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:
http://vista.gallery.microsoft.com/vista/SideBar.aspx?mkt=en-us

There are many gadgets categories including:

Fun & Games
LifeStyle
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:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=af6b893e-4111-48a4-8239-cf71605d063f&l=1

Metronome: Keep time or try beat matching your music with this metronome.
Download/ Description:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=34e86e97-f2f8-4d73-a0dd-1b0742d8a379&l=1

Media Player: Windows Media Player gadget, can be used to play media from the Windows Media Player media database, or individual files.
Download/ Description:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=e558828b-ebd6-48f7-8529-7dcee4ff5cc5&l=1

ITunes Accessory: Gadget for iTunes that displays track info, rating, and artwork.
Download/ Description:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=609eb808-42e4-4c82-897a-ceeae4a074bd&l=1

Calculator: Although not specifically for musicians it certainly has been a great help to me!
Download/ Description:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=d6152b70-2908-4176-b491-610c4f538bd4&l=1

Honorable Mention:

AccuWeather: Download the leading-edge in your personal weather experience from AccuWeather.com®
Download/Description:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=9c74804b-24ac-4f6c-803a-88430493d2ca&l=1

Enjoy!

                ~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 jpisano.com.
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