There are 3 stages of learning a new magic trick: discovery, practice, and mastery. And this is what it looks like:
There are thousands of different kinds of magic tricks out there that you can learn. As you begin researching the world of illusionists, you’ll stumble upon ones that you really want to learn and add into your arsenal. This stage is called Discovery. We’re simply finding out about them and determining if it’s something we want to spend time practicing or not. Practice:
In this stage, we’re just going through the motions and learning how it’s actually done. The biggest mistake that people make is rushing this stage. They can’t wait to show their friends and family so they spend minimal time practicing and then try and perform it for an audience right away. Mastery:
For any magic trick, you are NOT ready to perform it until you hit stage 3 which is Mastery. In Mastery, we’re practicing the trick until we can do it with our eyes closed. We’re ingraining the actions into our muscle memory. Why? Because we want to be able to go through it flawlessly and smoothly. Anybody can perform a new trick successfully. But not everyone takes the time to master them completely.