TIME Magazine called Derek Dingle “…the greatest card manipulator…”
This is not because of the tricks or books that made him famous to magicians. When Derek Dingle performed for laymen, he relied on five classic effects — reworked with his trademark cleverness, and executed with remarkable skill.
Now, Derek Dingle’s Last Notes is yours. Flip through the pages to experience his coveted close-up act: from New Wave to Sympathetic; Inflation to Whispering Queen. And discover how to make gimmicked cards, Dingle style!
Every effect in Derek Dingle’s Last Notes is routined for repetition. No reset. Perfect for walkaround magic. Between the covers, you will find expert sleight-of-hand, streamlined magic, precision patter, and Dingle’s signature comedy.
Dingle’s Ambitious Card! The signed card ends up in an envelope.
Ring Flight! Performed without a jacket (leaves magicians stumped).
Dingle’s Coins Across! Performed under test conditions in the spectator’s hand. Direct and hilarious.
Cigarette Through Quarter! Great insight into Dingle’s magical mind. Learn to turn weakness into strength.
The Collectors! Never before published. Dingle simplifies this favorite of card workers and eliminates the plot’s major flaws. An understanding of this effect will improve your performance immensely.
The FB Pass! One of the best, least-known Passes in magicdom. Dingle gained much fame among magicians for this Pass.
The Derek Dingle Fabulous Jumping Card Trick! This is Dingle’s handling of the Edward Victor Eleven Card trick — one of his favorites. The False Count is highly sought and fully explained.
The Whispering Queen! A quick, funny routine with variations by Simon Lovell and Rich Marotta.
Sympathetic Cards! Includes Dingle’s work on how to make gimmicked cards.
“Derek was a natural, surrounded by an aura of superb softness.”
– Jon Racherbaumer
“Derek Dingle was the single most talented sleight-of-hand artist with cards and coins that I’ve ever seen.”
– Richard Kaufman
Derek Dingle’s Last Notes was written by two of Dingle’s dearest friends, Rich Marotta, and Simon Lovell.
46 pages. 40 black-and-white photos.