makes it effortless for a person elderly twelve and as much as practice the entire vintage sleights simply as they're performed by way of the world's maximum specialist magicians. Long-time magician invoice Tarr has teamed up with Barry Ross, an illustrator recognized for his tutorial activities diagrams, for easy-to-follow, step by step directions, in order that with assistance from greater than 1,500 line drawings that catch each one eye-fooling stream, you'll study every thing from easy sleights you could grasp in mins to the nice classics of magic. With traditional gadgets -- a typical deck of playing cards, a coin from someone's pocket, a number of balls of crumpled aluminum foil -- you'll quickly be doing ...

Card Fanning

Springing the playing cards from Hand-to-Hand

The Lit-Cigarette Trick

The Three-Shell Game

The Cups and Balls

Three-Card Monte

The minimize and Restored Rope

The Miser's Dream

plus ...

Unbelievable Card Tricks

Coin and Cigarette Vanishes

and dozens and dozens of the world's maximum sleight-of-hand results!

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Say "Four" but this time as cards in R. hand cover cards in L. hand, L. 1 buckles the bottom card (nearest audience) and places the balance of the cards as one, under the R. thumb just as with the previous single cards. Say "Five" and remove the last card in the same manner. You held eight cards but they appeared to be five. When you can do this smoothly and unhesitatingly, add more cards and continue practicing until you can make seventeen cards appear to be five . . and do it perfectly. - -.

Rthe effect The operator shows three cards, generally two red aces and a black one. He throws them face-down on his table (or the ground), mixes them up, and you bet you can pick out the black ace. If you do a rare occurrence - he pays off at two to one. The operator usually has at least one shill (confederate) working with him. They place bets, win easily, and in so doing, induce spectators to take a chance. One classic ploy occurs when the operator looks away and his shill bends up a corner of the black ace.

Now try the switch Make the identical throw, but this time release the grip on the tbp (red) ace allowing it to fly-off, and quickly replace R. 2's grip on the black ace with R. 1. This finger transfer must be done imperceptibly or the move will be detected.

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