Drum is to beat as banjo is to?
Drum is to beat as banjo is to pick
Drum is to beat as banjo is to strum
Drum is to beat as banjo is to frail
A banjo produces sound from string vibration. The strings rest on a wooden bridge, which is sitting on top of a banjo head, basically the same as a drum head you would find on a snare drum for instance, but special heads are made just for the banjo. When a string is plucked, the vibration travels from the string, to the bridge, then it is transmitted to the head of the banjo, so just like…
The saying usually is: Born to the beat of a "differant" drum. It is from a marching image - when people march they must follow the beat of the drum or they will get out of step with the others. When someone says "beat of a different drum" it means you are an individual who does not automatically follow what the majority does. It is usually a compliment.
The banjo may have begun as a stringed instrument in Africa using a skin or hide stretched over a gourd, as with a drum, and resonated by plucked strings. The stringboard may have been adopted from the lute, as early forms of the modern banjo appeared in the Caribbean in the 1600's. The banjo was popularized by the white American minstrel band of Joel Sweeney in Virginia (1810-1860), who used but did not invent the…