Quick grace note figures moving towards or from an accentuated sound. Their speed is generally fast. The length of a FIGURE is specified in the global PHRASE parameter.

The tendency determines the direction of one FIGURE:

The speed determines the change of tempo:

The envelopes (crescendo towards an accentuated sound - decrescendo after an accentuated sound - swelling/fading to/from an accentuated sound) are free.