Weekly Challenges

During February, FAWM issues weekly challenges based on simple constraints (compositional, lyrical, or thematic). These aren't required, but might help if you are stuck, plus it's fun to see how others interpreted the challenges differently. NOTE: You can pitch "unofficial" challenges in this forum.

1017 Week 1: No Chorus

No Chorus. Write a song without a chorus. Examples: “All Along The Watchtower” (Bob Dylan), “Avant Gardener” (Courtney Barnett), “Rapture” (Blondie), “Paranoid Android” (Radiohead).

277 Week 2: Falling Bass Line

Falling Bass Line. Write a song with a falling bass line. Examples: “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Procol Harum), “These Boots Are Made For Walking” (Nancy Sinatra), “Hit The Road Jack” (Ray Charles), “Mind Games” (John Lennon).

315 Week 3: Conversation

Conversation. Write in the form of a conversation... either one side or both! Examples: “Don’t You Want Me” (Human League), “Operator” (Jim Croce), “Hello” (Adele), “Anything You Can Do” (Irving Berlin).

172 Week 4: Key Change

Verse-Chorus Key Change. Change the key between the verses and choruses. Examples: “Penny Lane” (Beatles), “Help Is On The Way” (Little River Band), “Happy Together” (The Turtles), “Layla” (Derek & The Dominoes).