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The Reincarnation Case of Niccolo Paganini | Yngwie J. Malmsteen

 

Proposed by: Marcio H. A. Wanderley
Affirmed by: Ahtun Re in a Ryerson-Semkiw Reincarnation Research Session
Article by: Marcio H. A. Wanderley, posted by Walter Semkiw, MD

 

This reincarnation case was proposed by an IISIS supporter, Márcio H. A. Wanderley, who also wrote an essay, which is provided below:

"Yngwie Malmsteen was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 30, 1963. The youngest child in a household that included his mother Rigmor, sister Ann Louise, and brother Bjorn, Yngwie originally had no interest in music. However, on September 18, 1970, Yngwie saw a TV special on the death of guitar iconoclast Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Yngwie watched with awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Yngwie was born.

Applying his intense curiosity and tenacity to first an old Mosrite and then a cheap Stratocaster, Yngwie immersed himself in the music of such bands as Deep Purple and spent long hours practicing to learn their songs. His admiration for Ritchie Blackmore's classically influenced playing led him back to the source: Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Mozart.

Yngwie Malmsteen Discovers Niccolo Paganini

As Yngwie absorbed the classical structures of the masters, his prodigious style began to take shape. By age 10, he began to focus all his energies into music. His mother and sister, a talented flautist, recognized his unique musical gifts and gave him support and encouragement. His mastery of the instrument progressed rapidly. In his early teens, Yngwie saw a television performance of Russian violinist Gideon Kremer, who performed the highly difficult 24 Caprices of 19th century virtuoso violinist Niccolo Paganini. The effect was profound, and Yngwie understood at last how to combine his love of classical music with his burgeoning guitar skills and onstage charisma.

By age 15, Yngwie's trademark style had begun to emerge. He worked for a time as a luthier in a guitar repair shop, where he encountered a scalloped neck for the first time when a 17th century lute came into the shop. Intrigued, Yngwie scalloped the neck of an old guitar in similar fashion and was impressed enough with the results to try it on his better guitars. The scalloped fret board was somewhat more difficult to play than a normal neck, but his control over the strings was so improved that Yngwie immediately adopted it as a permanent alteration to his equipment.

In late 1982 Malmsteen was brought to the USA by Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records, who had heard a demo tape of Malmsteen's playing. Shrapnel is synonymous with the shred style of music. He had brief engagements with Steeler, for their self-titled album of 1983, then Alcatrazz, for their 1983 debut No Parole From Rock N' Roll, and the 1984 live album Live Sentence. He left Alcatrazz in 1984, replaced by Steve Vai, and began his solo career.

Yngwie´s solo career began with a solo album called "Rising Force" which contains mostly instrumental music.  His "violin like" style of playing and his virtuosity can be heard in song´s like Far beyond the Sun and Little Savage.  His lightning fast linear runs and arpeggios made a legion of musicians curious regarding who that superb guitar player was.  Another great example of his dexterity is the song Trilogy Suite Opus 5 from the album called Trilogy.

Yngwie also recorded the live album Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E flat minor, Opus 1 with The New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, which consisted of his compositions.  The solo instrument is the guitar and his performance is outstanding."

If this reincarnation cases is accepted, it demonstrates the following features:

Principles of Reincarnation

Physical Resemblance in Reincarnation Cases: The facial features of Niccolo Paganini and Yngwie Malmsteen are consistent, particularly in photos of Malmsteen when he was young adult. Bone structure tends to be what remains most consistent, while the nose, which is made of cartilage and soft tissue, can vary from lifetime to lifetime, as is observed in this reincarnation case.

Innate Talent: As observed in this musician reincarnation case and others, a stringed instrument virtuoso from a past era has been reborn and has applied his past life skills in to the electric guitar. This was also seen in the case of reincarnation case of Francesco Geminiiani | Jimmy Page.

Of interest, Yngwie named his son Antonio for another classical musician he is inspired by, Antonio Vivaldi, who is a subject in the Antonio Vivaldi | Paul McCartney reincarnation case.

Change in Nationality and Ethnic AffiliationPaganini was born in Italy, while Yngwie Malmsteen is from Sweden.

Do you have knowledge of the subjects of this reincarnation case?  If so, write an essay on the similarities and differences of the people involved for posting on the IISIS website.  Send your essay for consideration to Walter Semkiw, MD at: walter@iisis.net

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