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

As I watch this, I am remembering how freeing it was to have a low F# string for the first time. Sure, there are a few places in this tune where I could easily have fingered that note on the 6th string. But the melody needed to be up high in other places in the tune - and that wasn't possible without the open sub-bass. Necessity is the mother of invention, isn't that what they say?

Tuning is (from lowest pitched sub-bass to highest) GABCDF# and the guitar is tuned in standard EADGBE.