Book with online audio. Self-accompaniment is a technique that lends sophistication beyond just playing lead or rhythm individually. Most associate this with jazz but it can applied to any musical style. This book covers five different genres - blues, rock, jazz, country and funk - and introduces several rhythm styles in each, 25 in all. The focus is strictly rhythm and lead playing and how to incorporate the two into a cohesive performance, played over a set of chord changes, from simple 12-bar blues to complex Coltrane Changes. Beyond impressing your friends this will help you learn how to accompany yourself, memorize and internalize a set of chord changes, keep proper time, transition from lead to rhythm "on the fly," imply harmonies via your lead phrases, more. Audio demos of all 150 guitar jams available for download or streaming. Note/tab. 246 pp.