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Are magic hobbiests less dedicated than, say, those whose hobby it is to play the violin, perform ballet or create oil painintings?

To my experience, in some of the clubs that I've attended magicians will actually discourage one another from perfecting difficult moves and promote easier ones. This is fine sometimes; but not when the easier move makes it easier for the performer and more convoluted for the spectator. "Concentrate on presentation" seems to be the rational for avoiding any move that takes practice. As anyone knows who has MASTERED a challenging move - it becomes an automatic and almost mindless process that does exactly that: it enables you to concentrate on presentation. It is not a quid-pro-quo (technique vs. presentation) it is simply mastery of both. Simple for the spectator doesn't ALWAYS mean simple for the perfomer.

I find that people who engage in other art forms tend to embrace the challenges of advancing their skill. I've never heard a vionlinst say to another "don't bother with the A minor scale, because you know C major and you can do tons of songs with that. But I will hear some magicians discourage others . . . "Don't bother with the pass, the double undercut is so easy and you can do tons with it".

This is simply my theory. I'd love to hear what you think.

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I suppose it depends on who you're associating with, and I'm sure every club has it's own culture. I've been a member of our club for a couple of years and I've found the people to be very generous with advice and help. Of course some people are more help than others, and some people don't want to share as much, maybe they don't want the competition. If you're in a club that's large enough there are all types. I haven't been involved with musicians, but I would think that there would be some violinists who might not like seeing someone else mastering tough skills and replacing them on the orchestra.

My attitude is that "People are people" and you'll find all kinds of personalities in every group regardless of race, creed, or color (or hobby).
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