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Magic Tricks Revealed

Updated on April 28, 2012

Learn Magic

I think the most important thing to do when just starting to dabble in magic, is to learn a few simple magic tricks that can be done without having to use any gimmicked apparatus or special props. I mean magic tricks that can be done using ordinary items that can often be borrowed and handed out for examination after the miracle has been performed.

This can be really stunning for any lay audience, as they are so used to seeing magic tricks and illusions on TV and video, where fancy and often expensive props are used and also where camera tricks and clever editing are used to create a more exciting TV program.

Can you possibly learn how to do magic tricks without spending a great deal of money for these secrets?

Yes, that's why I suggest learning some simple magic tricks with ordinary everyday objects that can often be borrowed and then freely handed out for examination. Ordinary everyday items like coins, pens, banknotes and such like, appear to be beyond any suspicion of trickery and doing magical things with them is so very effective and yet often very simple.

Simple Magic Tricks For Beginners

There are plenty of simple magic tricks that are specifically for beginners and are perfect for everyone. It doesn't take much to be successful with beginner magic tricks. It may look difficult but that is precisely the point. The magician's object is to master the art of illusion and do his, or her, best in making their audience believe the illusion. That is all wrapped in the ability to do certain secret maneuvers therefore making the magic trick possible. This sounds harder than it is and you will see that when you try your first magic trick.

There are many beginner magic tricks out there to choose. "The lighting of a Used Match" is one of the amazing beginner magic tricks to start with. It's simple and at the same time thrills your audience. But practice is important. To perform this trick you need a candle and a matchbox with a few matches inside.

Say to your audience that you are going to light the candle and so. you open the match box to take out a stick. But you are shocked to find that all matches in the box are used. You, then, tell your audience how bad you feel that you have found that people have put used matches back in the box. And also say to them that, even with these used matches, you can light up the candles. You then light the match by striking it against the box. The audience upon seeing this trick will be amazed.

The trick is in the match sticks. All you have to do dip the strikinging end of the matches in black ink or mark them end using black marker and now the match look like a burned one. The rest is your acting and practice. There you go, you have now successfully performed an easy beginner magic trick with just a candle, a box of matches and black ink.

Many beginner magic tricks are there to learn which you can perform using many objects like cards, coins, straw, matches, dice and so on. If you want to be a magician pick easy beginner magic trick and practice, after successfully performing those beginner magic tricks, move on to more difficult ones. Knowing some basic magic tricks comes in handy at a boring party or just while you are hanging out with some close friends

By: Bob Carmine

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Magic for Dummies

You don't need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice, some clever misdirection (which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), and showmanship, you can surprise family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items!

If you're looking to saw a beautiful women in half or make buildings disappear, we're sorry, but this book isn't you. But if you want to act out little miracles that you can perform on the spur of the moment with items that are usually within reach, then Magic For Dummies can show you how.

Magic For Dummies features more than 90 easy-to-perform deceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for any event or occasion. You'll discover how to perform entertaining card tricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, as well as the always-popular mind reading trick. You'll even see how easy it is to make money disappear as well as melt a saltshaker! Chock-full of show-stopping tricks, Magic For Dummies will:

Get you started with easy-to-learn magic tricks

Let you turn a restaurant into a your stage with tricks that include utensils, mugs, and even food

Show you how to use a deck of cards to perform endless magic tricks

Make you the life of the party with tricks such as "Call This Number," "The Strength Test," and "The Phantom Photo"

Get you out of tough situations by giving you ten things to say when things go wrong

Filled with photos, patter, and presentation tips for every trick in the book, Magic For Dummies offers a great opportunity to become familiar with some of the coolest magic tricks ever performed. With the help of author David Pogue and the stunning tricks contributed by thirty-five of America's top professional magicians, you'll be leaving your friends, family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.

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101 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks

Abundantly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide shows beginning and veteran prestidigitators how to successfully perform over 100 tricks, including The Inexhaustible Hat, The Cut and Restored Turban, The Chinese Rings, The Rising Cards, Steel Through Steel, Fingers That See and dozens of other remarkable feats — each graded according to difficulty.


The Complete Course

(Book & DVD)

Magic is everywhere, from the big spectacle celebrity of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy to the quirky Penn and Teller to the spooky David Blaine and Criss Angel to the endless material on YouTube. But until now, learning it has never been easy—that's all about to change with Magic, a book that does for close-up magic what How to Grill does for barbecue. Written by charismatic young magician Joshua Jay, Magic combines expertise, photographs, step-by-step directions showing how to perform 100 tricks, and a DVD that demonstrates 35 of them.

Joshua Jay took home the top prize at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) when he was just 16 years old. Ten years later, he continues to perform magic, write about magic, eat, sleep, and breathe magic. Here, he brings all his passion and knowledge to teaching magic. Each trick is broken down into the Effect, the Secret, the Set-up, and, most important, the Performance, with lessons on what to say, how to direct the audience's attention, where to keep your hands, and so on. (In other words, how to be smart about the things your audience is surprisingly clueless about.)

