If you ever wanted to learn Tommy Wonder’s Tamed Card
For me The Tamed Card is one of the best creations of Tommy Wonder. It’s a real master piece of close up magic. For all the Youngsters that do only now the underground magic stuff of Theory 11 and YouTube take a close look. This is a lesson in theatrical construction of a really great magic routine.
If you try to learn this from his wonderful DVDs you will find that there is a a lot of necessary information left out in the explanation that you need to master this complex routine. (If this was done intentionally, I don’t know)
If you try to learn this routine from Tommy’s great Books of Wonder you will soon find out that it’s pretty difficult and that there are indeed some mistakes in the description that doesn’t make it easier.
The DVDs where shot almost 10 years after Tommy wrote his books and he made a lot of improvement and changes to the tricks in the meantime, so even if you own the books and not yet the DVDs, I really can recommend them. If you love Tommy Wonder as I do, they are a must have.
As I wanted to learn this routine I started to distill the needed information from both sources, books and DVD and write a document that would make it easier for me to practise this routine.
Warning: If you don’t own the books or the DVD you are not entitled to perform this trick, and to be honest you will for sure not be able to learn it only from my text.
If you don’t have the Books of Wonder yet, you can and should buy them as soon as possible from Hermetic Press if you want to get a better magician.
I also can highly recommend to buy the DVDs from L&L as there you can watch a master magician perform and listen to his explanation and discussions with Max Maven.
Tommy’s presentation is highly tailored for his character and anybody wanting to perform it, is highly recommended not to use his presentation to the word but to develop their own.
If you like this article, a small donnation is always welcome and keeps me motivated
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