Amelia Popper's Practical Exercises for Young Magicians is an 18th century English book by Amelia Popper containing intricate finger and voice exercises divided into several dozen etudes.


The book consists of a series of movements that serve as educational practices and introductory techniques to the physical complexity of magic and spell casting. Popper's work has been used throughout Brakebills' curriculum as a structured, refined method to spellcasting.


  • The book is an allusion to David Popper's "High School of Cello Playing".[1]


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