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"Technique (Short)"
Song by Hybrid Theory
from the album Hybrid Theory EP
Working title:Rendezvous
Format:Digital, CD
Stems:Akai MPC 1000
Samples:The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra - Three Coins In The Fountain
Giacomo Puccini - Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel dì vedremo
Writer:Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn
Producer:Mike Shinoda
Label:Mix Media Entertainment
Hybrid Theory EP tracklist
  1. Carousel
  2. Technique (Short)
  3. Step Up
  4. And One
  5. High Voltage
  6. Part Of Me
  7. Track 7

"Technique" is the second track on the Hybrid Theory EP. The song was written by Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn. It is credited to "Linkin Park & Dave Farrell" on Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition). Kyle Christener is credited for bass on the original EP but his name was removed from subsequent issues. He originally claimed that his bass tracks weren't used in the EP,[1] but later retracted that statement. "Though Christner was once under the misimpression that his bass parts were re-recorded on the EP after he left the band, he has, upon closer review, identified his bass playing on the edition of the EP included in the box set," his 2023 lawsuit reads.[2][3]


"Technique" was built around strings and bells from both Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Act II: "Un bel dì vedremo" and "Three Coins In The Fountain", the fifth track on Rendezvous In Rome by The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra.[4] The latter gave origin to the song's project name: "Rendezvous".

The "Short" on the title implies that there was a longer version of this instrumental at some point. Part of this longer version can be heard on the LP Underground 7 exclusive video "Glorious Excess Born".

A full-length demo of the song was leaked in June 2019, but it is different from the version in the LPU video, with differences in the bass and mix throughout the track. Coming in around two and a half minutes, it says the line "you must exercise the proper technique" over and over throughout the demo. There is a sample of an unknown origin in the track that says "molba sekiya."


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Technique (Short) Hybrid Theory EP 0:40 1999 1999
  • Samples The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra's "Three Coins In The Fountain".
Technique (Short) Hybrid Theory EP (Re-Issue)

Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)

0:40 1999 November 19, 2001
  • Remastered. Sounds louder than the original release.
Rendezvous Hybrid Party Of A Thousand Things 2:25 1999
  • Original long version.
  • Released on LPLive for free download on August 5, 2019.


  • Rob Bourdon
  • Joseph Hahn
  • Kyle Christner
  • Brad Delson
  • Chester Bennington
  • Mike Shinoda


  • Produced and mixed by Mike Shinoda
  • Mastered by Pat Kraus


Album Version

You must exercise the proper technique...

Long Version

You must exercise the proper technique
You must exercise the proper technique
You must exercise the proper technique
You must exercise the proper technique

Molba sekiya

You must exercise the proper technique
You must exercise the proper technique
You must exercise the proper technique
You must exercise the proper technique

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