Of course, drum heads are not cleaned with a drum brush. Drum brushes, also sometimes called jazz brushes, are special-jazz drum sticks. As early as the beginning of the 19th century, drummers were trying to find a way to generate a softer drum sound. That's when they started using fly swatters. It was only years later that the drum brush, which is still known today, was developed. Jazz brushes enable a soft, flowing and, of course, desired very quiet sound. The ideal accompaniment for every ballad, even outside of jazz music!