How to Perform the "rope through the neck" trick
This video starts off with a magician performing a trick that he will teach. You are going to need a length of rope or a scarf to do this trick. The rope or scarf should be about five feet long. Put the rope behind your head so the sides are hanging normally down your chest. You'll want the rope that is on the left side hanging a little lower then the right. Reach with the right hand and grab the rope high on your chest. With the left hand grab the rope on the right side making sure your left hand is lower then the right. Your right hand comes across your body to the right side and your left hand goes up and around the right side of your head. This rope crosses over itself to create a catch on the back of your neck. The catch is not seen from the front and it holds the rope in place. Take your hands away and it looks as if the rope is tied once around the neck. Pull the rope and the catch in the back releases, appearing as if the rope passes through your neck.