Vista Gadgets For Musicians- My Top Five

I am excited about [tag]Vista[/tag] [tag]Gadgets[/tag].   They are basically “widgets’ for the sidebar of your desktop. There are already a number of great “[tag]must have[/tag]s” for [tag]musicians[/tag] and [tag]music[/tag] lovers alike.

[tag]Microsoft[/tag] has a site where you can checkout the latest and greatest [tag]sidebar[/tag] gadgets for Vista. 

You can visit it here:

There are many gadgets categories including:

Fun & Games
Music, Movies & TV
Safety and Security
Search Tools
News and Feeds
And more!

Now onto the Top 5:

Piano: Tickle the ivories, play along with your music, or tune your instruments.
Download/ Description:

Metronome: Keep time or try beat matching your music with this metronome.
Download/ Description:

Media Player: Windows Media Player gadget, can be used to play media from the Windows Media Player media database, or individual files.
Download/ Description:

ITunes Accessory: Gadget for iTunes that displays track info, rating, and artwork.
Download/ Description:

Calculator: Although not specifically for musicians it certainly has been a great help to me!
Download/ Description:

Honorable Mention:

AccuWeather: Download the leading-edge in your personal weather experience from®


                ~J. Pisano

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website