Probably every kid goes through a stage where they want to grow up to be a magician. Something about being able to surprise and astound people is appealing. So how does one become a magician and what are some good magic tricks for a beginner?
Maybe the best way to know which tricks are easy for a beginner is to look at what can make a trick hard. For many magicians who are new, remembering the script they figured out ahead of time (that goes along with the effect) can be difficult.
If the effect calls for a special type of shuffle, or memorizing cards, or forcing certain cards, it can be almost impossible for the trick to be performed successfully, until the magician is much more experienced. It is precisely these things – which, to the average, untrained eye are impossible – that make these more difficult tricks absolutely amazing.
But there is hope for a new magician. There are places to get tricks, and ways to learn more tricks. Let’s take a look at several ways for beginning magicians to learn magic tricks.
Books And DVDs Are Available
Your local library is an excellent source to find books on magic tricks for the beginning prestidigitator. With a minimal amount of stage skills, a good magic trick for the beginner should be simple and easy to perform.
Another source of good magic tricks for the beginner is the local joke and magic shop. There the beginning conjurer can find books, self-working effects, and dvds showing the exact methods on how to perform the effects as well as the “patter” or story that goes along with the affect.
Birds Of A Feather – Meeting With Other Magicians
The Society of American Magicians meets monthly in local “assemblies” and can provide both opportunities to perform and instruction by seasoned performers. Each month they provide some great illusions and magic tricks for the beginner that even professional magicians perform.
Each month they have a show that gives the beginning magician a chance to perform their new tricks. This is a great opportunity for the budding magician to get more practice, especially with street magic that can be practiced practically anywhere.
Some easy magic tricks for the beginner include “The Invisible Deck” and “The Magicians Insurance Policy”. They come with the things needed to perform it successfully, and other than learning the patter, generally are simple to learn and perform.
In time, and with practice, these beginning magic tricks can be performed effortlessly and professionally. The key to feeling comfortable performing is to perform often. Soon the magic tricks for the beginning magician will seem professional and will astound any audience.