Recently I saw a couple examples of people using an acoustic guitar to create music that sounds similar to the kind you would hear from a whole band, i.e. one with guitar, percussion, and melodic instrument (usually voice in the case of "modern pop music"):
- (note the gliss at 0:53!)
These guitarists use percussive techniques as well as the steady harmonic bass chords and probably many other special techniques that I wouldn't have the ability to describe to create very good approximations of a real band with multiple musicians and instruments.
My question is: have there been similar percussive and "pop song-like" techniques developed for acoustic piano to allow for similar sounds/feel as the "modern pop band"? The reason I ask is because my whole life I've thought of piano as a very classical instrument with a very classical sound; no matter how "pop song-like" the rhythm gets, it still sounds very much like a classical instrument. However, I thought this about acoustic guitar, but then I saw these examples and realized just how varying a single instrument could be.