With celebrity magicians like Criss Angel, David Blaine, Derren Brown & David Copperfield performing magic on television people all around the world are becoming more and more interested in learning The Art of Magic. Even more so in Atlanta Georgia because Atlanta is home to some of the world’s top magicians.
If have you ever watched a magician and said to yourself WOW how are they able to do that I would love to learn some magic so I can show my friends and family a few really cool tricks, then this article will explain steps you can take in order to properly learn the art of magic.
First step is to understand that magic is like any other skill and you must be interested in learning how to do it correctly.
Once you have made the choice that you want to be good then here are the three basic secrets to learning the art of magic.
Secret #1 – You must learn from a professional magician that gets paid to perform and performs on a regular basis. All great magicians including the ones mentioned in the beginning of this article have had a magic mentor, someone that has taught them the real secrets to the art of magic and equally important what traps to avoid.
Your magic mentor does not need to be someone you have personal contact with – if you do have personal contact with this person that’s even better but it’s not necessary. They do need to have the skill set to teach you what you need to learn. Here are two easy methods to help you make your choice in locating a professional magician you can learn from. First if you have seen a professional magician perform a LIVE show and enjoyed what you saw just ask this person if they are willing to teach you how to learn the art of magic. If they say yes your on your way to being amazing. Second method do some research online and find a magical arts academy that will teach you how to learn magic. Important – before you commit to learning from any magic instructor make sure you see an uncut video of them performing in front of a LIVE Audience in a venue that looks like they were paid to perform. If you like what you saw explore further but make sure you do your home work first.
Secret #2 – Magic is a three sided triangle.
2. Technique & Psychology
3. Presentation Skills
Everyone wants to spend all of their time on “the tricks” but the other two sides of the triangle are equally important. Here is a Fantastic tip: The greatest magicians in the world perform no more then 10 tricks but they have totally mastered those ten. You only need a few really good illusions to blow your audiences minds. Remember you must master each side of the triangle to be really effective.
Secret #3 – THE BEST Magic tricks are not in a place were everyone can easily find them. Even with the explosion of the internet the real secrets of magic are hidden away and will remain hidden for a very long time.
So there you go 3 basic secrets to learning the art of magic. As you continue your research don’t be afraid to explore online and offline resources. Here is a Bonus Secret – Magicians hide their best secrets in books. So make sure you visit your local Library and Bookstore.
Have Fun and Remember, Be Amazing!