There are plenty music games available these days, but most don't actually teach people about how music works. That's what the imaginatively titled Music hopes to do on the Nintendo DS. The portable teacher features lessons in music theory based on the assignments of a famous Japanese musician.

Players can monitor their progress with 18 quick tests and mini-games that exercise their sense of rhythm and tonal memory. Virtual instruments like a piano and drums are included.

Music will be available in Europe this April. No word, yet, on a North American release, but the game will be import friendly.