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Scenario: I'm including a musician in my act. So, the musician is playing the keyboard. Each ivory key is marked with a playing card. A spectator says "stop" and that is how a card is chosen. I'd like to have private discussions on "where to go from here". I've plenty of ideas but would like to hear other's ideas. Thank you
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Jonathan...If you know one thousand forces or controls, and one revelation, to the non magician spectator, you know, only one trick.

If you know one force, or one control. and a hundred different "revelations", that spectator thinks that you know one hundred tricks.

Laymen only "see" the EFFECT (i.e. the revelation.)

I'm stepping into my friend, George's "territory" (and, I'm definitely NOT a cardician!) but, I don't think that he'll mind. just this once!
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My initial thought was to "force" a card on the keyboard. For example, when I get to the part when I tell the person "say stop playing"...this can be at a part of the song where it would be easy for the musician to stop on a particular key/card. Or at least narrow it down to about 10 keys/cards. I could produce the card in the deck any number of ways. But, what to do from there???? Any ideas?
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One doesn't need to be a cardician, to know that "producing" the card is the CLIMAX of the trick.

"...what to do from there????" Get the applause, and go on to the next trick in your act.

I'm outa here!
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Thank you for your response Dick. I guess all I can think of is to have multiple cards "forced" on the keyboard, then I'll produce them out of the air like Cardini. That's all I can think of right now. Also, one "key" on the keyboard makes a weird sound, and somehow remove it and find a sign card. I'm still thinking....
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Or the musician can play the keyboard (each key has a playing card symbol) the spectator can say "stop". The musician's fingers will be on a few keys (marked with playing cards) the spectator could name one of those cards. I could "cull" that card in the deck and go from there....
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This post somehow ended up in my "Notes from a designer's logbook" column. I'm guessing it was in error, but I've asked the mods to move it to where it should be.
That's our departed buddy Burt, aka The Great Burtini, doing his famous Cups and Mice routine
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