10 × 10

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  • @expendablefriend  Feb 7

    I don't think anyone has posted this yet, but apologies if I'm wrong...

    My favourite FAWM / 5090 challenge of all time is the 10 × 10 challenge (which I believe was originally @stevenwesleyguiles' idea). The idea is to write 10 very short songs, each approximately 10 seconds or under. Funny, serious or a mixture; any style, any genre; with or without a central theme - it's up to you! As long as there are 10 of them and they're all very short. Tag yours #ten-by-ten so I can find them!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 7

    Wooooo! This was too much fun in 50/90 this year. I'm SO IN.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    I wonder if this is something I could do whilst on the road. An acapella 10 x 10...

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    @expendablefriend do you post them as separate songs or one continuous audio file with all ten songs.

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 7

    @fearlessflight2014 up to you! If the tracks all flow together, it'll be easier for folks to listen to them if they're in a single file. I posted mine like that.

  • @spikedirection  Feb 7

    Oooh! That's my other for Monday sorted.

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  • @expendablefriend  Feb 7

    See also the #fingertips challenge, here: http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7972/

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    I just wrote all ten but now am tempted to wait for my gear to make demos. I guess I could just post the lyrics for now...

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    Lyrics only. Very stupid. http://fawm.org/songs/80319/

  • @oddbod  Feb 8

    It will throw a spanner in my plans but I'm tempted to give this a bash - I have a certain theme idea

  • @helenseviltwin  Feb 8

    I have not done this successfully, really, given my first attempt, I got confused and did 10 "beats" at 120bpm, so did 10x16 and the second we decided to just got for 10 very short songs, but I don't think any were specifically 10 seconds.

  • @vomvorton  Feb 8

    I wrote ten songs starting with the letters A to J back in 2015*, I should really do a sequel for the next ten letters but I remember it taking me ages so I probably shouldn't commit when I'm already so behind! Maybe later in the month if I manage to catch up...

    * including one of my all-time favourite lyrics:
    "don't worry about me / I'm made out of rocks"

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 8

    Oh fuck yes! This was a fun challenge. SATEN 2...I'm down. Shit...i got a lot to do. I better drink some whiskey.

  • @adforperu  Feb 8

    I remember @iwilleatyou challenging me to this one and I did 10 FAWMer parodies! It was bags of fun tbf, but probably lost 10 close friends.

  • @balancelost  Feb 8

    @adforperu I do sometimes find myself singing "please don't make me choose between all of these canoes" to myself. And also "we can make the wa'er dir'y", haha, who was that meant to be again?

    I really fancy having another crack at this but I think maybe some kind of unifying theme would be good. Anyone got any ideas for this?

  • @adforperu  Feb 8

    Ha! That was ol' cockney wideboy @degausser, won'it!

  • @dorit Feb 8

    whats 10x10?

  • @jendistad  Feb 8

    @dorit, the first post in this thread gives a brief description: "The idea is to write 10 very short songs, each approximately 10 seconds or under. Funny, serious or a mixture; any style, any genre; with or without a central theme - it's up to you! As long as there are 10 of them and they're all very short."

    Cheers! (=

  • @oddbod  Feb 8

    @dorit check the original post

  • @degausser  Feb 8

    Oh I loved this challenge even though I didn’t do it myself. @adforperu’s one was the best thing he’s ever done!!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 8

    I've officially completed this one. Not the best songs I've ever done but not the worst either.

  • @spingo  Feb 8

    I am so in. I asked pals on FB for song titles, and I'm working through bits for some of them.

  • @ampersandman  Feb 10

    Here's my take:

  • @leepat  Feb 13

    love this challenge!
    i have lyrics only (so far)

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 13

    Here's my pseudo 10x10:

  • @nateger Feb 16

    This was so much fun! Thank you for this idea 😀 http://fawm.org/songs/83196/

  • @brrrse  Feb 16

    So I passed this challenge by but quietly was envious of all the other 10x10'ers...listening in secret thinking "oh I can't do that!!!" and tonight, I was sitting here watching my Safari live from africa - and I just started writing out a list of things my son says - and before I knew it I'd written out 3 10x10 sets - and realized I could probably sit and do this for a while. Thanks!

  • @brrrse  Feb 16

    And I did it. My first. As I explain in the liner notes, I started trying to add music and it started to become a March project not a FAWM thing, so I FAWMed it. And here it is. It's called Mom and Son. http://fawm.org/songs/83327/

  • @olisiatonight Feb 16

    Oh, now I know what's that. So I'm gonna try!

  • @littlespiral Feb 16

    Oh my god.... this challenge 100% appeals to me. OK then. it's on!

  • @nateger Feb 20

    My last submission didn't quite meet the criteria (some songs were over 10 seconds). This attempt is far more appropriate to be called a 10x10


  • @lowhum  Feb 20

    Lyrics only - music later! 😀)

  • @carleybaer Feb 24

    I got such a late start this year that ten-by-ten might be my saving grace, I love this idea!

  • @reklov Feb 28

    A 60's style song suite:

  • @mkd  Feb 28

    A FAWM OUT 10x10... been wanting to do one of these all month! Slightly shorter than the statutory 1 min 40 secs but hope it still counts! http://fawm.org/songs/87813/

  • @reklov Feb 28

    Here's another one, but it isn't really a 10x10. It's my "FAWM Micro Album" containing 10 songs. It is 5,5 minutes long.

  • @persaab Mar 1

    I thrashed throught this in touch of noise and my childhood favorite style. Like bands Napalm Death and Sore Throat and Seven Minutes Of Nausea used to do. Except I didnt have real instruments to use.

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