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ActorWillRoberts

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The FIRST article written by one of NEW Magic writers is UP! 

Thank you RayJ for a great article titled : 

Resources For Beginners in Magic (The value of books)


By: Magician RayJ

All beginners have to begin somewhere! 



https://www.learnamagictricks.com/post/5ed5a6740f03b5002df48ea1

Please take a read and leave a comment!



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Really good advice for beginners, as well as a good reminder for folks like me who can tend to waste money on the latest, over-hyped “miracle”. Just this morning, I almost dropped $50 on an effect called “Intersection”. It looks incredible!!

I’ve learned that most of the items that I’ve bought on impulse, sit in a drawer. Books have proven to be a much better investment.

Thanks for the reminder, RayJ :)

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"If you spend $40.00 on a cool gadget, you have one trick. Spend that same amount on a good book or a DVD and you will likely have enough magic for multiple performances."
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What a wise words!
It is important to know what does exactly mean "being a magician"?
"Being a magician" is not just to buy any great gadget and use it.
To convey the idea that you are a magician you should at the beginning to perform as much IMPROMPTU magic tricks as possible. That way your habitual spectator will see you as a "real" magician instead of "someone that time to time drop by a magic shop."
Beside of practise a lot and read about theory and psichological concepts to convey the best way the illusion of magic.

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Originally Posted by Paco Nagata
"If you spend $40.00 on a cool gadget, you have one trick. Spend that same amount on a good book or a DVD and you will likely have enough magic for multiple performances."
RayJ
What a wise words!
It is important to know what does exactly mean "being a magician"?
"Being a magician" is not just to buy any great gadget and use it.
To convey the idea that you are a magician you should at the beginning to perform as much IMPROMPTU magic tricks as possible. That way your habitual spectator will see you as a "real" magician instead of "someone that time to time drop by a magic shop."
Beside of practise a lot and read about theory and psichological concepts to convey the best way the illusion of magic.


Thanks Paco. You hit the nail on the head with your comment about "being a magician".

Some of us look at the world through a magical prism. We pick up a small object and instantaneously want to vanish it, or wonder if we could use it somehow to create an effect. Will it fit under a cup? Can it be classic palmed? Can I get 4 of them so I can do 'two in the hand, one in the pocket'?

Still others do tricks. They won't be bothered to practice much or innovate. They see a visual effect they can buy and don't hesitate to spend. So long as they don't expose the trick through ineptitude I suppose there's room for them too. But they aren't magicians.
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