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Postby magicman98 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:00 pm



i was also wondering weather it is better to have music in your act or not. i was going to put a backing track with my act but i thought maybe, maybe not so i thought why not ask on here. i know a lot of magicians dont have music in their acts. i was thing it could distract you a little bit i dont know or it could get you motivated in a way.

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Postby TonyB » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:54 pm

If you haven't done it before, then it would be stupid to add it in now. Music is something that has to be grafted organically to your act, and if you force it instead, you will fall flat on your *rse. Go with what you always do, or you will sink.

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Postby mark lewis » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:48 am

Agreed

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Postby Lady of Mystery » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:35 am

music can work really well, I've got a lot of routines done to music. But it has to be done well otherwise it wont work. Putting a routine to music does take a lot of work, you have to pick the right music, the right routine, timing and then fit them all together. I'll quite a few weeks working a routine to the music before I'm even starting to get happy with it. I've got a background in dance so have been doing this sort of thing for years, unless you've got choreography experience, or someone who can help you and plenty of time, I'd leave the music alone.

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Postby BigShot » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:28 am

Lady of Mystery wrote:music can work really well, I've got a lot of routines done to music. But it has to be done well otherwise it wont work. Putting a routine to music does take a lot of work, you have to pick the right music, the right routine, timing and then fit them all together. I'll quite a few weeks working a routine to the music before I'm even starting to get happy with it. I've got a background in dance so have been doing this sort of thing for years, unless you've got choreography experience, or someone who can help you and plenty of time, I'd leave the music alone.

This is spot on. :D

It sounds like you're going ahead despite the silliness that kicked off in the other thread (and for my part in it I'd like to say I'm sorry) and that being the case... best of luck! :D

I'm sure you don't need telling, but be sure to warm up well before you go in. Theatres can be cold places so bring gloves to keep your hands warm and exercise them (do tricks or whatever you like) to keep them limber and ready to perform when you are called.

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Postby magicman98 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:58 pm

many thanks for all the support and advice peeps.

"winners never quit and quitters never win"

even if i dont get through or i get knocked off ill just brush the pieces off and get up and start again fresh.

all i can do is try im gonna try my best and show them what ive got. :D

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Postby Lady of Mystery » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:17 pm

That's totally the right way to be thinking, hun! Good luck to you :D

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Postby DaveM » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:29 pm

Just out of curiosity as I have no idea when it comes to using music...

Would adding a quieter, more atmospheric track work? Something that isn't striking and that doesn't give the impression that the magician is meant to be moving with it.

I would have thought that anything that adds to the atmosphere is a good thing. Also, after watching a couple of the BGT vids on youTube you can really feel the tension when it is quiet and I think it would help hide that tension.

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Postby spooneythegoon » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:17 pm

By the way, if you are looking for a good trick, that won't really give judges opportunity to buzz early on as it gets attention fast, you might like to take a look at practice pack by Jay Sankey, but using big cards. The effect is currently being taught free as part of a promotion here: http://www.sankeymagic.com/detail.aspx?ID=48414
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