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Senor Fabuloso

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In another thread the subject of "magic music" was topiced.

I thought it might be of use to those wanting music for their acts, to post music that is Royalty Free. So without further adieu I give you



Feel free to post other music, shared for public use.

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Senor, I make part of my living writing original royalty-free music for magicians, and I'm pretty sure hardly anybody on this forum uses music.
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I think it a real same that our members, don't use music in their acts. Music like lighting, blocking, stage positioning, costuming, special effects and all other manor of stage craft, enhance our performances. so it's again a real shame that performers aren't using the tools at our disposal, to make their shows all they can be. 

And for those who think close up has no place for music, I give you this video



Enjoy!

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Music in close-up magic is rarely used.  Vignettes like the video aside, most performances just aren't conducive to using music.  Al Goshman used music for one trick, he had a cassette recorder that he would drag out and play a song while he "magished".  Folks that have seen Albert know what I'm talking about.  Gary Ouellette also used music for some of his effects.  But this is only really possible in a "formal" close up setting.  Not many get to perform in those environs.  If you are lucky to be able to have a table, audience seated, etc. then go for it.
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I like to use music in this routine - Boston Massacre.



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I like that routine Mike, very nice.  I heard you say you were considering changing the name, might be prudent.

That is an example of a routine that is simple to follow so it doesn't benefit from explanatory patter.  "Now watch the coin go from there to here or from here to there" doesn't excite anyone.  So unless there is some "hook" and the patter adds something to the effect, might as well use music.
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Senor Fabuloso

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I like it, and I think your wisdom to change the name, is prudent.

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I've always liked Boston Massacre - it's one of the best uses of the box I've seen.

Great routine Mike.


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Such a great routine!  Thanks for posting this Mike.
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Outstanding, Mike! And I will be the dissenting voice; I think the title is fine.

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Nice routine, Mike, and elegantly performed.  For some reason I couldn’t hear the music on your video.

I personally use an original composition to enhance my rendition of “Giant Killer Coin” by Paul Harris.  Always goes over very well.

 

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Senor Fabuloso

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Not music per se but possibly useful?
Enjoy!

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Señor, way do you keep pushing other people’s royalty-free music and sound effects when you have a TMF member right here providing top quality tracks for the magic community?  How about let's help each other?


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