MY SONGWRITING PROCESS
BY MIKE DIEHM
Copyright Mike Diehm 2012
No portion of this document may be used except by written permission of the author.
Edited by DW Gregory
First appeared online at www.dwgregory.com on her Blog "Looking Backwards Through A Microscope"
Forward by DW Gregory:
Mike Diehm, a songwriter and poet, accomplishes what I can only dream of---he writes music. As someone who has no musical talent, I stand amazed by anyone who can pull some chords together. So I asked him how he does and this is his answer.
The following is from my favorite poet, H.W. Longfellow:
“Before a blazing fire of wood
Erect a rapt musician stood;
And ever and anon he bent