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What does m3 stand for?

m3 stands for Minor Third (musical)

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Although Polignac refers to his discovery as the "chromatico-diatonic" scale and uses the labels A, B, and C for its three collections (unlike all modern theorists), he clearly identifies the scale's main properties: its alternating half step, whole step construction, its symmetry around the minor third and tritone, its limitation to three distinct collections, and the range of triads and seventh chords that can be formed on each of the four nodes of the scale.
During this first movement, which lasts about 200,000 years, the interval between the two deepest and loudest notes changes from an upbeat major third to a more melancholy minor third, exhibiting one of the prototypical mood shifts in classical music.
Its broad-peaked notes corresponded, in musical terms, to a 'majestic' major third chord, evolving slowly in to a 'sadder' minor third.
After he left United in the mid-1990s, Hottiger spent two years at Everton and then three years with home-town club Lausanne He next returned to Sion, the club he left his native country to join United under Kevin Keegan, and after coaching a minor third division outfit, he now looks after the under-16 team for Neuchatel Xamax, one of the Swiss teams already knocked out of the UEFA Cup earlier this season.