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Mbreggar

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Was wondering what the gang here thinks about Harlan’s video-ization of the Tarbell series.

While it will soon be reaching its conclusion (he’s about a third of the way through Volume 8 as of this writing)! I have found the whole venture to monumental. Just like the Tarbell books, some of the material is much better than other bits of material. But through it all, Dan has been an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher, and not afraid to opine when he believed some of the methods written in the original texts are antiquated and in need of an update. I commend Harlan for his forthrightness through the entire effort.

What do you all think?

Harry... did Harlan do your volume (the awesome Vol 7) justice?
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Harry Lorayne

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   No way I can answer you, Mbreggar, since I haven't seen the video-ization, and probably never will. Of course, it'd be nice to know that he did the ("awesome"} Vol. 7 justice. Perhaps someone will let me know.
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My only exposure to the project has been through a sampler DVD I received in a goodie bag at the Atlanta Penguin MAXX event in April. There are 11 clips on the sampler, and from my perspective the material is an interesting mix. Dan Harlan does an incredible job performing the diverse effects, and an even better job teaching them. I wasn't enticed to purchase other discs, but then I am a book kinda guy. 

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My opinion Harry: Dan is no Harry Lorayne, but he is an excellent and patient teacher and by the time he got around to Vol 7, he and the Penguin crew had really gotten good at how to best present the material.

Having said that, there are no “Afterthoughts” (to me the highlights of Lorayne books!!) and, of course, no Index. Always a treat to see good magic performed well, but the remarkable Index alone makes Vol 7 more of a book thing than a video thing.
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I’ve seen a couple of them and agree that Dan does a nice job.

At this point in the series, the cost would be nearly $2,000. I just can’t justify that compared to the alternatives. E.g I would love to have the complete bound Magick.

Nothing against the Harlan Tarbell series, but I can’t imagine having enough money to buy the set.

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Harry Lorayne

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   Thanks for "them kind words", Mbreggar.  That index I did at the rear of Tarbell #7 was much more difficult than writing the actual book!
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I totally agree with Mbreggar! The index in vol 7 is priceless. Can't do that with DVD's. Thanks Harry for all your contributions to magic. They have changed my "Magical" life.....Thanks for all the "Afterthoughts" They are priceless as well. 

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