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Chris Berry
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What kind of music do you guys (and girls) use for manipulation acts?

Techno, classical, what?

I prefer techno (probably because I'm 17!). I think it goes really well with manipulations...


Thoughts?


chris
boltt223
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Seismic,
I use all kinds of music. Whatever moves me will make me perform better. I just put together three different pieces of music for my manipulation act. I open with Good Charlotte, go to Santana and then end with a Jazz piece. Smile
Carron
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Check out this song on Kazaa, Win Mx, Morpheus, or whatever.
Rob D - Clubbed to Death.
It carefully fuses classical music with dance and techno.
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What is Lance Burton's manip song? I have been trying to find it. I hear it in stores, I hear it on TV. I can't find it, please help.
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I have found that movie music works well. It depends on your style, which music works best for you. In some shows, techno works well. Sometimes classic is the best choice.
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For my billiard ball routine (which is my opener), I use an upbeat, remix of a song popularized in the '80's. My selection here truly goes along with my performance style, and allows the audience to relate to the style of magic they are about to see.

My more 'romantic' stuff, of course I use music that suits the mood in which I want to portray. It takes me countless hours to find the music I'm wanting to use for a particular effect or routine (did I mention it takes countless hours?).

For the comedy routines, I of course select music that is geared toward this 'effect'. Any and all music is decided upon after I am certain that it will blend with and highlight my performance character.

I have a recording technician re-record any and all music selections that I use during a performance, and it's recorded onto the CD in the exact order that it will be in the show. This way, my sound tech doesn't have to change CD's, and spend time cueing up the music.

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Kendrix
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Lance Burton uses Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/ La Primavera.
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I use different kinds. It depends on the audience I'm performing for.
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When practicing (I have yet to perform manipulation for a real audience) I have my mp3's on random. It helps a lot to practice moving to very different kinds of music. It can really change the whole flavor and feel of a manip routine.
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Hello, I have a music cd for magicians. It is for sale at http://www.edjunior.com , click on magic store, scroll down.

I like using techno for manipulation acts, anything instrumental is usually a good choice.
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Hey, what's up? This is my first post. I would think 80's type music would work best for most Manipulation acts, like Depeche Mode. Enjoy the silence!
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Do you guys think music with words can be appropriate? Usually people say it shouldn't have words, but what do you guys think?
boltt223
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Kipling,
In the competition I was in just recently, a couple of the acts used music with words; and it was pretty good. It made me think a little about more types of music to use, even if it has words. Smile
Luke Sherratt
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Hello

I use the Music from Beverly Hills Cop. The theme music is called "Axel F." It is really good; I also use Dean Malenko's entry music. It's really good. Dean Makenko is a wrestler and not a magician, just in case you were wondering.
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FCpreacher
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Does anyone know how Lance Burton's CD is? They sell it at Empire Magic. If it is straight classical I may buy.
Great Domino
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May sound corny but I really like listening to anything from Enigma "Return to Innocence" to Pink Floyd's "Good Bye Blue Sky".

One is very calm and natural and the other is intense and spasmic.
boltt223
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I don't think that it is corny. The more types of music you like the more variety you will have to choose from. Smile
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Do any of you guys buy the rights to the music you use? Does any one here perform in public areas? If so I am pretty sure you have to pay the royalties on the song you're using. Let me know what you guys do.

Thanks,

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Leon
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boltt223
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Leon,
You can use any music you like. The only time you really have to worry about royalties is when you perform on TV. If you get big enough that you have to pay the royalties fees then you will be able to afford it with no problem. Smile
Backroomboy
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I personally like the theme song to "Beverly Hillbillies".
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