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How to Become a Magician

What is magic? Is it about showing people something really out of this world or about suddenly appearing something out of nowhere, chopping a lady into many pieces, or any other unexplained phenomenon? Most of these aspects are perfectly alright if we observe things for layman aspect but absolutely ridiculous with simple introduction of minute technical aspects. Tackling you ordinary performance with a subtle difference and surely disguising the base of an activity; that’s what magic is all about. It is nothing more than an illusion. Now the question arises, how to become a magician? Had it been the case that I would be a magician; I happen to have been said that it is a hard nut to crack. Literally speaking it becomes very easy by getting accustomed to some peculiar tricks that are used by this practitioner magician. All that is required is the zeal or inner urge along with dedication towards this profession. So if you want solve the problem of “how to become a magician?” then read and take action on these some tips and you’ll find yourself on the road to success in magic. Most magicians start learning magic by reading. Visit your local library and read as many books as you can about the art of magic. You can learn a lot about showmanship and stagecraft by watching another person perform. After you see their show, ask yourself what you liked and didn't like about to show. If you pay attention to local event calendars, the chances are good that you’ll be able to see a magician at a mall, theater, library, fair or festival, civic organization, or community center in your town. Although nothing replaces the experience of watching a live magician show, you should also watch and learn from YouTube videos of famous magicians such as Mark Wilson, Siegfried and Roy, Harry Blackstone, David Copperfield and Ali Bongo. Another resource for magic videos is your local magic dealer. Whenever you see a magic show by a local performer, introduce yourself after the show. Be respectful of the performer’s time (he or she may have another show to do), but ask about private or group lessons. If they don’t offer magic lessons, then they might be able refer you to someone who does. Another way to find a mentor is to join to your local Society of Young Magicians. If you want to master any art form, skill, or trade, then you have to practice: the same holds true for aspiring magicians. Practice each effect so that every move looks natural and you don’t have to think about what happens next. There’s Page 1


nothing worse than watching a magician think about how to do a secret move: it really ruins the awe and mystique of an effect. To get an idea of what the audience sees, start by practicing in front of mirror. You should also video tape yourself performing each effect. Afterwards, watch video to see what looks good and what you can improve upon. Rehearsal is what you do after you've practiced: you rehearse once you have mastered the sleight-of-hand, patter, and blocking needed to perform your routines. When you’re just starting out in magic, then you’ll have to be your own director and give yourself notes on how to make your routine better. You can also rehearse in front of a friend or family member that you trust to give you honest feedback. Most importantly, have gun. Magic has a long and rich legacy of bringing fun, laughter, and delight to people around the world. You can be part of this fun and mysterious art for. All it takes is one book. If you want to get more information about how to become a magician, please click here.

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How to Become a Magician