What Is The Name Of The Violin Music In Karate Kid?


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In the 2010 Karate Kid movie remake, the Chinese girl Mei Ying (Wenwen Han) that Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) was sweet on was playing Nocturne #20 in C sharp minor, opus posthumous, by Frederic Chopin in 1830. It is also in the movie and soundtrack of The Pianist.  While many believed that the child actress was only simulating the playing of the violin, Wenwen Han is actually an accomplished Violinist along with child actress. 

In this cute remake, Dre played by Jaden Smith is a school boy with a crush and something to prove.  Jackie Chan showed his abilities as the sad and lonely Mr. Han.  The consummate nice guy, Dre is faced with bullies and hardships because he is different.  Much like the original Karat kid move staring Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso and Elisabeth Shue as Ali Mills, the student finds a reluctant master to train him.  In each movie, the boy is bent on revenge but this is tempered by the master’s patience and wisdom. 

Both of these movies showcase the same trials in different settings to highlight the simple fact that, no matter where or who you are, these things do happen, we all have to learn these lessons sooner or later, it’s safer and more forgiving as a child.   Each movie showcases a young man who faces the trials associated with growing up.  They also highlight the best qualities of martial arts while speaking out against misuse of any fighting style as they are meant only for defense and discipline. 

Regardless of your preference of the version of this movie you like, the newer version was simply an updated version of the same lessons that happened to be played out by stars with surprising talent and range.
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On itunes there is one by Joshua bell with the violin.
Album Name: The Essential Joshua Bell
Song Title: Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, KK Anh. La, No.6
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"Nocturne" in c# minor
by, Frédéric Chopin

You can download the sheet music for free here:

However, this is not an arrangement for solo violin and piano, as was performed in the movie. But the melody is easy to read in this piano score.

Hope this help!

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