The process of learning tricks often follows this path:
- You discover magic.
- A decision is made to learn how to perform magic.
- You pick your favourite magic tricks to learn.
- Private practice takes place as you learn how do the magic trick.
- You notice another magic trick that looks good.
- You start practicing a second trick.
- You find out about another trick.
There's something missing!
If you want to learn to become a magician, you don't just need a good knowledge of magic techniques. Being a magician isn't about how much you know about the subject. It's about what you do with that knowledge.
To really understand how to perform magic, you need experience of performing. Hours of private practice will only help you to a point. You need much more than that. It's vital that you go out and show your magic to people. Magic is a performing art. The skill of how to perform magic, that you need to develop is very hard to learn in private. To really learn how to perform magic, you have to gain an understanding of the social dynamics, timing and pace of your magic tricks, and that needs to be done through performance.
Questions to you:
How long did you spend practicing your magic tricks before you started showing them to people other than your family and friends?
Do you think you could have started sooner?
If you are still practicing in private, when will you make the decision to start showing people your magic?
What's stopping you from showing your magic tricks to people?
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