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How to Get Started Doing Coin Magic Tricks

Learn how to get started doing coin tricks from celebrity magician Matt Wayne in this Howcast video.

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So you'd like to learn more about magic, huh? Specifically coin magic. Well, I can help you.

Here's a secret that I've learned over the years. Practictioners of the art of magic over the years have secretly, and cleverly concealed their secrets in books. So what does that mean to you?

Take a trip to the local library and you can actually find a book called JB Bobo's Modern Coin Magic. It's available at any Barnes & Noble or bookstore. You can work through this book and you'll learn slight of hand with coin, vanishes, everything. It also includes the history behind coin magic, a wonderful find.

The second book, the first chapter is completely dedicated to coin sleight of hand. Worth getting. This is a nine volume series, my mentor Danny Hein, who is very, very influential, pushed me on these books, and I absolutely loved them.

The third is for you experts out there, once you work through Bobo and then once you work through the Tarvelt course, you can pick up David Roth's Expert Coin Magic book. It's highly recommended for those that start with those two books first and then move on.

Remember, magic is not just about the tricks. There's also the skill and the dexterity that comes along with it that you have to master. Doing something like the coin roll, for instance, is a perfect example of something that you could be doing while reading or studying the art of magic.

I highly recommend building up your dexterity because it's something that will carry on into the tricks that you'll perform for your friends and family.

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