Style vs Tecnhique. What's the difference? STYLE is the distinctive musical, dramatic, and emotional choices used to express a song or phrase. TECHNIQUE is the practiced muscular coordinations, physical control, and vocal skill sets that free signers to express themselves in one or many styles. So why do we separate them? Focusing on Style without awareness of Technique is like an athlete focusing on game strategy without working on the fitness and athleticism needed to compete. Ignoring style, though, is like an athlete who never leaves the gym to actually play the sport. When practicing, consciously link the technique you are working on to the stylistic effects you want to produce. This winning strategy is what makes the most difficult singing look and feel easy!