Dave Grohl goes it alone for music education

posted by Corey - 

Dave Grohl will release a film project called "Play" on August 10, which documents the Foo Fighters’ mainman striking out on his own, one man band style.

The film was directed by Grohl with help from his "Sound City"/"Sonic Highways" collaborator Mark Monroe, and presented in two parts - the first offers behind the scenes footage as the Grohl explains his lifelong love of playing music while detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.

Part two features the 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live. The entire song was played by Grohl, each time on a different instrument, live for 23 minutes, which forced him to start from the very beginning  any time the slightest mistake was made or if Grohl felt he could do a better take.

The film is meant to promote and inspire music education. The challenges Grohl created for himself in creating "Play" mirror those obstacles taken on by music students in their daily efforts to elevate and improve their craft.

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