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Welcome to this Shawn Mendes There’s Nothing Holding Me Back Guitar Tutorial! #theresnothingholdingmeback is an intensely catchy song with a great guitar riff! The riff is based around power chords so it’s going to be great for beginners who are developing their knowledge of power chords.

In this tutorial i’ll teach you the exact way the song is played using single notes and power chords. I’ll also teach you how to play the song using very basic open chord shapes for those who just want a version to sing along to.

At the end of the video i’ll be playing through all of #theresnothingholdingmeback with a vocal backing track for some context.¬†Play along and see how you go. ūüôā Enjoy! Like the #theresnothingholdingmeback video by #shawnmendes and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

[Single Note Riff] 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
A|-----------5-----|-----------5-----|-----------5-----|-----------5-----| 
D|-3-------------7-|---------------5-|---------------5-|-----------------| 
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
[Power Chord Riff] 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
G|-----------7-----|-----------7-----|-----------7-----|-----------7-----| 
D|-5---------7---9-|-----------7---7-|-----------7---7-|-----------7-----| 
A|-5---------5---9-|-----------5---7-|-----------5---7-|-----------5-----| 
E|-3-------------7-|---------------5-|---------------5-|-----------------| 
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
[Verse 1]
G              D         Bm   D
I wanna follow where she goes
A                 D       A       D
I think about her and she knows it
G              D    Bm     D
I wanna let it take control
A                     D        A
'Cause everytime that she gets closer


[Pre-Chorus]
G            D   Bm            D  A       D
She pulls me in enough to keep me guessing
G           D      Bm       D     A         D
And maybe I should stop and start confessing
A
Confessing


[Chorus]
G                    D
Oh, I've been shaking
Bm                          D
I love you when you go crazy
A                          D
You take all my inhibitions
A                                    D
Baby, there's nothing holding me back
G            D          Bm                   D
You take me places that tear up my reputation
A                      D
Manipulate my decisions
A                    D                G D Bm D A D
Baby, there's nothing holding me back
A                       D        G D Bm D A D 
There's nothing holding me back  
N.C.
There's nothing holding me back


[Verse 2]
                     D     Bm    D
She says that she is never afraid
A            D         A    D
Just picture everybody naked
G                  D       Bm  D
She really doesn't like to wait
A           D   A         D
Not really into hesitation


[Pre-Chorus]
G            D   Bm            D  A       D
She pulls me in enough to keep me guessing
G           D      Bm       D     A         D
And maybe I should stop and start confessing
A
Confessing


[Chorus]
G                    D
Oh, I've been shaking
   Bm                       D
I love you when you go crazy
     A                     D
You take all my inhibitions
A                             D
Baby, there's nothing holding me back
G            D          Bm                   D
You take me places that tear up my reputation
A                      D
Manipulate my decisions
A                             D       G D Bm D A D
Baby, there's nothing holding me back
A                       D       G D Bm D A D 
There's nothing holding me back  


[Bridge]
             G                  D  Bm 
'Cause if we lost our minds and we took it way too far
D           A           D      A                  D
I know we'd be alright, I know we would be alright
                  G          D      Bm                  D
'Cause if you are by my side and we stumbled in the dark
            A     D              A           D
I know we'd be alright, I know we'd be alright
             G                  D  Bm
'Cause if we lost our minds and we took it way too far
D           A           D      A
I know we'd be alright, I know we'd be alright
                  G          D      Bm                  D
'Cause if you are by my side and we stumbled in the dark
            A     D              A            D
I know we'd be alright, I know we'd be alright


[Chorus]
G                    D
Oh, I've been shaking
Bm                          D
I love you when you go crazy
A                          D
You take all my inhibitions
A                                    D
Baby, there's nothing holding me back
G            D          Bm                   D
You take me places that tear up my reputation
A                      D
Manipulate my decisions
A                    D                G D Bm D A D
Baby, there's nothing holding me back
A                                G D Bm D A D 
There's nothing holding me back  
N.C.
There's nothing holding me back