Contract for Learn Magic as a Hobbie or Profession. Mobile No.: 9830187650
Welcome, I am Magician S. Kumar Mukherjee. I teach some Basic Principals of Magic and some Free Magic.
Magic is an art which perform some time with the help of Science. MAGIC means:-
M - Mystery
A - Amusement (entertainment)
G - Glory
I - Illusion
C - Challenge
How to become a Good (Professional) Magician:
Never repeat the same trick before the same audience.
Never disclose the climax of the magic before the show.
It is a good idea to practice new trick in front of a mirror.
Never neglect small items. They are offen the most the most mystifying.
Carry few pocket tricks with you when you attend social functions.
Showmanship establishes immediate contact with audience, practice it.
Perform chemical and fire tricks under adult supervision only.
Your height and personality are not important, what you need is self-confidence.
Never underestimate the audience, they are more intelligent than you.
Even the most astonishing feat loses impact on repefition.
Your talk should be on conversational level, not loud, nor bombastic.
If you are nervous, spectators will sense it and share your uneasiness.
Choose your dialogues very carefully as lawyers do.
Reactions to magic vary – some wrinkle their brows, some shake their heads, some are noncommittal. Don’t get confused.
Even a close-up trick should also be planned with as much care as a stage show.
Always make a list of your favorite items and do accordingly.
Resist the temptation to perform too long. Better a happy half an hour than a dull two hours.
Watch as many magic shows as possible and study their manners.
The more you perform, the more you learn about the mind of the audience.
While doing magic, you mislead the audience, but be careful that you are not confused.
After the show, rearrange your tricks for the next show, it is a good habit.
It is always wise to have two or three spare items for unforeseen emergencies.
Clear the surface on which you intend to perform before beginning close-up tricks.
When your audience is far distance from you, pantomime work will be appreciated.
Never tell the audience how good you are in magic. They will soon find that out for themselves.
It is better to perform in a corner of the room than near a door.
Pack up your equipment away as soon as the show is over, otherwise some curious person may tamper with it.
An old trick well done is far better than a new with no effect.
In winning your audience remember that ‘manners make fortunes’.
Well-chosen remarks on topics of the day are always in order.
Pocket tricks demand one important consideration. You must have variety in them.
Your hands must be in tiptop condition. Give up the habit of nail biting, if you have.
There are no ‘Mantras or Tantras’ in your magic show, explain this to your audience deliberately.
Expose the frauds of black magicians and witchcraft practioners, who are cheating innocent rural folk.
Never criticize god or godmen in you show. Even though you are an atheist, people shun entire magic community.
Never reveal the secrets of magic to your close friend too. That destroys the feeling that you are a good magician.
Be neat and tidy. Keep your apparatus clean.
Never criticize or challenge a magician while he is performing. He repeats the same with you tomorrow.
‘Smile’ is an important part of technique of making contact with your audience.
The best way to avoid stage fear is to practice your item until you know that you can do it perfectly.
It is a good idea to involve your spectators wherever possible. It builds the rapport.
Do not choose any complicated tricks that require your audience to concentrate for long periods of time.
‘Patter’ plays important role in the success of a show. Practice good patter.
Preserve all your magic material in your box properly locked.
Do not claim that you have psychic powers. Tell honestly that magic is a fine art.
Read as many books as possible and note down important tricks.
Remember magic is only pastime hobby. Don’t learn magic at the cost of your education.
Crack some good jokes in your speech to make show more lively.
Collect the literature and brochures of senior magicians and preserve them in your album.
Leave out the sounds like OOH, AH, UHOO. Just give pause as you grope for words.
Last but not least, never neglect your studies, a magician without education is equivalent to a roadside juggler.
The Basic Principals Of Magic
Don't share secrets: This is one of the golden rules of magic. If you're going to perform magic you need to be a keeper of secrets. A defender of hidden knowledge. It is vitally important that you don't share the secrets of magic with your audience.
When you engage in a magic performance, you are essentially asking your audience to suspend their disbelief. You're asking them to step into a fictional world. They know you can't really read minds or make dollar bills float. But they go along with it like watching a movie or reading a book. The audience sets aside what they know is true so they can enjoy your performance.
If you expose a trick you tear your audience out of the little fictional world you worked so hard to create. People will not respect you after you do this but instead will lose respect. You've lied to them and then showed how clever you were afterwards.
Not only do you hurt yourself but you hurt the rest of the magic community. If you expose a magic secret then some other magician may get exposed at a later date because you couldn't keep a secret.
Right now secrets are easily accessible. If the exposure of magic becomes widespread then creators will be reluctant to share their secrets in open markets. The secrets will go underground and it will be harder and harder to find new magic. By protecting the secrets you prevent this from happening.
Respect and protect the secrets and they will take good care of you for years to come.
Don't Repeat a Trick:
Part of the beauty of magic is they never know exactly what is coming. But once you've performed the trick all that suspense is gone. It's kind of like flipping to the last page of a book and finding out what the ending is before you start reading. It ruins the surprise and takes away from the climax.
This is also true of magic. What you'll find if you don't repeat a trick is that the spectator will build the trick up in their mind. They will add in things that didn't happen. Because they never knew where things were going, their memory of events isn't as clear. They will tell others that you never touched the deck or that it was their very own coin that you bent.
A reason gold is so rare is because it is fairly rare. Things are more valuable when they are scarce. You can make your magic more valuable by only doing things once.
The Various Types of Magic:
Close Up: Close up magic is done right under the noses of your audience with small and usually common items. Cards and coins are some of the most popular items used. By working so close to your audience you have the opportunity to create powerful connections and stunning performances. Most people only see magic on TV or stage and often assume that it's all done with mirrors or trap doors. But up close your props can be examined and watched carefully. It's truly one of the most powerful forms of magic.
Table Hopping: Refers to the area of close up that is often performed in restaurants where the performer moves from table to table. Everything that applies to close up also applies here. Tricks are selected because they can fit easily in one's pockets and can usually be done standing up. The performer either makes an hourly wage from the restaurant, tips from the patrons or both.
Mentalism: This is creating the illusion of mind reading. Often the props involve nothing more than pads of paper and some pencils. This can be done close up and on stage. Some of today's most famous and successful mentalists include Derren Brown and Kreskin.
Birthday Parties/Bar Mitzvahs: This can be a very lucrative field for the magician. Many magicians make a good portion of their annual income from this field of magic. It can be challenging work though, children can sometimes be tougher audiences than adults. The magic has to be quick and visual with lots of comedy relief.
Coprorate Shows: This is also a good source of income for the working professional. Often magicians will be asked to perform tricks that relate to the hiring company's message. It can also involve walk around (table hopping without the table).