Musicians, why is it important to practice scales?

I play piano but I dislike practicing scales because I've never really seen the need for them. Is there a particular reason why it is important to practice scales?


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  • Correct fingering and the dexterity to move through those positions quickly and without problems or misses.

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What Guys Said 1

  • because a lot of music (bach especially) is based on scales.

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What Girls Said 3

  • It helps with sight reading and correct fingerings.

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  • I think for the finger agility and swiftness...

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  • It helps in all kinds of ways. Sight reading, fingering, dexterity. . .

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