Parents' Guide to

Making His Band

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Diddy makes his own band -- and heavily promotes it.

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If you look forward to Making the Band marathons, are truly interested in the music business, and aren't already suffering from Diddy overload, there's a lot here to keep you coming back for more. After all, it's an eye-opening process as Diddy and his production staff move from open audition calls to callbacks to small-group performances -- and, ultimately, to rehearsals with the newly formed band, featuring the impressive talents of those who made the grade.

On the downside, there's nothing truly new here, other than Diddy's willingness to peel back his larger-than-life music mogul persona and reveal a little vulnerability as an artist ... even if it only lasts for a few seconds. On the upside, if your teen loves to sing or wants to play an instrument and has dreams of becoming a superstar, this series is a great way to reinforce the importance of developing talent the old-fashioned way: practice, practice, practice.

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