10x10 Challenge

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  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 28

    Write 10 ten-second songs. Folks usually post them all as one "song" stitched together. Tag your contribution #tenbyten

    This challenge has been a favorite of mine as a listener for several years. Last year, I actually gave it a go. This year, I have big plans for it.


    EDIT: #10x10 isn't working for some reason. Anyone?

  • @metalfoot  Jan 28

    Oh, I like this one! Will do.

  • @mosley  Jan 28

    I’ve tried and failed at this one every year! In 2015 I did get one ten second piece that I’m still totally into, called “Moment of Doubt”...


    I’ll definitely be attempting again this year for sure!

  • @darkmantle  Jan 28

    The tag probably doesn't link since it starts with a number. maybe #tenbyten ? or #tenx10 ? or just #tenx ?

    I'm spitballing, not sure what will stick. 😀

  • @spingo  Jan 28

    I enjoyed this last year and will try again!

  • @cblack  Jan 28

    I might give this a go... We'll see.

    Actually, it'd be a good way to test my new DAW. Hmm...

  • @regis  Jan 28

    I had a blast with this one a couple years ago, but it was a lot of work. Still, a lot of my ideas were too thin to be stretched into full songs, so it was nice to do something with them. If time allows, I’ll give this another go.

  • @evinwolverton  Jan 28

    Oh damn. That's a lot of song seeds to toss into the same hole. I'm intrigued.

  • @pcob1993  Jan 28

    Hmmmm, it never occurred to me but I'll give it a whirl. I usually write songs of about three hundred hours

  • @w1n  Jan 28

    I have done this earlier with eclectic but enjoyable results, will try to do it this year too.

  • @laotranati Jan 28

    Uhhh interesting challenge 😀 We'll see what happens.

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 28

    This is a great challenge.... might have to do one of these again!

  • @gubna Jan 28

    Interesting!! I’m in!

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 30

    Hell yes! The best challenge EVER.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 31

    I think that I’m in on this. Sounds kinda hard, but fun. What is the topic? I understand that there is a theme that ties them together.

  • @odilongreen  Jan 31

    I've done this twice, and found it *hard* both times. I tried to do coherent "concept albums" (the first time about an alien invasion, and the second about the Fyre Festival), and each time it was so difficult to do ten coherent 10-second songs that I almost gave up. Which all means that I'm looking forward to doing it again!

    (@guatecoop, you can have a theme or not; it's entirely up to you, and there's nothing assigned (at least in the past), other than doing 10 ten-second songs.)

  • @charliecheney  Jan 31

    This challenge fascinates me, and @expendablefriend 's entry last year was an inspiration. My favorite was "Bees!" Which I think was the only word. A one-word 10-second song. Wonderful.

  • @andygetch  Jan 31

    hmmmm.......ideas begin to explode

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    Oooh this is intriguing to me, I love writing fast. I wanna try 😉

  • @persaab Jan 31

    Probably only challenge I could do sonehow last year. Also try this year do something.

  • @zecoop  Jan 31

    I always want to do this one, but never do - Hoping this year!!

  • @gbg2016  Jan 31

    Huh...never saw this one before, but I'd love to give it a go. Thanks!

  • @steviez  Jan 31

    Never saw this before, but I am intrigued - gonna try it! The more I think about it, the more I think it'll probably end up sounding like some Prog Rock piece......

  • @yam655 Jan 31

    I did this one year. It is a lot of fun.

  • @steviez  Jan 31

    I think the only way I'll achieve this is via a theme.....hmmmm....maybe the Biblical 10 Commandments...but all instrumental......

  • @cblack  Feb 1

    I was going to do this for my first song, then found I couldn't find an actual timer on FL Studio Mobile... So until I figure that out, I can't do this challenge. I'll just have to make normal songs. 😀

    Unless... Hmm... Maybe there's a stopwatch app I could download?

  • @guatecoop  Feb 1

    I’ve heard about the 10x10 from @expendablefriend from several people....hello @expendablefriend could you put a link on here or on my soundboard?

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 1

    Gonna try

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 1


  • @sph  Feb 1

    Maybe this time. Up to now I only managed to write one song being 8 seconds long 😀

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 1

    Hey @guatecoop! Here's last year's 10×10 fun. Hope you'll join us this year!

    1. Ode to bees
    2. I guess not, then
    3. When you have a problem
    4. Sensitive olfactory system
    5. Different today
    6. Argh, tartan!
    7. Let us explain
    8. Whiny loser
    9. Beautiful together
    10. Is it true?

  • @nateger  Feb 1

    Yes! Back at it for round 2. Super stoked

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 4

    Here's mine for 2019:

  • @gubna Feb 5

    I made 2 ten second songs tonight. One is guitar/bass/drums and a bunch of vocals.

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 5

    Keep up the good work, @gubna! I look forward to hearing your final product.

