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Nursery Rhymes vol. 2 NR 2 PDF ADDITION

Written, illustrated, photographed, designed, and published by Dan and Dave Buck


These notes were purchased at

2004 by Dan and Dave Buck

Nursery Rhymes vol. 2


Nursery Rhymes Volume 2

Foreword 03As a production, 2nd method

04 Molecule 2 08 The Forte Flourish

Transplit 11 Dribble This! 15Kryptonite

222nd method

at the Card Table 25

27 Ace VenturaSingle card revelation

31 West Coast Chaos

Nursery Rhymes vol. 2 Foreword


As Dave pointed out in volume 1 of Nursery Rhymes, Our style of magic is very flashy and visual, it happens in your face. Continuing with the theme of our illustrated style of magic, we bring you Volume 2-more approaches on antiquated moss-covered ruses. Since the release of volume 1 many people have asked why Nursery Rhymes? I think now is a good time to clear this up. Nursery Rhymes are what Erdnase called antiquated moss-covered ruses. In other words old-school techniques that are refurbished to reflect the changing times. In this volume we bring you two new ace productions. P. @ T.C.T is an ace production done on the table, and looks as if all four aces appear at once. The production also has a nice follow-up trick to go along with it. Both productions are fast paced and eye catching. I know you guys will enjoy this one, The Forte Flourish an extremely visual one-card production done on the table, really nice! A one handed false cut, and Dribble This! a fast-pace flourish-style card control which leaves you with many applications to go into. Next comes Split Change Transpo, the name pretty much gives it away, a stunning visual transposition effect with a new split-change idea and thats just the beginning. This volume is twice as big as volume 1 so sit back and enjoy the ride. Most of the material in this volume is practical and surprisingly not that hard. Of course thats what everyone says about their own material, anyway hope you enjoy our stuff. Until next time, enjoy practicing! -Erdnases quote can be found in The Expert at the Card Table on page 13 under the title of Professional Secrets, 12th line down. Dan Buck 17 April 2002

Nursery Rhymes vol. 2 Molecule 2


As a four card production, 2nd method This is another variation of the Molecule 2 explained in volume 1. There are a few differences in the methods, however, if you already learned Molecule 2, this will come easy. Setup: Ace, face down Ace, face up Remaining cards, face down Last two aces face down To prepare for the production you will need to obtain a break above the bottom two aces. The best way is to pull down the aces with your left little finger. With your right hand, swing cut a third of the cards as you keep the two aces on bottom by holding them back with the little finger. This is a variation of Harry Loraynes HaLo Cut. When completing the swing cut, hold a break between the two halves. You should now be holding a little finger break above the face up and face down aces with the other two on bottom of the deck. You will need to hold the cards in a special grip. Your left middle finger goes on the upper right corner of the deck and your left index finger is curled underneath the cards, Figure 1. Come over with your right hand and grip the top third of the deck in Biddle Grip. Lift the outer edge; the inner edge should still be in contact with the rest of the cards. This top packet should be at a 45 angle to the deck, Figure 2.

Your right thumb picks up at the break held by your left little finger while still holding on to the top packet. Your left middle finger is used as a pivot point to lever this center packet up, Figure 3. Youre basically doing Z Grip used in Sybil cuts, only with your middle finger as a pivot-point and not your index finger. Make sure you have a firm grip on the top two packets before you continue. With your left index finger underneath the deck, tilt the bottom packet up as you would

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for the Charlier Pass, Figure 4. However, it is important that you keep your left little finger extended and not at the rear of the bottom packet. If you need extra support on the bottom packet you could grip it between the index finger and thumb of the left hand.

Once in a position similar to figure 4 (above), curl your left middle finger inward as you lower both right hand packets and rotate the top packet to the right just a little, Figure 5. Continue to curl your middle finger inwards until the center packet is in-jogged about 1 inch beneath the vertical packet held up with the left index finger. Simultaneously lower the vertical packet on top of this packet, Figure 6.

