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My new ebook, The Well-tuned Magician: Analyzing and Refining Your Magic Routines, pulls aside the curtain, revealing the individual steps I take to help performers create the most astonishing and entertaining routines possible. My goal is to increase your critical thinking skills, allowing you to first identify problems and then utilize the strategies I provide to "fix" them.

At this stage in my life, most of my magic-related time is spent teaching and consulting. A substantial part of that time involves identifying and solving problems. For many (perhaps even most) magicians, "magical problem solving" is a mysterious process.

Ten chapters cover the presentational and technical aspects I examine when working on a trick. Chapter Eleven contains eleven tricks and moves, showing how the theoretical information can be applied. (Included is a move that helped a performer win a Fool Us trophy.)

But wait, there's more. Included with your purchase is a 14-page, printable, Worksheet PDF, which will help you apply this information immediately.

I am proud of all the products I have released to the magic community over the years, but The Well-tuned Magician may well be the most valuable for improving the quality of your magic, whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional.

The ebook has 32,000 words, sixty-six color photographs, and fifteen videos.

Your download will include two formats: EPUB, optimized for reading on tablets, and PDF, suitable for viewing on computers and for printing.

Download today.

$49.95 USD 

(Both EPUB and PDF files Included.
Plus you receive the BONUS 14-page PDF Worksheet
to help you achieve your goals.)


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There’s no way taking a serious dive into this thoughtful collection of Michael’s most recent examination of the most important performance metrics, as informed by his P&T work, can’t make you a better magician. Very thought provoking and enlightening, from the immediately practical (clear your table!) to the long term strategic aspects of how you ultimately want your audience to remember you. And no filler. Thanks Michael, for always sharing your wisdom with the community.

Will F.
United States United States

Another Outstanding Ebook

Michael Close is the best author of magic books writing today. As an engineer by training, I enjoyed the structured approach Michael takes to solving problems within new and existing card tricks. The examples from his role as technical consultant at Fool Us are both fascinating and illuminating. The eBook format he invented that includes embedded video links is an outstanding feature that truly aids learning of the material. More importantly, the information he imparts is meaningful, useful, interesting, and practical. One note, there are a lot of references to other Close eBooks in the text. This is not a problem if you, like me, are a MC completist. If not, you may need to head back to the website and make some additional purchases. At the same time, however, there are some references to sleights hidden in older books that Michael fully explains, saving the reader the trouble of tracking down the original sources which in many cases are out of print. I really appreciated those details.

David S.
United States United States

Review of Well-Tuned Magician

This is a great teaching vehicle and a perfect tool to self analyze your routines. It covers many ways to critically look at your presentation and make the appropriate improvements.

Douglas R.
United States United States

Becoming a Well-Tuned Magician

I am enjoying Michael's new book 'The Well-Tuned Magician' (WTM) !! We get to have him guide us through his extensive consulting work with magicians and apply his expertise to our own material. This is an important book that covers how Michael approaches 'fixing' problems. The result is clearly structured, more powerful routines. (As a musician, I am well aware of the WTC, J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier'. Michael has added his take on the 'WTM'. Many thanks!)

Jim M.
United States United States

Thanks, Jim. I happy you are finding the book to be valuable. - Michael Close


A Tune Up for Your Act

If you are looking to improve your act then this is a must read. The worksheet that is included with the book is a treasure map leading to the best tricks in your repertoire.

Westley A.
United States United States