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As posted in this thread, I'm looking for some videos on youtube for some high school students I'm helping get started with card magic.  They are starting from zero, and I am already providing them with some teaching materials so they can learn some basic card tricks.

magicfish has made the excellent suggestion that it's important for beginners to realize that performing strong magic takes time, effort, and practice, and that an excellent way to use Youtube is to show them some performances of the Masters performing card magic.  That way they can see the highest degree of excellence, and see what beautiful magic at the highest level really looks like.

I'd love to be able to give them some suggested video clips that are perfect examples of this, and that's what this thread is about.  What youtube videos would you suggest that I point them to?

I've listed a few of my own favourites to get things started, but I'm sure that there are many others, and perhaps even better suggestions?

Tommy Wonder performing Tamed Cards



Harry Lorayne performing Magician vs Gambler



Alex Elmsley performing Dazzle



Bill Malone performing Ultimate Three Card Monte



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Here's a performance I quite enjoyed when I was starting out:



You can create a playlist of these, might make it easier to share around.
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While also not card magic, here's a performance I watch every time I start getting big headed.



Very humbling.
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I love that Johnny Ace Palmer video. Sooo good.


My suggestion.





Plus you can never have too much Bill.

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Or any of the other performances on Michael Vincent's YouTube channel...
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What's an overview of card masters without Ricky Jay?!



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Ammar is always great too!

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Here's another gem from one of the very best in card magic:

Denis Behr performing Herbert the Trained Rubber Band


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Ed Kwon has been mentioned here before, but it fits so well here. His Castle act is based solely on Dai Vernon material and done with ungimmicked coins and cards. If I have a problem with some of the videos here, is a number of them rely on gimmicked cards. Not sure that's the best place to start. Anyway, here's the Kwon video again.



PS If anyone is so inclined, I recommend his recent interview on Discourse In Magic. He was willing to really pay the price.

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Some wonderful suggestions have been made - I just want to thank everyone who has posted videos here so far.
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Originally Posted by Chi Han
While also not card magic, here's a performance I watch every time I start getting big headed.



Very humbling.



Johnny Ace Palmer is the bomb.
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