When you’re just starting out, it can be very easy to spend a lot of money of various tools of the magician’s trade. Then add the expense of buying training materials, and all of a sudden you can spend heaps without even having learnt a trick!
The good news is that you can start learning to be a magician with free magic tricks. And if you choose carefully, you can choose magic tricks that don’t require a whole lot of props, or only need things you probably already have around your house. This is certainly the case with card tricks.
So where do you find free magic tricks? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
– the library
– the internet
With so much information available at your fingertips on the internet, sometimes it’s easy to forget your local library. Most library networks will have at least a few magic trick books in their catalogue. This can be a really good starting point, because you can flip through the book, pick a trick or two that you like the look of and which don’t require a lot of props, and then have a go at performing them. A magic book is a much easier way of checking out a whole lot of options you’ve possibly never even thought of, then using that information to search the internet for free information or videos about those particular tricks.
The internet is an obvious place to find free magic tricks. With so much information available, it’s pretty easy to find something. Just do a basic search and you’ll come up with loads of options. Of course, it may be better if you have an idea of what sort of free magic trick you’d like to find, so that you can target your search more effectively. For example, search for free magic card tricks, if that’s what interests you.
The other great thing about the internet is You Tube. There are a huge number of videos there that you can watch for free. Again, if you can be a little more specific in your search request, you can avoid wasting hours trawling through amateur videos that won’t teach you anything. You should be able to find a few instructional videos if you keep your eyes open.
Finally, it might be worth asking your friends if they have any experience with magic, or perhaps have a relative who does. If you can locate a magician who’s willing to spend an hour or two helping you master some basic tricks for free, then you’ve really struck gold.
Learning to be a magician is a wonderful way to build your self confidence and entertain friends and family. So if you can try it out for minimum cost with the help of a few free magic tricks, you will soon work out if magic is for you without spending a fortune.