Learning magic tricks can be a lot of fun. But they can also be expensive. Many effects can be bought in magic stores, but they don’t come cheaply. If you’re just starting out at learning magic tricks, you want a free source of information. Here are some great suggestions of places to get free magic lessons.
A Friend In Need…
If you have any friends who know magic tricks, talk to them about your interest in learning a magic trick for free. After they’ve shown an effect to you a few times they might be willing to show you how it is done. You can usually learn a magic trick or two for free from your friends who know a bit of magic.
Common magic that a friend might teach you to do are card tricks. When you have a deck of cards out to play a game, it is easy to turn the conversation around to magic tricks done with cards. If your friend knows any, he or she will probably want to do them for you.
You will be suitably impressed, and then if you let them know you want to learn to do the card tricks yourself, they might be willing to teach you to do the magic trick for free. Learning the trick isn’t hard, generally speaking. Just pay attention to the key points that your friend teaches you, as usually those points are the ones that can be tricky for a learner.
If you don’t have a friends who knows magic tricks that can help, go to the ultimate source of information – at least, information that you can take home or carry around with you. Your local public library has many books with magic tricks – learning them is free with a library card.
Generally, you can take books out for two or three weeks at a time, and you can even renew them if you need longer. A month or so is long enough to learn any of the magic tricks the book will have – and there are usually a wide variety of magic tricks explained – cards, coins, silks, etc.
If there is a certain trick you want to learn to do, or once you’ve exhausted the library’s resources, take a look on the Internet for free magic tricks. Learning from the Internet is a bit different – less “learner friendly”, but you can gain knowledge from the great Web. There are many websites to help beginners learn magic tricks, and most are free to access.