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Posted: September 12, 2019

Shawn Mendes songs, plus John Legend and More New Songs!

shawn mendes songs

We’ve released new Shawn Mendes songs, alongside other modern hits from John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Lord Huron. We’ve also added a number of modern classics to our songs library as well from Linkin Park, The White Stripes, Cage the Elephant and The Raconteurs. You can learn how to play key songs from all of these great artists right now. 


Shawn Mendes songs

Shawn Mendes is known for songs like “Stitches”, and “A Little Too Much” as well as utilizing his folk-pop influences to top the charts and capture audiences. We’ve added a couple songs from the Canadian singer, songwriter that are easy enough to pick up for any level guitar player. Learn how to play Shawn Mendes songs here. “A Little Too Much” features two acoustic guitar layers with guitar 1 providing fingerpicked and strummed progressions whilte guitar 2 adds single note fills. Learn how to play “A Little Too Much” here


Ed Sheeran songs

Ed Sheeran is an English singer, songwriter who is known for songs like “Perfect”, “The Shape of You” and “The A Team.” He’s also been known to produce, and act as well. He was once on Game of Thrones! Sheeran’s style varies from fast strumming and picking melodies to slow ballads like on “Perfect.” We’ve adapted “Perfect” so it’s a bit easier for beginners to pick up and strum to. Learn how to play the song here.  


Rihanna songs

Rihanna’s “Stay” is a modern classic that you have most likely heard on the radio, or in film and television before. The Barbadian singer and philanthropist came onto the scene with hits like “SOS” and “Diamonds.” In our lesson of “Stay”, we’ve made it a bit easier so you can play the ballad on just a single acoustic guitar using open and barre chords. This is a great way to practice your barre chords with a simple strumming pattern. Learn how to play “Stay” here


Calvin Harris songs

Calvin Harris is a DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter known for songs like “My Way” and “We Found Love.” He’s worked with a number of artists and has created countless hits including Rihanna, as mentioned above. In our guitar lesson on “My Way,” we’ve broken down the more electronic beats and translated them into guitar parts. When played up to speed, the song takes on a bit of a funky feel and it’s a ton of fun to play and a great way to work on your strumming technique. Learn how to play “My Way” here.  


Lord Huron songs

Lord Huron’s second album, Strange Trails released in 2015 and even achieved the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart. Arguably their most successful and recognizable song yet, “The Night We Met” features rich layers of strumming and arpeggiated picking througout the song. In our guitar lesson, Mike will show you how to strum the song with barre chords and open chords. And if you’re a bit more advanced, you can also check out the bonus lesson on how to play the song closer to the original recording. Learn how to play “The Night We Met” here


John Legend songs

John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. His work has earned him an Emmy, a Grammy, an Ocar, and a Tony award, making him one of 15 artists to ever achieve this status. Perhaps his greatest hit, “All of Me” is an absolute modern classic. The song was originally recorded with Legend playing piano but we’ve adapted the song so that it’s easy to play with just a single acoustic guitar. Learn how to play “All of Me” here

If these songs aren’t enough, we also have a handful of other song lessons coming soon from Sia, Lady Gaga and more! Be sure to check out the full catalog of song lessons here.

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