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KenTheriot

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I am learning "Trio" from Gary Kurtz's "Unexplainable Acts." I realized in doing this that it was the first time I'd ever learned a full routine from only a book:-P. I'm spoiled living in this day and age.

I am fairly certain I am doing it correctly - Richard Kaufman being so great at explaining. But I find myself wondering how it actually looks. Oddly enough, I can find no video of anyone, Gary Kurtz included, doing this routine.

I have turned up some "versions" of it, where some other magician adds or takes away from the original. But I'd really love to see what it looks like performed. Does anyone know of a video somewhere?

BTW, I'm aware of the arguments for and against doing this. I'm not taking a stand on either side. Yes, I might come up with something interesting trying to interpret it on my own. And learning modalities aside, I really just want to see it[smile].

Cheers,

Ken
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Trio is an excellent coin routine. I love combining a gaffed coin with sleight of hand. You can get super powerful magic.

I think you're referring to "Trio in Three" which uses a Two Copper One Silver gaff and playing cards, right?

If so, I think he performs and explains it on one of the A-1 Videos.

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Hi Mike,

Actually no. I'm referring to the trick just called "Trio," on page 67 of Unexplainable Acts. It's 3 coins and a sh*ll.

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I had forgotten about Trio. I'll have to check it out. 

BTW - Trio in Three is a fine card and coin routine and well worth using in "the real world."

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Fun to practice that one, isnt it? If you get his Creating Magic dvd you can see him do it there. 
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Thanks Mike and Michael. I'll definitely look into Trio in Three as well. Since cards and coins are my dynamic duo, that actually sounds perfect for me[smile].

Ken
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The first lecture I ever saw was by Gary Kurtz around 1990 when I was in IBM Ring 26 in NY City. I was amazed, and still am to this day. He performed Tossed Out Deck, which I had never seen, Trio in Three, Flurious...I can't remember what else...but mostly stuff from Unexplainable Acts. He also covered his pamphlet on Misdirection and the Direction of Attention. Fascinating.
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Originally Posted by KenTheriot
I am learning "Trio" from Gary Kurtz's "Unexplainable Acts." I realized in doing this that it was the first time I'd ever learned a full routine from only a book:-P. I'm spoiled living in this day and age.

I am fairly certain I am doing it correctly - Richard Kaufman being so great at explaining. But I find myself wondering how it actually looks. Oddly enough, I can find no video of anyone, Gary Kurtz included, doing this routine.

I have turned up some "versions" of it, where some other magician adds or takes away from the original. But I'd really love to see what it looks like performed. Does anyone know of a video somewhere?

BTW, I'm aware of the arguments for and against doing this. I'm not taking a stand on either side. Yes, I might come up with something interesting trying to interpret it on my own. And learning modalities aside, I really just want to see it[smile].

Cheers,

Ken

How it actually looks is how YOU do it.
That is the beauty of learning from books. You interpret the description from a talented writer and you use your own imagination and your own artistic talents to bring it to life rather than just imitating the guy in the video.
The more you learn from books, the better you'll get at it and you will begin to "see" the routine unfold before you more clearly, more demonstrably, than any video could.
Congratulations Ken. Im excited for you my friend.
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