“If I knew someone just getting into this business, it would be the first set of books that I would I’d recommend.” –John Bannon
“If you love card magic, you can’t do better. They’re just incredible valuable tools. If you’re very serious about learning magic, you can’t do better than study what Roberto Giobbi has put into these volumes for the serious student.” –John Lovick
“They’re excellent books. I’d recommend them to ANYBODY, especially those just getting into card magic.” –Michael Close
“Card College is the complete course in card magic. I 100% it’s going to help you today and every day in your career.” –Jeff Prace
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
The Overhand Shuffle
The Riffle Shuffle
The Double Lift
The Hindu Shuffle
The Spread Cull
The Top Change
The Key Card
It’s finally here! In the fifth volume of the acclaimed Card College series, Roberto Giobbi has prepared a graduation party! In previous volumes the reader has been given a remarkable collection of tools for creating astonishing card magic. In the same vein, Volume 5 begins with a meaty chapter of new techniques and strategies, which include methods for covertly arranging stacks during performance, obtaining a duplicate of a spectator’s signature with his knowledge, and secretly conveying cards to and from the deck-powerful tools indeed.
But then Volume 5 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.
His choice of material is impeccable, featuring not only original effects and handlings of his own, but tricks and routines by world-masters as well. One finds such gems as Fred Kaps’ presentation for The Signed Card in Box, along with Giobbi’s cunning treatment of this modern classic, Henry Christ’s fabulous Ace routine and a superb handling of a forgotten masterpiece by Charlie Miller. And everything is taught with the clarity and attention to detail for which the Card College series has become known. Open this book and welcome to the party-prepare to graduate!
Some of the topics covered in Volume Five include:
- 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.