Brendan Maclean – Stupid (Chords)

Brendan Maclean – Stupid (Chords)

Brendan Maclean is going zeitgeist with this one combining ukulele with the vogue for dancing like nobody’s watching whilst hoping that everyone is watching.

And it seems to have work because I’ve had a few requests for this one. It’s a lot of fun to play and very beginner friendly.

Suggested Strumming

The main strumming pattern:

d – d u – u d u

Do that twice for every chord in the verse, chorus and middle. (In the first chorus he just does one strum for each chord so you can do that as well if you prefer.) Slowed down it sounds like this:

Main Strum

The strumming for the intro and outro is a bit trickier. For the G chord do:

d u d

Then switch to the G6 for:

u – u d u

Which sounds like this:

Intro Strum

If you can’t get the hang of that you can just do the main strum on a G chord twice.


Buy it on his Bandcamp.

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  1. Carrie Griffin March 26th, 2013 6:57 pm

    Ten internets to the first person who can do this (or a similar) dance WHILE playing the song at the same time.

    But please, in the privacy of your own home.

  2. Woodshed March 27th, 2013 8:42 am

    Carrie: That’s what I was doing while I was working out the song.

  3. nubia March 28th, 2013 9:17 am

    the best video i have ever seen and i loved the song. Awesome!

  4. Woodshed March 29th, 2013 7:32 am

    nubia: Glad you enjoyed it!

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