Symbolic Method 4+

Symbolic Method

Ralph Cos

Designed for iPad

    • $6.99



'Symbolic Method' forms part of the 'Symbolic Close-up Trilogy' that dedicates to symbolic notation in Close-up magic. The volumes, all available on the App Store, are:

Vol. 1 - Symbolic Method
Vol. 2 - Symbolic Matrix
Vol. 3 - Symbolic Cups and Balls

These apps blend into the most comprehensive set of technical learning tools for Close-up magicians, with solutions for mental techniques and notation systems.

‘Symbolic Method’ serves to document, draft and study ideas and variations on card tricks. It addresses all Close-up card magicians. The app is inspired by Juan Tamariz's 'método simbólico', developed in 1978, and his visions on a notation system for card tricks, introduced in his publications ‘El Método Simbólico’ I and II, and the ‘New mini simbólico’.

Consider any card trick routine as a sequence of position checks and actions along with dramaturgic and grammatical elements. Pin those down in a most concise way by means of intuitive icons and symbols. Then let them guide you, view by view, to study, analyse, recall, and practice card tricks systematically. ‘Symbolic Method' gives you a holistic view on the routines, enables you to x-ray the method, and serves to go over your related material from books, lecture notes, brainstorming sessions, and videos. It opens up new perspectives, and is to the a card trick what musical notes are to a song.

It works on all iOS devices, with the best product experience on iPads.

Test the free 'Symbolic S-Up' sister app by this developer to explore its look and feel.

What’s New

Version 2024.1

1. A document, named 'Symbols Introduction - 1 - Read me first' is available in the Files dropdown menu. The document provides instructions and guidance.
2. Code maintenance

App Privacy

The developer, Ralph Cos, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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