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An RPM-Challenge Challenge

It’s almost February, and that means that it is time for all musicians to consider the RPM Challenge. The goal is to take the month of February to record an album of 10 songs or 35 minutes of previously unreleased music. (See the full details of the challenge here.)


I took the challenge last year and somehow wrote and recorded Thoughts That Move in one month. (With the mixing help of mr mark dollin) If you missed it, I blogged the whole process, which you can read starting at the bottom of the page here and working back through feb.


I’ve been asked by many people (including my wife and even myself) whether I’d be doing it again this year. As tempting as it is, I’ve decided to keep my focus on the animations that I’ve been working on and keep that ball rolling. I am challenging myself to make some progress on my clip during February.


the challenge
But I’m putting out the challenge for all other musicians to sign-up at, and then leave a comment here. I’d love to see how other people go with it and hear your progress. It might feel like it’s last minute, but I signed up on the 28th of January last year. Just commit to it and see how far you get. If nothing else, you might crank out a couple interesting new tunes or make you rethink how you write to get it done.


Starting sunday at midnight.. you can doo eet!

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4 Responses to “An RPM-Challenge Challenge”

  1. mr_mark_dollin Says:

    *Faints from relief* :P

  2. RangerRick Says:

    Oh man, I can’t believe I’m doing this. =),com_comprofiler/task,userProfile/user,7816/Itemid,296/

  3. Atte Says:

    I’m in!

    I’m currently at 12 songs, some almost finished, some needes more work, hope to start a few more and throw away a few. I’m surprised at how nice it has been to work like this. I’ve felt no stress, rather I had no time to be tempted to dig into details too early.

  4. ben Says:

    I joined Jan 31 (after reading this) and just finished my album. I did some new stuff I’m pretty proud of, though around half was songs I’d written previously and hadn’t recorded yet. No tracking here, just me singing (!) and playing guitar.,com_comprofiler/task,userProfile/user,8032/Itemid,296/

    Thanks for the push to sign up!

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