Vista Gadgets For Musicians- My Top Five

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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 an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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