  • @nateger  Feb 6

    Yeehaw here is my 10x10 about being sick with the flu! It's called "This is What the Flu Sounds Like"


    Track Listing:

    1. Sick as a Dog
    2. Got a Headache
    3. A Coherent Thought
    4. I'm Chilly
    5. Sleep All Day
    6. Drink Plenty of Fluids
    7. I Keep Coughing
    8. Clear My Throat
    9. All The Drugs
    10. F.U. The Flu

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 7

    I played a bit loose with the 10 second limit. Lyrics were made using a cut-up method script, from an article about the crypto CEO's death. And there's an 11th song.


    "Into Creditor Five" track list:

    1. Beautiful Gnat
    2. Day Up Johnson Dancing
    3. Platform Registered
    4. Anna and Dean
    5. Tailed
    6. Vice Mil
    7. Trying at Scientist Transfer
    8. Downhill Both Ways
    9. Sudden Alleged Industry
    10. Officer Consumer
    11. When the Dreamer Dies, What Happens to the Dream?

  • @spirulence Feb 9

    Here's mine, it's themed around making fun of phone apps that have been popular in the last few years -
    1) Frozen Place
    2) People I Hate
    3) Some Call it Grub
    4) While It's Light Out (You Can Play)
    5) Pretty Fowl
    6) Jump In the River
    7) All The Comments Are Nasty
    8) Shape Matching
    9) Have You Ever Wanted to Watch a Movie
    10) Your Grandmother (Is Throwing Oranges)

  • @lhcisco  Feb 9

    Here's mine. Done in 90's compilation album format. With fake band names, announcer, and all.


    Gasman - I'm Not Invisible
    Desert - Dying Truth
    Shane O'Connor - There's a Million of You
    Black Avenue - The Real Deal
    The Herb Boys - Gunnado
    Richard Martino - Corto de Luces
    Mario Carney - Heaven
    Nicolas Imbruglio - Low on Hope
    Aeroplane - You'll Never Think That I Don't Care
    ThisAway - Is This Hate?

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 10

    Here’s Mine:



  • @fourzeroes  Feb 10

    I'm thinking hard about this. I think I am writing a musical, or at least 100 seconds of a musical.

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 11

    Don't neglect @oddaustin's 29 mini-song piece: https://fawm.org/songs/91532/

  • @oddaustin  Feb 11

    Oh wow, I didn't even know this was a thing people were doing.
    And I thought I was being so damn original.

  • @valeriecox  Feb 12

    First go at this challenge. Writing was fun. Stitching this together was a pain worse than death. 😀

  • @gubna Feb 13

    Did another tonight, inching closer to finishing this.

  • @ductapeguy Feb 16

    I combined the Notacover Challenge with the 10x10. I came up with Ductapeguy's Greatest Hits Volume ii. https://fawm.org/songs/94778/
    Strawberry Fields
    Like A Rock
    Oops I Did it Again
    Baby Shark
    Waving Flag

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 16

    I did this a few years ago. I had a freakin blast!!! Even had a few I loved. https://soundcloud.com/newcoolnowmusi...

  • @littlespiral Feb 16

    Ooooh, like Fingertips by They Might Be Giants.... this sounds fun!

  • @zecoop  Feb 17

    @guatecoop and his family came up to my house this weekend, so we worked on our 10x10... He and I and his wife and son all participated - So much fun (and work!!!)

    10 Emotions

  • @cherok40  Feb 19

    This challenge was really fun to do.

    (I hope this is the right way to link to a song).

    Track list:
    1. Deep Soul (kitchen mix)
    2. Paradise Blues
    3. Berlin 2005 (Welt Schmerz)
    4. Fusion Fiction
    5. Cologne Umba-Umba (off beat polka mix)
    6. Where Is The Bird?
    7. Bolly Jazz
    8. Funk Me Up, Baby
    9. The Mandolina Dance
    10. You And I (the love song)

  • @lhcisco  Feb 19

    Man. I think I have to do an 80's song compilation now...

  • @cherok40  Feb 20

    Please do that, Ihcisco! Will be looking forward to listen to it.

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 21

    I'm in! https://fawm.org/songs/96199/

    Who says you can't binge-watch all five seasons of B5 and finish FAWM at the same time? Oh hey, does this mean I did the 90's?

    1. Alas, Babylon
    2. Bring A Cruiser To The Battle
    3. Ambassador, Sitting All Alone
    4. Nobody Listens to Zathras
    5. I think I loved Talia
    6. Bald, With A Bone On His Head
    7. Chosen of the Egg
    8. A Good Restaurant; Your Quarters
    9. We Have Six
    10. O Babylon

  • @cherok40  Feb 21

    Outstanding good, elainedimasi! And very funny if you have watched B5.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 27

    Reflections on the month here...

  • @evinwolverton  Feb 28

    I went Dilla mode for this one.
    Did not expect this challenge to be so much fun.

    🔥 Ten Hot Pockets: https://fawm.org/songs/98828/

  • @evinwolverton  Mar 1

    @amusia just turned in a killer one: https://fawm.org/songs/99831/

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