How to Practice Magic Tricks Part 3 : The Process of a Magic Practice Drill
Following in our mini series on effective magicians practice. Dominic Reyes talks about the day to day process of using a magic practice drill to learn magic tricks:
During your magic drill practice, you will be repeating a magic trick over and over again in a structured way. After becoming familiar with the basic process of the trick, you will start the drill process. For the first few days of the drill, go very slowly to make sure there are no mistakes in your technique. Be aware of every movement that your hands and body make. Speed developes automatically over a few days in a natural way, so there is no need to try to rush it.
If you make a mistake, simple stop there and start the trick from the beginning again. Don't give yourself a hard time about it.
Don't practice in silence. Imagine that your spectators are there with you. Perform the trick exactly as you would in a live performance. The goal is to link what you will say, to the actions you make. If you practice in silence it will be much harder to perform when you have to add in the presentation later.