Magic Tricks Revealed: The Important Ones
Magic Tricks Revealed is an ironic title – it’s a bit tongue-in-cheek. After all, it’s the sort of term people type into the Google Machine when they’re making their very first inquiries into the world of card magic. That’s not the sort of inquiry that ever brings up my name. I’ve been publishing magic books and videos, and creating original magic for about 20 years, but if you search of secrets revealed, or magic exposed, it’s a guarantee I’ll never come up in that conversation. I’m just not the sort of magician that comes up when folks start asking to see Magic Tricks Revealed.
Why is that? Because most often, the phrase “Magic Tricks Revealed” seems to imply a desire to see the methods, or secrets, behind many famous tricks. And of course, as you may have already noticed, that’s not what this site is about. This site is about Magic Tricks Revealed, to be sure – but not that kind of trick.
At this site, Magic Tricks Revealed refers not just to the tricks and effects themselves (oh but they’re be plenty of that i promise you!), but to the countless tricks and secrets we magicians use to ensure the basic methods are never suspected, let alone detected, by our audiences.
Magic Tricks Revealed refers to the tricks of misdirection, difficult tricks, that must be mastered to direct the audience’s attention during a performance – and draw focus toward the effect and away from the method.
Magic Tricks Revealed refers to the technical secrets behind some of magic’s most sought after, hidden techniques. I’ve devoted much of my professional life to developing not only the strongest approaches possible for these techniques. But also, Magic Tricks Revealed refers to my special tricks of teaching and explaining those techniques to my students – so these important tools can be learned and mastered more quickly, and more effectively, than ever before.
Magic Tricks Revealed refers to the secrets of effect structure and presentation which cloak our sleights, gimmicks and misdirection within well planned, deceptive effect design. Without this structure present in your work – you’ll find your Magic Tricks Revealed before your audience! And at the worst possible times.
Magic Tricks Revealed refers to performance techniques – and the skills we magicians must master if we want to connect to our audiences and make them experience the feeling of real magic.
Magic Tricks Revealed refers to the name of this blog. With my tongue firmly in my cheek i begin, knowing that magic tricks revealed through anything other than the sincere desire of a student to master our craft – are not revealed at all, but merely exposed.
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