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I have a quick fix for yah. It's kind of cheating when it comes to learning how to play, but it REALLY helps beginners, and you should consider it, too.
So when you tune your guitar, you know that you tune the 3rd string to the 4th fret, when you tune all of the other strings to the 5th?
Yeah. Fuck that. Tune all of them to the 5th fret. This kind of tuning has it play similar to a piano, and allows you to play ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, and where you're playing only changes the pitch.
This takes away your ability to do some of the chords, but it magnifies the fluidity of playing the guitar.