short- cut secrets to becoming a master mentalist and magician
==== ====Top magic consultant reveals insider short- cut secrets to becoming a master mentalist andmagicianhttp://tinyurl.com/7nfzf2k==== ====Is your dream to become a magician? Magic is something that has always fascinated me as an artform and also as a profession. But how do you become a magician, where do you start? This isprobably the most common question that spectators ask when they meet a professional magician.Well this is my personal story as I dont think there is set way of becoming a magician. For me, itall started with the amazement that magic generated in me whenever I watched magicians on TVor live shows. One of my older cousins also had an interest in magic and used to get cataloguesfrom a magic dealer in France. The description of the effects that you could accomplish (afterpurchasing the props or technical book / video) was fascinating and the publicity even made itsound like it was pretty easy. I didnt know anything about magic but that was how it all started forme. Back then, there was no such thing as internet - and there were only a handful of magic shopsin France, charging a lot of money for the very special items they were selling on a real nichemarket. I first ordered a few magic tricks that I thought were a bit disappointing. Then I got my firstmagic book, called "The Magic Book", by Harry Lorraine. The book had been translated intoFrench which helped as my English was pretty basic at the time.I highly recommend this book if you can get hold of it as it contains a great variety of material andtechniques. Basic coin magic and card magic is covered but also some mentalism (mind magic)effects and general magic with everyday objects. As soon as I got the book, I started practicingvery seriously, dedicating most of my spare time to the study of magic. I got my first pack ofBicycle Playing cards (made by the United States Playing Card Company or USPCC) andpracticed most of the basic card techniques that are needed in order to perform the tricks thatdescribed in the magic literature. Once you have mastered about half a dozen of important cardtechniques, you can then learn hundreds of card routines created over the years by our magiccommunity. Of course, I must point out that you do not need hundreds of card routines in yourrepertoire. The same applies to coin magic. Once you have learned the most important cointechniques, you can then learn the routines created by magicians. David Stone, David Roth, DavidWilliamson are excellent coin magicians and I would highly recommend the material they havecreated. The two most common formats for learning magic are books or dvd. So which formatshould you go for?Learning magic with DVDs is slightly easier and faster than from a book, and you can get a betteridea of the timing for the performance of the effects. One of problems with DVDs though, is whatwe call the "clone effect", or magicians copying exactly their source of knowledge even using thesame patter as the inventor. Learning magic from a magic book on the other hand leaves morespace for the imagination, and personalization of the effects.I hope this will inspire you to start learning magic. It is great a hobby and can also become yourprofession if you are ready to spend the time practicing...
Frederic Sharp is a professional close-up magician based in the UK and performs table magic atprivate and corporate events:http://www.sharpmagic.co.ukhttp://www.magicien-closeup.comhttp://www.manchestermagician.netArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Frederic_Plouzeau==== ====Top magic consultant reveals insider short- cut secrets to becoming a master mentalist andmagicianhttp://tinyurl.com/7nfzf2k==== ====