Songwriting Tips & Tricks



Hello, Songwriters out there! This podcast is dedicated to all of you that want to overcome writer's block, find inspiration, or just want to have a good listen to the approaches to songwriting other musicians came up with. Have fun with this program and happy songwriting


  • To be, or not to be a Songwriter

    07/06/2020 Duración: 14min

    Hi everyone,  Did you ever ask yourself, what it really means to be a songwriter? Is it just the lyrics, is it the music, is there more to it? What describes a songwriter best? Well, this episode is focused on what parts come together to form the term songwriter. We discuss the mindset you should have when turning to these parts and to steadily grow as an artist.  So what do you think makes up a good songwriter? Let me know of any opinion or feedback you might have on this, and other episodes in the comments or via Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr.  Happy songwriting and all the best.  Cheers, Kieper  keywords for this episodes are: poetry, author, musicianship, painter, artist, Emily Dickinson, music theory, playwright, songwright, black lives matter --- Send in a voice message:

  • Songwriting Tips & Tricks Trailer

    01/06/2020 Duración: 49s

    Hey there,  Would you say that you're writing is aspiringly good or that it is still missing something extra to it? Something to make it stand out?  Would you say that your choice of words is too basic, or to dull or are you already aware of how to find intriguing new words to use in your songs?  In any of such cases, this podcast is dedicated to songwriters all around the globe to join in on a conversation about writing songs and finding the right words. It shows new approaches to writing lyrics and structuring a plot and gives in-depth analysis of famous hit songs and poetry to utilise in your writing process.  My name is Kieper, and I'd love to have you tune in and join me on Songwriting Tips & Tricks. --- Send in a voice message:

  • stay-at-home songwriter

    10/04/2020 Duración: 13min

    Stuck in the depths of my caves it seems. Well, Corona shut down most social and everyday life in Germany and surely has an effect on your country as well. I hope you are in good health and use the time wisely.  In this episode we will be talking about useful strategies in your Home Office as a songwriter and how to collaborate with others remotely. There will also be some software we will talk about which helps you with recording at home and writing chord sheets and tabs. DAWs: Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, ProTools, Cubase X --- Send in a voice message:

  • Feel the Algorithm

    03/04/2020 Duración: 15min

    This episode is all about writing songs as if you were a programming genius. No not you Sheldon, although I'd love to see him writing a song and listening to this show.  Writing lyrics is just like writing code in some way and we will talk about how writing lyrics could benefit from the mindset of a coder.  Don't worry, there is no nerd-talk beside the average songwriter jargon and no need for you to learn any programming language.  Please check out the 25% offer of ProWritingAid, a powerful tool to write stories. The five commandments from this episode:  #1 Think to solve issues with your story or lyrics #2 Practice writing lyrics a lot - for real #3 Learn about song structure and the rhythm of speech #4 Learn songwriting paradigms #5 Look at other people's songs So much for this week, and keep on writing Kieper --- Send in a voice message:

  • Wait? Who‘s talking?

    01/04/2020 Duración: 20min

    It is all about perspective in this episode. We are going to discuss the different narration types and through whose eyes the audience is going to experience your stories.   Is there any way to tell a story different than all the other writers do?  What ways are there to make your stories stand out compared to other writers?   What perspective could suit your story or would make it more appealing and unique?   Here are the sources to the songs I have been talking about.  25% off ProWritingAid to write better stories You & I - One Direction Bad Guy - Billie Eilish Yesterday - The Beatles Suzanne - Leonard Cohen  Hurricane - Bob Dylan  We Are the World - U.S.A. for Africa  Masters of War - Bob Dylan  Ridin' - Chamillionaire  --- Send in a voice message:

  • Emergency Songwriting

    21/03/2020 Duración: 15min

    No idea how to write better lyrics that get closer to the core, to a deeper level and explain things so honest and in a nutshell that everyone is like - wow?  Not yet? Well then you should try this emergency songwriting method we discuss in this episode. It helps you finding the right words faster and explain situations brutally honest and real.  If you like the podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcast, or any other platform and subscribe to the program for more weekly episodes.  Talk to you next week  Kieper 25% off ProWritingAid Tool for your songs --- Send in a voice message:

  • Neverending Stories

    20/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    Stories shape the way we see the world from the day we are born.  But how do we tell a story in a song and what words are we going to use?  How are we going to find a coherent thread for the listener to follow along?  These are the questions we are going to discuss and discover today and how you can find the right words for your audience to understand. We are also going to talk a lot about construction sites and providing furniture for a good song.  You like the program? Subscribe to it and let me know what you would like me to cover in the future and any critique and suggestions to make this project better than it already is. Cheers in your Corona quarantine and have a wonderful week  Kieper 25% off ProWritingAid Tool for your songs --- Send in a voice message:

  • Thesaurus Rex

    31/01/2020 Duración: 18min

    Have you ever been searching for a better way to rephrase an idea, or maybe you've been looking for a word that fits the meter or beat or paints a more beautiful image in the audiences head? If that is the case, then today's episode will help you with just that.  We are about to discuss different reliable Thesauruses, be it digital or analogue, rephrase a sample poem and devise a scheme on how to rephrase a line. In the end, you'd be fully aware of using synonyms properly, finding new approaches to writing original lyrics and getting new ideas from rephrasing your favourite songs.  If you like the format, leave a quick review and subscribe to the show. If you know friends who are searching for a program just like this, just let them know as well. If you have any suggestions or feedback, leave it in the comments or send me a message on any social media platform.  Until the next episode, as always, happy songwriting.  Kieper This is the Tumblr-blog this podcast is referring to 25% off ProWri

  • Lost on words

    27/01/2020 Duración: 29min

    Have you ever been lost on words in your songs? Writer's Block hits hard because you don't know how to say what you want to say? Perhaps you've been even looking for some fellow writers to discuss your stories and songs?   My name is Kieper and in todays episode, we are going to talk about the importance of vocabulary and the power of meaningful words. While we could talk on end about interesting song lyrics, we are going to have a more strategical approach to learning and implementing new words.   If you like the format, don't forget to subscribe to be up to date about the next episodes and leave feedback on the program.  If there are any suggestions, don't bother sending me a message via the Facebook page.   The webpages I have been referring to:   New words on Merriam-Webster   New words in my personal Memrise course 25% off ProWritingAid Tool for your songs --- Send in a voice message: