Simple Magic Tricks Anyone Can Do
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Simple Magic Tricks Anyone Can Do

A How-To Video Course Teaching Jaw-Dropping Magic Effects that are Simple to Learn and Perform.
4.0 (1 rating)
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14 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Egan
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Perform Miracles
  • Be Less Socially Inept
  • Meet New People
  • Overcome Shyness
  • Make More Business Contacts
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Requirements
  • The only things students will need (with the exception of everyday objects for props) is a willingness to take action and practice.
Description

The Simple Magic Tricks video course is for anyone interested in the art of magic. Although it is catered towards the beginner, experienced magic students will benefit from the course as well.

If you are looking for an array of tricks that are both easy to learn and simple to perform, yet pack a professional punch, then this course is for you.

All the tricks in this course use everyday common objects found around the house, such as rope, coins, playing cards, string, etc.

The course consists of over 40 tricks. Each trick is first shown and performed, then I take you behind the scenes to demonstrate how the trick really works.

There are five sections of tricks:

Card Tricks

Coin Tricks

Rope/String Tricks

Mental Tricks

And Miscellaneous Tricks

The Simple Magic Tricks Course is a great introduction to the world of magic. Each trick is specifically selected on three criteria.

1. It is easy to perform.

2. It is simple to learn.

And..

3. It is a good enough trick that even professionals use them in their acts.

If you really want to stun the pants off audiences, then let's get to learning some magic.

I promise you will not be disappointed.

It will be fun, exciting and entertaining.

That is what makes magic so great.

See you on the inside...

Who is the target audience?
  • If You Do Not Want to Stand Out in a Crowd, You Should Not take This Course...
  • You should take this course in order to overcome shyness
  • Learn to become the life of the party
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
01:27:50
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Start Here
3 Lectures 11:48

Introduction Video

Preview 01:06

Simple Magic Tricks

Anyone Can Do

Welcome to the world of wonder. You are about to be led on a course full of amazement, mystification, and mind foolery. If you like to be the center of attention at the party, or enjoy the cunning abilities that magic has the potential to create, then, my friend, get ready to embark on the path of which I speak of.

In this course I have hand picked mind-bending effects that will stump the harshest of critics and skeptics alike. If you spend time with the effects laid out in these videos, you will be stumping the folks at your next office party, or the classmates in your school in no time. You will be the life of the next get together, or at the heart of the next business meeting. Before you know it, people will be talking about you and asking you to show them something magic related. Magic brings people together and makes the old feel young again.

A lot of time and effort has gone into these videos, over twenty-five years in fact. I have been studying the art of magic since the young age of five years old. I was a very shy and introverted child and magic allowed me to fit in with a world that was not built for my personality type. Magic enabled me to step out of my inner self and share my craft with the external world.

Magic has the power to connect people from any walk of life. It speaks to any age, race, creed, nationality, or social status. It knows no limits. Nothing is more powerful, if you can put a smile on someone's face.

I have collected magic from my past years as a magician allows me to aw spectators and challenge the minds of intellectuals. This course includes effects based on three criteria. Easy to learn, use common items found in everyday life, and are definitely crowd pleasers. I love being able to answer someone's question when they ask, "how'd you do that?" by responding... "Magic!" Most know it's a trick (at least us adults) but their is something stunning about being able to make someone question their beliefs, even if it is for a quick second.

So, welcome to the club. Magicians are a welcoming bunch and are willing to share with other magicians. But, we do not take our craft lightly. If you adhere to the craft requirements, you will fit right in to the community.

First, I must remind the reader that there are rules to this environment, just like there are rules to any society. If you wish to be part of this wonderful society, you too must follow what has been given to you. Although very basic in concept, these secrets should not be taken lightly. All those who have credibility and respect adhere to these rules and if you want to be respected in this field of study, I strongly advise that you adhere to them as well.

The first rule, although it sounds basic, is practice, practice, and more practice. When in doubt, practice some more. A good magician does his routines flawlessly. One wants a trick to look like it is effortless. This takes practice. If there are any flaws work until there are none. My suggestion is to practice in front of a mirror. Once that is accomplished, work the trick on close friends or family members until you are all convinced by the trick.

The second rule is, never do a trick twice. Some tricks require you to repeat a routine, but they are few and far between. The secret to magic is that the audience is not expecting what you are throwing at them, so they do not know what to look for. If you do a trick more than once, the audience begins to expect what comes next leaving the art of misdirection no longer successful. Trust me on this. It sounds basic, but the key to magic is staying one step ahead of the spectator at all times.

The third is, never ever reveal a secret. I learned this early on as a magician and have regretted it since my sixth birthday. The beauty of magic is in the unknown, and when you take away the mystery, the magic is gone. It breaks my heart when I see the mass media revealing secrets to the general public. It takes the childish amazement away and makes the viewer grow up. I find nothing wrong with spreading the art form, but the blatant disregard for the mysticism of magic, takes away from the reason we watch magic in the first place. We know it is a trick, but deep down we still want to believe.

