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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello!

I'm new to coin magic.

I've been working on the French Drop and the Retention Vanish.

Forgive me if this isn't the best way of phrasing the question, but where should I learn a coin routine or how should I learn one?

I can make a coin vanish and reappear.  What's the next step?

How do I expand that into something more involved than a trick that takes 15 seconds to perform?

The experts here may find this a ridiculous question, but I don't know where to go from here.

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Bobo? Seriously, it's an oldie, but a goodie. J.B. Bobo wrote Modern Coin Magic decades ago, and it still contains the basis of most coin tricks today. Everything from basic sleights to gimmicks, and more advanced sleight of hand. Good news? It's currently published by Dover, and available for a song. Check Amazon.

Also, I started this topic back in January. It has some excellent effects recommended by TMF members.


http://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/accessible-coins-effects-9997417

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I second Anthony's recommendation of Bobo.  Excellent book with some wonderful routines.
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I'll third the Bobo recommendation. You can get a paperback version on Amazon for under $12. 

Here's the link:  BOBO


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Ben Salinas has a dvd set on the BoBo book.
https://salinasmagic.myshopify.com/products/modern-coin-magic-4-dvd-set
There are other coin workers that have how to dvds with some routines included. Eric Jones and Jeff Copeland come to mind. There are also downloads for some coin magic at places like VinniMarinni.com. There are other places to look and you will find them. That’s just what comes to mind to me at the moment.
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    Buffalo:  There's a coin section in THE MAGIC BOOK  --- Just for beginners. You really have to start reading the good stuff!
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I'll third the Bobo recommendation. You can get a paperback version on Amazon for under $12. 

Here's the link:  BOBO


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I believe the 1st edition is PD. Not a bad way to begin.

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I will also chime in on the Bobo book.  Some great sleights are taught along with routines using normal coins and "special" coins that will challenge you for years to come.
For a post-graduate course, the work of David Roth, I believe the title is Expert Coin Magic, will keep you going.  Roth also has both books and DVDs on basic coin magic.
Many others out there, but that is a good start.
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Certainly Bobo's book will pretty much provide anything you are looking for in coin magic. However, it can be overwhelming and maybe not the best for a beginner. I would recommend Shigeo Futagawa's Introduction to Coin Magic. The book walks you through the basic sleights and provides exercises and routines utilizing the sleights. The book is similar to Royal Road to Card Magic in that regard.

If you want to continue in coin magic, then you will want to get Bobo, Roth, Kaufman and more. For a true beginner, though, I would start with Futagawa's book.
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    Buffalo:  There's a coin section in THE MAGIC BOOK  --- Just for beginners. You really have to start reading the good stuff!


Harry Lorayne is right - The Magic Book gives the basics of coin magic but also the basics of card, miscellaneous magic etc. 

Then, after learning the basics Bobo will mean more to a reader.
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Try dvds by magician Eric Jones, they're a bit pricey but worth it. Eric Jones is one of the best in the world as far as coin magic goes.
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So let's think about this. You make a coin vanish and bring it back. Cool. My Uncle Ziggy used to do that when I was 5 years old. Why do I care now?

What if I borrow a coin from you, have you sign it and then tell you I'm going to make it vanish and then reappear under this coaster. Now it sets up a challenge can you actually get his signed coin under that coaster. You vanish the coin. You slide back the coaster and there's the coin. (But is it theirs?) Or maybe you give the person a choice of three spots it could wind up. So if I was the spectator, I'f be thinking which is the hardest location to get it to.

Maybe you do a reveal and it's someone else's signed coin. Put that off to the side for now and try again. It's the same person's signed coin you just showed. Wait what about the signed coin you just showed and put off to the side? Oh that's the spectator's signed coin. Or have it appear in a totally different and impossible location. Think plot. What do you want to happen to the coin and then work on a method to make that happen.
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There is a very good coins across in The Magic Book, plus lots of othere good stuff. Get that and. the Bobo book and you will have fun.

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There is a very good coins across in The Magic Book, plus lots of othere good stuff. Get that and. the Bobo book and you will have fun.

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Tom G

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The Magic Book, Bobo, Expert Coin Magic.  I learned with the Roth book and Stars of Magic DVDs.  If you get Reel Magic Magazine, Kainoa Harbottle has a series on beginning coin magic.
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Out of print, but look on ebay and elsewhere for "Al Schneider on Coins". It's worth hunting for.

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