Watch the SECTION 1 online guitar lesson by Sheryl Bailey from Bebop Dojo: Essentials

By working on developing a strong quarter note, 4 to the bar comping style with the shell voicings you now have the foundation to play rhythm guitar on any standard and you have a very employable skill. Not only that, you are strengthening your relationship to the time, which will connect to how you phrase your ideas for melodic lines.