So, I decided my life needed a little more piano so I picked up a MIDI keyboard and started learning some of the basics. The very first thing I'm doing is learning the scales (starting with major) and chords (starting with no inversion).
I have some background in guitar and know that there are many things that one should be paying attention to while practicing scales, like finger tension, fingering, finger position within the fret, relaxing fingers not being used in a notes and their position, etc.
In piano, for now I'm strongly prioritizing getting the pattern in my head and muscle memory, but as I practice I notice there are some things I might be correcting, but don't know if now is the correct time to do it, as thinking about it often distracts me and gets me to fail the scale in some way. Things like the pinky fingers extending and being tense, note intensity, curvature of the hand, position of fingers not being used, and other things I'm surely missing.
I'm worried about making some negative patterns stronger with every practice, but don't know if now that I've just started (2 weeks) is the correct time to worry about it.
As a complete beginner, what are my priorities when practicing scales? What should I be paying attention to? As I progressively improve, what things should I be adding to the "pay attention and correct" list? In which order?
Getting a teacher is out of the question, it's impossible for me at the moment. I know "get a teacher" is a good advice, but it is sadly one I can't follow. Instead of asking this to a teacher, I'm asking this to you guys.