From five balls on upwards it is not possible to spin the balls freely. Hence, you can only roll and shove them.
a. The real pyramid:
For the real pyramid four balls are shoved on one level and the fifth ball is laid on top - right in the middle. The ball on top passively turns a little bit faster than the others. The trick is to press the lower ball row together with the thumb and small finger, so the top ball doesn´t break in. Both directions are practiced. After a while you start to leave the thumb off.
b. The Pentagon:
On this occasion, five balls are first held in the form of a Pentagon. Then you try to shove all five balls at once to the next position - very slowly. Because there is no ball in the middle, the figure inclines to collapse. However, this should be avoided.
c. The spectator:
Four small balls are shoved around up in the area of the fingers and the fifth ball observes the events from the palm.