i am a newbie and I really admire people who can play open chords up the neck. I hv searched the net extensively and i have come up with mainly barre chords ( which i know) and just a handful of simple, open chords further up like C,D and E chords shapes etc.

Where is a good place to learn to be liberated from the first position?

And how do i put the few open chords (esp those with very long and complex names) that i know into a nice progression?

Tks a lot