Right now, technique is taking up the majority of my practice time. I usually practice about 45 minutes. About 20 minutes is spent on scales, drills, and exercises. About 15 to 20 is spent on working on things in the book. The rest of the time is spent on practicing a performance piece. There are times I do more on the last part, but I always start with scales. It doesn’t feel like a good practice if I don’t get those in. Of course, I’m still a beginner, so that will change.