Recently I started writing songs and I started to wonder:
Let's say I sing middle C (while playing open C chord on guitar) for a bar and then go to singing E, third higher in pitch. Should I follow that by a chord that also sounds higher on guitar to match the E note I sing? I'm a little confused because when I play E minor chord it sounds LOWER than C chord and especially lower than E note I'm singing now.
Would it be better to match singing note with a chord that also sounds as high (or as low) as this note or maybe I should follow the structure of harmony with my singing (going higher and lower as chords sound higher and lower)? Or, third option, maybe it'd be better to just ignore the fact that E minor sounds lower than C and go along with singing E higher in pitch?
That's the problem in short.
singing 1 bar: C -> E (higher in pitch)
playing 1 bar: C -> E (lower in pitch)
Isn't it weird that even though harmony went down in pitch I sing higher in pitch at the same time?