Since its initial publication, The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue has been regarded as the most complete course in sleight of hand with playing cards ever written, teaching essential sleights from the Overhand Shuffle to the Pass and Palm. Each chapter explores a new sleight followed by several tricks using what the student has already learned tricks that, incidentally, include many of the best card effects ever created.
Many of today's finest magicians began with Hugard and Braueâ€™s classic book, including world-renowned card expert R. Paul Wilson. On these DVDs, Paul guides you along this Royal Road, demonstrating the sleights and effects from the book along with many important touches from his own repertoire. Paul guides you effortlessly through each chapter, using clear and concise instructions combined with multiple camera angles. He also performs most of the tricks in the book for an informal audience, allowing the student to see each effect before learning it.
This DVD series is a complete course in card magic that expands and updates the material from The Royal Road to Card Magic with new effects, improved methods, and advice from many of todays finest exponents of card conjuring. If you follow this course from beginning to end, learning each sleight before moving to the next chapter, you will soon be on your way to becoming an excellent card magician.
Volume 1 explains such important techniques as the Overhand Shuffle, Card Controls, False Shuffles, the Riffle Shuffle, and a variety of impressive flourishes such as Springing the Cards, the Waterfall Shuffle, the Fan and more.
Volume 2 The Glide, the Glimpse, Key Cards, and more.
Volume 3 The Palm, the Back Slip, Breaks, False Cuts, the Charlier Shuffle and more.
Volume 4 The Double Lift, the Pass, Reverses, and more.
Volume 5 The Hindu Shuffle, the Force, the Top Change, the Bottom Change, and more.
You will also learn an incredible assortment of exciting effects that incorporate these techniques to speed your learning! If you are seriously interested in learning card magic, there is no better place to start than The Royal Road to Card Magic with R. Paul Wilson.