• Kenny Loggins Songwriting Seminar and Critique at MI / GIT in 1986-7: Part Two, live Q&A .
In 1986-87, I studied guitar at G.I.T. (Guitar Institute of Technology, now called MI, short for Musicians Institute, click here to read an older post about my time at G.I.T.), and I got to attend and record a songwriting seminar/screening that Kenny Loggins held at the school. Here's part two. For part part one, click here.
Kenny Loggins talks about his technique for recording ideas. His answer tells you how far we've come — and how nothing's really changed.
Some asks, "Where does the emotion come from that drives your music" and the answer is way more interesting than you might expect and Kenny Loggins talks about writing from joy vs. sadness.
Does Kenny Loggins know which of songs will be hits? What do you think?
Somebody has the gall to ask if Kenny Loggins ever steals ideas from others. The answer is graceful and feels very truthful.
Does Kenny have his arrangements worked out before going into the studio or not? And is this a good idea?
Another ballsy question, another great answer.
Does the mighty Kenny Loggins ever suffer writer's block? Does a bear...
On writing an iconic song with Michael McDonald. A funny, cool story.