The Magic Café
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Boxes, tubes & bags » » What effects do you perform to music? (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

View Profile
Special user
Victoria, Australia
730 Posts

Profile of scottds80
I am just hoping to hear from you on what you perform to music.
I need suggestions, as I am building my act with more use of music.

Currently, I do some TT work with silks, card productions, linking rings, milk pitcher, and soon to add the zombie and floating rose.
"Great Scott the Magician", Gippsland
Christopher Lyle
View Profile
Inner circle
Dallas, Texas
5698 Posts

Profile of Christopher Lyle
Linking Rings
Fire Manipulation/Fire Eating/Fire Blowing
Razor Blades
Torch thru Arm
Gypsy Thread
Spike Roulette
Mouth Coils
Silk to Apple
Balloon Swallow
Straight Jacket Escape
In Mystery,

Christopher Lyle
Magician, Comic, Daredevil, and Balloon Twisting Genius
For a Good Time...CLICK HERE!
Michael J. Douglas
View Profile
Inner circle
1649 Posts

Profile of Michael J. Douglas
Practically anything can be done to music. Even patter routines can be enhanced by having background music. The hard part is matching the character of you and the effect with the music, and making sure the music doesn't overpower. Take a look at the CDs by Arthur Stead, then check out a lecture/performance by Duane Laflin; the man has music playing for everything!
Michael J.
�Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things.� --from Shakespeare�s �As You Like It�
Amazing Magic Co
View Profile
Inner circle
1679 Posts

Profile of Amazing Magic Co
These are performed almost completely top music:
Salt Pour
Miser's Delight
Dancing Hank & PTS
Sponge Lunch Routine
Miser’s Dream
OLBS (Orange, Lemon, Balloon, Shoe)
Snow Animator
Floating Table

I have a bunch of others where music is a complimentary background bed but the routine remains mostly verbal. I often use music bumpers as transition between routines or when bringing a volunteer assistant up to help.

View Profile
Inner circle
Foxboro, MA
1750 Posts

Profile of TommyJ
Card catching routine
Flower production
Multiplying balls
"Keep the Kids Laughing!"
View Profile
Inner circle
3641 Posts

Profile of jimhlou
In my show I open to music, and do an introductory number with silks, canes, flowers, etc. I do the floating rose to music, and close with the chair suspension (China Roses).

If I do the Scorpion for older folks, a Japanese flute tune plays low in the background. If I do the mis-made flag for younger kids, America the Beautiful plays in the background.

Bob Sanders
View Profile
Grammar Supervisor
Magic Valley Ranch, Clanton, Alabama
20518 Posts

Profile of Bob Sanders
I like to open and close with music and use it every chance I can in between. It keeps the show on schedule!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Bob Sanders

Magic By Sander / The Amazed Wiz
View Profile
Inner circle
Los Gatos, California
1154 Posts

Profile of billappleton
Misers dream with bubbles
magic drawing board
flying carpet
View Profile
Veteran user
304 Posts

Profile of amazingcarrington
Linking Rings
Levitating Table
Head Twister
Straight Jacket Escape
Frankly....almost my entire show is done to music.....but then show is called
The Magic of Music.

The two art forms blend wonderfully together. I think that unless it demands talking, there's no point in jabbering for no reason. Simply do it to music.

Just my two cents.
View Profile
Inner circle
LosAngeles, Ca
1298 Posts

Profile of GlenD
I have not incorporated music very much into my performances so far but have done so with these two effects, both very similar and not done in the same performance... Newspaper Tear and Undivided (cigarette paper tear).

"A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway" - Griffin

"Any future where you succeed, is one where you tell the truth." - Griffin (Griffin rocks!)
View Profile
Inner circle
1007 Posts

Profile of MikeHMagic
I open with vanishing cane, D'lites, silk production and then transformed to mylar flowers, billiard balls, plate spinning. I also use music with my chair suspenson.
Mike "Gus" Harvatt
"Bullwinkle that trick never works."
Fred-Erik Johanson
View Profile
New user
89 Posts

Profile of Fred-Erik Johanson
Manipulation act
Multiplying Billiard Balls
Salt Pour

View Profile
Elite user
468 Posts

Profile of Bambu
Fantasio and candles
Doves from silks
View Profile
Inner circle
Tucson, AZ
1903 Posts

Profile of chmara
I would participate in a can-can (Offenbach) when doing my Garden of Flowers tribute to the Blackstones.

Sitar music accompanied my NOT SILENT Lota Bowl.

I used a remix of some Elfman stuff (yes the one everyone uses, plus ) on Snow.

I also used a lot of royalty free unnamed stuff -- like one that was close to the "Stripper" for producing light from my mouth.

Oh yes -- Thus Spake Zarathustra (2001) for lazer through the balloon.
Gregg (C. H. Mara) Chmara

Commercial Operations, LLC

Tucson, AZ

C. H. Mara Illusion & Psychic Entertainments
View Profile
Veteran user
388 Posts

Profile of iugefu
Anyope use Malloys Rolling sound stage.?....seems a good way to incorporate some music in ones act.
Now I know he makes quality, but at $550 I cant help feeling its a wee overpriced.
View Profile
Regular user
Orangeville, ON
118 Posts

Profile of devlinn
I use music pretty much throughout.
Most routines I start by talking and then quietly introduce the music in the background.
Mary Mowder
View Profile
Inner circle
Sacramento / Elk Grove, CA
3649 Posts

Profile of Mary Mowder

Contact Juggling

Linking Rings

Rope and Ring and Rope

Card routine

Rice Suspension

Color changing Plumes

Spelling Bee with patter

Amazing Acrobatic Knot with patter

Silk though Glass

Knot off Silk

Silk Cascade

Working on others all the time. Thanks for the suggestions for those who contributed.

-Mary Mowder
View Profile
New user
92 Posts

Profile of vincentmusician
Some of the mentioned effects I never though of using music for. I have three Magic To Music Routines. They combine several effects together performed to my Original Songs. However, a lot of routines can be done to music. Adding music to your show gives it a Big Plus in my opinion.
Dave Scribner
View Profile
Assistant Manager
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
5168 Posts

Profile of Dave Scribner
My entire stage act is done to music

Vanishing cane
Dove productions
Multiplying billiard balls
Appearing vanishing candle
Cuban Release
Knots off silk
20th century silks
Find the lady
Dove vanishes
Square circle
Salt and candle transposition (salt go)
and a few miscellaneous effects.

I cut and edit multiple sound tracks and create my own sound track.
Where the magic begins
Dan Ford
View Profile
Special user
524 Posts

Profile of Dan Ford
Rose Petal to Egg.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Boxes, tubes & bags » » What effects do you perform to music? (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.12 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL