Music - Chelmsford

ARU Music Society

Based In Chelmsford

*New Website Pending* 

Ryan's Kitchen (2021-2022)

Ryan's Kitchen (2021-2022)

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Who Are We?

Welcome To The ARU Music Society!

We're A Platform Designed To Gather Musicians Of All Levels (Absolute Beginners To Virtuoso Geniuses) From The ARU Chelmsford Campus. It Is Our Goal To Get Musicians To Meet Each Other, Find Out What They Play/Sing, And Get Together To Form Music Bands Amongst Themselves.

Therefore, The ARU Music Society Is Made Up Of Several Small Music Bands That Practice Independently, Instead Of One Giant Music Band (Which Is Counter-Intuitive). 

We'll Be Hosting Live Gig Events In The SU, As Well As, DJ Music Events And Meet & Greets, To Build Up A Community Of Musicians.

Yearly Membership Allows You To Attend All Music Events, Free Of Charge, Throughout The Year, And There'll Be Many Of Them!

If You Like The Idea Of Creating Music Bands With Your Friends, Go Out And Share The Music Society With Them! 

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Our Recommendations For Those Who Want To Play Music With Others:

  1. Identify Musicians (Professional Or Hobby) Amongst Your Friends And Course Peers. 
  2. Arrange A Time, Bring Your Instruments & Have A Music Jam In Your Kitchen!
  3. Release Your Stress, Create Memories And Strengthen Your Friendships
  4. If You Gel Well, Consider Forming A Band
  5. Have Weekly Sessions And Improve Your Craft!

 

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The Easiest Instruments To Learn:

  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Piano
  • Cajon (Box Drum)
  • Percussion (Because Triangles Are Cool :D)

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Recommendations For Drummers:

  • The Society Does Own An Electric Drum Kit But It Is Only Available During Events.
  • If You're A Drummer, We Recommend That You Learn The Cajon (Box Drum) And Create/Invest In Percussion Sets.
  • We Use A £10 Cardboard Cajon With A Small Container Half-Filled With Rice Grains To Act As A Shaker. It Works Amazingly Well For Acoustic Sessions!

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Recommendations For Pianists:

  • If You Don't Own A Keyboard At Your Chelmsford Residence, There Is A Grand Piano In The Lord Ashcroft Building's Foyer. 
  • To Access The Grand Piano, You Need To Go To Reception Or Security To Get The Key.
  • The Grand Piano Is Quite Loud So It Can Be Heard In The Library, Ground Floor. Best Times To Play Are On The Weekends On In The Evenings. 
  • Remember To Put The Cover Back On The Grand Piano And Return The Key, When You've Finished Using It. 

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“For The Best Return On Your Money, Pour Your Purse Into Your Head.” - Benjamin Franklin

Assign An Hour Every Evening To Teach Yourself An Instrument. Yes, Learning An Instrument Is Expensive In Terms Of Energy, Time And Money, But It Certainly Pays Off Well Into The Future. 

 

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Guitar

 

Guitar Teachers (They're Also Inspirational):

 

Beginner Guitar Roadmap:

Your Aim Is To Learn And Master Guitar Chords And Strumming Patterns. You Could Probably Do This In One Day. 

  1. Invest In A Beginner Acoustic Or Electric Guitar For ~£100 (Or Borrow One)
  2. Invest In A Beginner Guitar Course & Learn The Basics (Browse Google For Options)
  3. Learn More Songs From Youtube Guitar Teachers (See Above)
  4. Play Songs With A Singer (Invite Them To Your Kitchen, Choose Songs From Ultimate Guitar Or MyChordBook & Play Until You Get Bored)

 

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Ukulele

 

Ukulele Teachers For Beginners:

 

Beginner Ukulele Roadmap:

Your Aim Is To Learn And Master Guitar Chords And Strumming Patterns. You Could Probably Do This In One Day. 

  1. Invest In A Beginner Acoustic Or Electric Ukulele For £20-100 (Or Borrow One)
  2. Invest In A Beginner Ukulele Course & Learn The Basics (Browse Google For Options)
  3. Learn More Songs From Youtube Ukulele Teachers (See Above)
  4. Play Songs With A Singer (Invite Them To Your Kitchen, Choose Songs From Ultimate Guitar Or MyChordBook & Play Until You Get Bored)

 

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Piano

 

Piano Teachers For Beginners:

 

 

Beginner Piano Roadmap:

Your Aim Is To Learn And Master Piano Chords And Rhythm Patterns. Then Add Melodies Between Chords.

  1. Invest In A Beginner Keyboard + Stand For ~£100 (Or Borrow One)
  2. Invest In A Beginner Piano Course & Learn The Basics (Browse Google For Options)
  3. Learn More Songs From Youtube Piano Teachers (See Above)
  4. Improve Your Piano Accompaniment Skills
  5. Play Songs With A Singer (Invite Them To Your Kitchen, Choose Songs From Ultimate Guitar Or MyChordBook & Play Until You Get Bored)

 

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Cajon (Box Drum)

 

Cajon (Box Drum) Teachers For Beginners:

 

 

Beginner Cajon (Box Drum) Roadmap:

Your Aim Is To Learn And Master Counting To Time, And Drumming Patterns. You Can Probably Learn This In One Day!

  1. Invest In A Beginner Box Drum For £10 (Yes, It's Made Of Cardboard But It Does The Job!)
  2. Invest In A Beginner Cajon Course & Learn The Basics (Browse Google For Options)
  3. Learn More Drumming Patterns From Online Cajon Teachers (See Above)
  4. Listen To Songs With Headphones And Play The Cajon Over It To Practice Your Timings & Patterns
  5. Play Songs With A Pianist, Guitarist + Singer (Invite Them To Your Kitchen, Choose Songs From Ultimate Guitar Or MyChordBook & Play Until You Get Bored)
  6. Invest In Percussion Sets Or Cajon Add-Ons For Extra Groove

 

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