As youre lowering the vertical packet your right hand is going to revolve its packet 180 over into a face up position. To do this your right index and middle fingers should be resting on top of the packet; your thumb is at the bottom edge and your ring and little fingers are at the top edge, Figure 7. The left hand has been taken out of the picture for more clarity. Revolve your thumb around the backside of the deck until it contacts the bottom card. Simultaneously rotate your wrist forward, towards the viewers. Continue revolving your thumb around until it reaches the center of the packet and rotate your wrist around until the packet is face up, Figures 8 and 9.

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Flip this face-up packet over, like you would for a double lift, on top of the deck. Flip it over so that the center packet will be out-jogged, Figure 10.

The center packet contains two facedown aces on bottom and a face up and face down ace on top. Strip this center out-jogged packet out by bringing the right index finger in contact with the left edge of the center packet. With this finger, rotate it around, clockwise, using your left ring finger as a pivot point. Once this packet is perpendicular to the rest of the cards, pinch the packet with your thumb and index. Continue to revolve the packet around until it clears the deck. Once it has cleared the deck and is parallel to the other cards, bring it to an upright position by repositioning your grip so that your right middle finger is holding the long edge in the center, opposite the thumb, and the index finger curled at the center, Figure 11.

Let go of this packet with your thumb, this will revolve the packet around to a face up position. The packet is now held or clipped between your index finger and

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thumb of the right hand. Lever this packet up as you slide off the top and bottom aces using your index and middle fingers, Figure 12. Once these cards clear the packet, use your left thumb to revolve the bottom ace around the packet and on top of the deck to a face up, out jogged position. Figures 13 shows the revolving action taking place.

Simultaneously to the left hands actions spread the right hand aces and display the final production, Figure 14.

Nursery Rhymes vol. 2 The Forte Flourish


The idea for this method of producing a card came while reading Ernest Earicks book By Forces Unseen. Cross Purposes, one of the effects in the book, lies on the concept of a Ben Harris idea in which a card rises crosswise from the deck. In the following version, rather then the card rising from the deck, all the cards fall from a vertical position to a horizontal position with the exception of the chosen card. If you read Ernest Earicks version of this effect you will see that it doesnt relate to this version. Believe it or not the idea came while looking at figure 178 of that. This shows a card protruding face up in a vertical position from an interlaced (half shuffled) face down deck of cards lying horizontally on the table. Taking the figure into consideration and applying a Steve Forte idea, we came up with the following method. The Steve Forte sleight enables one to balance a tabled spread in an upright vertical position. Figure 1 shows the position of the cards in their vertical position.

In order for the cards to stand upright you must first reverse spread them on the table. Thats going from right to left rather than a normal table spread which goes left to right. Figure 2 shows the reverse spread on the table in the perspective of the viewers.

NOTE: Ignore the perpendicular card in the reversed spread. This card comes into play later.

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Notice that the left side of the spread still contains about half the cards. Regular spread the cards back over the reversed spread cards. In the end it should look like you have just spread the cards once, Figure 3.

With this done, you will be able to lift the cards to an upright position. This is accomplished by placing your right thumb on the top card of the right side of the spread, and fingers below or underneath the spread. Its best if you have a closeup mat, as it will make it easier for you to slide your fingers under the spread. Lever the packet up, towards yourself, until its in the position shown in figure 1. We believe this belongs to Steve Forte. In figure 1 you will notice the left index finger positioned at the upper right corner of the vertical spread, above the right fingers. Youre going to move this finger to the left of the spread, knocking the upright spread cards down (in a waterfall fashion) to a horizontal position on the table. Figure 4 shows the index finger moving to the left. Its important not to move your right fingers and thumb. Keep a firm grip on the cards as the left index finger moves to the left, knocking the spread down. When done correctly its really stunning to watch. The cards seem to take on a waterfall effect as they cascade down one by one. Figure 5 shows the