Giobbi, RobertoCard College Volume 2
A Complete Course in Sleight of Hand Card Magic
©1992, 1996 Roberto Giobbi and Stephen Minch
Hardbound, 7.5x10.5, 244 Pages
ISBN: 0-945296-13-4
Card College Volume 2
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Comment: The second of five volumes in this excellent course in card magic. Original in German Grosse Kartenschule, Band 2; Illustrated by Barbara Giobbi-Ebnöther, Translated
from the German by Richard Hatch

Contents: (note, page numbers continue from Volume 1)

xxiii Introduction to Volume 2: Roberto Giobbi, Reinach 1996

251 Chapter 17: Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part 2
253 Bringing the Bottom Card to the Top
254 Controlling the Top and Bottom Stocks
257 The Lift Shuffle: Top Stock Control with the Lift Shuffle, Key-card Placement with the Lift Shuffle
259 Controlling the Entire Deck: the G. W. Hunter Shuffle
260 Controlling the Entire Deck: the Optical Shuffle
262 More Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle
262 Subconscious Poker: a demonstration of a controlled deal in Poker, with a Royal Flush finish
265 Aces Off the Cuff: Black Aces are produced, then change to red Aces, with the Blacks dropped from the sleeves

269 Chapter 18: Palming
271 Theoretical Considerations
272 The Palm Grip
273 The Top Palm
276 Palming Multiple Cards from the Top
277 Concealing Palmed Cards in the Hand
285 Replacing Palmed Cards
288 Tricks with Palming
288 Homing Card Plus  (Francis Carlyle, Jimmy Grippo): signed card to pocket twice, then all but the signed card goes to the pocket
292 The Cards of Capistrano: a cards across routine

295 Chapter 19: The Pass
297 The Classic Pass
300 Covers for the Pass: The Riffle Pass, Other Covers
304 Tricks with the Pass
304 Finnegins Rewake: selection appears at the top of the deck
305 Card Through Handkerchief: deck is wrapped in handkerchief, yet selection slowly penetrates

309 Chapter 20: False Display Counts
311 The Elmsley Count
314 The Jordan Count
315 The Hamman Count
318 The Buckle Count
319 The Push-off Count
320 The Hamman Two-for-Four Count
321 Tricks with False Display Counts
321 The Really Wild Nine-card Trick (Bro. John Hamman, Arturo de Ascanio): Nine black cards turn red with the aid of a wild red card (Hammann count)
324 The Royal Acrobats: Variation on Vernon's Twisting the Aces. Four Kings turn face down one at a time. When placed in deck, they turn face up trapping a selection

329 Chapter 21: The Double Lift, Part 2
331 Another Double Turnover
335 More Tricks with the Double Lift
335 Vanished without a Trace!: A card changes into the selection. On a repeat, the card simply vanishes.
337 The Ambitious Card: a signed card repeatedly jumps to the top of the deck

345 Chapter 22: The Crimp
347 Crimping with the Index Finger
347 Crimping with the Heel of the Thumb
348 Crimping with an Overhand Shuffle
349 Cutting to a Crimped Card
349 Applications
350 A Trick Using the Crimp
350 Transposition Extraordinary: Spectator notes card at a position thought of. Magician takes a different card. The cards change places.

353 Chapter 23: The Glimpse
355 Top-card Riffle Glimpse
356 Top-card Double Lift Glimpse
356 Top-card Riffle Shuffle Glimpse
357 Bottom Card All-around Square-up Glimpse
357 Situational Bottom Card Glimpses
359 Center-card Glimpse
360 Tricks with the Glimpse
360 Card Catcher: the selection ends up face up in a face down packet
363 Impossible!: an impossible looking card location

365 Chapter 24: The Reverse
367 The Braue Reverse
368 Double Lift Reverse
370 Double Turnover Reverse
371 The Leg Reverse
372 Deck Turnover Reverse
374 Tricks with the Reverse
374 The Whistle (Annemann): two cards turn face up in the deck when whistled for
376 Reversible Mix-up (Frank Garcia): the wrong card ends up as the right one

