TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The Pride of Torrington  

Lab Rules

NO Food or Water in the lab.

Anyone found mistreating the equipment will be removed from the class

You must bring headphones to use in the class. No headphones will be provided

All work must be saved to your Network Folder

You must be able to work independently in this class

You can use your device to complete assignments in this class

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Garageband for iOS

Elements of Tension & Relaxation

Tension and Relaxation
 

Musical Elements that produce tension

1. Repetition – of almost anything
2. Jagged Articulations
3. Dramatic Devices
4. Increased Volume
5. Wide Intervals – especially ascending
6. Non- Chord Tones
7. Dissonant Harmony
8. Ascending Lines
9. Extreme Register of Instruments
10. Alternating Directions
11. Emphasis on Passing Tones

Musical Elements that produce Relaxation
1. Decreased volume
2. Notes of longer duration
3. Smoothness in articulation
4. Silence
5. Descending lines
6. Rest or Space
7. Emphasis on chord tones 8. Consonant Harmony 

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