Learn To Be a Close-Up Magician
So you have simply experienced some incredible piece of magic that happened right just before your eyes, all done using no camera tricks. You could have seen this executed by a magician at a trade show, wedding event or a celebratory party. You are now thinking "I might like to be able to do that" Making use of the skills of a close-up magician can certainly win you brand-new buddies and acquaintances. Close-up magic is most certainly a hit with the ladies and could be used to get you that date you have been after. However wait a moment, precisely how do you discover to be a close-up magician?
Where to Begin
Don't make your 1st port of call YouTube! 99.9 % of just what you will definitely see on YouTube will be rank novices with no in-depth expertise or carrying out experience. Having actually been engaging in close-up magic myself for the past 35 years my finest advice for you would be to go to the collection or head over to Amazon for a couple or classic titles on the topic. The books that you ought to absolutely start by having are classics:
The Royal Road to Card Magic
Expert Card Technique
Modern Coin Magic
The above titles are a should and will definitely be all you require for your very first useful years at practicing sleight-of-hand. In addition to these titles, you may want to additionally think of:
The Card University-- by Roberto Giobbi
The Tarbell Course
The 13 steps to Mentalism
These titles might only be available with your local magic supplier most of whom have an internet presence.
The Talents Called for
Discovering the needed sleight-of-hand is simply the first step on the ladder to becoming an experienced artist. There are numerous additional skills called for that should be learned in order to become an excellent 'performer'. Notice the focus is on the word 'musician' it is just not enough just to learn how to do the mechanics of a magic trick. You could possibly teach a monkey how to do that, however discovering how to perform your enchanting results can easily take a life time. One also has to have expertise, abilities and experience of the following themes:
A master and understanding of these abilities will definitely not come through the night but will be a life-long discovering process. This is true if you are to be a 'thinking performer' as defined by a performer that is frequently learning through self criticism and analysis.
Where To Go From Here?
Please, please, please do not start by learning a few magic tricks and the in merely a couple of months have actually business cards printed and a website online proclaiming your talents as a proficient musician! I have actually seen this all too frequently and these novices' are doing damage to what ought to be an attractive and creative career. It's greatest to begin carrying out for pals and family at any sort of and every possibility you can get. Perform for your work co-workers and don't be afraid at making blunders. If these folks are your real friends they will definitely supply you supporting assistance, many of which you can easily take on board and a couple of which you may choose to ignore!
There is straightforward no substitute for experience obtained steadily over time by doing in a selection of circumstances. My personal guidance would be to execute continuously over a 5 year period before you start carrying out for paying guests.