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Rope Magic Resource list from Dr J. Ayala
by Jeff McBride on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 4:13pm
Books
The Award Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary (A neo-classic from a master rope magician)
The Magic World of Slydini by Karl Fulves (Explains various rope effects)
Self-Working Rope Magic by Karl Fulves
Give a Magician Enough Rope by Pete Biro (Great little booklet of effects, gags, hints and tips)
Rope Hectic by Francis Martineau (Wonderful routine great for all venues)
Abbott’s Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians compiled by Stewart James (Excellent resource)
Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks by Stewart James (When this was first published, it was the only one of its kind - highly recommended resource on rope magic)
Greater Magic by John Northern Hilliard (Contains a section on rope magic)
Tarbell Course by Harlan Tarbell – for rope magic, specifically Volumes 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String by Bill Severn
Mysterio’s Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring
On the Ropes by Aldo Colombini (www.wildcolombini.com)
Tight Rope by Aldo Colombini (a routine with 20 different effects within it – www.wildcolombini.com)

DVDs
Rope Magic of Tabary Vol. 1 and 2 (You can buy these separately, or on one disc) (As with the companion book, this is a standard among rope magicians, and the first volume teaches his entire award-winning rope routine)
Rope Classics by Aldo Colombini
Roped-In by Aldo Colombini
Rope Confections by Aldo Colombini
Flip’s Truly Magical Rope Magic by Flip Hallema
Hung Up On Ropes by Ronald Dayton, a.k.a. KOTAH
World’s Greatest Magic – Professional Rope Routines (various performers explaining great rope magic)
World’s Greatest Magic – Ring On Rope
Greater Magic Teach-In Series –Rope
Greater Magic #9 – Salvano Ropes
Page Rope Magic by Patrick Page, a.k.a. Pat Page
Expert Rope Magic Made Easy Vol. 1, 2 and 3 (You can purchase these separately or as a set of 3)
Dances With Ropes by Ian Sutz, a.k.a. Ian Garrison, a.k.a. MagicIAN
Ring N Rope by Jahn Gallo (That is Jahn, not John) (This is an 11 minute routine with only a ring and rope that can be broken down into segments if preferred)
Powerful Rope Magic by Jeremy Pei

Miscellaneous – Other performers/material to look into…
SandSational Rope Routine by George Sands (Considered one of the best Cut and Restored Rope routines ever put together and considered a standard) – I have only seen this recently as a kit, which comes with a booklet, a DVD and rope
Pavel – Considered to have been one of the best rope magicians in history
Richard Sanders
MagicIAN lecture notes (created effects such as Coin Balloon-acy, a unique Diminishing Sponge Ball routine, et. al.)
Ronald Dayton lecture notes (a.k.a. KOTAH)
Relentless Ring & String Routine by Bob Miller (close-up routine with a string and finger ring, highly recommended)
Ring Leader by Gregory Wilson (another close-up Ring and String effect, highly recommended!)


Here is the URL to the Rope magic show
http://www.livestream.com/mcbridemagic/video?clipId=pla_2488aa6f-318a-4e7f-9878-1a7bea5eccd1

Books
The Award Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary (A neo-classic from a master rope magician)
The Magic World of Slydini by Karl Fulves (Explains various rope effects)
Self-Working Rope Magic by Karl Fulves
Give a Magician Enough Rope by Pete Biro (Great little booklet of effects, gags, hints and tips)
Rope Hectic by Francis Martineau (Wonderful routine great for all venues)
Abbott’s Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians compiled by Stewart James (Excellent resource)
Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks by Stewart James (When this was first published, it was the only one of its kind - highly recommended resource on rope magic)
Greater Magic by John Northern Hilliard (Contains a section on rope magic)
Tarbell Course by Harlan Tarbell – for rope magic, specifically Volumes 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String by Bill Severn
Mysterio’s Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring
On the Ropes by Aldo Colombini (www.wildcolombini.com)
Tight Rope by Aldo Colombini (a routine with 20 different effects within it – www.wildcolombini.com)

DVDs
Rope Magic of Tabary Vol. 1 and 2 (You can buy these separately, or on one disc) (As with the companion book, this is a standard among rope magicians, and the first volume teaches his entire award-winning rope routine)
Rope Classics by Aldo Colombini
Roped-In by Aldo Colombini
Rope Confections by Aldo Colombini
Flip’s Truly Magical Rope Magic by Flip Hallema
Hung Up On Ropes by Ronald Dayton, a.k.a. KOTAH
World’s Greatest Magic – Professional Rope Routines (various performers explaining great rope magic)
World’s Greatest Magic – Ring On Rope
Greater Magic Teach-In Series –Rope
Greater Magic #9 – Salvano Ropes
Page Rope Magic by Patrick Page, a.k.a. Pat Page
Expert Rope Magic Made Easy Vol. 1, 2 and 3 (You can purchase these separately or as a set of 3)
Dances With Ropes by Ian Sutz, a.k.a. Ian Garrison, a.k.a. MagicIAN
Ring N Rope by Jahn Gallo (That is Jahn, not John) (This is an 11 minute routine with only a ring and rope that can be broken down into segments if preferred)
Powerful Rope Magic by Jeremy Pei

Miscellaneous – Other performers/material to look into…
SandSational Rope Routine by George Sands (Considered one of the best Cut and Restored Rope routines ever put together and considered a standard) – I have only seen this recently as a kit, which comes with a booklet, a DVD and rope
Pavel – Considered to have been one of the best rope magicians in history
Richard Sanders
MagicIAN lecture notes (created effects such as Coin Balloon-acy, a unique Diminishing Sponge Ball routine, et. al.)
Ronald Dayton lecture notes (a.k.a. KOTAH)
Relentless Ring & String Routine by Bob Miller (close-up routine with a string and finger ring, highly recommended)
Ring Leader by Gregory Wilson (another close-up Ring and String effect, highly recommended!)

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Susan J West you don't expect me to read all of these before class tonight do you??!!
August 13, 2012 at 4:14pm ·

Spike Norstrum daryl also has a good DVD on Ropes work...
August 13, 2012 at 4:36pm

Joaquin Ayala Spike: That is the Expert series listed above, I forgot to add his name!
August 13, 2012 at 5:26pm via mobile ·

Spike Norstrum roger that... now...I have tied myself to a chair, with the knots in the back, and I forgot to read how to get loose.
August 13, 2012 at 5:30pm ·

Antonio Alkantara ·
Tabary published recently a new DVD LA MAGIE DES CORDES (in french) with some variations. Also MANIPULATIONS CORDES-ROPES BY jEFF sHERIDAN, Volume 2.
August 14, 2012 at 12:33am ·