a sharp technique

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Hello, I was wondering if we can use the adjective ''sharp'' to describe someone's technique, for example, "Playing the piano every day helps me maintain/keep a sharp technique".
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    The word that can go with technique is not sharp, but razor-sharp.

    However, your sentence is odd for more than one reason.
    You can say He has [a] razor-sharp technique, but maintain a sharp technique sounds odd to me.

    This is not a grammatical, but a sociolinguistic comment: You would not describe your own [piano] technique as razor-sharp; that is for others to decide. :)
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    German/English bilingual
    I suppose you could get away with saying "helps me to sharpen my technique". This has more of a sense of acquiring sharpness than of maintaining/keeping it, and thereby sounds more modest.
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