Join Date: May 2003
Location: London, England
teach them power chords and they will be set, then throw them smoke on the water!!!
That should occupy them for an eternity.
The first song I learned was 20th century boy by T.Rex.
Get them strumming pieces, so they get used to strumming, and strumming while not hitting the strings to get an idea of rhythm.
And maybe some finger picking stuff, I remember spending quite a while learning radioheads street spirit.
As they are just starting, try to get some things early about technique, like keeping fingers as close the fret board, using little fingerS (yes both).