I play the piano-keyboard, and I must say I envy guitar players, specially when it comes to strumming techniques. It seems inevitable to compare the two instruments. I think the strumming technique in guitar is more percursive, guitar players can mute strings, play chord in up-down direction, down-up direction, tap the strings and even tap the guitar.
Question: How to interpret this guitar techniques on piano?
Let's take an example, the funk like strumming sixteenth patterns (samba rock):
dxxu xxdx xuxx duxx
(d = down, u = up, x = mute, every letter corresponds to a sixteenth note in 4/4 beat, and it is played following the dudu dudu ... strumming technique)
How to interpret this?
(also how to interpret this without getting too tired, since to keep the sixteenth rythm pattern in piano is a torture for the hands)
Other example, the funk pattern:
dxxx -xdx- -x-x dxdx
(where - stands for the 16th pause)
Other simpler example, the omnius pop-rock pattern:
d--- d-u- --u- d-u-
(I know it will never be the same, but I wonder how people deal with this when they are doing a piano arrangement of an original guitar arrangement)