A COMPLETE COURSE IN CARD MAGIC If you are 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.
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 Braue's classic book, including world-renowned card expert R. Paul Wilson. On these downloads, 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 download 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 today's 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.
R. Paul Wilson teaching the Royal Road is one of the very best ways to learn card magic. The production values are superb! This is the best download course on card magic available today! -Bill Malone
Paul Wilson has performed card magic since he was eight years old and hasn't left home without a deck of cards since! Now a world-renowned, award-winning magician, Paul is respected not only for his creative approach to magic but also for his remarkable skill with cards. He is a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and has traveled the world performing and lecturing on sleight of hand. Paul has also authored fifteen booklets and manuscripts on his magic and has also produced five instructional videos of his work. Paul now works in film and television. His credits include technical advisor and second-unit director of the movie Shade, producer of A&E's Mondo Magic, co-producer and star of Court TV's The Takedown, producer and star of the BBC show The Real Hustle, and technical advisor on the movie Smokin' Aces.
VOLUME 1 Introduction Overhand Shuffle Hand Position Execution Controlling the Top Card Controlling the Bottom Card Top Card to Next to Bottom and Back The Run Injog Double Undercut Control Retaining Top Stock Full Deck False Shuffle Topsy-Turvy Cards Poker Player's Nightmare Pocket Discovery Telepathy Plus Thought Stealer Pinkie Does It A Card and a Number Riffle Shuffle Intro Refinement Retaining the Top Card Retaining the Bottom Card In the Air An Instinct for Cards Ultra Card Divination Flourishes Intro Ruffle Spread and Turnover Springing the Cards Waterfall Shuffle The Fan One Hand Fan One Thumb Fan Bonus Material
VOLUME 2 The Glide Intro The Glide Glide Refinement Design for Laughter Observation Test Glimpse Intro & The Bottom Card Glimpse The Top Card Glimpse #1 Gray's Spelling Trick Key Card / Undercut / Card Under Do As I Do The Three Piles The Twenty-Sixth Card Meeting of the Minds Non Poker Voice Sliding Key Card Bonus Material
VOLUME 3 Palm Intro Top Palm 1 Holding Card / Holding Deck Multiple Top Palm Palm Glimpse Replacing Top Card Refinement Card in Pocket Now You See It Gathering of the Clan Spring Catch Piano Trick Back Slip Intro Back Slip Lightning Card The Tantalizer Under Your Hat Overhand Shuffle 2 Intro Overhand Break Control Overhand Lift Shuffle Lift Shuffle Force Spread & Break Holding a Break Spread & Break Control Refinement Obliging Aces Leapfrog Spectator's Card Poker Puzzle False Shuffles and Cuts Intro Optical Shuffle Charlier Shuffle False Cuts Palm Cut An Incomprehensible Divination Circus Card Trick Blackjack Detective Bonus Material
VOLUME 4 Double Lift and Turnover Refinement Double Lift Glimpse Reverse Rapid Transit Ambitious Card Throughth and Consequences Insidious Dr. Fu Lui Tu The Pass Intro Pass Technique Refinement Roy Walton's Pass at Red Kangaroo Card Righting a Wrong Blindfold Pack Double Speller Color Change The Changing Card Self Cutting Deck A Pretty Cut Pop-Up Card Charlier Cut Acrobatic Aces Reverses Intro First Method Second Method Third Method Fourth Method Reversed Location Tipsy Turvy Double Reverse Mentalivity Mountebank Miracle Bonus Material
VOLUME 5 Hindu Shuffle Control Hindu Force Hindu Glimpse The Step Natural Injog All Change Here Classic Force Intro Now You See It One Hand Force Bottom Force Two Card Force Riffle Break Force Sliding Key Force Double Lift Force Cut Force Justice Card Trick Fours of a Kind Pulse Trick Top & Bottom Changes Intro Top Change Refinement The Changeling Bottom Change Arrangements Jacks Wild Think Stop Reds & Blacks Matching the Cards Platform Intro 3 Cards Across Ladies Looking Glass Paul's Tips Bonus Material