Magic Tricks by aihaozhe2

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									Magic tricks lay at the heart of the art of magic and a performance, so the amount of
work and practice that magicians put into their tricks is understandable. All magic is
based on a set of principles that have been designed and used for centuries and when
performing magic tricks magicians rely on sleight of hand to pull them off in front of
crowds. For this reason, the fact that there is a trick to every piece of magic, a
magicians performance has come to be named a set of magic tricks instead of just
magic.

We know that there is an explanation behind all magic tricks, but those explanations
are not always obvious to viewers. Keeping the trick concealed and unapparent to the
crowd is the main job of the magician, if his audience were to figure out or notice the
trick, all element of surprise would be lost and the magic show is over. For this reason,
there is also an unspoken code among magicians regarding the basic principles and
sleight of hand that is used. In keeping these basic practices secret, magicians can
perform their tricks confident that their audience will not be able to easily guess at
how the tricks are being accomplished.

Even though all magicians base their magic tricks off the same set of principles and
use some degree of sleight of hand, creating their own tricks and performance is
integral to the art of a magician. Over time, magicians will create signature magic
tricks or become better in one form of magic over the others. Each type of magic trick
falls into a different category, and magicians may work more towards performing one
than another. A vanishing and a production are two of the oldest types of magic
illusions and the most commonly performed tricks. Other illusions like, predictions
and penetrations are not considered by everyone to be an entire type of illusion on
their own for one or several reasons.

The many schools of magic and magic tricks that are performed are generally past
down from magician to magician, but no magician will share his secrets with someone
who refuses to take a magicians oath. Only then can someone train to learn the magic
tricks of other magicians and learn enough sleight of hand to be able to create their
own routines. The sharing of techniques and execution by all magicians regardless of
skill level is important to the continued life of the trade. For this reason, not only do
magicians pass on their knowledge to those that will work with them, but they form
clubs or groups of trusted magicians in order to share information with each other.

While the presentation of magic can be in any form, from the theatrical to the serious
to the horrific, the magic tricks are the root of the show. Without good knowledge of
the principles of magic and hard work to master sleight of hand, convincing magic
tricks are just not possible.

								
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