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Zanezini
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Hi guys, I am an aspiring magician and I'm trying to put together my first routine. Does anyone have any tips or any suggestions on a routine to learn. Thanks!
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For your first routine you should learn the Statue of Liberty vanish that David Copperfield did. 😶
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Hi Zanezini!

Looks like you are as new to magic and the magic Café as Im, so a tip. If you like some help I think you need to give the ppl here som more info what type of magic do like, what type of magic can you do and so on, or else the ppl at the magic Café cant help you and you will only get things like "For your first routine you should learn the Statue of Liberty vanish". So give some more info and you will get some help from the Magic Café.
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A bit more info wpuld be good. And a routine is more then just tricks. They need to have a narrative. if you do sponge balls it can be a bit you have one, I have one, you now have two. But if you xo the same with sponge bunnies you have a narrative. This bunny just love to hang with this bunny.

To answer your question as it stands,
-sponge ball
-a multi phase rope routine,
-a 4-5 phase ambitious card routine

Hope this helps
Enjoy your magic,

and let others enjoy it as well!
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Zanezini I'll make this simple, we needed more info so answer these questions and post the answers here:

What is this Routine about? Is there a theme you have in mind? Whats this theme about?

Who are you in this routine, who's your character? Are you playing yourself or putting on a persona?

What tricks are in your repertoire?

Who are you doing this for, who is your target audience?

What’s your motivation? Whats the total goal of this routine? What do you hope to achieve by doing it?

Magically

Aus
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You say, "aspiring". That's a rather relative term.

Permit me to ask a few more questions, in addition to those my friend, Aus, has asked.

What motivated your interest in performing as a magician?

What books, if any, have you read?

What is your definition of a "routine", as "opposed" to a trick?

How much actual experience do you have performing?
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I will support as I can here -- having been there many times with others,

but ...

a routine is not a random collection of tricks or even practiced effects.

If you mean "first show" that is OK -- then let us know what you currently have mastered and we go from there.

If you really mean developing a routine we also need to know what you have mastery of --
but can then focus on finding a unifying theme or transition and story line.

If you have to choose -- just do it! Most spectators will enjoy random effects as much as a good routine, and a jumble of tricks over boring TV.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst



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Hi Ken, AUS, et al...

The OP has not responded. I am inclined to move on.

With the exception of Michael Jae, everyone has asked intelligent questions, and, offered help, and suggestions.

A "one sided conversation" is certainly ineffective.
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MichaelJae
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To be fair Dick, he said he was "aspiring".
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True, Michael!

But, all he has to say is, "I've been too busy to reply, but, I will return in a day or two.

And, Jim Steinmeyer, who "produced" the SoL vanish might not take too kindly to a 'copy cat.

Broad questions, only produce broad answers!

Our Svenska poika, TimTom gave the OP a good answer,
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