Here are 5 tips that I would reccomend that everyone use when practicing their magic.
# Use a mirror
# Be alone
# Practice every day
# Rinse and repeat
Firstly, use a mirror. You don’t have to stand in your bathroom for hours on end practicing, but I would really reccomend purchasing a mirror that you can sit or stand in front of that you can place on a desk or something. That way you can see what the spectator sees to know if you are flashing anything.
Secondly, you should be alone. Find a time when you don’t have to have anyone around you and you won’t be inturrupted. Even if that’s only 10 minutes a day (I would reccomend at least 30) be alone when you practice.
Thirdly, and I can’t emphasize this one enough, practice every day. Whether its for 2 hours, or 20 minutes, you need to practice your effects and routines as often as you can if you intend on being any good. Even if you are just a hobbyist, I would still reccomend practicing a trick or two a day that way you can perfect it and get some great reactions from friends and family.
Fourthly, this one is the most fun in my opinion, experiment. Try new things. Find a new way to use the French Drop. Try out using a ring instead of a coin. Why not come up with some new tricks and think of a couple methods of performing them?
Lastly, but hands down the most important, rinse and repeat. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, and repeat some more. Doing the same trick over and over and over again will help you immensely. Start out going slowly and if it’s longer, do it in segments. Make sure you are doing the moves correctly though, otherwise you will get some bad habits.
They say that practice makes perfect. That’s not all the way correct. You can practice, but what if you don’t know how to do it correctly? Well, hopefully this will get you off on the right foot and let you get the most out of your practice time.
--Written by Chris
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