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School swaps instruments for Beaterator

Rockstar's PSP game in tune with kids.

A school in New York has decided to ditch pianos, guitars, woodblocks and xylophones and teach music with Rockstar's PSP game Beaterator instead.

"It a fully featured studio that runs on a pocket-sized device. [The students are] able to learn music theory in a different format. It's the same information; just a different way of presenting it," music teacher "Kiva" at NYC East Side Community High School told CBS (via Kotaku).

"Instead of being entertained, you're now creating," he added. "You're learning about music. You're actually learning how to express yourself and make your own original composition."

His students welcome the change: "This is music. You're making your own music and it's really fun," said Miguel Rodriguez.

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