Simple Minded (Limited) by Gregory Arce - Book
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|Greg's second jam-packed book was another rousing success... within its 73-pages are 10 explosive routines you can put to use right away... Greg reveals the complete details of many items taken directly from his own celebrated act, including: |
POINTILISM - A drawing duplication effect for those who don't like peeks or switches or pre-show work. It has a very "free-will" feel to it, while being sneaky as hell! (Greg, should have marketed this on its own, but it's all detailed in this book).
THINK THAT TUNE - This is an idea based on Pointilism, however, the effect is totally different. Basically, you predict the song a spectator will play: the spectator comes up and plays a song on an xylophone, and SOMEONE ELSE comes up to guess the name of the song. When you pick up your prediction, it has the name of the song, the spectator's name and how many notes it took before they got the song.
AWE-SOME TOTAL - Based on Larry Becker's work. The audience are shown a small paper bag onstage; inside is a calculator and some slips of paper. The audience then calls out numbers, eventually creating a six-digit number. Then, someone comes up and adds the numbered slips in the gift bag - the total is the same as the just-created six-digit number. No forcing, no switching. No trick calculator. The numbers on the slips can change every night you do it AND can be examined before the effect begins. Amazing - This has blown away magicians and other mentalists, even those who know Becker's routine!
"Thanks once again, Greg, always fascinated by your thinking. Really cool stuff. I like the map idea a lot by the way. And, yes, I think indeed it could be manufactured.
I like your version of Sum total as well. Very, very nice."
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