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Rufus Wainwright in an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks.

The Maker Makes is a beautiful ballad, which he wrote for the soundtrack of the motion picture ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which appears during the closing credits.

This lesson covers the chords, the picking and the progression in the key of G, where the guitar is capoed on the first fret. The arrangement is done in ¾ time and with swing feel.

Since he has recorded this song on a piano, we also take a look at a similar arrangement, using voicings close to the ones he uses on the piano.