If you're just starting to relate the notated shapes to the pitch and rhythm of the music you're hearing, you'll find it easier to start with some licks from the classical repetoire.
Rhythm presents the greater challenge in notation and the rhythms of classical music tend to be a lot 'straighter' than the syncopations you'll find in much pop/rock/jazz/blues/funk. Also, you won't have a problem finding recordings and scores to check that what you're doing is correct. I'm thinking slow movements by Bach, Haydn, Mozart...
I searched YouTube for 'Bach score' and found this example of what I'm thinking of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRe0bRCBe1s
On the other hand, if you can't stand classical music, or if you've already got a soild grasp of notation - ie, if your sight reading is good, go for whatever turns you on