Magic tricks are fun and easy to learn. Children learn magic tricks to impress their friends or family; adults may learn magic tricks to entertain at a party or to begin a career in the entertainment industry. Whatever the reason, with the right tools, anyone can learn to perform magic tricks.
Magic Card Tricks
There are a seemingly infinite number of magic tricks involving cards. These are ideal tricks to be performed in close quarters, where the audience can see the magic trick easily, or on stage with a volunteer from the audience. Some card tricks are performed with the help of a special magic deck, in which there may only be two suits, or in which certain cards are slightly larger so the magician can pick them out. Other card tricks are done by sleight of hand, meaning that the audience is distracted while the magician adds or removes cards from the deck, leaving the impression of awe-inspiring magic tricks.
Another popular series of magic tricks includes the magic rings. These are great tricks for entertainment purposes because they glisten and are pleasant to watch with a musical backdrop. The ring tricks require the use of two fake rings. This does not mean that the magic trick does not require skill on the part of the magician. It takes hours of practice to create the illusion that all three rings are solid. If the fake rings are not held correctly, they tend to fall apart and ruin the magic trick, so the magician must be skilled in holding and using them correctly.
For years, magicians have made use of the handkerchief tricks. This is a series of tricks involving appearing and disappearing knots, disappearing and floating handkerchiefs. Magic tricks involving a handkerchief may make use of a silk or a linen handkerchief, but silk is recommended for knot trips, as silk will slide better. These magic tricks are not done using trick equipment. Rather, they are done by sleight of hand, and, with practice, can be easy to perform.
There are an ample number of books available for a hopeful magician to use. Additionally, the internet and magic videos can also be helpful. A book can be preferable, because it does not be to be rewound if a detail is missed; it can be used at any speed for any length of time. Practice is the key to performing impressive magic tricks.