Shawn Mendes is a Canadian born singer-songwriter, and he has recently exploded onto the pop music scene. He has released two albums, 'Handrwitten' and 'Illuminate'. Both albums debuted atop of the US Billboard 200, with the first one making Mendes one of five artists to ever debut at number one before the age of eighteen. Not bad eh?!
Fallin All In You
This Shawn Mendes track has a sort of Ed Sheeran feel to it, and contains some really lovely guitar parts that we can learn. As well as the acoustic percussive main part, we also have a cool electric guitar part that will challenge beginners to really push their chord knowledge!
In My Blood
This guitar driven pop track from Shawn Mendes is a great example of how to layer up a track using various guitar parts and a lot of dynamics! The guitar part that drives the track is a lot of fun to learn, then if you love a bit of distortion you can go to town on the chorus!
Because I Had You
As well as the main riff that loops throughout the song, there are also some nice effect driven guitar fills and parts that can be quite rare to hear in modern pop music.
This laid back track is all about the main set of piano chords, that present a really cool challenge as guitar players... Where can we play these lush sounding chords on the acoustic? Well, Simone takes you through how to play the chords and there are definitely some challenging shapes, so warm up and get ready!
This track is driven by a really beautiful fingerstyle guitar part, utilising a very beautiful chord progression. The guitar part is essential a loop that moves through the whole song, and Simone walks you through exactly how to play this cool part!
In this guitar lesson Simone adapts the beautiful piano part for the acoustic guitar. This is a great exercise as it forces us to play chords shapes that are unfamiliar and therefore force us out of our comfort zone! It's a great song and a great guitar part, so let's get learning!
Like To Be You
This Shawn Mendes hit has a really cool fingerpicked guitar part that shows you a slightly different way to play through chord shapes, rather than your usual barre chord or open shapes. This lesson will stand you in good stead for creative songwriting for sure!
Lost In Japan
This Shawn Mendes track is a great one to transpose from piano to guitar, as it gives us some really cool interesting guitar chords to play around with. Simone takes you through all the chords and the cool percussive groove that you can play through the tune.