Sorry for the vague question title, I'm not sure how to phrase it more descriptively.
In the following image, I've written in an imperfect I-V cadence for a melody in D major. I've tried to follow these rules as much as possible:
- The melodic note should be at the top of the chord.
- The note which is common to both chords should remain the same pitch.
- Other notes should transition as smoothly as possible.
I believe I have followed these rules as closely as possible, except the transition doesn't feel smooth, as (assuming I'm using piano), the right hand must completely lift every finger and assign new keys to each.
Question: Is there a better way to complete this exercise?