I just got a guitar and I am learning how to play riptide by vance joy and here is what I am following https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/vance-joy/riptide-chords-1237247.
For some reason when I play those chords in standard tuning of EADGBE with a capo on the first fret, it doesn't come together to sound like riptide. Instead, it does when I play the chords Em, Dsus2, and G.
I've noticed that the guitar doesn't sound quite right in standard tune for other songs either and I have to capo it beyond what the tutorial recommends. Is there anyway to fix this--is my tuning off or something?