Do you wonder where to go to learn about flamenco history? Flamenco singing? Flamenco styles? The terminology?

Below you’ll find a variety of resources to assist you on your quest for more flamenco knowledge. While I’ve grouped them by subject, many categories overlap, so I encourage you to explore across groupings.

Flamenco terms

There are many flamenco glossaries online. Here is my favorite from Oscar Nieto. Here is another from World Flamenco, one more from Flamenco En Beirut, and here is one more.

Compás (Rhythm)

Ravenna Flamenco, a site geared toward guitarists, has flamenco metronomes where you can hear the different rhythms. Compás Flamenco provides explanations along with some audio examples. Another place to go for explanations is Flamenco En Beirut.  If you're interested in purchasing something, the Sólo Cómpas series is great for practicing, and there are many rhythm apps on the market as well.

Palos (Styles)

Studio Flamenco offers in-depth explanations complete with examples of a variety of forms.

Cante (Singing)

You can read more about the different types of cante here. And here is a great introduction to flamenco with a focus on cante and rhythm from Alfonso Cid.


Many of the above links provide historical info. This article from discusses flamenco in general and its origins, and this is a quick read from the Economist on the history of flamenco and where it's going. Finally here is an in-depth take from Alfonso Cid. Horizonte Flamenco offers extensive articles on the history of flamenco in Spanish.

General Info

You can learn a lot at For some basics, check out my articles, The Five Elements of Flamenco and The Structure of Bulerías.

Learning more

Didáctica del Flamenco from the Centro Andalúz de Flamenco is a resource that offers online “lessons” complete with questions for the student.

Watching & listening

Click here for a list, and find lots of videos here.

(If you are looking for a video example of something specific you can do a search on this site by typing “video + …” in the search bar on this site. For example if you are looking for examples of alegrías type “video + alegrías” into the search bar, or if you are looking for examples of Manuel Liñan type “video + Manuel Liñan” etc.)

And you can find tons of flamenco videos on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.

Online flamenco dance learning

Here you can browse through articles that include activities you can do from home. If you’re looking for something more structured, check out my article about Where to Study Flamenco Dance Online.

Letras (flamenco song verses) in Spanish & English

Click here to access flamenco verses with translations by palo (style).

How-To posts

Click here for instructional articles on this site.


Click here for interviews with professional flamenco artists.

Sevillanas steps

Click here for the steps and explanations

What do I need to know before attending a class?

Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions

Still want more but not sure what you want?

Check out My Top 25 Favorite Flamenco Blog Posts up to March 2018 from this site.

Do you have a resource to add to the list?

Please leave a comment here and let me know what it is!