379 Chapter 25: False Cut Techniques, Part 2
381 A True, Single, Tabled Cut
384 Single, Tabled, False Cut I
385 Single, Tabled, False Cut II
386 A True Running Cut
388 Up the Ladder
389 Dai Vernon's Cold-deck Cut
391 Affas-gaffas False Cut
392 Gambler's False Triple Cut

393 Chapter 26: Flourishes, Part 2
395 Turning Over the Top Card IV
396 Turning Over the Top Card V
396 Turning Over the Top Card VI
398 Springing the Cards
399 The Cascade
401 The Swivelleroo Cut
402 The Flip-flap Cut
404 One-handed Riffle Shuffle

407 Chapter 27: Theory
408 Some Thoughts on Theoretical Subjects
409 Presentation
409 The Role of Presentation: Meaning, Magical Atmosphere, Entertainment
410 The Role of the Performer: Why Perform Magic? Personality, Image, Voicebody Language
413 Style
414 Theme: Roles, The Phenomenon, Purpose, Proof
415 The Script: Content, Studying the Script, Spontaneity, Original Scripts, the Meaning of a Word, the Silent Script, The Script Structure, Logic
417 The Audience: Dealing with the Audience, Interaction with the Audience
418 Humor, Comedy, and the Joke: Personal Humor, Situation Comedy, Gags, Verbal Humor, The Role of Humor
420 Diverse Presentational Strategies: Conflict, Personification, Objects
421 Presentation and Construction: Effect, The Rule of Three, Applause
423 Concluding Remarks
423 Recommended Reading: recommended books for General, Biographies, Communication, Body Language, Rhetoric, Theater, Scripts, Humor
426 Construction
426 The Construction of a Trick: The Magical Effect, The Effect as Orientation, Consistency, Surprise and Suspense
428 The Construction of a Routine: Structure, The Principle of Mounting Interest, Examples of Routines
429 The Construction of the Program: Choice of Repertoire, Various Effect Categories, The Program Structure, New Tricks in the Program
432 In Conclusion
432 Recommended Reading
434 Directing Attention
434 The Means of Perception: We Perceive Constantly, Individual Conviction, Prejudices and Expectations, Peripheral Perceptions
436 The Physical Direction of Attention: The Direction of the Gaze, Movement, Touch, Contrast, Pointing, Visual Attractions
438 Mental Direction of Attention: Sources of Information, The Center of Attention, The Performer's Attention, False Contexts, False Assumptions, Premature Conclusions, The Strategy of Posing Questions, Naturalness and Handling, The Theory of False Solutions
442 Reading Your Spectators: It's the Eye, Body Language, Distance, Verbal Expressions
444 Summary
444 Recommended Reading
446 Technique, Handling and Management
446 Technique: Understanding the Mechanics, Understanding the Function, The Best Technique, Active and Passive Techniques
448 The Handling: A Soft Elegance, Dynamic and Aesthetic, Naturalness, Handling and Style
453 Management: Examples
454 Concluding Remarks
454 Recommended Reading
456 Timing
456 Timing and Duration
456 Timing and Rhythm
457 Timing and the Moment: Strong and Weak Moments, In-Transit Actions
458 Timing and Coordination: Timing as a Motor Skill, Timing in Construction, Timing in Presentation, Timing in the Direction of Attention
459 Timing and Simultaneity
460 Summary
460 Recommended Reading
461 Outs for Disasters and Disturbances
461 Disasters: Preventing Disasters, Technical Mistakes
464 Disturbances from the Audience: Strategies for Preventing Disturbances, Unintentional Disturbances, The Spectator Makes a Mistake, Intentional Disturbances
474 Conclusion
475 Recommended Reading
476 The Study of Card Conjuring
476 Choosing, Sifting and Collecting Material
477 Studying a Card Trick
478 General Remarks
481 Accessories: An Oversized Deck, Hand Weights, Hand Strength Exerciser, Qui Gong Balls, The Metronome, A Soft Surface, The Mirror, The Tape Recorder, The Video Recorder
483 Training Techniques: How Does One Practice Theory?, Mental Training
484 Concluding Remarks
484 Recommended Reading

487 Bibliographic Notes
491 Index


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