Learn Easy Magic Tricks & Card Tricks. Compete Magic Course

The complete magic course for beginners. Learn how to do simple magic tricks & card tricks. Go from 0 To Hero in 7 days
Instructor:
Matt McGurk
577 students enrolled
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A Complete Beginners Guide to Magic
First Class Training from a British Champion Magician
Easy Card Tricks that you can master in minutes
Learn Magic Like David Blaine & Dynamo
Basic Card Handling - Basic, shuffling cutting and dealing.
Magic Tricks with Coins - Appearances & Vanishes
Pass Coins Through a Solid Table
How to Read Somones Mind
Magic Tricks with Everyday Objects
Learn Fancy Shuffles and Cuts with Cards
Develop Greater Self Confidence & Overcome Shyness
The Best Way to Practice Magic Tricks
Develop Presentational Skills
How to Become a Better Magician
Online Support via Q&A and Online Forum
How to Break the Ice at Parties
Expand Your Creativity

Hi there, My name is  Matt McGurk. I’m a professional Magician, Illusionist and British Magical Champion.

For the past 15 years I’ve made a great living performing all over the world as a professional magician. I’ve worked for Television, 6 star cruise-lines, and performed at thousands of weddings and corporate events worldwide. I’ve also lectured for magicians at the world famous Magic Circle in London.

In this course, I’ll be your personal magic coach. I’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to do magic tricks.

Have you ever wanted to learn magic tricks or card tricks like you’ve seen David Blaine or Dynamo do on Television? Then this is where you start. Welcome to the complete magic course for beginners. This is where you go from Zero to Hero in 7 days. Here you will learn more than simply how to do simple magic tricks. We will cover everything you need to know on how to do magic. You’ll learn:

Easy Card tricks

Easy Coin Tricks

Magic with Everyday Objects

How to Read Minds

Where to get your Props

Pro Tips on how to Practice and improve your Magic

In this course, you will go from knowing very little, to be able to perform simple magic tricks and easy card tricks for your friends and family. I’m going to teach you some simple magic tricks that you will be able to do straight away and that get killer reactions! You’ll learn how to do  amazing magic tricks such as:

Make coins disappear and reappear from nowhere

Make a pack of cards change colour

Make a card change under a spectators hand

Bend Spoons

Cut a rope up and have it complete restore itself magically

How to read someones mind and tell them a word they are only thinking about!

But This magic course for beginners isn’t like other online magic courses that you may have come across. It isn’t just a collection of easy magic tricks for beginners. This is a progressive course, that has a solid structure. It covers all the basics and is designed to get you started in the right way. It will build a solid foundation that will allow you to become a better magician.

So you’ll actually get to learn some Sleight of hand  techniques used by professional magicians.  These skills will then allow you to progress to more amazing magic tricks and card tricks later on.

The Magic course even features a ‘Pro Skills’ section, where you will learn how to perform how to handle cards and coins with the style and elegance of a professional magician. This includes:

How to do a Riffle Shuffle with Cards

How to do a sweet in the hands running cut

How to fan a deck of cards like a professional magician

How to spread them on the table and do fancy turnovers

How to do a fancy one handed cut with cards

How to roll a coin across the backs of your fingers

If you love magic and you’ve always wanted to learn, then let’s make a start. You’re going to have a great time learning how to do magic and you’ll have an even better time when you get the amazed reactions that these tricks will get you. Grab some cards and let’s do it!

Introduction to the Complete Online Magic Course for Beginners

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Introduction to the Complete Online Magic Course for Beginners

Welcome to the Online Magic Course. This video explains what you'll be learning in the course and what you'll need to get started.

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Before You Begin the Beginners Online magic Course.

A few guidelines to making your magic more powerful before we begin. Here you'll learn how and why keeping the secrets is so important.

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The Importance of Practice When Learning Magic Tricks

Why it's so important to practice when learning Magic tricks. How practice will help you build confidence and improve the experience for you and your audience.

Easy Magic Tricks with Everyday Objects

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Jumping Hairbands - Performance
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Easy Magic Tricks - The Jumping Hairbands - Explanation

With this easy magic trick, You'll earn how to make hair bands jump form finger to finger.

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Linking Paperclips - Performance

Learn to perform an an amazing magic trick with only two paperclips, an elastic band and a note.

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Linking Paperclips - Explanation

Learn the secret of the Linking Paperclips magic trick! Even when you learn the trick, you probably still won't understand why it works!

