I've "composed" a melody on a keyboard which sounds nice when I play it.
Later I incidentally also wrote lyrics which I am able to "sing" to the melody.
Due to my lack of understanding I am unsure what the keyboard should now be playing. The voice is already singing the notes of the melody, repeating them on keyboard somehow seems wrong.
I suppose this is a common scenario, but I cannot wrap my head around that. The keyboard playing the melody sounds great, the voice singing the melody sounds great, but together they don't work. It's like having two lead singers competing.
What are my alternatives? I need to write the harmony for the keyboard?
I tried to learn from songs I know (and like) but I never stumbled upon a keyboard repeating the melody. Some songs either plays something very complex (but still accompanying the melody well) or they fall back to some sort of drum pattern or a beat.
I also tried thinning the melody down for the keyboard but leaving notes out and playing only accent notes yields in basically a beat pattern.