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newtomagic
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After about a year I am finally getting the fact that in the world of magic less is better. I am going to focus on these routines and try to blend them into one long routine with all of them. The routines are as follows.
1)red hot mama
2)lethal tender into coins accross(Noblezada/ITBTWC)
3)Clutch
4)Insurance policy(Tommy Wonder I beleive)
5)The Disappearane (Jay Sankey)
6)pen thru dollar (Oz Pearlmans routine on stealth pen)
7)Ring leader (Greg Wilson)
8)and somethinig with an invisible deck

those are in no particular order. What do you guys think? should I add or take anything out of it? Also, any ideas on how to arrange them into a long flowing set?

-Ari
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What sort of venue will you be performing in? Who will your audience be?
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Father Photius
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Also what type of character are you going to play? Will you do straight magic, or comedy magic, or what? The number of tricks isn't too bad. I've seldom done more than a half dozen in a set. It doesn't matter so much what tricks you do, but how you present them. I've seen magicians wow with some of the most basic and simple tricks by giving it a wonderful presentation. The key is to engage the audience and draw them into the fantasy realm you create. To make them experience "magic".

How you arrange them depends on how you present them. It should flow from one trick to the next. I can recommend a great book which helps you learn to think along the lines you need to do this, as well as get the best benefit from your practice. It is written by a Café member who uses the screen name Gerald. His name is Gerald Edmundson. His book is called "The Ostritch Factor." It took me 40 years to learn on my own what is in that book. I wish I had it at your stage.
You can PM Gerald or check it out at http://www.geraldedmundson.com/tof1/bookorder.htm

I believe you will find it invaluable to accomplish what you want to do in creating the routine and organization of your act.
(And Gerald doesn't pay me a dime for promoting it).
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newtomagic
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Most likely I will be doing it in an impromtu setting just asking if folks want to see me perform/"do some magic". I will check out the link for sure. My biggest problem is getting into my routine, once I do my first trick I am pretty good at coaxing my audience to see more.
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MaxfieldsMagic
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All of the effects you selected have the advantage of being highly portable if being "impromptu" is your main goal. You could carry the props with you pretty much anywhere. If you think you can make it flow into a routine, then go for it. I wonder, though, how many people who you approach out of the blue are going to want to see eight effects in a row, which would take some time if you were to do them justice. Would you consider also putting together a three-effect routine, or maybe two or more shorter routines?
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newtomagic
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I have taken a lot of people's acvice and am in the process of taking 2-3 routines/tricks that flow well together and performing them like that and also developing ways to connect each set of connected tricks. I hope that made sence. oh, and it is much improved my fear of never getting it together and only knowing tricks that don't flow. It has also really made me think and given more personality to my magic. Thanks everyone!
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I personally think your time will be better spent working on who you are as a performer, your character and style and how each effect is routined around this. Too many beginners of magic run so fast into learning tricks that they do not see what is readily right there. They do not see the importance in taking it slow and learning to really develop an effect that is as unique as they are themselves.

I commend you for wanting to work on routining and putting things together. That is really great as it shows you want to entertain an audience. What I would do is take an effect (listed above) and just work on a routine for that effect. Develop the routine and how it fits your own style. Figure out the entertainment value and then perform this as much as you can.

As you perform evaluate the reactions you get and the entertainment value and do not be afriad to go back and tweak the routine.

Hope this helps.

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Father Photius,
Thank you once again for recommending "The Ostrich Factor"> I do appreciate it.

Best regards,
Gerald
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