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Ip Man (叶问) rocks!

January 14th, 2009 by Ah Doe

Ip Man rocks!!! Donnie Yen rocks!!! Weng Chun fist (咏春拳) rocks!!!

Ip Man Poster

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.

Ip Man Theme Song Piano Sheet Preview

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.

Download link for Ip Man’s theme song complete piano sheet.

6 Responses to “Ip Man (叶问) rocks!”

  1. AhDoe - Music as an International Language » Blog Archive » Red Cliff 2 (赤壁2) and its Theme Song Says:

    […] notice, a lot of Chinese soundtracks nowadays had been outsourced to Japanese musicians. Ip Man (叶问), The Painted Skin (画皮) and both Red Cliff 1 and 2. Wow, I just realized that I’ve […]

  2. Robert Says:

    Dearest AhDoe,

    Thank you so very much for the music for Ip Man. I’ve loved this tune ever since I saw the movies and have wanted to know the music. I am playing it with an Akai EWI usb and having lots of fun with it.Also, I might add,Donnie Yen has honored Sifu Ip Man greatly with his portrayal of the Master. Thanks again. Robert (Standish, Michigan USA)

  3. juggernoud Says:

    Hi there!

    Thanks a LOT for the sheets. Recently I saw the movie! And I was blown away!! What A GREAT movie with a magnificent theme! Thanks a ton for working on the sheets! Highly appreciated!
    All the best,

  4. mahmoud reza Says:

    hi .tanks 4 your kind & your music
    just i wanna know u can send me donni yen e-mails or sit
    tnx a lot…

  5. Larissa Says:

    bela música

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