Card College - Robert Giobbi
Roberto Giobbi's Acclaimed Course On Sleight-Of-Hand Card Magic! Never before has a course in card magic been so thoroughly illustrated for clarity and ease of learning. Clear, engaging, detailed writing is coupled with over 1,200 professional drawings to aid the student in attaining mastery over a deck in the shortest possible time.
Card College contains up-to-date developments in the craft, giving the reader the best methods for creating amazement with an ordinary deck of playing cards, ranging from classic sleights and ruses to the most sophisticated modern techniques.
Card College is the first course of its kind written by a full-time professional magician, consisting of material selected from his own repertoire. Giobbi offers his readers hard won knowledge obtained through experience, and teaches the best sleights, methods and tricks, along with the psychology, misdirection and theory essential for successful card magic.
Giobbi has selected only the best sleights and handlings from thousands of books on the subject, saving his readers countless hours of research and wasted effort spent on inferior approaches and ideas.
Card College is written as both a course for the beginning student and a retraining course for the experienced card magician who wants to improve their skills.
Volume 1 Overhand Shuffle, False Cuts, Hindu Shuffle, The Glide, Key Cards, Riffle Shuffle, Forces, Top Change, Double Lift, and more
Volume 2 Picking up where Volume One left off, Volume Two teaches such classic and invaluable sleights as the palm, the pass, the glimpse, false counts and much more. Volume Two concludes with a chapter on psychology, misdirection and presentation that's among the best treatments ever done on these important subjects. Throughout, Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements, guaranteeing every reader, no matter how experienced, fresh techniques and insights. Some of the topics covered in Volume Two include:
- The Glimpse
- Card Reverses
- The Crimp
- False Cuts
- False Counts
- The Pass
- The Overhand Shuffle
- The Double Turnover
contains instruction on such invaluable sleights as the push-off double turnover, one-handed top palm, the Ascanio spread, gambler's cop, the Vernon addition, false displays and riffle shuffles, the convincing control, the Olram subtlety, and much more-including many powerful card tricks and routines. Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements, guaranteeing every reader fresh techniques and insights. Some of the topics covered in Volume Three include:
- The Biddle Steal
- The K.M. Move
- Breaks, Steps & Injogs
- Advanced Palming
- Card Controls
- The Zarrow Shuffle
- Advanced Double Lifts
- Multiple Shifts
- The Pull-Through Shuffle
- The Faro Shuffle
- Color Changes
- The Side Steal
- The Diagonal Palm Shift
- False Counts and Displays
Forcing Techniques, False Deals, Deck Switches, Flourishes, Advanced Passes, Laping and more Volume 5
begins with a meaty chapter of new techniques and strategies then diverges from the established Card College formula. Judging that the reader now has more than a sufficient number of tools in his grasp, Mr. Giobbi provides eight chapters filled with tricks and routines that illustrate how various techniques are applied to create world-class card magic. These effects, however, are not mere constructions meant for teaching. Most have been drawn from Roberto Giobbi's professional repertoire-and because of this, even the classics of card magic are given a fresh gleam as Giobbi adds refinements won from years of performing experience.
Making Secret Setups, False Shuffles, Obtaining Duplicate Signatures, Quick Tricks, Openers and Routines with the Aces, Favorite Effects, Gambling Demonstrations, Mental Mysteries
All in all, Volume Five features 34 professional-caliber routines that have astounded audiences the world over.