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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:53 pm 
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"practise,practise,practise"
Something i hear a lot in the magic community.

Quick note:This is my first essay,half credit to MitchellStafiej and Jack The Magician


One of the most asked questions in magic is how to practice. Most of the time, people say “practice makes perfect” but in my opinion that’s not true, practice does not make perfect. Now you must be thinking if practice doesn’t make perfect then what makes perfect? perfect Practice makes perfect.

First Tip: A bad place to learn magic is You Tube. If I can get a penny for each bad performance and tutorial I see on You Tube, I right now would have around $100,000,000. My first tip is stay away from You Tube -- for one obvious reason because if you learn from someone who doesn’t know how to do the moves correctly, you are going to learn to do the moves incorrectly, and when you don’t know how to do your moves correctly, the chances are that you’re going to do the trick wrong or mess it up. If you are going to learn from a video, make sure the author of this video is a professional because a professional knows what he’s doing -- it is just that simple.

Second Tip: The first time you see a video, such as a card trick, put your deck of cards away and watch the video first. Why? Because if you start with a deck of cards in your hands, there chances you are going to miss the small details of the move in the video. The second time you see the video, take your deck of cards and start doing the moves, one at the time – there’s no need to do the moves fast

Third Tip: Only buy tricks or videos that you know you are going to use. My point is if you don’t do coin magic, then don’t buy a coin magic DVD. Even if you do perform coin magic, if you are not going to use the trick them don’t buy it. A useless trick in your memory is just a waste of space. For example: have you ever had somebody come up to you and ask you to do a trick, but the only tricks you can remember are just let’s say a few bad tricks. That’s one of the reason of why you don’t want useless tricks in your memory



Fifth Tip: This is not much of a tip but it really help me when I hear this from Michael Ammar long time ago.

After each performance asks your self these questions
Did the people had fun?
Did you have fun?
Do you think you had made the best of that performance?


Tip number 6: A good idea is to keep a record of all you performances in a notebook you can put in that notebook thinks like.


What when wrong?

What when right?

What jokes work on the people?

What were the reactions?

Give a grade to your performance.

Quick note:You can use this note book to keep records on thing that happens when you practice.

Conclusion.

The things learned in this essay were.

1. What kind of DVD you should see.

2. How you should see the DVD.

3. What kind of video to choose

4.keep a note book.(Record your performances)

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the essay


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by the way my name is greg


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Practice is spelled p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e. not practise.


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I think that is the Canadian and U.K. spelling.


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sirbrad wrote:
I think that is the Canadian and U.K. spelling.


yes it is but im no from the uk and second i dont speak to much english


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Babidi wrote:
yes it is but im no from the uk and second i dont speak to much english


It's a nice essay. Where did you find it?


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i wrote it and MitchellStafiej and Jack The Magician
spellcheck the essay.

MitchellStafiej and Jack The Magician
are theory11 menbers if you dont know who they are


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bltemp wrote:
Someone elses essay is it?


no..is my essay


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It was the heavy editing and spell checking that was making us believe it was written by someone else. Sorry about that. Good job!


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DaveV wrote:
It was the heavy editing and spell checking that was making us believe it was written by someone else. Sorry about that. Good job!


oh ok thank you


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A great line that Michael Ammar says that goes right along with this essay is

"Practice does not make perfect, practice makes perminent."

Basically just as the essay above says you need to practice the correct way.


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Crafty wrote:
A great line that Michael Ammar says that goes right along with this essay is

"Practice does not make perfect, practice makes perminent."

Basically just as the essay above says you need to practice the correct way.


i know great line


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Babidi wrote:
"practise,practise,practise"
Something i hear a lot in the magic comunity.

Quick note:This is my first essay,half credit to MitchellStafiej and Jack The Magician

First Tip: A bad place to learn magic is YouTube. If I can get a penny for each bad performance and tutorial I see on YouTube, I right now would have around $100,000,000. My first tip is stay away from YouTube -- for one obvious reason because if you learn from someone who doesn’t know how to do the moves correctly, you are going to learn to do the moves incorrectly, and when you don’t know how to do your moves correctly, the chances are that you’re going to do the trick wrong or mess it up. If you are going to learn from a video, make sure the author of this video is a professional because a professional knows what he’s doing -- it is just that simple.


I learned jumping gemini through youtube. and no it wasnt a tutorial. Sorry. I cant say Youtube is a "bad place" to learn magic, but do convince me sir.


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thanks! this essay is helpful and i think i will use the process of writing down what went wrong, right, etc. in a notebook about my performances, may i suggest writing down all of the tricks you know too? Helps with deciding what to do at a show.


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[quote="Philal"]thanks! this essay is helpful and i think i will use the process of writing down what went wrong, right, etc. in a notebook about my performances, may i suggest writing down all of the tricks you know too? Helps with deciding what to do at a showth


im working on another essay that loooks just like this


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