And lastly, rule four... Refer to rule one. Practice is the work that makes you great. Greats did not become great by natural selection. Greats became great because they did what they did over and over again. As some would say it takes 10,000 hours to become great. Magic tricks are not that time consuming, but you get out what you put in.

I feel blessed that you have chosen to take a ride on the magic carpet with me. So, without further ado, let us get on with the learning one of the oldest art forms known to man. MAGIC!

Introduction
03:45
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Card Tricks
9 Lectures 20:41

Control a card on the top of the deck

Preview 00:53

Control a card to the bottom or top of the deck.

Preview 01:05

One way to force a card.

Envelope Card Prediction (Turnover Force)
03:23

Another way to force a card.

Card Cut Prediction (Card Cut Force)
02:04

One more way to force a card.

Card Count Prediction (Card Count Force)
02:11

A card bet that never fails.

The Card Bet
03:14

Make a spectator choose the only indifferent card color.

Eight Card Trick
01:35

All of the threes find their way to the top.

Three's Journey
03:13

Cut to all four of the aces.

Four Aces
03:03
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Coin Tricks
10 Lectures 15:06

Read the mind of your spectator to determine which coin they chose.

Coin Prediction
02:28

A coin appears from two cards.

Coin from Cards
01:33

A coin magically rubs away.

Coin Rub Vanish
01:47

A coin penetrates a hat.

Coin Through Hat
00:53

A coin penetrates a handkerchief.

Coin Through Hankey
02:20

A coin always lands on heads.

Coin Toss
00:47

A coin vanishes at the fingertips.

Coin Vanish
01:08

Coins pour from dollar bill.

Coins From Dollar Bill
01:12

A coin magically transfers hands.

Coins in the Hands
00:54

A coin penetrates the table with a surprising twist.

Salt Shaker
02:04
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Rope and String Tricks
8 Lectures 13:46

A rope ties itself with the flick of the wrist.

One Handed Knot
00:42

A cut rope restores itself.

Cut and Restored Rope
02:52

A ring penetrates a string.

Ring Off String
01:01

A piece of rope penetrates a spectator's finger.

Rope Through Finger
01:09

A rope penetrates the neck.

Rope Through Neck
01:08

Thread a rope without letting go of the ends.

Thread the Needle
01:34

Three ropes of a different size become the same size.

Three Ropes
02:16

A piece of twine is cut in the middle but restores itself in the spectator's hand.

Twine Restoration
03:04
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Mentalism
4 Lectures 11:04

Predict a chosen key.

Key Prediction
04:22

Read the mind of a spectator by analyzing their handwriting.

Written Prediction
02:22

A chosen color is predicted.

Color Prediction
02:19

A chosen number is predicted.

Number Prediction
02:01
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Miscellaneous Tricks
10 Lectures 15:22

The length of an arm goes inside a hat.

Arm in Hat
00:45

A rubber band is broken then restored.

Amazing Rubber Band
01:33

A pen mysteriously vanishes.

Pen Vanish
00:41

Balls continue to penetrate solid cups.

Cups and Balls
02:00

A rubber band jumps from finger to finger.

Jumping Rubber Band
00:51

A pencil defies gravity.

Sticky Pencil
01:12

No matter how hard the spectator tries, they can't mimic your moves.

Three Cups Bet
01:24

A marking pen vanishes at the fingertips.

Vanishing Sharpie
01:10

A small piece of paper is torn but then restored.

Torn Cigarette Paper
03:15

A dollar bill is torn then restored.

Torn Dollar Bill
02:31
About the Instructor
Daniel Egan
4.0 Average rating
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14 Students
1 Course
Magic Made Simple

Hello, my name is Danny Egan.

I am here to share my passion for magic as a tool to make you more socially adept.

Not long ago, I was a shy, introverted kid who struggled with social interaction.

Then I discovered magic! Magic gave me the confidence necessary to overcome these obstacles and embolden myself. I use magic as an icebreaker at parties, or just to interact in new or uncomfortable situations.

I have been practicing the art of magic for over 25 years. I am a member of the Society of American Magicians, the most prestigious magic club in the world.

You too can use magic to help you meet new and interesting people, make appearing and speaking in public easier, gain business contacts, attract the opposite sex, network and feel comfortable when interacting with strangers.

My main goal is to spread the art of magic to those that are interested.

I practice the rules of magic and believe that every magician should follow the code of ethics:

  • Never reveal how a trick is done – No matter how tempting it might be or how much your spectators want the know-how, they will all be disappointed. The child like wonderment disappears and the intrigue is taken away.
  • Never perform a trick twice for the same audience – Performing a trick twice allows the audience to expect what's coming. Although there are a few tricks that can be performed twice, this is the general rule.
  • Do not perform a trick unless the environment is right –Some tricks can have bad angles making them difficult to perform under certain circumstances. When in doubt perform tricks that are angle proof.
  • Practice –Performing a trick before perfected can cause embarrassment. Remember magic is an art form. Respect your craft.
  • Practice some more!!!