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    I'm working on guitars for free, because I love working on guitars anyway.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    I wasn't very big on going to school. I tried to get a gig as a luthier.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    tags: school 
     
    I've always been heavily influenced by classical music, mostly by baroque music.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    tags: music 
     
    My mom really wanted me to be a musician so she gave me a guitar for my fifth birthday, but I didn't start playing till I was seven.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    The only thing I ever really wanted was a Strat .. I started playing guitar after seeing Jimi Hendrix on TV the day he died...then I got Deep Purples' Fireball album which was also a big influence .. I have a collection of more than 200 of them that includes Strats from every year since March 1954 - the first month the Strat was made
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    tags: influence  seeing  year 
     
    I don't think you can learn to be a complete musician. That has to come from within, and it entails a lot of sacrifice.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    tags: sacrifice  learn 
     
    What I think is the most important thing to learn about any instrument is the basics of music. Learn your ABCs before you write a Hemingway novel.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    tags: music  learn  novel  write 
     
    Fast is only cool if it's melodic and has substance.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
    Ritchie Blackmore was a huge early influence on me, but after that I had to find my own way ... Johann Sebastian Bach was probably the most influential guy ever on me ... Vivaldi, Beethoven and eventually Paganini ... all of a sudden I was thinking in all these other areas, instead of blues riffs.
    — Yngwie Malmsteen
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