The church I attend routinely changes pastors every 4-5 years. I used to play bass along with keyboardist, guitarist, drummer and 2 singers. All have left except me and now the music is only provided by pianist who is over 80 and only plays the older traditional songs (Standing on the promises, Lord I lift your name on high, Because He lives, etc.) The congregation of about 60 is made up mostly of seniors (including me) and although I'd like to see a few more "upbeat" songs played with a little more passion, the preacher and attendees seem to like things as they are. I don't know if I should approach the pastor and pianist and ask about playing bass or just sit and enjoy the services. Has anyone played bass along with just a pianist and how does it sound? The last thing I want to do is make a complete and utter fool of myself not to mention driving people away!