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Lesson notes

Gustavo Santaolalla is a musician, film composer and producer from Argentina. He has won Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, for Brokeback Mountain in 2005, and Babel in 2006.

The Wings is taken from the Brokeback Mountain score and appears at the end of the movie.

It’s a beautiful instrumental with only four chords, which Santaolalla plays on the guitar.

The arrangement features a little bit of everything. Picking, strumming and a combination of both. The challenge is to keep that going and to focus on the melody, as well as changing chords smoothly.