Originally Posted by Brian
Technique is such an open-ended blanket word.
No it isn't. Put down the bong and learn something. Technique, like all words, has a definition. Words do, you didn't know that? Well now you do!
A way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.
Skill or ability in a particular field: "he has excellent technique"; "an athlete with a good technique".