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Linking Hairbands - Performance

In this Magic Trick, you'll learn how to make two hairbands impossibly link together then unlink in a flash. Grab two hairbands and let's get started!

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Linking Hairbands - Explanation

Learn the secret of the linking hairbands magic trick.

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Pro Tips - Don't Rush Ahead

Now you've learned a few magic tricks, it's best to master these before you move on. This video explains why the best way to get the most from this magic course is by moving through it slowly, taking your time to really master a few tricks at a time.

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Easy Magic Tricks - Spoon Bending - Performance

In this Magic trick, you'll learn how to create the illusion that you bend a spoon almost in half! Much to the panic of the restaurant staff!

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Easy Magic Tricks - Spoon Bending - Explanation

Learn how easy it is to create an amazing optical illusion where it looks like you bend the spoon completely in half!

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Cut & Restored Rope - Performance

Learn a classic magic trick, the cut and restored rope... You'll never guess what happens!

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Cut & Restored Rope - Explanation

How to do the classic magic trick, the Cut and Restored Rope. This is a great effect for larger audiences and could be considered your first piece of stage magic. Grab a rope (or your mums washing line) and follow along.

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Chalk Trick - Performance

This is a great magic trick to do in a bar or classroom. The effect of this trick is so strong because the magic happens right in the spectators hands. All you need is a piece of chalk and your good to go!

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Easy Magic Tricks - The Chalk Trick - Explanation

Learn how to do this incredible magic trick where chalk magically jumps from your hand into a spectators. This trick is very simple to do but gets absolutely amazing reactions, Don't believe me?  Just wait until you try it!

Easy Card Tricks - Basic Skills - Basic Card Handling

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Easy Card Tricks - Basic Card Handling - Introduction

Here I'll let you know what skills basic card skills you'll learn in this section.

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Easy Card Tricks - Basic Card Handling - Mechanics Grip

The best way to hold a deck of cards and make later card techniques easier to learn.

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Easy Card Tricks - Basic Card Handling - Biddle Grip

Another way to hold a deck of cards. This is how hold to hold the deck of cards from above with your opposite hand. Again this will make learning techniques later in the course a lot easier.

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Easy Card Tricks - Basic Card Handling - The Overhand Shuffle

Can't even shuffle a deck of cards without them going everywhere? Here you'll learn to master a basic overhand shuffle. You'll probably be doing this move more than any other, so get this and your well on your way. Grab a deck of cards and go for it.

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Easy Card Tricks - Basic Card Handling - The Hindu Shuffle

Here you'll learn a new way to shuffle a deck of cards. This is a very powerful technique and is a very versatile as it can also be used as a card force and card control. It will also be the key technique for a show-stopping colour changing deck routine later in the course!

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Easy Card Tricks - Basic Card Handling - The Ribbon Spread

Learn how to spread the cards on the table like a pro. You'll even learn a few different flourishes to flip the whole deck of cards over in a fancy way. This will make you look like a master card handler in the eyes of the audience.

Easy Card Tricks - The Tricks!

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Easy Card Tricks - The Reversed Card Trick - Performance

Ready for your first card trick? This is a classic card trick where the spectator picks a card and then you find the card, but with your hands behind your back and without even looking at the cards!

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Easy Card Tricks - The Reversed Card Trick - Explanation

Learn how to do the reversed card trick!

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Easy Card Tricks - The Lie Detector Card Trick - Performance

Can you tell if someones lying? Well in this card trick, not matter how much the spectator lies to you, you'll always find their card!

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Easy Card Tricks - The Lie Detector Card Trick - Explanation

Learn how to do the Lie Detector Card trick.

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Easy Card Tricks - The Colour Changing Deck - Performance

Have you mastered the Hindu Shuffle? Because now we are going to use it to learn on of the most amazing card tricks in the course so far, the colour changing deck!

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Easy Card Tricks - The Colour Changing Deck - Explanation

Learn how to do the colour changing deck trick. Your going to love this one!

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Easy Card Tricks - The Whispering Queen - Performance

A classic card trick in magic where your secret assistant helps you find the spectators card in a very magical way.

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Easy Card Tricks - The Whispering Queen - Explanation

With this magic trick you'll learn some new sleight of hand that will allow you to make a card change whilst it's under the spectators hand. It an easy card trick that gets amazing reactions.

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Easy Card Tricks - The Slop Shuffle - Performance

An amazing card trick where the cards are shuffled into a huge mess of face up and face down cards. In the end all the cards face the same way apart from one, the spectators card.

