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#beginquote# Samanthac, if
knew about music, you would know that they don't sing in different keys. The word you are looking for is range. The second soprano is typically used in an all female choir. The typical choir uses SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass in that order from highest range to lowest). In an all female choir, because most (not all) females do not sing in the range of tenor and definitely not bass, and in order to provide more harmony rather than just a two line piece, the music is split into what is called SSA (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, and Alto). This format is also often used for young choirs containing male vocalists that have not yet reached puberty and still sing in the alto, and sometimes even the soprano, range. I hope this clears things up. #endquote#
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