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Pepeq

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Hi all, I am looking for recommendations on tricks where the spectator does the magic. It is for a performance for my family only and I want to have one trick where my 15 yr old niece can shine. I understand the arguments on having a spectator, not the magician, do the magic but this is a one off. Mental magic or other is fine. Instant stooge is fine as well because I think she would enjoy being in on things. I have a few ideas, but wanted to see if others with more experience had suggestions. Thanks, Mark
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Will she be doing a trick you teach her ahead of time, or will you be doing a trick where she (as the spectator) makes the magic happen?
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Will she be doing a trick you teach her ahead of time, or will you be doing a trick where she (as the spectator) makes the magic happen?


I'm wondering the same.

Chad Long's Shuffling Lesson has potential. The spec/assistant doesn't even have to be in on it. It plays very strong. It's KINDA one of those procedural deal out type effects but everything is justified and there is room for lots of improv byplay. I learned it from the AoA books but it can be found in numerous places including a penguin download. Highly recommended.



Edit: And I just noticed it's on sale. $5 bucks is a steal in my opinion.
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TMF very own Harry L has a very nice effect called Spectator Cuts The Aces. I think this will fit what your looking for.

Also, OOTW would fit what your looking for to. In the book Mentalissimo there is a routine called Mundo which is fabulous too. That is a routine by John Bannon. If you go to youtube there are a few guys on there doing the routine.

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Don't know if you're referring to the same item, bu -  look up my Double Tale.  It's an easy-to-do spectator cuts the aces idea.
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Harry's Double Take is in Quantum Leaps.
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With Perverse Magic I explain how I will do something, like cutting the 4 aces and am surprised when the spectator does that.

Also in my Perverse Magic presentation of Out Of This World I have no idea how the spectator does it.
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Thanks all. It would be a trick that she does on the spot. I appreciate the ideas. I am familiar with a few of them but now I need to look up Harry's recommendation.
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Pepeq,

Jackass Stack (it works with any other stack that you both memorize).  You as the magician are doing some magic, and you have the spectator select a card.  As your niece walks into the room, she sees what she needs to see (you showing toward her direction), then when she joins the group or sits down, you ask her to name the card that was selected.  My Friend Antony Gerard has done this multiple times to me when I walk into his shop or into the bars (American Legion) at Abbott's and asks me, "Tom, what card are they merely thinking of?"  I say, "I dunno...  It's probably the Jack of...  spad...  diamonds...  yeah, Jack of Daiamonds".  Or something like that.  I know he always, only uses that Jackass Stack, so I can confidently name whatever card he needs.

Message me if you need more details than that.

There's another idea I know of but I need to find it in my notebook.  It has to do with the position and rotation of an object placed on the table and your assistant (your niece) would see and be able to name the (whatever).  I'll find it in my notes and let you know.  It's fun.


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one of my favorites is the famous one where the spectator closes his eyes and sits next to you in the table. you then raise your hand and the spec magically senses it and raises his hand as well. you can then ask someone from the audience to raise their hand and the spec magically senses that as well and raises and lowers his hand according to what the audience member is doing.
the method for this is not by slight of hand rather by slight of... (try thinking how this is achieved, you can pm me if you can't figure it out)
that always makes the audience member seem magical.
hope this helps
 
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Count On It by David Acer from Random Acts of Magic ( I haven't performed the trick for many years but I'm sure that's what it is called ). Not sure if you have this book? It is a great trick where the spectator performs a trick to you.

Here ism a quick description of the trick. You take out any suit and arrange them in Ace through to King order and show them to the spectator. The spectator shuffles this packet of cards, they then ask you to pick a card, remember the card and place it back in the packet. You both shuffle the packet. Now the spectator does the Magic and makes one card vanish. They count the cards and now only have 12 cards, you tell them the name of your card and they show it's vanished. To end the spectator spreads the pack to reveal your chosen card reversed in the middle of the pack.

It's a great trick, to make someone else the star.
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https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/category/2420 This may also help, it's a list of spectator plays Magician tricks. The David Acer one I mentioned above is on the list!
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Again, thanks to all for the ideas and recommendations.  Now I have some work to do in figuring out which one (or two) I want to do. [smile]Your help is much appreciated.
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"Untouched" by Daryl is incredible. Trust me, it comes off as completely impossible and I've had as big of reactions to this as anything.

It's in Daryl Does Den Haag Lecture Notes

Bit of a dry performance, but here's a performance on Youtube.  I might put one up myself sometime.  I don't pre-select the card like he does either.



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I concur with several of the tricks already mentioned:
  • Chad Long's Shuffling Lesson 
  • Daryl's Untouched
  • Spectator Cuts to the Aces
All would be a great choice for the scenario described.

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EndersGame, do you have a version of Spectator cuts to the aces that you prefer? All three that you recommend are on my short list. Thanks to all.
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Poker Player's Picnic is a tried and true version of Spectator Cuts to the Aces that you'll find in Royal Road to Card Magic, and works well.
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