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Easy Card Tricks - The Slop Shuffle - Explanation

Learn how to do the slop shuffle card trick. You'll also learn a card control that will allow you to control a selected card whilst it's apparently being shuffled into the deck.

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Easy Card Tricks - Out of This World - Performance

This could easily be not only one of the strongest card tricks in this course, but ever! An amazing magic trick in which the spectator manages to separate all the red cards from all of the black cards and has no idea how they have done it! You need to learn this one now!

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Easy Card Tricks - Out of This World - Explanation

Learn the secret of this amazing magic trick. The bonus is it's also one of the easiest card tricks in the whole course. But don't let the fact that its a simple card trick fool you, this is easily one of the strongest tricks you can do with a deck of cards!

Coin Tricks - Magic Tricks with Money

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - Introduction

Here we discuss what you'll learn in this section and you'll see a cool way to make money appear from nowhere!

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - The Coin Roll Flourish

How to do one of the coolest coin flourishes. This is something you can practice whilst you watch TV, or the rest of this course! This coin flourish will help you to build dexterity and co-ordination in your fingers and is also very eye catching.

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - The Finger Palm

In this video you'll learn one of the most fundamental palms when it comes to learning magic, the finger palm.  The finger palm is probably the most used sleight of hand technique in coin magic and a foundation skill that is important to master. The good news it's also very easy, so grab a coin and get cracking.

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - Using the Sleeves

Do magicians use their sleeves when performing magic tricks? The answer is yes, but maybe not how you think. Here you'll learn a brilliant way to show both your hands empty  and then make a coin appear from nowhere.

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - The Coin in Pen Trick - Performance

Time to put everything you've learnt so far to use in your first magic tricks with coins. Here you'll learn how to make a coin disappear and reappear inside a pen cap!

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - The Coin in Pen Trick - Explanation

Learn how to do the coin in pen magic trick. With a little practice, this is a great trick you can do anytime, anywhere!

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - Coins Thru the Table - Performance

This is one of the all time classic magic tricks, in which you make a handful of coins penetrate a solid table top. You'll need four identical coins and a ring to get started. and a table, that will probably help as well!

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - Coins Thru the Table - Explanation

Learn how to do this classic magic trick. You'll also learn two new sleight of hand techniques to make this trick happen. Master this magic trick and you'll always be a hit at dinner parties!

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - The Pencil Thru Note - Performance

This could be one of the best magic tricks in the entire course. A brilliant trick in which it look like you push a pencil straight through a spectators note/bill. I know this is probably going to be one of your favourite  magic tricks to perform with money!

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How to do Magic Tricks with Coins - The Pencil Thru Note - Explanation

Learn how to do this awesome magic trick where is really looks like you destroy someone else's money! You'll need a post-it-note, a pencil and some folding money. Grab everything you need and follow along.

Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome by Using Flourishes

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Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome - Introduction to Card Flourishes

Card flourishes are very eye catching techniques that you can use to enhance your magic. Adding flourishes to your card tricks will make them look even better. Better yet, they will make you look better. Flourishes make you look more skilful and subtly let your audience know that you are worth watching!

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Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome - The Riffle Shuffle

Learn how to do a professional in the hands  Riffle Shuffle. We will break this down into simple steps and i'll show you an easy technique which means you won't be picking cards up off the floor every five minutes!

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Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome - The Swing Cut

Learn this simple but elegant way to cut a deck of cards in the hands.

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Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome - The One Handed Cut - Charlier Pass

Mastered the swing cut? Ok, let's step it up a notch. Here you'll learn how to cut a deck of cards with just one hand!

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Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome - The Thumb Fan

If there is one thing I wanted to master more than anything when I first got started in magic, it was the thumb fan. Here i'll break it down and show you  how you fan a deck of cards like a professional magician.

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Make Your Card Tricks Look Awesome - The Pressure Fan

Mastered the Thumb Fan?  Here's an alternate way of fanning a deck of cards when having a card selected during a card trick. It's a bit more challenging, but usually creates a more even spread and just looks a bit nicer!

Mind Reading Magic Tricks - Mentalism Tricks for the Beginner

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Mind Reading Magic Tricks - The Book Test - Performance

A classic Mentalism stunt in Magic. You ask someone to think of a word in a book, and then tell them the exact word they are thinking of. One of the most powerful Mind Reading Magic Tricks you can do.

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Mind Reading Magic Tricks - The Book Test - Explanation

Learn the secret of this awesome magic trick where you can tell someone a word they are simply just thinking about!

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