Ip Man rocks!!! Donnie Yen rocks!!! Weng Chun fist (咏春拳) rocks!!!
I first fell in love with Donnie Yen 16 years ago when I saw him in the Iron Monkey (少年黄飞鸿之铁马骝). He’s not only good-looking and good in martial arts, I bet not many people know that he is also a good pianist. Yeah, trust what you’ve just read in the previous line – pianist!
Donnie Yen plays Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu Op.66
Although there were some obvious stumbles in his playing, he is still a genius!
Ip Man (Pronounced as Yeep Mun, should not be mistakenly misread as eye-p-Man) is a story about this invincible but low profile guy who is good in Weng Chun fist who eventually survived the 2nd world war and established Hong Kong Ving Tsun Athletic Association (香港詠春拳體育會).
Good movies usually come together with good soundtracks. Ip Man’s theme song brings out the grandeur of the whole image of Ip Man at a moderate tempo but firm beats.
Yeap, Ah Doe’ve done the piano sheet for Ip Man’s theme song. A very short one, just something that I do to pass time while getting over Ip Man.
Information about this piano sheet:
1) It’s in original key, Ab Major
2) Chords included, no lyrics because it’s instrumental
Maybe I should briefly elaborate on the composer as well. Kenji Kawai -san (川井 憲次) is famous for his contributions to anime soundtracks. Ooops, too bad I don’t watch any of them now. All I know is that Kenji Kawai’s work can be found in some Hong Kong movies such as Seven Sword (七剑) and A Battle of Wits (墨攻) .
If you’ve watched Ip Man, I’m sure you will find this song familiar.