Here are the Ten Greatest Card Tricks; tricks to dazzle a dinner date; tricks to perform for the boss (poke a hole through his shirt, then magically mend it); tricks especially for kids; and even tricks for an audience in another state—with "Australian Self-Help," you can find a participant's chosen card over the phone. It's the Aha! book for a subject whose time has come.

Big Book of Magic Tricks

(Dover Books on Magic)

Learn to do astounding feats with few or no props and a minimum of sleight of hand. Tricks with cards, coins and rope, comedy magic, mental dexterity and much more, including expert advice on psychological misdirection and dramatic presentation. "The best book yet on easy-to-do magic." — Martin Gardner. 247 black-and-white illustrations.

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set

And for my next trick" - This fantastic set includes ten professional caliber, yet easy-to-master, tricks for beginners! Young magicians will improve their confidence and fine motor skills as they amaze family and friends with exciting tricks and illusions! "Secret Silks", "Magic Number Prediction", Egyptian Prediction are among the ten classic tricks included. Say the magic word and this fabulous set can be yours!"

An Amazon reviewer says: "Nine year old daughter wanted a magic kit, so I purchased this one. The kit has a lot of amusing tricks and a great amount of items for the money. The items are well made and hold up to a lot of abuse, after seeing it I would think this kit would cost a lot more. Some of the tricks are silly, but some are actually very good. All the tricks are easy to understand and perform. My daughter has even done several tricks for her class at school. She has been thrilled with it and I have been very pleased. I would recommend this kit to anyone. Hope this review helps."

Spectacular Magic Show

Spectacular Magic Show

Calling all junior houdinis! Get set to wow your audiences and amaze even yourself when you perform incredible magic tricks. Packed in this suitcase is 100 tricks that will get you started on your way to becoming a one-man show. The set includes a magic hat, magician's table, plus an easy to follow how to perform all of the magic tricks as well as written instructions. Also included are famous tricks like the cups and balls, disappearing dice, special magician's magic deck, magic drawer trick and many more.

An Amazon reviewer says: "My 11 year old son LOVES THIS! He is having fun practicing all of the tricks and then performing for the rest of the family. I admit he fooled me on a couple of the tricks! For a starter kit, this is great. The price was right and he is learning a lot of fun ?things.

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility whether invoking spirits, reading minds, or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand. Long before science fiction, virtual realities, video games and the internet, the craft of magic was the most powerful fantasy world man had ever known. As the pioneers of special effects throughout history, magicians have never ceased to mystify us by making the impossible possible.

This book celebrates more than 500 years of the dazzling visual culture of the world s greatest magicians. Featuring over 1,000 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings in one 650-page volume, it traces the history of magic as a performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s. Combining sensational images with lucid and incisive text, Magic explores the evolution of the magician s craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century s Golden Age of Magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century' vaudevillians.

An Amazon reviewer says: "I am a magician who revels in the history of my craft. I love reading any and every book that recreates the fun and mysterious events of the past. Magic surely has a lot to offer. This volume will take some time to read and digest but the time will be well spent. The chapters are well defined and the reproduction of posters, plates and lithographs are exquisit. The authors of this volume are well known in carrying out extensive research before writing a book and I am sure this will be the highlight of their lifetime. We done Mike, Ricky and Jim. Physically this book is HUGE! To say it is a coffee table book is not to do it justice. Did I say this book is HUGE? The book weighs in at seventeen pounds. This is a book you must read sitting at a table, not in bed or in your favorite chair. Oh, did I say this book is HUGE... well it is. And it is a great source on the history of magic. Highly recommended. "

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Street Magic

Forget about David Copperfield, cruise ship illusionists, and birthday party magicians. They’re so twentieth century. Think cutting-edge magickers like David Blaine and Criss Angel. People starting out in magic today want something edgier, grittier, quick, visual, and maybe a little dangerous. This guide will teach you how to do it!

What makes The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Street Magic different from other books is the type of tricks and the thematic presentations that readers will actually learn. Out of the literally thousands of tricks that could have been included, only those that have the greatest impact, both visually and psychologically, appear in this book. It includes:

—75 to 100 tricks

—200 illustrations, from how-to shots to photos of street magicians at work

—Contains something for all levels, from easy-to-accomplish tricks for complete beginners to more challenging sleight-of-hand for those who seriously want to pursue the art of legerdemain

An Amazon reviewer says: "Great selection of tricks and side bars I really liked the layout of the book and all the side comments

Very interesting stuff - Tom Ogden always does a great job researching his info and making sure it is succint for the reader

Great read! "

Break Away Fan - A Classic Comedy Magic Prop

When the magician opens the fan, all is well. He uses it to make magic. But when the volunteer opens the fan, it falls apart! The fan is under the control of the magician at all times. Cloth and metal construction. Works smoothly.

10 inch Magic Wand Magician's Prop

Our 10" plastic wand with black body and white tips will complete any magicians accessory list. A must need for any magic performance.

Magic Light Bulb

You show an ordinary light bulb and pass it around to your audience. Then while holding it in your hand you magical make it light. Perfectly safe and easy to do. Made of glass.


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