So you want to learn a simple magic trick or two, but you aren’t sure how, or where you’d be able to perform them once you’ve got it down pat. There’s help for that – things that will help you learn and remember how to do a simple magic trick, and terrific places to show off your new-found skills.
Learning A Trick – Making It Simple
Just because a magic trick for beginners is simple to learn doesn’t mean it is easy to understand the first time around. Once you’ve chosen which trick you want to learn, read through the instructions a time or two to get a feeling for the way the trick is structured.
Then, work through the effect step-by-step, either reading the patter – or story – aloud as you do the trick, or just reading it silently, while you figure out what goes where and how to get the right card in the right place at the right time.
Repeat this process until it works the way it is supposed to. Now, just practice it several times until it is easy for you to do. Practice is what will make it easier to feel comfortable performing for your friends and neighbors.
Now That You’ve Got It…
Once you feel comfortable with the simple magic trick you’ve learned, you need to find ways to perform it more often. There are several ways this can work. First of all, recognize that many everyday situations could have magic inserted in them – where you hadn’t thought about magic at all.
The classic example is the magician who pulls a coin from the ear of someone just as a matter of course. It is just something he does to get a reaction from the people around him – and usually, they love it.
Think about doing your simple magic trick on a date! The girl or guy you are with will probably be impressed that you know magic at all, and also impressed that you would be bold enough to try it while you’re waiting for your dinner to arrive at your table. It can show that you exude confidence in your abilities – a very attractive quality!
Performing your simple magic trick or two at a party is always a big hit. People love to see magic tricks, and a party is no exception. You may gather a bigger audience than you planned on – but that’s alright.
People will be delighted to discover you know magic. Their enthusiasm will encourage you to learn even more magic tricks – simple, or more difficult. After that – the sky’s the limit!