As your ukulele representative, one of my duties each year is to attend the Great Ukulele Council, where the future of the ukulele is decided.
Although I only allowed to reveal so much of what goes on behind those closed doors, and nothing of who is in attendance (you might be surprised!), I am required to let you know the resolutions on the table so that if you have any input, it can be collected, tabulated, then ignored.
In the works:
- new tuning–possibly all B notes
- additional string
- new uke-instrument combos–like the banjo-lele, only with a trumpet or clarinet (President McM—- demonstrated his home-built bagpipelele)
- safety straps required for any instrument bigger than soprano
- copyright the term “tuning pegs” to get some of that guitar money flowing our way
I will update you when or if any of these new regulations come to pass.