I took out Mickey’s first book the other day and have been going over some of the lines. It dawned on me that Mickey doesn’t talk about playing out of shapes. He’s decidedly ‘old school’ yet he doesn’t talk about this at all. (If he did, I missed it.) Does this strike anyone else as curious?
If we look at lessons 27, he goes through two scale exercises that are really major triads. He does one in the F structure, and the C structure. Whats cool is lesson 28 on minor 7nth runs is used in later examples as subs for major chords. you are right he doesn’t mention structures per say but the exercises are structure orientated.