This stack exchange has helped me create tension before a chorus by, for example: using a I7 chord to lead into a IV chord (secondary dominant) and even lowering that leading tone by an additional half step (in the key of C-flat major this is a B-double flat) to create extra suspense; or, in another case, in the key of c minor using a B-flat major chord to lead into the iv chord. Kudos to you if you're one of the ones who helped me discover these techniques.
My question is as follows: these unique solutions to create tension before release (chorus) . . . is there a name for them? Is there a comprehensive list of these somewhere that I can look at? I want to explore these techniques further but don't know where to look. If the answer to my question is "utilize the leading tone" or something like that, then fine. But if there's a broader category of harmony theory that i'm overlooking, then I would appreciate a nudge in the right direction. Thanks!