Adam Fulara – Biografía (en inglés)
Hi! My name is Adam Fulara. I’m 33 years old. I live in Ostrzeszow, Poland. It’s a small town in the middle of my country. Please e-mail me regarding any mistakes I may have made on this page. My English is far from perfect.
I’m a Computer Science/Electrical Engineering graduate from Wroclaw University (it’s a famous university in Poland). My specialty is software engineering.
My main hobby is music – I have been making music for 23 years now. I first started as an accordion and piano player while in a six-year music school in Ostrzeszow. When I was in fifth grade, I took up the guitar. At first I played rock music – I liked Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, etc. I had my own band and we gigged frequently, on occasion opening for famous Polish bands like Houk or Armia.
When I was 18, I started to play the guitar with the two-hand tapping technique. At about this time I went to a concert and saw this famous Polish guitar player called Partyzant. He plays using the two-hand tapping technique also. I was blown away by his music.
In school, I learned many polyphonic pieces by J.S. Bach. I liked this type of music, but I couldn’t play the entire work when I was just starting to play the guitar (using standard techniques). I could only play one track (either the left or the right hand side of a piano transcription). However, when I employed the two-hand tapping technique, I could play the entire piece.
I have been using the two-hand tapping technique for 16 years now. I play a specialdoublenecked tap-guitar, made by REK Guitars according to my own specifications.
Currently I play with my jazz trio (tap-guitar, bass and drums). We play jazz standards and our own compositions. I play classical music too – I like listening to Bach, Chopin and Beethoven, but in the future I want to play only Bach tunes, and counterpoint improvisations with my band – this is what I like.
I’m working also as an editor of «Gitarzysta» («Guitar Player» – Polish ed.) where I’m writting reviews and tapping workshops.
Más info en: http://www.adam.fulara.com/biography