There are a few different ways to become something you know nothing about. The world is full of people that have been learning their skills from scratch, whether that’s as a musician, artist, or scientist!
becoming a good magician takes a lot of practice, patience, and the ability to overcome the fear of the unknown. In this article, we are going to talk about how to become a magician when just starting out.
Things to Know About Becoming a Magician
If you look at a magician’s skill set and compare it to any other skill set, there is way more involved than just practicing your craft. In order to become good, you need experience, practice, and a big dose of passion accompanied by confidence. When you have all these factors working for you, you will have to find a way to get some experience, practice, and confidence.
Unlike most careers which require some level of qualification, becoming a magician is an art that comes down to practice and determination. It is not easy, so it’s a labor of love and desire. Luckily, there are things you can do to get started in the right direction.
If you are a fan of magic and want to see if this is something you would like to pursue as your career then you need to watch some good magicians perform and take some notes all day long.
Now that you know what it takes to become a magician lets dive into how to become a magician.
How to become a Magician? (Step by Step)
1. Read Books about magic tricks and tips:
Go to the library and check out some books that have tips and tricks that are relevant to your style of magic such as coins and cards. Imagine how hard it would be to learn on your own if you didn’t have guides to help you along your journey.
These books will teach you things like sleight of hand, what type of materials you can use, the routines that are super effective, etc. There are plenty of books out there, so where to start? Not all of them will teach you the same thing. That’s why it is important to read what are the skills that are relevant to you and your style of magic.
Watch Proffessional Magicians Perform:
This is more important than any other tip in this article; spreading your resources around in these areas will help you get the most out of each resource.
Borrow a friend’s deck or coins, and watch a few magicians perform. You need to see the magician’s movement, their handling of the props, how they interact with the audience, and how they perform their tricks.
You can also go online and watch clips from YouTube videos and follow along with the motions. The best way to learn is to watch people who are already good at what they do
3. Work on Your Confidence:
A big part of being a magician is gaining the confidence to talk to people and present your tricks in front of an audience. This will take a lot of practice. Practice it in front of your friends and family, that’s how you learn to get comfortable with the act.
You can’t get better at something if you are not willing to make yourself look stupid or fail at times. You will want to rehearse your tricks without doing them for an audience.
4. Master capturing attention from people:
Imagine the best way someone looks at you. Now, imagine that person’s eyes staring right back at you. You ARE their attention!
Once you capture their attention and give them no reason to look away, then they will keep watching you perform.
It’s like a riverbank; if you build up a good amount of attention, it will last for a long time because it is constantly flowing in your direction. The trick is to appear that the water is coming from behind them and the water isn’t moving.
5. Practice, Practice, and Practice:
There is no way around it. If you want to be good at anything, you will have to put in a lot of time and practice. Every new thing you learn will take a lot of time to master. The best magicians always try to learn from the best magicians. Watch videos, study old ones, look up some magic forums and join different groups that are relevant to your interest in magic.
6. Perform for your Family and Friends:
Now that you have learned everything you possibly can perform for your family and friends. They will give you all the honest feedback that you need. This will make you notice what works and what doesn’t work.
It’s better to find out early on than to figure it out in front of an audience of strangers. Try new tricks and see if they work to your advantage. Have fun with it! You are learning something new and how to master it!
7. Learn Self-promotion:
When you have been performing for a while, you will probably do more self-promotion than you would like to.
There’s nothing wrong with that, it should get your name out there and help start a conversation about magic in general. Use social media to promote your shows or events. It is a great way to spread the word about what you are all about!
8. keep learning and never give up:
If you are passionate about something, this will propel you to keep doing the things that you love. If there ever comes a day that you want to quit or want to do something else, keep persevering and you will become great, As the saying goes it takes “10 000 hours” to master something. So keep at it and who knows, one day you might be excelling at performing magic shows to a huge audience.
I hope this article helped you get started on your journey, and if you have any questions I would be happy to help. Also please share this article with your friends! I prefer looking at comments over anything, so if you have something to say please do not hesitate to say something.