I having been working with a church gospel service, lot of fun, the music really grooves. The charts I have been given are piano charts with cord notation for the rhythm players, same old thing. Because I have never performed this kind of music before I have been somewhat shy on adding fills have backed off doing solos even though the leader has suggested I do one now and then. Does anyone have experience with playing gospel on a upright? I've played gospely stuff in the past (Mercy, Mercy... and the like) but it was in a club environment, I am not sure what would work best in the church. Should I just play the root for a four count, 1 and 5? When is walking acceptable? I realize I can find books on gospel on a music bookstore or somewhere on the net. But Im not sure I can find a How to play double bass on gospel using fakesheets and head arrangements. I would also like to not have to experiment on the job. Playing for several hundred bright, sober, smiling faces is a bit interesting.