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Learn Magic

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by Henry Hay
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Learn Magic by Henry Hay

Learn Magic is a classic magic book for serious beginners. It teaches 20 lessons and focuses not just on effects, tricks and moves, but also on the 'how to learn magic' aspect. Beautifully illustrated by Hans Jelinek.

Henry Hay's larger magic book for beginners, The Amateur Magician's Handbook is broader in scope and already assumes some basic knowledge about magic.

1st digital edition 2013, 210 pages.

Table of Contents

page
  1. FOREWORD
  2. INTRODUCTION

    PART 1

    CHAPTER 1. HOW TO WATCH A MAGICIAN

  3. The Greatest Magician?
  4. The Different Kinds of Magic

    CHAPTER 2. HOW TO BE A MAGICIAN

  5. Rehearsal Before Practice
  6. How to Get Applause
  7. Your Personality and Your Patter
  8. Planning
  9. Learning a Trick
  10. Enlarging Your Repertory

    BOOK LIST

    PART 2

    LESSON 1. THE FLYING COIN

    LESSON 2. HANDLING A DECK OF CARDS

  11. Dealing Position
  12. The Overhand Shuffle
  13. The Riffle or Dovetail Shuffle
  14. The "Waterfall" Finish
  15. Second Split for the Dovetail Shuffle
  16. Fanning the Cards
  17. The Card at the Number
  18. Mind Control

    LESSON 3. THE LARIAT KING

  19. Inventing Magic
  20. The Lariat King
  21. How the Trick Is Done

    LESSON 4. THE AFGHAN BANDS AND THE CUT TURBAN

  22. How to Make the Afghan Bands
  23. How to Work the Turban Trick

    LESSON 5. FINDING A SELECTED CARD, 1: FORCING

  24. Forcing and Forcing Decks
  25. The Svengali Pack
  26. Forcing Sleights: The Fan
  27. Forcing Sleights: The Slip
  28. Another Knife Force
  29. The Telephone Trick

    LESSON 6. FINDING A SELECTED CARD, II: LOCATIONS

  30. False Shuffles
  31. The Tap Location
  32. The Glimpse
  33. The Spelling Master
  34. The Stripper Deck
  35. The Long Card
  36. The Double Card
  37. The Short Card
  38. The Pass, or Shift
  39. The Red and Black Aces

    LESSON 7. ESCAPES

  40. The Kellar Tie
  41. The Sack Escape
  42. The Chair Tie

    LESSON 8. THE EGG BAG

  43. Palming an Egg
  44. Egg Production Routine

    LESSON 9. MIND READING

  45. The Billet Test
  46. The "All-Alike" Gag
  47. The "One-Ahead" Gag
  48. The Envelope Test
  49. Getting Impressions
  50. Torn-Billet Reading
  51. Stage Clairvoyance
  52. Codes
  53. Pointer Codes
  54. Number Codes
  55. Talking Codes
  56. Silent Methods

    LESSON 10. REVEALING A SELECTED CARD

  57. The Turned Card; Victim's Choice
  58. The Card Nailed to the Ceiling
  59. The Jumping Cards
  60. The Transfixed Pack
  61. The Rising Cards (Three Methods)
  62. First Method
  63. Second Method
  64. Third Method
  65. The Mental-Selection Spelling Master

    LESSON 11. THE THUMB TIP

  66. Cigarette Vanish
  67. The Torn and Restored Paper Ribbon
  68. Handkerchief Vanish

    LESSON 12. A SILK ROUTINE. PART I

  69. Preparing for the Act
  70. Handkerchief Production (Elbow)
  71. The Dissolving Knot
  72. Shaking in a Knot
  73. Silk from Candle
  74. The Flying Knot
  75. Handkerchief Production (Thread)
  76. The Sympathetic Silks

    LESSON 13. A SILK ROUTINE. PART II

  77. Preparing for the Act
  78. Hand Silk-Dyeing
  79. Silk-Dyeing (Paper Tube)
  80. The "Lamp-Chimney" Vanish

    LESSON 14. THE MISER'S DREAM

  81. Coins for Magic
  82. The Finger Palm
  83. The Thumb Palm
  84. The Regular Palm
  85. The Edge Palm
  86. Palming Several Coins
  87. The Back Palm
  88. The Miser's Dream

    LESSON 15. CARD PALMING

  89. The Top Palm
  90. Palming Several Cards
  91. Williams' Card in Pocket
  92. Color Changes
  93. Clip Color Change
  94. Erasing the Spot
  95. The Side-Steal Color Change
  96. Reversing the Color Change
  97. The Double Lift
  98. The Back Palm
  99. Five-Card Vanish and Recovery

    LESSON 16. TWO GREAT TRICKS OF CARD PALMING

  100. Leipzig's Lightning Locations
  101. The Cards Up the Sleeve
  102. The False Count

    LESSON 17. THE SPONGE BALLS

  103. The Basic Sponge-Ball Move
  104. The Routine

    LESSON 18. THE MULTIPLYING BILLIARD BALLS

  105. The Conjurer's Clothes
  106. The Trap Pass
  107. The Change-Over Palm
  108. The Multiplying Ball Routine

    LESSON 19. THIMBLE MAGIC

  109. Silent and Talking Acts
  110. Quieting a Noisy Crowd
  111. The Thimble Thumb Palm
  112. Deliberate Vanish
  113. Thimble Routine

    LESSON 20. YOUR MAGICAL OUTFIT

  114. The Magician's Table
  115. The Black Art Table Top
  116. Servantes
  117. The Bottomless Glass
  118. The Mirror Glass
  119. Flying Silk
  120. Candy Production
  121. Wands
  122. Programs
  123. Stage Management

    PART 3

    HOW STAGE ILLUSIONS WORK

  124. The Floating Lady
  125. The Vanishing Performer
  126. The Trunk Trick
  127. The Mirror Principle
  128. Lost in the Crowd
  129. Bullet-Catching
  130. De Kolta's Cocoon
  131. The Oyster Shell
  132. De Biere's Costume Trunk
  133. The Goldfish Bowls
  134. The Rapping Hand
  135. The Talking Skull
  136. The Merry Widow
  137. The Spirit Cabinet
  138. The Milk Can Trick
  139. The Basket Trick
  140. The Sword Cabinet
  141. Sawing a Woman in Two

word count: 72806 which is equivalent to 291 standard pages of text

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