Technique is common word amongst artists to refer to an individual’s training in and competency with the aesthetic conventions of an art form. A technique is also a technology that mediates and transforms material conditions to produce a desired effect. Thus, jazz singing, classical singing, or extended singing all seek to literally shape and mold the performing body and to condition its habitus as a means of producing three distinctly different sets of sound with three distinctly different sets of social meaning. Importantly, technique is also required in everyday acts of voicing, and becomes noticeable when one’s voice fails to produce what are understood as normal vocal sounds. We might think of the technique required to sound female, or to sound authoritative and competent – the technique required to sound healthy or the technique required to sound native.