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!
The chords are a little unusual looking, but really cool shapes. the basic chords are B minor, A major, D major and G major... But we use a very specific arpeggio throughout, utilising the D open string to great effect. The chords are as shown here:
To get the very specific part correct in this song, you need to use your fingers with the picking hand. Simply follow along with Simone's instructions and remember to get that palm muting in there are well, to really make the song sing!
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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.