Beginners Magic Masterclass Teaching Amazing Magic Tricks and Impressive Card Tricks
This course is all about teaching you the main principles of magic via the basic techniques, allowing you to master them easily and perform impressive magic tricks that will amaze your friends, family and anyone else you choose to perform for.
Everything is taught in an informal but concise style by me; a full time professional magician and fully qualified teacher. I make all of the tricks and principles very easy to understand having taught each one to over 500 individuals on a 1:1 basis during my live magic masterclasses.
There are tricks with cards, coins and other everyday items, the majority of which need no specialist materials. I have also included an introduction to using a special magic gimmick which is easily and cheaply available. As I say, this isn't a necessity for most of the tricks but I've included this additional tuition to get you further along the road to becoming a great magician.
You'll be able to watch and read through the majority of the material in a couple of hours but this course is intended as a resource for you to keep coming back to and working on to develop as a magician. You'll be performing tricks like "Sister Cards" in a matter of minutes. With tricks like the "Coin Vanish" you'll understand the moves straight away and be performing them soon after but only practice will make you a master.
You'll see each trick how it's intended to be performed followed by an explanation video showing you the method and techniques with a roaming camera for you to get right into the action. Some of the tricks require separate "utility moves" you can use for a few different tricks in this course as well as thousands in the future. These "Utility Moves" also have their own detailed instruction videos.
I look forward to starting you on your magical journey,
A spectator chooses a card which can then be revealed by the magician in any way they wish.
It's a bet the spectator doesn't think they can possibly loose but you're a magician so you always win.
A very easy way to have a spectator choose a card then be able to tell them what it is.
An impossible looking trick where the spectator does all of the work themselves.
What to expect from your explanations.
This is a great card control that's really easy to do. It looks like you're shuffling the deck fairly but really you're keeping track of one particular card the whole time.
The most simple way to get a spectator to choose the card you want them to choose but there's much more to this than you may first think so watch carefully.
This is a legitimate shuffle if you go all the way through the deck but by altering it a little you can get away with a very deceptive & fair looking placement.
You'll need to have learnt the "Cross Cut Card Force" for this one and the "Overhand Shuffle Control" will come in handy too.
You'll need to know the "Hindu Shuffle" for this one & the "Overhand Shuffle Card Control" will come in handy if you don't want to have to peek and remember a different bottom card each time.
You'll have to have learnt the Hindu Shuffle for this one so check that out first if you haven't already
A classic of magic you'll be able to do with any deck (even a borrowed one) make sure you've learnt the "Hindu Shuffle" first though.
I love this trick, it's self working after your initial work but the key is in the detail of how you give your instructions.
An impromptu miracle, the magician passes a coin through the table then back again before a final unexpected killer finish.
The magician makes a coin or any small object vanish into thin air.
The magician rubs a coin on their elbow and it completely vanishes.
A spectator blows on a coin and it completely disappears.
A coin passes through a solid table top, the audience actually hear it pass through!!!
This is an awesome trick I love performing when out to dinner, in a cafe or at a BBQ. You don't need any extra gimmicks, you can borrow everything you need and it gets amazing reactions from a live audience.
A great method of vanishing a coin, this uses possibly the most common method known as the French Drop. Watch the video carefully as it's 10% move & 90% acting to make it look good.
Once you've done a coin vanish like the French Drop, you're left "dirty" ie. you have a coin in one of your hands so you can't show them both empty. You need to ditch it somewhere so these are some methods of doing it without getting caught.
Unlike the other "Coin" through table, this is an actual coin going through the table with no cover etc. It's a great way to use the technique taught in the "Coin Vanish" and you're not left having to conceal or ditch a coin.
The magician burns a hole in the centre of a borrowed napkin then magically restores it right before the spectators eyes.
Another classic of magic, make a handkerchief magically disappear.
Once you've vanished the handkerchief, you could just make it reappear but this is a more interesting way of doing it using a napkin. The magician pulls the handkerchief from the centre of an empty napkin.
A great way to produce your handkerchief, I absolutely love the smoothness of the clean up on this one too.
A very clean coin vanish with a small coin, it completely vanishes even in short sleeves.
A trick that can be performed whilst out to dinner or for large audiences. The magician pours salt into their empty fist, it quickly vanishes only to be poured out of the other hand.
All the hard work for this trick takes place when the audience aren't paying attention to it so it's perfect misdirection. You can also make it seem completely impromptu when out for dinner or at a BBQ.
There is so much more to this than stuffing your handkerchief into the gimmick, make sure you pay close attention to the finer points of this video.
Here are a few options for reproducing a handkerchief magically either once you've made it vanish or as an opener to a routine.
A very clean vanish of a coin or other small object, you will need to use a special gimmick but handle it properly and it will go undetected.
You're gimmick is often associated with a vanishing handkerchief but not many people link it to other effects and this is a great trick to use it for.
Thanks for learning from the Beginners Magic Masterclass, if you have any questions at all, feel free to drop me a message and I'll try my best to help you out.
Matt is a full time professional magician with over 22 years experience of performing magic. he is also a fully qualified teacher with 10 years experience in that field.
Matt teaches and performs magic daily now taught magic to over 1,000 people face to face.
His day job sees him performing magic at weddings, dinners, trade fairs and corporate events all over the UK and occasionally a few international engagements. With over 22 years of performing under his belt, he's the perfect guy to teach you how to get on the road to performing some amazing magic.