10x10 Challenge

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  • @bradbrubaker  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Oh, I like this one! Will do.

  • @mosley  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    I enjoyed this last year and will try again!

  • @cblack  3 weeks

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

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

  • @regis 3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @pcob1993  2 weeks

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

  • @w1n  2 weeks

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

  • @laotranati 2 weeks

    Uhhh interesting challenge 😀 We'll see what happens.

  • @sw1n3flu  2 weeks

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

  • @gubna 2 weeks

    Interesting!! I’m in!

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    Hell yes! The best challenge EVER.

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @mishykatz  2 weeks

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

  • @persaab 2 weeks

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

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

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

  • @gbg2016  2 weeks

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

  • @steviez  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

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

  • @steviez  2 weeks

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

  • @cblack  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    Gonna try

  • @kahlo2013  2 weeks


  • @sph  2 weeks

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

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    Yes! Back at it for round 2. Super stoked

  • @bradbrubaker  1 week

    Here's mine for 2019:

  • @gubna 1 week

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

  • @bradbrubaker  1 week

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

  • @nateger  1 week

    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  1 week

    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 1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    Here’s Mine:



  • @fourzeroes  1 week

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

  • @bradbrubaker  6 days

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

  • @oddaustin  6 days

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

  • @valeriecox  5 days

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

  • @gubna 5 days

    Did another tonight, inching closer to finishing this.

  • @ductapeguy 2 days

    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  2 days

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

  • @littlespiral 1 day

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

  • @zecoop  9 hours

    @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!!!)

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