Watch the Sea Rose Beach online guitar lesson by Stephen Bennett from Harp Guitar Repertoire

It's just a humble little house in Oregon that my Uncle Don now owns. But it's the location of the place that is the magic. The view from the front is of the Pacific Ocean and from the back the mountains of the Siuslaw National Forest rise. It's awesome! My great-grandparents went down from Portland in the 1930s to see if they could maybe find a little cottage somewhere along the coast to go to on weekends. They ran into a guy who had a little cabin sitting on 4 acres. They traded their car for the place. I don't know what kind of a car it was, but it hardly matters. The place is still in the family and I go visit nearly every year.

The tune here was one of my first compositions on harp guitar and was intended to honor both the place and also the memory of my great-grandparents.

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