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Card College 1

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Roberto Giobbi's acclaimed course on sleight-of-hand card magic has received the highest praise from amateur and professional magicians alike, throughout Germany, France, Spain and the USA. The idea of producing a thorough course in card magic has seldom been attempted, and those few rare efforts are dated and often difficult to obtain. What Roberto Giobbi has done far surpasses his predecessors in a number of ways.

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 twelve hundred professional drawings to aid the student in attaining mastery of a deck in the shortest possible time

Up-to-date information on the latest 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

It's 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. Roberto has selected only the best sleights and handlings from literally 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 both as a course for the beginning student and a retraining course for the experienced card magician who may have picked up some inferior techniques during previous study.

Roberto Giobbi's Card College is now a five-volume course with over 1300 pages of easily understood instruction that starts with the fundamentals of card handling and progresses to the crafts most advanced and secret techniques-and each step of the way the reader is given astonishing card tricks, which provide practical applications for the sleights and concepts taught.

Volume 1

The first volume in this landmark course sets the groundwork for the rest of the series, beginning with lessons on the proper ways to hold, deal and shuffle the cards, then progressing through many basic sleights and techniques, including perhaps the most thorough and revealing discussion of the classic force ever offered. Along with the classics of card magic, Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements from his own repertoire, guaranteeing every reader, no matter how experienced, fresh techniques and insights into the performance of professional caliber card magic! Some of the topics covered in Volume One include:

  • The Tools of Card Magic
  • Fundamental Techniques
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • The Riffle Shuffle
  • False Cuts
  • Transfer Cuts
  • Card Controls
  • Card Forces
  • The Glide
  • The Double Lift
  • The Hindu Shuffle
  • Flourishes
  • The Spread Cull
  • The Top Change
  • The Key Card
  • Auxiliary Sleights
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